A Waupaca man is accused of a joyriding spree.
David B. Schoenborn, 20, is charged with two counts of taking and abandoning a vehicle, one count of burglary, one count of felony theft and three counts of misdemeanor theft.
On Sunday, Aug. 30, Waupaca Police Officer Nicole Hahn met with a couple living on the 400 block of North Street.
They reported that their gold Buick Rendezvous had been stolen. They said the car had transmission problems and had about one-eighth of a tank of gas.
Later that same day, the vehicle was found in a parking lot less than four blocks away, with a quarter of a tank of gas. About $13 in cash were also missing.
Hahn and Officer Bret Rodenz viewed security video from the Kwik Trip on West Fulton Street. At approximately 12:07 a.m., a man was taped pumping gas into the stolen vehicle, going inside the store and paying with cash.
Rodenz thought it might be Schoenborn, who was previously convicted of car theft charges in Waupaca and Brown counties.
Hahn met with Schoenborn’s parole agent, who identified the man in the video as Schoenborn.
On Thursday, Sept. 17, Waupaca Police Officer Wesley Zube met with a woman living on the 600 block of Elm Street who reported that her Kindle Fire had been stolen. She suspected Schoenborn because he temporarily stayed at her home.
On Saturday, Sept. 19, a resident of King Road spoke to Deputy Bill Zeamer. He reported that a medical transport van that had been parked in his drive way was stolen.
Shortly before 7 p.m. Sept. 19, police were dispatched to the 700 block of East Fulton Street in response to a burglary in progress.
The caller told dispatch that she found Schoenborn in her home. She said Shoenborn fled on foot and her boyfriend was chasing him.
Waupaca Police Officer Brent Wittman responded to the victim’s home, while Deputy Bill Zeamer and Sgt. Scott Lewis searched the neighborhood for Schoenborn.
The victim told Wittman that she had forgotten her keys, so she entered the house through a bedroom window. She saw a man in the house and a gun safe was open. The guns had been moved, but were located inside the house. However, more than $250 in cash was missing.
At 12:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, Waushara County deputies found the stolen van in a ditch at the intersection of County Trunk E and County Trunk A in Saxeville. They arrested the driver, who was identified as Schoenborn.