A 30-year-old Oak Creek man was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office after he broke into numerous homes in Racine County taking guns, jewelry, electronics, an ATV lift and cash from area homes to feed his heroin habit.

Andrew Maki was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday with 19 counts of burglary, theft and criminal damage to property. If convicted of all charges, Maki faces up to 220 years in prison and/or fines up to $310,000.

According to the criminal complaint, Maki told law enforcement officials that he was a heroin addict and broke into six homes located in Caledonia, Mount Pleasant, Burlington, Dover, Raymond and Norway.

Maki told deputies with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department that he broke into a residence in Caledonia in September and took a television and ATV lift after he broke a window to gain entrance to the home. While breaking into the home, Maki cut himself. During the investigation of the burglary, Caledonia Police were able to collect DNA evidence from the scene that matched Maki’s DNA.

Maki is also believed to be responsible for several other burglaries in Kenosha County. However, he has not been officially charged in Kenosha County and is facing a burglary charge in Walworth County.

A cash bond in Racine County has been set for $50,000. Maki, who is being held at the Racine County Jail, is expected to make a preliminary hearing at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 19 in front of Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch.

 

 

 

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.