Shooting suspect taken into custody

Michael Johnson

Two troubling shooting incidents apparently involving the same Siren-area man occurred last week requiring emergency response. According to Sheriff Tracy Finch, the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) responded to a late-night report of a shooting that appeared to be connected to a break-in and shots fired later in Siren a short time later.

The first incident occurred on Thursday, Sept. 15 on State Highway 70 in the Town of Daniels, it was reported that a milk truck was shot as it was travelling down the highway. The victim called Burnett County Dispatch at 1:39 a.m., stating she saw a male dressed in dark clothing, take a shooting stance with a pistol in his hand and shot the truck she was operating.