Delaware State Police Beat / BURGLARS BUSTED FOR BUSTING INTO BEACH BUNGALOW Jacob Kantowski wanted in Wisconsin
GUESS WHO IS LIVING IN YOUR COTTAGE AT THE BEACH:
COPS: On the lam from Wisconsin, pair joined David Howard for stolen sleepover in burgled bungalow
MILFORD, DEL. – The owner of a second home in Slaughter Beach began to notice that his electric bill was being slaughtered so he made a visit to his property to find out if the mice had learned how to ramp up their standard of living. What he found in his home were not talented mice, nor the three bears; but three burglars – one for busting in and two who were slurping porridge.
The Delaware State Police have arrested three suspects in connection with a residential burglary in the Slaughter Beach area.
The incident occurred on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at approximately 8:36 p.m., when Troopers responded to the 600 block of Bay Avenue, Slaughter Beach, for a reported burglary in which homeless subjects were squatting in the residence. Upon arrival, contact was made with the homeowner who stated that he responded to the summer residence because he noticed an increase on the electric bill for the property.
Upon arrival to the residence, the homeowner saw one subject, identified as 19-year-old Jacob Kantowski walking in the kitchen area while another subject identified as 20-year-old Sierra Grimsled was in the living room area. A subsequent search of the residence, yielded damage to the rear door and door frame, several small holes in the wall, and damage to an antique lamp.
Further investigation revealed that a third suspect not present in the residence at the time was 49-year-old David L. Howard of Lincoln. Howard was identified as the suspect who forced entry into the residence. Howard later turned himself in at Troop 7 on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at approximately 2:00 p.m.
Both Kantowski and Grimsled were taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 7. They were both charged with Burglary 2nd, Criminal Mischief, Conspiracy 2nd, and Theft of Services. They were arraigned out of the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and released on $3200.00 unsecured bond.
Howard was charged with Burglary 2nd, Possession of Burglary Tools, Criminal Mischief, Conspiracy 2nd, and Theft of Services. He was arraigned out of the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $16,000.00 secured bond.
Jacob Allen Kantowski, (DOB 8/12/1998) of 2023 30th Street St 5, La Crosse, WI was fined $341.62 for displaying a false vehicle registration plate upon being issued a citation by the Crawford County Sheriff on Nov. 15, 2017, in Crawford County, Wisconsin. Also, on Nov. 14, 2017, Kantowski was cited the second time in three years for operating a vehicle without a permit.
State of Wisconsin vs. Jacob A Kantowski: An arrest warrant for criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct was issued against Jacob A. Kantowski by the Lacrosse County Court on Nov. 16, 2017.
With a warrant out for him in Wisconsin and sitting pretty in a beach house in Delaware, Kantowski posted on his Facebook page “This has been the best 3 months of my life.” That is a sentiment that fugitives often feel while they are on the lam and before being caught – except in the case of the Delaware Courts, they promptly released him. Often jurisdictions decide that extraditing fugitives for minor crimes isn’t worth the cost of extradition.