MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man accused of burglarizing several high-end homes in the Twin Cities has been caught in the act.

Police say 43-year-old Stewart Pesheck is suspected of burglarizing more than 20 homes in several communities. They include Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Carver County, Deephaven, Edina, Hennepin County, Lakeville, Minneapolis, Maple Grove, south Lake Minnetonka and Washington County.  Police in Edina report at least seven break-ins between April 1 and May 31, 2011.

According to a criminal complaint, Pesheck was caught in the act by police who spotted him leaving an Eden Prairie residence that had just been robbed on Monday.  Police had been doing surveillance on Pesheck.

“He was very efficient and very quick at it,” said Sgt. Dennis Paulson with the Eden Prairie Police Department.

Police said they saw Pesheck drive to a residence and leave the vehicle unattended in the driveway. Moments later, the garage door opened and Pesheck was seen driving his vehicle into the garage. Several minutes later, he drove out of the garage and away from the residence, according to the criminal complaint.

After Pesheck left, police noticed the rear door had been forced open with a pry tool and several wires had been cut to the back of the home. Officers said the resident found several items missing, including jewelry, laptops and a flat screen TV.

Police searched Pesheck’s vehicle and found all the missing items, plus a pry bar, three pairs of gloves, a pair of wire cutters and a needle nose pliers.

In many of the previous cases, Pesheck had allegedly cut wires to home security systems and stole jewelry and other expensive items. Police said when they searched his home in Richfield, they found jewelry and other expensive items totaling thousands of dollars.

Police say Pesheck used different vehicles and never registered them, so they had a hard time finding him initially.  He was in jail last year for several months, then was released on bail.  Once he was out, police said he started hitting homes again.

The Hennepin County Attorney officially charged Pesheck in Hennepin County District Court on Wednesday with one felony count of second-degree burglary. He’s expected to be charged for the other burglaries soon too.

Pesheck would simply go into a neighborhood, drive around and pick what home to hit.

“Based on what he saw, if there were no vehicles in a driveway, he’d just stop and get lucky,” said Sgt. Paulson.

Police said this case is a good reminder for all homeowners to remember to lock their doors and be alert to suspicious activity and cars they see.

Comments (35)
  1. rats says:

    A guy can’t even make a living through burglary these days

    1. Kevin says:

      This is not diversity…………

      1. @ Kevin says:

        sure it is Kevin
        you are usually just to blind to see it.

        1. Oh Jesus H says:

          Christ – a furry foreigner A-hole chips in. Here’s a suggestion, Simon – FO and go back to your cr@p home country…

          1. Chief Wakawili says:

            Chief say, you foreigner. Get off chief’s land.

  2. Jenn Gormly says:

    white trash heap!

    1. Gormly Jenn says:

      No need to call names. He’s probably poor because white rich people keep him down.

    2. See BS says:

      It’s Middle Aged Marshall Bruce Mathers III

    3. Amy Senser says:

      You want him Jenn and we all see that but hun – he is all mine. sorry

  3. Mama says:

    No doubt he is poor; look at that dye job on his hair AND eyebrows!

    1. Guns-n-Roses says:

      He’s been dancing with Mr. Brownstone.

  4. Missing lil' Kevin says:

    Where oh where is My Hypocrtie Racist Kevin now???? annuder norweigen Kevin…..doggone it Kevin….where is the white diversity jokes? Ohhhh Kevin

    1. Doy doy doy doy doy says:

      Settle down, midnight – he’ll appear as needed…

    2. Up above Kev is says:

      Little Kevin is looking at us from the mug shot taken. They got the poor #rick by his noodles. Shame – I liked to read his daily bullchit about nothing. I like to think we made his day sustainable by responding to his wackiness. 😉

  5. Wow! says:

    Man, inbreeding is bad.

  6. ed nunn says:

    ..The bleached brows made him do it!..

  7. Ole says:

    Oh no Sven why o why did you do dis

  8. Yupper says:

    Oh dear!!!
    Look at the hair and the eyebrows LOL.
    Why does his hairline come down to his eyebrows?

  9. Eilif says:

    He’s not white he’s ruddy. The surname indicates Bohemian roots not Scandinavian. Oh…and he’s not good looking enough to be of our blood.

  10. Andy says:

    He is lucky one of the homeowners didn’t blow him away.

  11. j speedbag 64 says:

    eilif wake up white trash is white trash and he is your blood

    1. Eilif says:

      As I slept the transformation became complete; this morning eilif wake up white trash. ‘e is white trash and ‘e is me blood.

  12. Fran says:

    He was just re-distributing the wealth.

  13. The Original Ole says:

    Damn Scandahoovians – deport him!

  14. Mel says:

    A regular ol’ Robin Hood; steal from the rich, give to the poor!

  15. Amy Senser says:

    he’s sexy as heck. I’m willin’

  16. aethelbert says:

    Surprise, surprise – another white person committing a crime. Just can’t trust them.

  17. Bkkbadboy says:

    Who’s the guy in the video? Not the same guy in the picture.

  18. A. Senser says:

    I think maybe I was to have been driving my suv to ensure no witnesses ….. dang, I messed up it seems

  19. the state hates competition says:

    Competent crook-no; Ugly-yes.

  20. A. Senser says:

    I vibrate every time I see his sexy face …… weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    goosebumps and dripping wet

    1. Christi Rowan - Heckler says:

      Me too ….. almost makes me want Denny back. Maybe not at that lol

  21. jackactionhero says:

    Death Penalty. There is no valid reason why this man should continue on with his life. None.

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