An ex-manager at Fast Track Oil Change in Brookfield is accused of burglarizing his former employer.
Jyorel Ware, 25, was charged with two counts of burglary and a count of theft on Monday, Nov. 20, in Waukesha County Circuit Court. It started when a Brookfield police officer noticed suspicious activity after hours.
According to the criminal complaint, on Nov. 19 at 1:20 a.m. an officer observed a red Chevy Impala exit the parking lot at Fast Track Oil Change, 14245 W. Capitol Drive. The officer was aware of a burglary that occurred in this business on Nov. 5, so he pursued the red Impala, performing a traffic stop and identifing the driver as Jyorel M.B. Ware, as the lone occupant of the vehicle.
The complaint said Ware initially stated he had not been to Fast Track, but later stated he was wanted in Brookfield and stated he burglarized Fast Track a few weeks ago.
Back at Fast Track, officers noticed someone had broken into the south side of the business. A window was smashed in and an additional door leading to an office inside of the building was open.
Surveillance video showed someone later identified as Ware entering the business, according to the complaint.
The complaint said Ware stated that on Nov. 19 he committed the burglary at Fast Track. Ware stated he was in the area and pulled to the rear of the building where he kicked the glass, breaking the window.
Ware then crawled through the hole he had created and went straight to the safe located under the cash register. He entered the code to get into the safe but said it did not work. He then exited the same way he had entered.
Ware allegedly stated he also committed a burglary at Fast Track on Nov. 5. On that date, Ware stated he had also kicked in the glass to get in. In that case, he entered the code to the safe and removed approximately $46 and exited the business.
The complaint said Ware, who had worked as a manager, had been fired in early November due to stealing from the bank deposits. From Oct.14 to 28. Ware allegedly took $1,070.37 from the night deposits, the complaint said. Ware told officers he did not know the dollar amounts taken. He just indicated he had taken the cash.
This story was written by Karen Pilarski and first appeared on jsonline.com