An Iola man is accused of helping friends break into a garage at the home where he was babysitting for his cousin.
Korey J. Thoma, 29, is charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and theft as party to a crime.
Dustin J. Raasch, 26, and Casie L. Bessette, 19, both of Shawano, were each charged with burglary and theft as party to crime.
On April 8, Waupaca County Sheriff’s Deputy Clint Thobaben met with the owners of a home in the town of Helvetia.
They repored that a 3,000-watt generator, which had been just outside their garage, was missing, as well as chainsaws, a skill saw and a sawzall, which had been inside the garage.
Some of the items were found in the possession of a Scandinavia man who said he purchased them from Thoma.
Thoma intitially told Deputy Traci LaBrasse, who was investigating the case, that he sold the items because he believed they belonged to Raasch’s father.
Later, Thoma told Detective Sgt. John Mocadlo that he had been babysitting his cousin’s children when he called Raasch and told him he wanted some weed, according to the criminal complaint.
Raasch allegedly asked Thoma where he could obtain some things that he could sell quickly and Thoma suggested his cousin’s house.
Thoma told Mocadlo that Raasch and Bessette wanted to sell the items to get drugs.
Bessette told investigators that Thoma claimed the items were his and offered to sell them.