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frmHandleA man was charged with burglarizing a Caledonia home after investigators with the Greenfield Police Department found that he had over 200 pieces of stolen jewelry, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

Gary Dam, 32, of South Milwaukee, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with burglary, arming himself with a dangerous weapon. If convicted, Dam faces up to 21 years in prison and may be fined up to $50,000.

According to the criminal complaint, a Caledonia man came home one afternoon in November to find that his home in the 5500 block of Acorn Trail had been burglarized.

An Ipad, two guns, Vicodin, a camera, jewelry, and electronic equipment were discovered missing. The homeowner told police that he had a game camera that took photos of two men approaching the front door to his home at 12:36 p.m. and then leaving at 12:59 p.m.

Investigator’s spoke to Dam and he said that while he was one of the people in the photo, he didn’t go into the home. However, an investigator with the Greenfield Police Department arrested Dam after he found that he had 200 pieces of jewelry and admitted to the Greenfield detective that they were stolen.

Two of the items were taken from the Caledonia man’s home.

Dam is being held on a probation hold at the Racine County Jail. His bond has been set for $50,000. A preliminary hearing has been set for 8:30 a.m. May 1 in Racine County Felony Court.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.