Oshkosh Man Jailed For Stealing From Beaver Dam Store

(Beaver Dam) An Oshkosh man who robbed a Beaver Dam store was sentenced Thursday to seven months in jail. Donnie McKenzie previously pled to a pair of misdemeanor counts of Retail Theft and had the felony count of Robbery with the Threat of Force as a Repeater dismissed but read into the record.

According to the Beaver Dam Police Department, a retail theft was reported just before 9am in September 2020 at the Beaver Dam Menards. McKenzie had taken two dehumidifiers and was confronted by store staff. An employee told investigators the suspect said to (quote) “stop following me unless you want to get shot.”

The criminal complaint says the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle heading northbound on Highway 151 and was eventually apprehended by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office. McKenzie was identified as the driver. When questioned, he said he needed money and heard that the stores in Beaver Dam were easy to steal from.

The 55-year-old could spend his seven month jail sentence in a treatment facility but would not get credit for time served if treatment is not successful. He was also ordered to pay $640 in restitution and was placed on probation for three years.