Stolen bike found at pawn shop
Suspect charged with felony bail jumping
Jeffrey A. Schiesel, 41, Waupaca, is charged with felony bail jumping, concealing stolen property and contributing to the delinquency of a child.
On June 18, Waupaca Police Officer Diana Flatoff met with a 25-year-old man whose bicycle had been stolen overnight. He said the bike was only a few months old and had been locked to a tree outside his apartment complex.
Flatoff later checked Leads Online and found that the bike had been sold to a pawn shop in Grand Chute.
She then reviewed security video from the pawn shop and identified Schiesel and a 14-year-old boy as the people pawning the bike.
On July 3, Flatoff interviewed Schiesel and the boy’s mother at the Waupaca Police Department.
According to the criminal complaint, Schiesel said he pawned the bike, but it was not stolen. He said he got the bike from someone who died.
Flatoff asked Schiesel who died, explained that the bike had been reported stolen and she wanted to know how it came to be in his possession.
“What if I told you I found it on my property leaned up by a tree in my backyard,” Schiesel reportedly said.
When Flatoff interviewed the boy, he said Schiesel invited him to ride along to Appleton, then took him to a pawn shop.
Schiesel allegedly handed him the paperwork and left the counter area, while the boy collected the cash. The boy then gave the cash to Schiesel once they were outside the store, the complaint says.
Released on a $1,000 signature bond, Schiesel is scheduled for an adjourned intial appearance in court on July 23.
He is also scheduled for a plea/sentencing hearing on July 23 in a June 2017 burglary case.
He is accused of breaking into Manufacturers Pallet Disposal in Waupaca and stealing $899 worth of tools.