Chippewa County Court

A Chippewa County courtroom is seen in this Tuesday, May 10, 2016 photo.


A woman whose garage was hit by a burglar about six weeks earlier spotted a suspicious vehicle parked on her property and a man carrying what turned out to be wire from her garage.

Mitchel P. Fanetti, 37, of Bloomer now faces in Chippewa County Court charges of burglary and misdemeanor theft from July 7 and criminal trespass, misdemeanor bail jumping and possessing methamphetamines on Sept. 21. All charges stem from incidents in the town of Woodmohr.

Fanetti has signed a $5,000 signature bond.

According to a criminal complaint:

A garage door was pried open and a burglary was reported in the town of Woodmohr on July 7. Taken was a $200 welder, a $75 two-wheel dolly, $25 of jumper cables, a $10 gasoline can and $20 of copper wire.

On Sept. 21, a woman at the Woodmohr residence called the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office to report the suspicious vehicle parked on her property. Deputies stopped Fanetti and found a wire stripper and scissors on his body.

After Fanetti turned over his wallet to authorities, deputies found a baggie that tested for meth. The bag and the drug weighed a combined 0.97 of a gram.

Fanetti admitted to the July 7th burglary and going into the building at the same residence on Sept. 21.

In a separate case, Fanetti is charged with four misdemeanors, including two counts of bail jumping, battery and disorderly conduct. All of the charges are from Sept. 15. A criminal complaint said Fanetti was involved in a domestic case in the town of Eagle Point.