Patrick G. Lind, 21, Waupaca, was charged with operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent.
On the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 13, police learned that a maroon 2000 Chevy Impala had been stolen from the 700 block of South Main Street, Waupaca.
Shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, police in the village of Kronenwetter in Marathon County responded to a complaint about loud music coming from a duplex. When they arrived at the duplex, they observed the maroon Chevy Impala that had been reported stolen.
According to the criminal complaint, Lind told investigators that he had borrowed the car from a friend. The owner of the car said he did not know Lind.
Police also reported finding credit cards belonging to the stolen car’s owner in Lind’s wallet.
Lind faces up to six years in prison if convicted of operating a vehicle without the owner’s permission.