Man accused of stealing firearmsZacharey Kostelecky, 26, of Dickinson was arrested and charged with theft for allegedly stealing several items, including guns, from a residence on Elm Avenue in Dickinson on Saturday.
By: Ashley Martin, The Dickinson Press
Zacharey Kostelecky, 26, of Dickinson was arrested and charged with theft for allegedly stealing several items, including guns, from a residence on Elm Avenue in Dickinson on Saturday.
A rifle, two handguns and ammunition were among the items stolen from the residence, according to a police report.
Southwest District Judge William Herauf set Kostelecky’s bond at $10,000 cash during a hearing Monday.
Jim Hope, Stark County assistant state’s attorney said Kostelecky has a criminal record.
“A troubling aspect of this case is that it was firearms that were taken, among other items,” Hope said. “Maybe by the time it’s all done I suspect the feds might be interested in Mr. Kostelecky for felon in possession of a firearm. It’s just a bad deal.”
Kostelecky disagreed with the bond amount.
“I’ve got nowhere to go out of Dickinson,” he said. “I’ve never not shown up at a court date. I know my record shows that I’m a piece of (expletive). I’ll admit that.”
Herauf suggested Kostelecky hire a lawyer before saying any more at the hearing.
In another matter, an apartment building in south Dickinson was also vandalized over the weekend.
Two windows and a door on a Seventh Street Southwest building were damaged, but nothing appeared to be taken, according to a police report.
The building had been damaged by a storm last week, but new damage was found Monday morning.
Senior Patrol Officer Mike Hanel said no tenants or property was in complex, because of storm damage.
It will reportedly cost between $2,500 and $3,000 to repair.
No arrests have been made in connection to the vandalism.
Hanel said the incidents are likely unrelated.