Burglar busted for boosting beer, cash
By Nick Hiltunen
Published in News on March 26, 2008 1:49 PM
MAR-MAC -- A burglar who awoke a Devonshire Drive couple while stealing beer and cash was arrested Tuesday, authorities said.
Thomislav and Diana Senzel told Sheriff's Office detectives a man broke into their home the night of March 6, according to department records.
Jason Wayne Schiller, 35, Knollwood Drive was charged with first-degree burglary and larceny after breaking or entering the Senzel's home, a release said.
"(Senzel) stated his wife was awakened by a barking dog, and heard a man's voice trying to quiet the dog," Capt. Tom Effler said.
Mrs. Senzel saw the man leaving the house after stealing $50 and Budweiser beer, according to the police report.
Because the Senzels were reportedly at home during the incident, Schiller's offense is first-degree burglary, according to state law.
Schiller is also charged with felonious larceny, according to a release.
Anything stolen after breaking and entering is felony-level larceny, regardless of the value of the stolen items.
First-degree burglary is a Class D felony, according to state statute.
Class D felonies are punishable by a maximum of about 12 years incarceration for most offenders, and a minimum of about four years jail time.
A magistrate jailed Schiller under a $21,000 secured bond, Effler said.
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