Man says he was on “cocaine bender” when he broke into brother’s home

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Leonardo Mandujano

RACINE (WITI) — 38-year-old Leonardo Mandujano of Racine has been charged in connection with an incident in which he is accused of breaking into his brother’s home during a five-day bender.

Mandujano faces one count of burglary of a building or dwelling and one count of possession of cocaine.

The criminal complaint in the case indicates Mount Pleasant police officers met with John and Sandra Mandujano at their home in the 6500 block of Spring Hill Drive.

John Mandujano reported he left work around 6:45 a.m. and returned around 2:15 p.m. on March 14th.

The criminal complaint says when John Mandujano returned home and checked his home, he noticed someone had taken cash from a wallet on his dresser without his consent. Mandujano also reported a cell phone charger was missing and money from a piggy bank was also missing. Mandujano reported about $3,000 in cash had been taken.

The criminal complaint says upon checking the residence, John Mandujano noticed someone had smashed the east facing basement window of the home.

A Mount Pleasant police officer received a call from Sandra Mandujano, reporting that she believed her brother in law had been responsible for the burglary. Sandra Mandujano reported Leonardo Mandujano has a cocaine addiction and that at one point in time, Leonardo lived with Sandra and John — according to the criminal complaint.

John Mandujano was able to catch up with Leonardo Mandujano and bring him back to the home. There, he admitted to being involved in the break-in of his brother’s residence and taking money from the wallet found in the home — according to the complaint.

The complaint indicates Leonardo Mandujano told officials he had been “on a bender” for about five straight days, and apologized.

The complaint indicates Leonardo Mandujano was transported to jail, where he was found to have 1.6 grams of cocaine on his person.