Within minutes after her release from jail, police say a woman broke into several homes to steal drugs.
Marina A. Goza, 27, New London, is charged with five counts of burglary, four counts of theft and three counts of possession of a controlled substance.
At 4:40 p.m. on March 15, a 911 caller reported a suspicious car in his parents’ driveway on Butternut Ridge Road in rural Waupaca.
Deputy Pete Kraeger was dispatched to the home. The caller, who lives next door to his parents, said he saw a woman peeking through the windows and carrying items out of his parents’ garage.
According to the criminal complaint, when he questioned the woman about what she was doing, she said she was looking for her dog. The woman then hastily climbed into her red Ford Focus and drove away.
The man followed the car until it came to a dead-end road, where he pulled behind it and blocked it.
The woman apologized, identified herself as “Marina,” and said she was from Waupaca, the complaint says.
The man also reported the Ford’s license plate number, which Kraeger traced back to Goza.
Kraeger also learned that Goza had been in court at 1:30 p.m. that same day and released on a $3,000 signature bond.
On March 15, Goza was charged with three counts of burglary, three counts of theft, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of narcotics.
On March 14, she was charged with one count each of burglary, theft and possession of narcotics.
On Feb. 11, Goza was charged with two counts of theft and two counts of possession of narcotics.
A short time later, dispatch advised Kraeger that Goza was at the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office, waiting to speak with him. She was driving a red Ford Focus.
Goza reportedly told Kraeger that after she was released from jail around 4 p.m., she began driving back roads to her mother’s home in New London, where she planned to pick up her 10-month-old child.
Along the way, Goza said she stopped at several homes. At each home, she knocked on the door and if someone answered, she said she lost her dog, the complaint says. If nobody answered, she would enter the home and look for pain medications.
Goza reportedly told Kraeger that she is addicted to Vicodin, which she began taking due to pain during her pregnancy.
Kraeger searched Goza’s vehicle and found a black bag with several screwdrivers, a pry bar, a pair of latex gloves and a pair of cloth work gloves. Kraeger also found prescription bottles that he traced back to four homes where pain medications had been stolen.
On March 18, Goza was released from custody after posting a $1,000 cash bond.
On June 30, after appearing in court on her most recent charges, Goza was released from custody on a $5,000 signature bond.