Man gets prison for break-ins

Courtesy of Appleton Post-Crescent

An Appleton man was sentenced to prison for a pair of burglaries at Lawrence University’s music and drama department in June of this year.
Rodney K. Johnson, 32, was sentenced Dec. 22 to three years in prison plus three years extended supervision by Outagamie County Circuit Judge Dennis Luebke on charges of burglary and forgery as a repeat offender.
Two theft charges, two forgery charges and a burglary charge were dismissed and read-in for sentencing purposes.
On June 20 and June 22, Johnson broke into the music and drama building, taking cash, a video camera, a checkbook and two oboes with their cases.
Johnson, and a 15-year-old female accomplice, wrote checks from the checkbook that belonged to a music fraternity, but were unsuccessful in getting them cashed.
They then tried to sell the instruments to a local music store but suspicious clerks called police and the pair were taken into custody.
The stolen items were all recovered.