Between December 30 and January 3 officers investigated two burglaries and one attempted burglary to three homes. In all three cases, residents were gone and returned to find their homes had been broken into and jewelry and electronics were stolen.
Police say the investigation led detectives to four Appleton teenagers, who admitted to their roles in the burglaries.
A majority of the stolen property was return to its owners.
Charges have been referred to the Winnebago County District Attorney's Office.