Horicon Man Sentenced For Stealing Money From A Kekoskee Restaurant

9/23/17 – A Horicon man who broke into a Kekoskee restaurant to steal money was sentenced yesterday to three-years-and-eight-months in prison. Lucas Mueller pled no contest in July to two felony counts of Burglary and Bail Jumping. Police were dispatched to Cooper Shop Saloon in March for a burglary that occurred during the overnight hours. The restaurant owners reported missing close to $400-hundred dollars and that whoever stole the money knew exactly where to find it. A bartender recognized the shoes worn by the perpetrator in security footage that belonged to Mueller. The 32-year-old Mueller had contacted an employee at the restaurant to ask him details about were money was kept inside the saloon. The employee told police officers that he drove Mueller to the restaurant then waited for him at a nearby cemetery and was paid $200-hundred dollars for driving him. That employee, 35-year-old Paul Rosenow of Mayville, entered a not guilty plea to felony Burglary last month. In addition to 44 months in prison, Mueller was sentenced to three years of extended supervision.