VERNON COUNTY Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office identifies two suspects related to several bar burglaries in the area. The sheriff’s office says 36-year-old Joseph Hodge of Elroy and 27-year-old Jacob Ruetten of New Lisbon are under investigation for their possible involvement in multiple burglary attempts.

Sheriff John Spears says bars in La Farge, Chaseburg, and Westby were either burglarized, or had attempted burglaries, in July. The suspects were identified after being arrested in Jackson County for separate burglaries.