Man Arrested In Cottage Grove, Hastings Home Burglaries

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 33-year-old man is in custody, accused of burglarizing several occupied homes in Hastings and Cottage Grove.

Sean Michael Ancel was arrested Monday and could face first-degree burglary charges. He is currently booked at the Washington County Jail awaiting formal charges.

Police say Ancel is suspected of entering occupied homes through open or unlocked garage doors and then stealing wallets or purses from inside the residences. Ancel also allegedly used victims’ stolen credit cards, according to police.

Hastings Police Chief Paul Schnell said the burglaries allegedly occurred while the victims were sleeping in their homes.

Police would like to remind residents to close and lock overhead and side garage doors, even while home, and to report all suspicious activity.


  • me

    BUSTED! HAHA DUMB MORON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Have a good time getting some prison love!

    • Dave

      Garage doors are one way to go, but he’ll be taught a thing or two about using the back door in prison!

  • Dale McAleese

    He got me last monday morning-i hope you get the loveing you so desperatly deserve while visiting the beatifull town of stillwater-I hope you rot

    • Katie

      I’m sorry he stole from you, he’s never been much of a decent person. All of his life choices have never been good ones and it affects more than just his victims.

      • emily0886

        it sounds like you may have kids with this man…..

        • Katie

          ONe should never assume anything…I do NOT…would NEVER…have children with this man. He does have kids though and his signifiicant other isn’t any brighter or better than he is. I do know him though, not really by choice, and I’m disgusted with him. I hope the state keeps him for good this time!

  • Dale Gribble

    This guy appears to be of the caucasian racial group. I would suggest to the police that perhaps they have the wrong man.

    • IWonderIF

      where to even begin with this garbage post

      • funny man

        Dales just pushing your buttons – he’s joking around.
        I like Dale. I think he’s funny. :)

    • Katie

      I wasn’t sure if live links are okay on this site or not, but believe me when I say, they have the right man! Being a drug addict isn’t a color/race issue, it affects a lot of people.

      Here is his criminal history, it ain’t pretty! If you check out you can see for yourself the type of criminal activity going on, and most of what is there is only the stuff he was actually caught doing or charge with. Some charges get dropped, stuff gets bundled, not enough evidence for more charges, etc.

  • Shallow Hal

    Looks like he’s gonna be on probation for a year or so now!

    • Katie

      He’s been on probabation his ENTIRE ADULT LIFE! Do you really think a crackhead like him cares? He doesn’t, he never has and never will. Sean’s criminal history is littered with SEVERAL similar charges. He’s spent most of hte last 17 years in (more in) and out of prison. He was nabbed for the same crimes and it aired on TV back on 06/06/06 (no joke) and got off on some stupid technicallty.

  • d

    Looks like a cracker to me. Where are the black racists?

  • Kate

    Thugs a thug, lots of white losers in my community, as well as others. Make it about the behavior not the race. A scuzzball like this can be any color. My white neighbor tried to break into my home. My black neighbors up all night doing who knows what. Neither one(s) on my fan list. Where have all the good people gone?

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