WARSAW — A man faces theft charges involving a vehicle.
Quincy Akeem Jenkins, 26, Indianapolis, was charged with theft, a level 6 felony; theft, a class A misdemeanor; and sentence enhancement theft, a level 6 felony.
On Jan. 24, a Warsaw Police officer received a report of a stolen vehicle from an undisclosed address.
A woman reported that at about 6:30 a.m. that morning, she started her 2003 Silver Pontiac Grand Am to warm it up before she took her children to school. The car was parked in the parking lot in the complex where she lived. After starting the car, she said she returned to her apartment to help the children get ready for school.
Approximately 20 minutes later, the car was missing when she returned to the parking lot, said the affidavit of probable cause.
At about 12:32 on Jan. 24, the officer was notified by dispatch that the car had been returned. The officer learned that a man, later identified as Jenkins, was near the vehicle. The man then entered another apartment, exiting the apartment with another man and leaving in a gold KIA, said the affidavit.
The officer spoke with the woman and her neighbor. Both claimed Jenkins took the vehicle. The neighbor said Jenkins stayed with her for a couple of nights and left in the gold KIA. She also claimed she saw Jenkins driving the silver Pontiac near the Village Pantry earlier that day. When questioned by the woman, Jenkins claimed he did not know who owned the silver Pontiac.
On Jan. 28, police viewed surveillance video at the Village Pantry from Jan. 24.
According to court paperwork, the video showed the stolen silver Pontiac at pump number five. Jenkins exited the vehicle, entered the store, placed Corona beer into his right coat pocket and left the store without paying.
Jenkins has a prior conviction for theft from April 2016.
On April 14, Jenkins was booked on a warrant in the Kosciusko County Jail. His bond is $5,750 surety and cash.