Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

Bay man pleads guilty to felony burglary

August 09, 2012

A Williams Bay man who burglarized a home and stole prescription pills and women’s underwear was sentenced Aug. 2 to two years of probation.

As a condition of his probation, Michael P. Oja, 158 Oakwood St., will serve 90 days in jail with work release privileges.

Prior to his sentencing hearing, Oja had been in jail since his Feb. 17 arrest in lieu of a $1,000 cash bond.

According to the criminal complaint:

At about 1:30 a.m. police were called to a residence on High Street after a woman reported her adult daughter woke up and found a man in the kitchen.

After the woman discovered him, the man ran out the back door.

After the Walworth police officer was at the residence for about 15 minutes, he heard the Walworth County dispatch advise that they had a man in custody about a mile away at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Fontana.

When the Walworth officer arrived, he saw a car on the church’s lawn. A deputy with the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department caught the driver, who was identified as Oja, running away from the car.

The Walworth officer saw women’s underwear hanging out of Oja’s back pocket and other pairs of underwear on the ground near Oja.

When police searched Oja, they found three prescription bottles with the burglary victim’s name on it.

Police also found a women’s wallet, which had cards belonging to the burglary victim.