A Minneapolis man is facing felony first-degree burglary charges for allegedly breaking into occupied apartments near the Minnesota State University campus early Saturday morning.

Nicholas Ray Anderson, 19, was arrested at the Campus View apartment complex after police received a report of a burglary at 3:31 a.m. Saturday. He is the suspect in at least two burglaries in the complex.

Jesse Carter was using a computer in an apartment at Campus View when he heard a noise in the kitchen of the apartment. When he went into the kitchen, he found the lights on and a man going through his girlfriend’s wallet. The man said he was looking for his girlfriend, then left when Carter went to get a friend.

An officer sent to the scene found Anderson outside and detained him until he could get more information, the criminal complaint said. Carter later identified Anderson as being the person he saw in his kitchen.

Cash and cellular telephones were found in Anderson’s pockets. A $1,000 computer was also reported stolen but wasn’t immediately found, the complaint said.

At 11:44 a.m. Saturday another man called police to report a wallet and cellular telephone were missing from his apartment in another Campus View apartment complex. Timothy Greve said he had heard from an officer around 5 a.m. that a burglar had been caught in the area.

After receiving Greve’s report, a Mankato police officer contacted the Blue Earth County Jail to find out what was in Anderson’s possession when he was arrested. A telephone matching one described by Greve was there.

The officer called the number Greve gave him and the cell phone started ringing. He answered the phone to make sure it was his call making the phone ring. It was, the complaint said.

Anderson’s bail was set at $5,000 during a court appearance in Blue Earth County District Court Tuesday morning.

He has been charged with first-degree burglary and theft.

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