On Feb. 28, 2017, Weitz pleaded guilty to one felony count of first degree burglary. He was sentenced to 180 days of community service (aka Sentence to Serve or STS) with four days of credit for days already spent in jail after his arrest. Weitz completed 30 days of STS but was given credit for 365 days thus satisfying the community service component of his sentence. He was placed on 5 years of probation (02/28/2017 – 02/28/2022) and granted a stay of imposition. This means his felony conviction will be deemed a misdemeanor upon successful completion of probation. Lastly, Weitz must pay restitution in the amount of $11,093.82 to Village Apartments for the re-keying of locks in the building and he must pay $2,116.00 to tenants for reimbursement for stolen property.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Minneapolis man was arrested for allegedly burglarizing four apartments earlier this week.
Evan August Weitz, 31, has been charged with four counts of first-degree burglary.
According to the criminal complaint, just after 9 p.m. on Oct. 24 officers responded to a report of a suspicious person on the 300 block of 25th Street East.
Upon arrival, a person who worked for the apartment complex told officers they had Weitz detained for entering apartments that weren’t his.
The witness told police the apartment complex consists of six separate buildings with a green pace in the middle. The green space can only be accessed by key by the apartment residents. Weitz is a resident of one of the buildings.
The complaint states that on Sept. 25 a maintenance worker left a set of keys containing a “master” key in a door in the green space. When the worker realized they had left the keys in a door and went back to check the keys were gone. The worker had seen Weitz in the area.
Roughly two weeks later, a resident of the apartment reported Blue Tooth speakers missing after someone was in her apartment.
The victim told police, on Oct. 7 around 9 p.m. she woke up because she heard someone entering her apartment. Believing it was her roommate, she yelled a hello and then went back to sleep. When she woke up, her Blue Tooth speakers were missing.
The criminal complaint states that there were three other break-ins, occurring between Oct. 23 and 24.
In the other three, a man, later identified by the victims as Weitz, entered the apartment using the master key. Each victim said he seemed surprised they were home. After seeing them, he each of them that he was there on a noise complaint and left.
After hearing the victim’s reports, police obtained a warrant and searched Weitz car on Oct. 25.
According to the criminal complaint, they located the missing Blue Tooth speakers, as well as three laptop computers and several duplicates of the master key. One of the laptop’s serial numbers matched that of a resident.
Weitz is currently in custody. If found guilty, Weitz faces 20 years in prison, $35,000 fine or both for each count.