Westminster man charged with burglary, theft

A Westminster man was arrested Saturday after he broke into a woman’s apartment, police said.

Jonathan Tasker, 29, of the unit block of Charles Street, was charged with first-degree burglary and misdemeanor theft. The court set bond at $3,500, which Tasker posted Monday, according to electronic court records.

The woman told police that Tasker “kept texting her about him breaking up with his girlfriend,” according to the statement of charges. Tasker asked if he could crash at the woman’s house, but the woman said she was not home and did not want Tasker in her residence when she wasn’t there, court documents show.

Around 1 a.m. Saturday, Tasker climbed up and into the woman’s home through the living room window and proceeded to force open the locked door of the bedroom where the woman and her husband slept, according to the statement of charges.

According to the statement, Tasker confronted the previously sleeping couple before leaving their room. At which point, the woman said “she continued to hear Tasker walking and rooting around in” her home.

The couple fell asleep and awoke to various debris and things missing around the residence including empty beer bottles from the refrigerator, empty miniature whiskey bottles the woman said weren’t hers, a missing box of pizza and $210 missing from the woman’s wallet, according to the statement of charges.

She said she was not intent on filing charges until she realized money was missing, according to the statement of probable cause.

Westminster police responded around 8 a.m. Saturday, records show.

No contact information was listed for Tasker in court documents.

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