October 21, 2010
Muskegon Township, Michigan (The Weekly Vice) - Nicole Bugajski, 26, and her mother, 51-year-old Kimberly Mahnke were jailed Saturday after they reportedly attempted a home invasion with their two-year-old daughter/granddaughter in tow.
According to Muskegon Township police, Bugajski broke into a Western Michigan home around 4:30 p.m. while her mother kept watch outside in the car. The homeowners, an elderly couple, returned home while she was still inside the house.
The husband tried to stop the suspects by blocking their vehicle with his truck, but the women ran into him, hit a fence, and sped away.
Investigators say the suspects were stopped by police not far from the home. Officers were shocked when they looked inside the vehicle and saw Bugajski's 2-year-old daughter sitting in the backseat with a dirty face, filthy clothes, and no shoes. The suspects staggered as they exited the car, appearing to be on some sort of substance, and had bruises on their arms, believed to be from heroin abuse.
Police also found loose change, jewelery, clothes, and gold coins that belonged to the elderly couple. Several needles were also found in the car that Bugajski admitted were hers.
Bugajski was booked into jail on charges of second-degree home invasion. She was released after posting $20,000 bond, despite testing positive for marijuana. Although Child Protective Services were working quickly to place the child into custody, she was able to pick up her daughter, who was staying with grandparents.
Police felt that the child was in danger, so she was brought back in to jail and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, based on her actions with the child during the burglary. This time she tested positive for cocaine and methadone.
Mahnke was booked into jail on charged with second degree home invasion. She was released after posting $7,500 bond. She will also undergo a drug-test, and will be arrested again if she fails.
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