Janesville woman sentenced for multiple burglaries

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Updated October 5, 2017

JANESVILLE, Wis. (WIFR) – A Janesville woman is sentenced to 10-years in prison for several burglaries in 2016.

39-year old Misty Kvistad would break into homes in the Janesville area by knocking on doors to see if owners were home and then pry the doors open or break windows to enter. She would search for money or any other valuables and then leave. According to Kvistad, she used the money she stole to support her heroin addiction.

JANESVILLE, Wis. (WIFR) – A Janesville woman has been arrested in connection to multiple burglaries after police say she was tied to the crimes through fingerprints and DNA.

Janesville Police charged 38-year-old Misty Kvistad with four counts of burglary, five counts of theft, a count of burglary while armed, a count of attempted burglary , and felony possession of a firearm.

Kvistad is also charged in Rock County with four counts of burglary, six counts of theft, and two counts of burglary while armed.

Investigators say the thefts happened over several months. Authorities say Kvistad would ring the doorbell of homes and if no one answered she would pry the door open or break a window and enter. She would then allegedly rummage around the home for cash or other valuables and leave.

Police say during their investigation Kvistad admitted to detectives that she committed multiple burglaries and was using the gains from the crimes to support her heroin addiction.