Nicholas O. Hansen, 43, New London, is charged with four counts of burglary and five counts of theft.
On Oct. 22, 2013, a chainsaw was reported stolen from a home on Pines Road in the town of Caledonia.
On April 5, 2014, a burglary was reported at a home on Collier Road in the town of Lebanon. The suspect entered the home by prying a door open, then stole a laptop computer, numerous tools, copper tubing and a Presto deep fryer.
On April 14, New London police began investigating the theft of a woodsplitter.
On May 7, someone broke into a workshop by prying open the door on Old Highway 45 in Lebanon. A wrench set, a drill and numerous tools were reported stolen.
On May 8, another burglary was reported on Old Highway 45. Someone entered a detached garage and stole a chainsaw and several tools.
On May 12, Waupaca County Detective Sgt. John Mocadlo spoke with Sgt. Shawn Oligney with the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office. Oligney was investigating a number of similar burglaries, and Hansen was a person of interest because he had been selling tools in the area, according to the criminal complaint.
On May 18, Outagamie County deputies found several items they believed were from the Waupaca County burglaries when they arrested Hansen on a probation hold.
Mocadlo obtained a search warrant and recovered several stolen items. He also visited a site where Hansen was doing some logging business and found a logsplitter that was traced back to the one reported stolen in the New London area.