Man on probation for burglary committed while on probation for another burglary is now charged with theft

Wettig | CPD

A North Center man who is on probation for a burglary he committed while on probation for another burglary is now accused of stealing a woman’s coat from a North Center bar, according to court records.

Nathan Wettig, 21, was identified from surveillance video as the man who took the woman’s Canada Goose coat from a tavern in the 2100 block of West Grace on Dec. 9th, police said in an arrest report. Wettig “freely stated that he took the coat from the tavern to sell it because he needed the money,” police wrote.

Prosecutors charged Wettig with felony theft, and he went free by posting a $300 deposit bond.

In April 2018, Wettig was given two-year’s “second chance” probation after he pleaded guilty to taking a bicycle from a garage in the 2400 block of West Addison in Nov. 2017.

At the time of the bike theft, Wettig was on probation for stealing a MacBook from a North Center home because “his friend Taylor was going to wipe it clean…so he could have it for his personal use,” according to court records.
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