WASECA — A burglar allegedly cut a hole in the wall of a Waseca apartment, took off his clothes and sat at the bedside of a sleeping woman he didn't know.
The New Richland man reportedly forced his way into the neighboring apartment of a woman he knew a few days beforehand. He kept his clothes on, but he left behind a backpack containing drugs, a court complaint said.
Sheldan Christian Luna, 22, was charged Wednesday in Waseca County District Court with felony counts of burglary and drug possession, gross misdemeanor interfering with a 911 call and misdemeanor theft in connection with the first report. He was charged with felony counts of burglary, property damage and possession of burglary tools as well as misdemeanor assault in connection with the second report.
A woman who had a prior relationship with Luna told police he pushed his way into her Johnson Avenue apartment Sunday morning and would not leave. When she called 911, Luna allegedly took the phone and stole a pack of cigarettes before he ran away. He left behind a backpack that had methamphetamine inside, the charges said.
Another woman in the same apartment complex reported she was shaken awake by a burglar early Wednesday morning. The woman said the man was sitting on the side of her bed unclothed from at least the waist up. The woman said she screamed and he put a hand over her mouth. The man reportedly fled out a window after she kicked him.
A responding police officer reportedly found a naked Luna hiding in the apartment complex. He appeared to be under the influence of narcotics, the charges said.
Men's clothing and a necklace inscribed with the names of Luna's daughter and ex-girlfriend were found on the floor of the woman's room.
Police discovered that someone had broken into a utility closet and cut a hole in a wall between the closet and the woman's apartment. A jacket was left inside the closet and credit cards belonging to Luna were found in one of its pockets.