Theft crime charges can be serious. Charges may include shoplifting, property crimes and possession of stolen property. Those facing theft charges may be subject to possible jail time, hefty fines, and a permanent record of the offense, which could compromise finding future employment.
A young Milwaukee man is facing burglary charges after police connected him to two Wauwatosa crimes. In the first burglary that took place May 21, the 18 year old broke into a home through a bathroom window and stole television sets, various electronics and jewelry. He was later identified after he cashed in some of the jewels at a pawn shop.
Afterwards, the police connected him to the second burglary that took place in early June when they found his shoe prints outlined in the dirt beneath the point of entry into another residence. In that burglary, the defendant swiped laptops, an Ipad, a television and even $2 intended for the tooth fairy. When the suspect was eventually arrested, he was caught red handed with the stolen property – an MP3 player belonging to one of the burglary victims.
The young man faces up to 12.5 years in prison and a $25K fine for each burglary. The 18-year-old’s trouble doesn’t stop there, however. Police are looking into his possible involvement in a string of Milwaukee burglaries and the possession and illegal discharge of a firearm. In addition to theft charges, the suspect could face violent crime charges in relation to the weapons crimes.
If you are facing a theft or a violent crime charge, contact the Milwaukee area criminal defense Law Offices of Andrew C. Ladd, LLC. We have the knowledge and experience to help you when you face serious charges. With over 30 years of successful experience in criminal defense law, we can help.
Source: Wauwatosa Now, “18-year-old Charged in Two Wauwatosa Burglaries”, by Rory Linnane, June 24, 2015.