WARSAW — A Warsaw man is facing charges after entering a home without permission and destroying property belonging to a subject he was angry at.
Daniel Romero, 33, 920 Anchorage Road, Warsaw, is facing charges of residential entry, a level 6 felony, and criminal mischief, a class A misdemeanor.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, an officer with the Winona Lake Police Department responded to a residential entry on Dec. 14, 2017. The victim advised that three subjects knocked on the door. When he opened the door all three subjects pushed past him and entered without permission. One of the subjects was carrying a wooden baseball bat.
The victim advised the subjects asked for the room of Diego Morales, 25, Warsaw. The victim advised the subjects went into the room, he heard the sound of objects breaking and then the subjects came out. The victim told officers that one of the subjects stated they were not going to hurt the victim, but advised that if Morales returned they would be back. Morales lives at the residence but had been arrested on Dec. 12 for possession of meth, neglect of a dependent and endangering a child and had not returned.
The victim went into Morales’ bedroom and discovered a smashed large flat screen TV. The subjects also damaged Morales’ vehicle. The passenger front window and both passenger and driver side rear windows had been broken out of Morales’ vehicle.
According to the affidavit, Morales advised officers that he had received threatening phone calls from two different phone numbers. He advised he thought it was Romero.
The affidavit states that the officer spoke with Romero, who advised he was “very angry” with Morales for endangering a child and had called him earlier in the night and cussed him out. Romero advised the officer that Morales “deserves a stick up the a**.”
Officers provided an array of photos to the victim and the victim was able to identify Romero as the subject who entered his residence and stated he wasn’t going to hurt him.
Romero was booked into Kosciusko County Jail on Jan. 5 and held on $5,850 surety and cash bond.