Crime of the Week: Markesan/Princeton BP Theft


Date of the Crime: Saturday, November 26, 2011

 Location of the Crime:
1) Markesan BP Ultimart, Margaret St., and
2) Princeton BP Mobile Mart, West Main St.

    Green Lake County, Wisconsin


At 2:16pm, Saturday, November 26, 2011, an adult male entered the Markesan BP UltiMart and obtains automotive fluid off of a store shelf. He takes the unpurchased product to the checkout and claims that he has no return receipt. The male is refunded cash.

   At 5:11pm, same date, same male, same clothing, enters the Princeton Mobile Mart on W. Main St. and conducts the same maneuver also obtaining a cash refund. Also the same date, 6:18pm, the same male attempts the same theft at the Coloma PB station in Waushara County where he refused a refund.

   The male perpetrator of these thefts is about 45-50 years of age, 6 feet tall, 225 lbs., medium build, with dark hair and glasses. The male is verbally convincing and explains that he or his wife lost the receipt and that he had called the store before coming in and was given permission to return the items for a refund.

   The City of Markesan and the City of Princeton Police seek the identity of the male party in the attached image.

      Any information regarding this or any other crime may be reported anonymously to Green Lake County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-GET-THEM (1-800-438-8436) or e-mailed to ( or texted to “getthem” at 847411.   Tipsters may be eligible for up to a $1000.00 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect.

Chief Deputy Mark P. Putzke

Law Enforcement Liaison to Crime Stoppers

Green Lake County Sheriff's Office


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