MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 42-year-old man is accused of attempting to rob a Minneapolis house in late April, according to charges filed in recently in Hennepin County District Court.

Authorities said they also believe the same man is responsible for a series of burglaries in high-end Edina homes. Seven homes were burglarized between April and Memorial Day, according to police.

Stewart Eugene Pesheck was charged with second-degree attempted burglary back on June 10 and faces up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine if convicted.

According to a criminal complaint, Minneapolis Police were called to a residence on the 2600 block of Lake of the Isles Parkway in Minneapolis on April 28. The homeowners of the residence had discovered two days prior that a video surveillance system had been tampered with and the phone line was cut.

Surveillance video from the home showed a suspicious person tampering with cameras. The person also approached the front door and rang the doorbell. The person then waited about five minutes before he walked around the back of the home and towards a patio door, according to the complaint. He then reached up and removed a security camera there.

At 11:47 a.m. that day, the suspect returned to the home and approached a service door, tried to cover his face and tried to remove another security camera. He was unsuccessful and left the property.

Police identified the man through surveillance photos and believe it’s the same man who burglarized high-end homes in Edina by disabling security systems and cutting phone lines to the homes. Pesheck has not yet been charged in connection with the Edina burglaries.

“We believe we’ve got some evidence that links him into the Edina burglaries,” said Edina Police Detective Dave Carlson.

Carlson said this case was a priority for police, given the brazen nature of the burglaries.

“It was wires cut and forced entry into homes, and the key to it was, it was daytime. People were home in one of the cases,” said Carlson.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Steve Murphy Reports

Comments (24)
  1. Looks Like Denzel says:

    He should receive a death sentence. Do not take what is yours or deal with the consequences.
    I can’t think of any reasons this person should be allowed to carry on an existence.

    1. MIke says:

      Death penalty for burglary? How about 100 lashes for my supervisor at work for acting like a d_ck head?

      1. Marcellus Wallace says:

        Absolutely a death penalty for burglary. Why should thieves who are willing to take my stuff be allowed to live?

        DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS NOT YOURS OR YOU DIE. Seems simple enough of a rule to live by to me.

        1. Jim says:

          I think people who advocate the death penalty for theft should be put to death. That’s just one man’s opinion.

    2. Paul Revere says:

      I say cut one of his hands off.

  2. Find a judge with some balls says:

    Do you think the bad hair die job is his disguise? What a moron! I think the death sentence is a bit harsh but I do think that penalties should be more severe than probation.

    1. Marcellus Wallace says:

      Why is it too harsh? Why should this (d)ouchbag be allowed to terrorize thousands of people, steal their belongings, vandalize their homes and then just sit in jail? Why is that not deserving of a death sentence? Why is it ok to steal?

      1. Jim says:

        Because material possessions are not worth killing a person over. You should think about moving to China where they kill people for all kinds of things.

  3. Cordell Perkins says:

    He looks pretty light skinded for a black guy.

  4. Todd Johnson says:

    Another white criminal. He looks like he’s from Anoka or Coon Rapids. He’s probably on meth and his baby moma is on the stamps.

  5. trl the alligator says:

    i agree……euthanize the POS.

  6. Ashamed of mankind says:

    Wow…quit with the racial bashing. A criminal is a criminal wether they are black, white , brown, purple or green…grow up people. This makes me sad that you feel you have the right to call people horrible racial slurs, which by the way is thought of as criminal by a lot of us…maybe you deserve the death penalty since some of you are of the opinion that a crime is a crime…kill em all. I’ll say a prayer tonight for all your souls.

    1. Marcellus Wallace says:

      Don’t waste your time. If he’s willing to take that which is not his, and keep it for his own, despite knowing it’s wrong, then he is an enemy of the human race and needs to be disposed of as such.

  7. Lagerhops says:

    He doesn’t look white to me,,,more a crimson like pink.

  8. Grow Up Blondie says:

    5 years for attempted burglary? Hopefully they tie this moron into the Edina thefts & he gets 15-20 years, which is exactly what he deserves because he is already a 2 time felon. I’m all for second chances, but this idiot has already had his chance & deserves to go down big time….

  9. Monica says:

    Well apparently white people aren’t all that smart either.. He got caught…DUH!!

  10. Hair color? says:

    He forgot to color his mustache when he colored his hair.

  11. TW says:

    He’s not so different that some elected officials. Some of these socialistic politicians think that folks who have to much need to share with those who don’t. They always take things from me that I worked for and I don’t want them to, they just call it taxes and made it legal. This guy could have been a politician if he had played his cards right. Oh well, looks like his future options are becoming limited.

  12. Leonard Marcellus says:

    Marecellus Wallace is the joke formerly known as “Les Johnson’ he switches names every few weeks, after every person in the state realizes he’s the biggest joke to ever walk the earth.

  13. jan says:

    The sentence could be “up to” five years which means he could get one day or even nothing. If convicted he should be locked up for a long time and do some hard labor for a change. How many chances do they give these creeps anyway?

  14. Jim says:

    LOL. JB accusing other people of not being smart = irony. Your middle school education really paid off, I can tell. Turn around, that burger you’re supposed to be flipping is burning!

  15. NE Mpls Crime Watch says:

    You can’t “rob” a house. You can burglarize it…

  16. Shelleyjol says:

    Take a look at this guy’s record… It’s a mile long. Why is he even out on the street? Why do we keep releasing these career criminals back into our neighborhoods? Sickening.

  17. limonade says:

    i hate this somalians send them back

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