A St. Charles man is accused of receiving stolen property, including a rosary, three fleece blankets and gift and store merchandise cards.
Steven D. Mahler, 21, of the 3000 block of St. Camella in St. Charles County, was charged Feb. 13 with receiving stolen property.
St. Charles Police said Mahler’s mother contacted a burglary victim after finding a credit card in her front yard Feb. 9. The victim reported gift cards and credit cards stolen Feb. 8 in St. Charles.
She told the woman that Mahler might have been involved in the burglary, police said.
Police came and searched the home on St. Camella and found a rosary with wooden beads hanging on a sports trophy in Mahler’s bedroom. They also found three fleece blankets in a chest that Mahler’s mother said did not belong in the home.
St. Charles Police pulled Mahler over Feb. 12 on a traffic stop. They found a red velvet bag with 11 gift and store merchandise cards. The gift and credit cards, rosary and blankets were identified as being stolen in the Feb. 8 burglary, police said.
Police said Mahler is a drug user and is on probation for second-degree burglary and felony stealing.
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