Homeless Man Charged In Bar Break-Ins

6/14/11 – A homeless man has been charged with burglarizing a Beaver Dam tavern twice in one week. Jeremy Parmer is charged with two counts of felony burglary, along with misdemeanor Theft and Criminal Damage To Property for allegedly breaking into the Cellar on Christmas Eve

and then again four days later. According to the criminal complaint, the 39-year-old removed an air conditioner the first time and broke a window the second time to gain entrance. Parmer stole surveillance equipment, tools, liquor and gaming pull tabs. He was connected to the crime after trying to cash in the pull tabs in at a different bar. An anonymous source also came forward, leading authorities to the shuttered hospital on La Crosse street, where Parmer has been residing. Authorities say most of the stolen items were found there, along with a municipal citation issued to Parmer. If convicted, the charges carry a maximum prison sentence of nearly 30 years but because Parmer was previously convicted of burglary on five separate occasions, he could have another 20 years added. He had a signature bond set at $1000 yesterday and will be back in court for a preliminary hearing next month. The former manager of the Cellar was placed on probation last month for pulling a gun on a patron he wrongfully accused of breaking into the business.