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Reasonable Suspicion – Temporary Stop

State v. Lisa K. Beckman, 2010AP2564-CR, District 2, 6/29/11

court of appeals decision (1-judge, not for publication); for Beckman: Gary Grass; case activity

¶12      Here, Schubel observed Beckman’s vehicle at 11:40 p.m. on a Sunday night in a parking lot behind one closed business before it proceeded to the parking lot of another closed business.  There were no lights on at either location.  Schubel considered this activity in light of his knowledge that there had been reports of burglaries of small businesses in the area.  Considering the totality of the circumstances, we hold that Beckman’s conduct could give rise to a reasonable inference of wrongful conduct and, as such, Schubel had reasonable suspicion to conduct a Terry investigation. See Anderson, 155 Wis. 2d at 84.  We affirm the judgment.

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