WARSAW — A Schoolcraft, Mich., man was sentenced to four years at the Indiana Department of Corrections Thursday, Aug. 29, after burglarizing several storage units.
Andrew James Futymoski, 29, 10635 W. West Ave., Schoolcraft, Mich., is being charged with four counts of burglary, all level 5 felonies.
Three charges of theft and one charge of theft of a firearm were all dismissed in Futymoski’s plea agreement.
On Oct. 10, 2017, an officer with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of burglary, theft and criminal mischief at Packrat Storage Units in Syracuse. The officer spoke with a woman who said someone cut the lock on her storage unit, but no items were missing. While at the scene, the officer checked other units and found there were multiple locks cut off of storage units.
On Oct. 7, 2017, an officer with the Ligonier Police Department made a traffic stop and identified Futymoski, who admitted to stealing property out of storage units in Kosciusko County. While searching the vehicle, the officer found a handgun and bolt cutters.
According to court documents, officers also located items stolen from the storage units in Futymoski’s vehicle.
Defense Attorney Dana Leon told the court that Futymoski is currently in the Serenity House program and that he has a history with substance abuse.
“He’s taken responsibility for his actions and he’s made a sincere effort to change his life,” said Leon.
For the first count of burglary, Judge David Cates sentenced Futymoski to four years at the DOC. For each of the three remaining counts, Cates sentenced Futymoski to three years at the DOC. The three remaining counts were all suspended. He has 38 days of jail time credit and was ordered to pay $250 in restitution.