Madison Man Given Two Years Probation In Connection To Beaver Dam Fleet Farm Theft

(Beaver Dam) A Madison man was placed on probation for two years Friday for stealing two carts of tools from a Beaver Dam store. Fifty-eight-year-old William Brynes entered a no contest plea to a felony count of Retail Theft. In January, fifty-two-year-old Scott Brown was placed on probation for two years for his role in the crime. The pair walked into Fleet Farm in November of 2018, loaded up the carts and walked out the front door without paying. They filled their SUV and quickly fled the scene. Beaver Dam Police conducted a traffic stop on Highway 151, observing stacks of unopened boxes of tools in the back seat as they approached the vehicle. Authorities also recovered an empty baggie with drug residue and a crack pipe. Brown told officers that he had a drug problem and said he knew people in Madison would purchase the tools for a few hundred dollars. The items, which included power tools like drills and a grinder, were valued at over $1100.