State police have charged a New Galilee man with burglary and multiple vehicle violations involving operation of an all-terrain vehicle.
Brandon Michael Mackievich, 21, of 530 Patterson Road was arrested Friday morning after he crashed the ATV in a field off Mount Air Road.
Police said they were notified at 2:30 a.m. Friday by someone who had reported a person with an ATV had kicked open the front door of his unoccupied residence and went inside. Mackievich exited the home and attempted to pick up a large piece of angle iron lying in the front yard, police said.
Mackievich then drove off and headed south on Route 168 at high speed, police said. The victim followed and Mackievich turned onto Patterson Road. Police said he began to ride in circles around the victim’s vehicle, then went into a soybean field and drove in circles again, causing damage to the field.
In addition to burglary, Mackievich was charged with two counts of driving under the influence, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving without a license, driving with a suspended license, failure to provide proof of insurance, driving at an unsafe speed, careless driving, driving on cultivated land, operating a vehicle without state inspection, illegally operating a vehicle on streets and highways, operating on private property without the owner’s consent and operating a vehicle in a careless manner.
He was arraigned before District Judge Jerry G. Cartwright and released from the Lawrence County jail after posting $5,000 bond.