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Port Man Charged After Taking Mom's SUV Without Permission

Suspect also facing charges in connection with theft from Anita's Garden residents.

A 30-year-old Port Washington man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly took his mother’s SUV without permission so he could drive to a friend’s house in Mequon.

Zachry K. Zirtzlaff, 445 W. Grand Ave., Unit 201, was charged in Ozaukee County Circuit Court on Tuesday with one count of operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, one count of felony bail jumping and one count of operating a motor vehicle after revocation of his license. If convicted, he could face up to 13 years in prison and $22,500 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

Zirtzlaff’s mother called police Jan. 2 after he took her SUV without her permission; she also expressed concerned that he’s using drugs. Police discovered the SUV one hour later while it was parked in Hickory Court in Port Washington.

Zirtzlaff was arrested and told police he took the car after his mother said he couldn’t drive it and was planning to go to a friend’s house in Mequon.

Zirtzlaff had been released from custody after paying bail in connection with charges allegeding .

He’s currently being held again in Ozaukee County Jail on $2,500 cash bond.

Greg January 09, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Time for Zachry to grow-up get a car and move out of his mom's basement. I wonder if he likes occupy protests, seems to fit the mold.
Terry January 09, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Look kiddies. In this age of entitlement, this could be you in a few years. He looks sad. Raise my taxes and buy him some drugs.

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