Man accused of stealing vehicle
Suspect faces charges in four counties
Dimitriy P. Dikhtyar, 28, Green Bay, is charged with driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent, three counts of felony bail jumping, misdemeanor theft and negligent operation of a vehicle.
On Dec. 3, 2021, Marion Police Officer Eric Krause was at the station when he took a call from a man who reported that “Peaches” had stolen his van.
The criminal complaint identified Peaches as Dikhtyar.
The victim told Krause that in addition to his van, Dikhtyar also stole his cell phone, tools and numerous items that were in the van because he was moving.
According to the criminal complaint, the victim was at Dikhtyar’s home in Appleton earlier that evening. He became concerned for the safety of some children after learning that Dikhtyar’s girlfriend had sex with another man.
The victim drove Dikhtyar to Marion where they had dinner at the victim’s home.
Dikhtyar said he needed to speak with his girlfriend and the victim went to his van to retrieve his cell phone.
Dikhtyar went outside to speak on the phone.
Then the victim heard the van’s engine revving.
He went outside and the van was gone. The victim’s girlfriend told police that Dikhtyar drove the van across the lawn with its lights off and nearly hit her.
Krause reported seeing ruts in the lawn.
Because he no longer had his cell phone, the victim went door to door in his neighborhood looking for a phone that he could use.
Between 30 minutes and an hour passed before he was able to contact the police.
The following day, Shawano County sheriff’s deputies located the stolen van on U.S. Highway 45 between Marion and Tigerton.
Dikhtyar has open felony cases in three other counties.
On Jan. 31, 2022, Dikhtyar was charged with nine counts of felony bail jumping, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property as acts of domestic abuse and resisting an officer in Outagamie County. He was released from custody on a $3,500 cash bond.
On Aug. 13, 2020, he was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia in Brown County. He was released on a $5,000 signature bond.
On July 14, 2020, Dikhtyar was charged with two counts of felony retail theft in Manitowoc County and released on a $500 cash bond.
Dikhtyar was also convicted of possession of methamphetamine in Brown and Winnebago counties.
Waupaca County Judge Vicki Clussman issued a warrant for Dikhtyar’s arrest on March 22.