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Cameras found in Wis. gym locker room, 2 arrested

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Two people were arrested Monday after police say they placed a hidden camera inside a locker at a Wisconsin workout facility.

According to a release from the Pleasant Prairie Police Department, a member of the RecPlex reported finding a camera in the women's locker room. Police were called to the scene and found two cameras inside an upper and lower locker.

Officials were able to locate the owner of the cameras and took them into custody Monday. A police investigation resulted in the arrest of two people, 27-year-old Melissa A. Wenckenbach of Pleasant Prairie, and a 36-year-old Waukegan man.

Wenckenbach has been charged with representations depicting nudity and the Waukegan man was charged with party to representations depicting nudity. Wenkenbach's RecPlex membership was also revoked.

Police are trying to determine how the video was used or distributed. They say the incident was isolated to the women's locker room between January and early April.

"While we are unable to predict when people will enter this facility with malicious intent, when an incident like this occurs, we are prepared to take serious action to hold the parties accountable for their actions. This is not a matter we take lightly," Village Administrator Michael Pollocoff said.

A search warrant was issued for a residence in Waukegan that may be linked to the case. The investigation is ongoing. If you believe that you have information that could assist in the investigation, please contact the Pleasant Prairie Police Department at 262-948-8910 or email


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