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Men arrested in Newport burglary claim memory loss


Two young men who were arrested in connection with a Newport garage burglary both claimed they could not recall where they had been due to their memory problems.

Erik J. Christenson, 18, and Cory A. Pickerign, 19, both of Newport, were arrested March 25 and charged with second-degree aiding and abetting burglary.

According to police reports:

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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