|Daunora, courtesy of Porter County Jail|
Former 'A Forever Recovery' Employee Arrested after Daytime Burglary in Valparaiso, Indiana
Dopiest burglar ever? Steals flatscreen TVs, but leaves behind $$$$ and 2.5 pounds of pot
Michael Daunora, last seen flexing his pecs in my July 20 post, Straight Outta Valparaiso, was arrested on October 17 in his hometown of Valparaiso, Indiana after a "daring" (police lingo for "absolutely stupid") daytime burglary at a drug dealer's home.
It looks to your girl Miss Fortune that Per Wickstrom may want to revisit his HR policies and limit new hires to those who can count their sobriety in years...not minutes.
And although Wickstrom claimed in a June 17 Wright Township Planning Commission meeting that "graduates of the rehab program must return to their community and remain sober for 90 days before they can apply to BDR for employment", that so-called "restriction" apparently doesn't apply to AFR and this clown.
In addition, Wickstrom also asserted during the same meeting that while there could possibly be residents who are there in lieu of jail time "BDR does not knowingly accept court-ordered residents or sex offenders".
Michael Daunora's case appears to show those statements by Wickstrom were false and misleading.
According to his official Porter County Superior Court records, Daunora's March 28 sentencing order for a case that included possession of a controlled substance without a prescription (generic Xanax) stated he would be allowed to "travel to inpatient treatment". While in jail, Daunora completed a chemical dependency and addiction program offered to Porter County jail inmates by Valparaiso-based Porter Starke Services.
On April 4, Daunora's travel permit was granted, and shortly after he entered A Forever Recovery in Battle Creek for inpatient treatment.
In May, Daunora's probation was officially transferred to Michigan.
And on June 20, Daunora updated his Facebook page to reflect his status as an employee of A Forever Recovery.
I'm not a math major, but I don't count 90 days between April 4 and June 20, even though Daunora was likely at A Forever Recovery the entire time.
Did Daunora "remain sober for 90 days" before he began working at A Forever Recovery? The evidence I've uncovered in Daunora's official Porter County Superior Court records says no.
Now back to the crime...
Police were dispatched to a burglary in progress at 858 West Street in Valparaiso when Joshua Scott, the home’s owner, arrived shortly after 1 p.m. to find a woman sitting in a vehicle in his driveway. After a short conversation with the woman, Scott went inside and discovered his home had been burglarized.
Scott called police, who after arriving on scene, found two flat screen televisions in the backyard.As police processed the burglary scene, they found drug paraphernalia and noticed “a strong odor of marijuana”, according to police reports. A search warrant was obtained and officers discovered over 2.5 pounds of marijuana in a plastic bucket and approximately $10,000 cash in a drawer.
Don't know about you, but Miss Fortune smells a Febreeze line extension in the works--"Ill-Gotten Gain"--to cover up the odor of dirty money!
The officers located Daunora and his alleged accomplice, Travis Talley. Both were arrested and charged with Burglary (B-Felony) and are currently being held at the Porter County Jail. Talley was further charged with possession of marijuana.
Joshua Scott was arrested on charges of Dealing Marijuana (D-Felony), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (A-Misd) and Maintaining a Common Nuisance (D-Felony).
No more limo days for you, Daunora!
By the way, here are the comments my July 20 story elicited. Nice to see how prescient your girl Miss Fortune actually was!
How yah like me now?