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Greendale Man Charged With New Berlin Burglaries

Suspect's fingerprints were found at the scene of a 2011 burglary, which took place at the same time as another burglary nearby.

A 21-year-old Greendale man is facing felony charges after he allegedly burglarized two New Berlin homes in August 2011.

Matthew J. Miller was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with two counts of burglary. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison and $50,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 5:52 a.m. Aug. 17, New Berlin police officers were called to a home in the 13000 block of West Hawthorne Lane after residents there noticed someone had broken in between 1 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., and stole electronic devices and $300 cash.

Later that day, police were called to a home in the 13000 block of West Woodfield Lane after a resident there reported someone had broken into her garage and stole a $2,000 Louis Vitton purse out of her car, which also contained a credit card and checkbook.

Police were able to get Miller’s fingerprints from one of the homes, which are adjacent to each other. They contacted him on Dec. 23, but Miller refused to answer questions about the burglaries.

He will make his initial appearance in court July 2. 

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