WARSAW — A Warsaw teen has been arrested after a homeowner watched two male subjects locate her hidden key and make entry into her house. The male subjects ran away when they realized the homeowner was present.
Zachery Michael Stavedahl, 18, 432 S. Washington St., Warsaw, is being charged with attempted burglary, a level 4 felony, and attempted theft, a level 6 felony.
On Feb. 10, officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department responded to an attempted burglary. The homeowner advised she was inside her residence when she observed a black pickup truck pull into her driveway. Two male subjects exited the truck and walked to her residence. One of them found her hidden key and unlocked the front door. They opened the door, saw the homeowner and ran back to the truck.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, someone told an officer that the driver of the truck had talked about a plan to go to the residence to steal money and property. The plan involved Stavedahl, two minors and the driver of the truck.
An officer spoke with Stavedahl who admitted that they had gone to the residence because they needed money. He told the officer that he and a minor exited the vehicle and found the key. Stavedahl further admitted to running from the residence when he and the minor saw the homeowner.
Stavedahl was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on Feb. 14, with a $10,250 surety and cash bond.