A 21-year-old man is accused of multiple vehicle break-ins in Weyauwega.
Deangelo L. Fonder is charged with nine counts of theft, three counts of burglary, one count of misappropriation of ID and one count of credit card theft.
He also faces two counts of threatening an officer and one count of resisting an officer.
On Dec. 21, Weyauwega Police Officer Justin Malueg spoke with a Second Street resident who reported several items were stolen from her and her husband’s vehicles.
She reported that her purse, credit card, debit card, cash, prescription drugs, gaming system and other items had been stolen within the past hour. The unlocked vehicles had been parked in an unlocked garage.
On Dec. 22, Weyauwega Police Officer Lydia Buntrock spoke to a resident who reported his computer and tax information had been stolen.
On Dec. 23, Weyauwega Sgt. Brandon Leschke spoke with a man who reported that when he returned to his truck after parking it overnight in the lot on East Wisconsin Street, he discovered the rear sliding window had been forced open. Work papers, spare change, a sweatshirt, cigarettes and chewing tobacco were missing.
According to the criminal complaint, when officers reviewed security video of the parking lot between 1:21 a.m. and 1:27 a.m. on Dec. 23, they saw three people around the vehicle removing items. They appeared to be going back and forth from the truck to Fonder’s East Main Street residence.
Weyauwega police responded to numerous reports of items being stolen from vehicles and garages.
After a stolen credit card was used at the Citgo gas station in Weyauwega, police identified Fonder and several juveniles from video surveillance.
They spoke with the juveniles, who reportedly said Fonder had told them to throw a suitcase into the river. On Dec. 26, officers found the suitcase floating next to the dam.
The suitcase was filled with papers, bank receipts, makeup, a calculator, mail addressed to one of the victims and IDs and photos belonging to another victim.
Weyauwega police then obtained a warrant for Fonder’s residence, which they executed on Dec. 28.
In addition to several of the items reported stolen, police found a 16-year-old girl living in Fonder’s residence.
When an officer took the girl into custody to return her to her New London home, Fonder reportedly became angry.
Deputy Pete Kraeger reported that Fonder became verbally aggressive and “said he was not going to cooperate and as I escorted him down the stairs, he stated he was going to throw himself down the stairs and I was going to come with him.”
After Fonder was placed in the back of a squad car, Kraeger reported that he began to bang his head against the squad car’s screen, kick the door and spit on the camera.
While transporting Fonder to the county jail, Kraeger pulled over on U.S. Highway 10 and threatened to use pepper spray if Fonder did not calm down, the complaint says.
Kraeger also reported that Fonder made homicidal threats against him and another officer.