A 17-year-old Racine girl faces a $25,000 fine and 12 years, six months in prison for her alleged role in a burglary in May at a city Dairy Queen.

Madisen L. Rozewicz was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with felony burglary of a building in Racine County Circuit Court on Wednesday. The case was sent to adult court.

According to the criminal complaint:

Police on May 23 responded to Dairy Queen, 3320 Douglas Ave., for a vandalism report. It appeared as if a parking sign with a concrete base had been thrown through the window, and it was later determined that a burglary had occurred between May 22 and May 23.

The manager discovered that three cash registers containing $300 were missing. Surveillance video showed an unknown suspect break the light above the back door, and then another individual tried to kick in the back door.

All three suspects could then be seen inside, where they removed the three registers. The manager told police he suspected Rozewicz being involved, as she had recently been fired because she was suspected of stealing and that the “books began to match up again after Madison was terminated.”

The manager also stated the defendant would know where the registers were kept.

Police met with the defendant, who was wearing the same shoes as the female suspect in the video. A search of her cell phone showed text messages that appeared to be setting up the burglary.

A video on her phone also showed a male lying in the defendant’s lap as she is holding a large number of dollar bills. Rosewicz then sprinkles the male with the dollar bills.”

She is due back in court for a preliminary hearing July 11 at 8:30 a.m.


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