Makinen Accused of Breaking into Sleeping Woman’s Home

DUBOIS – A DuBois man is accused of allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed with District Judge Patrick Ford’s office July 9, Michael Jacob Makinen, 32, 522 W. Weber Ave., DuBois, is charged by the DuBois City police with burglary, criminal trespass, assault, loitering and prowling at nighttime, harassment and public drunkenness.

According to the affidavit, police were called to a residence on Clinton Avenue, where Makinen had allegedly broken into the home through a second-floor window. As police were driving to the residence, they were told the suspect was standing on the front porch.

When the officers arrived, they spoke to the man who was identified as Makinen. He told the officers that he was locked out by his girlfriend and her daughters. As police were speaking to Makinen, they could smell alcohol coming from him.

The police then spoke to a witness to the incident who allegedly told police she woke up to the victim screaming. When she came around the corner to see what was going on, she saw Makinen standing in front of the victim, and it appeared as if he had come in through the window. The witness told police Makinen had moved out of the house on July 6 and that the landlord had removed him from the lease.

The officers spoke to the victim who allegedly told police that she was sleeping in her bedroom on the second floor and woke up to Makinen yelling at her, as he was climbing through the window. The victim said Makinen continued to yell profanities and allegedly put his hands on the victim and shoved her. The victim said she started screaming for help.

A second witness said she awoke to the victim screaming and discovered that Makinen had broken in through the upstairs window. She said all three people in the house told Makinen that he had to leave but he refused.

When police spoke to Makinen again, he admitted that he had moved out on July 6 and was staying on West Weber Avenue.

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