October 25, 2011 | 04:58 PMELKHORN — The victim of a burglary said her 21-year-old Walworth friend may have broken into her home to support a heroin addiction.
Alexandria Michelle Kitral, 114 Howard St., faces a felony burglary charge, which is enhanced because she allegedly armed herself with a dangerous weapon.
She also faces five felony theft charges, which are enhanced because she allegedly stole firearms.
If convicted of all counts, she faces up to 45 years imprisonment and $100,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Feb. 22 at 2:50 a.m., a Williams Bay couple contacted police to report a burglary at their residence.
The couple said that sometime between Feb. 19 at 3:30 p.m. and Feb. 21 at 2:50 a.m. someone entered their residence and took their property without permission.
At that time the couple reported that jewelry, $700 in cash and between $1,500 and $2,000 in change were missing from the residence.
Later the homeowner contacted police and reported that five firearms were also missing.
There was no signs of forced entry at the residence. However, the homeowner identified a basement window as a possible entry for the burglary because the latches for the window weren't secured.
The homeowner said his daughter's friend, Kitral, may have burglarized the residence.
The victim's daughter said Kitral knew the residence wasn't going to be occupied at a certain time because the family went to see a movie.
The victim's daughter said Kitral may have taken the items to support a heroin addiction.
On Feb. 28, Kitral admitted to police unlatching the basement windows, but denied any involvement in the burglary.
On March 3, Walworth County Sheriff's Department Capt. Dan Nigbor interviewed a witness who said Kitral told her she broke into the residence and stole firearms and a huge jar containing quarters and cash. The witness said Kitral took the guns to Chicago and the coins to a Coin Star. However, the witness didn't know what was done with the jewelry.
On March 7, police searched Kitral's vehicle and found a collection of jewelry, which the victim identified as belonging to her.