WARSAW — Fred J. Landolt III, 26, 733 E. Fort Wayne St., Warsaw, was arrested Monday afternoon, Dec. 7, on initial charges of burglary and theft. The arrests stem from a Dec. 2 burglary at a residence in Warsaw.
Warsaw Police were called on Dec. 2 by the homeowner who reported he had received a text message from a neighbor. The neighbor saw a male subject looking into a bedroom window. When the homeowner arrived home, he found his back door was unlocked and a jar containing approximately $100 in change had been stolen.
Police spoke with the neighbor who stated he he saw a man looking into the bedroom window of his neighbor’s home. He asked his son to take out the trash at which time the son saw another individual, from the neighborhood, come out the back door carrying a large jar under his arm. He was then seen going into his own residence.
Police located the individual seen coming out of the home, identified as Landolt, who admitted entering the home through a bedroom window and taking the jar containing change. He also stated he went to a local business to cash the change in, which totaled $68.63. Surveillance video showed Landolt using the coin machine to cash in the change.
Landolt’s initial charges are a level 4 felony for burglary and class A misdemeanor for theft. He is being held on $10,000 surety and $250 cash bond.