APPLETON – A man suspected of stealing air conditioning components around the Fox Valley told police he doesn’t like air conditioning.
Officers in Appleton and Menasha say they’ve been working together to crack the case. Businesses and homeowners have reported components being stolen from air conditioning units recently.
Police say a 52-year-old Appleton man admitted taking the control switches and throwing them away. Charges are being forwarded to the district attorney’s office for prosecution; police say they will request restitution as part of the charges. The man was not arrested.
Anyone who has been victimized in a similar theft is asked to call their local police department.