6 days in jail for residential burglary, coffee with victim
By James D. Wolf Jr. Post-Tribune correspondent July 3, 2013 11:04PM
Updated: July 4, 2013 10:48PM
VALPARAISO — A Wanatah woman will serve six days in jail and 15 days community service for her part in a Chesterton burglary during which she and her boyfriend had coffee with the victim.
Virginia L. Chiaro, 51, will also spend the remainder of an 18-month sentence for Class D felony residential entry on probation.
Her boyfriend, Donald Howard Paterson Jr., 52, has a trial date of Aug. 19 for Class B felony burglary
When the victim awoke and saw the two, they said Chiaro wanted to show Paterson where she grew up, and they found the door wide open.
The victim said they convinced her to make coffee for them, but later she discovered that the door had been pried open, the porch light pulled from the wall and the cabinet where she kept her checkbook and valuables damaged but not broken into.