A gun safe in Wisconsin Rapids on Feb. 11.
While much of the country focuses on whether to enact stricter gun laws, authorities say a different gun-related issue plagues central Wisconsin: weapon thefts.
Recently, the Portage County Sheriff's Department asked the public for help in solving a string of burglaries during which eight weapons, including a Glock handgun and two Ruger 10/22 rifles, were stolen.
"We're concerned with all thefts, but with gun thefts, there's that extra danger involved," Portage County Sheriff John Charewicz said. ...