Burglary Spree Ends in Arrest and Multiple Felony Charges

A Racine man faces over 100 years in prison after police say he broke into a number of homes throughout Racine County last year.

A Racine man is looking at serious time behind bars after police say he broke into a number of homes throughout Racine County last year with a rotating group of friends.

Aaron Mianecki, 26, was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court with four counts of felony burglary of a building or dwelling; three counts of possession of a firearm by a felon; two counts of felony theft with special facts; and one felony count of receiving property valued at greater than $10,000. If convicted, he faces 102 years in prison and/or $220,000 in fines. Because Mianecki is considered a repeat offender, a judge has the discretion to add more time to any sentence he might receive.

According to the criminal complaint, Mianecki is accused of breaking into 11 different homes during a burglary spree last summer and fall, including a resident in Caledonia and one in Mount Pleasant. When police executed a search warrant on his residence last September, they recovered over $10,000 in stolen merchadise.

Officers were able to identify many of the stolen pieces because of how unique they are: a pendant from a nationally recognized university; WWII medals; a safe; a centennial anniversary pocket watch from the Statue of Liberty and a state commemorative quaters book, the complaint reads.

She also had her initial appearance Thursday.

Both defendants remain at the Racine County Jail on $100,000 cash bonds.

Mianecki continues to be investigated by the Racine Police Department for his involvement in the heroin death of Glen Jaskulske last June at the Riverside Inn Motel. He faces first degree reckless homicide charges in that case.

C. Sanders April 14, 2013 at 05:26 PM
26 years old and faces 102 years in prison AND as a repeat offender, the judge can add more time. What a wasted life.
me April 15, 2013 at 03:25 AM
I'm sure they were stealing to buy herion in Creastview
concernedforthecitizens May 10, 2013 at 08:29 PM
yes, he was stealing to support a heroin habit. this was his own choice but the heroin epidemic thats going on in southeast wisconsin is out of control. the courts are doin little to nothing in preventing use. they believe the solution is jail time but this just doesnt work. we need to educate, and treat these people's addiction instead of treating them like criminals. you cant throw an addict in jail for six months or more slap them with the stigma of being a felon so they cant get a job tell em they are worthless junkies and expect them to be law abiding sober contributing members of society when they get out. its a recipe for relapse. we treat alcoholics like people with a disease its the same with opioid users. dont forget the reason heroin use is on the rise is because of societies acceptance of opioid pill use. these kids start young on vicodins/oxycontins/percocets (usually perscribed). everyone including the doctors says its ok to take these for headaches, muscle aches whatever. now they feel its safer then illicit drugs cause its legal. they get hooked and then its just a matter of time that they realize heroin is cheaper and a bigger bang for your buck. this is what happens to a society that pops pills for anything that ail's em without educating the masses about the dangers. were letting down our youth and when they finally do get to the court system we do it again by not treating the addiction. addicts should go to rehab not jail. thats were the dealers belong.


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