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Waunakee woman faces charges for burglary, vandalism following demonstrations

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0613_GABRIELLE KOKESH (1)b
Dane County Jail
Gabrielle M. Kokesh, age 19, Waunakee

MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison police have arrested a Waunakee woman who is accused of damaging property May 30 on State Street following peaceful protests earlier in the day.

Gabrielle M. Kokesh, age 19, Waunakee, was taken into custody and faces possible charges of burglary and criminal damage to property.

Kokesh is accused of helping loot August, 414 State Street, on the night of May 30.

A crowd of people split off from the protesters in the late afternoon, with some of them vandalizing and looting multiple stores on State Street.

Additionally, during the same time frame, Kokesh was seen on video kicking in a window at Power Nine Games, 341 State Street, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.

Detectives say they are working with a wealth of looting images captured by media, security cameras and other sources.

The MPD's Burglary Crime Unit is continuing the process of identifying, developing probable cause and arresting those who damaged and looted Madison businesses following recent protests.

Police encouraged those with information regarding the looting and vandalism to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014, or by computer at P3Tips.com.

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