Former DNR warden accused of stealing guns

Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources logo file image.
Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources logo file image.

MADISON (AP) – Investigators say a former state Department of Natural Resources warden charged with multiple counts of theft and misconduct in office was stealing guns from people he cited.

According to a criminal complaint, David Horzewski was fired in July for using state equipment for personal purposes, including using a DNR boat to take his children fishing.

Horzewski’s supervisors were reviewing his records when they discovered four firearms he reported as seized were missing. The DNR handed the matter to the state Capitol Police investigators. They discovered eight rifles Horzewski had seized in Horzewski’s basement in March.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Horzewski and his home telephone number has been disconnected.

He’s scheduled to make an initial court appearance on June 11.

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