Man charged in theft spree remains in jail

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man who was arrested on five felonies and four misdemeanors after allegedly going into an Escanaba home and breaking into vehicles in Escanaba earlier this year remains lodged in Delta County Jail pending his next court appearance.

Jonathon James Kolaske, 30, of 608 Ludington St., Escanaba, was arrested while committing crimes in Escanaba on the night of Jan. 9, according to Escanaba Public Safety.

Kolaske was charged with the following counts: second-degree home invasion with intent to commit a larceny at a residence (on the 800 block of Ludington Street), a 15-year felony; breaking and entering a vehicle (Dodge Dakota) causing damage, a five-year felony; assaulting /resisting/obstructing a police officer, a two-year felony; breaking and entering a vehicle (Dodge Durango) to steal property less than $200, a 93-day misdemeanor; larceny less than $200 (tools), a 93-day misdemeanor; and larceny less than $200 (boots, clothing, key fob, knife and phone charger), a 93-day misdemeanor.

Following Kolaske’s arrest, he was also charged in connection with break-ins and thefts from vehicles in Escanaba on Jan. 9, which were reported the following day, according to Escanaba Public Safety.

He was charged with two counts of larceny from a motor vehicle relating to the theft of a Knight Rider GPS from one vehicle and an iPod Nano from another vehicle, each a five-year felony.

He was also charged with one count of breaking and entering a vehicle to steal property, a one-year misdemeanor.

Kolaske remains lodged in jail in lieu of 10 percent of a $30,000 bond on the above three charges. Bond on the other six counts is set at 10 percent of $120,000.

Kolaske has since been bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court where he is scheduled for a pretrial conference hearing on April 2 when he may make a plea or set a trial date.