BY Sue Webber – SUN NEWSPAPERS
A 23-year-old Minneapolis man has been arrested for burglarizing a home in Golden Valley while the occupants were asleep.
Brandon Ulysses Peterson has been charged with felony first-degree burglary and felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.
He also is facing five bench warrants for misdemeanors – three in Robbinsdale and two in Minneapolis – and a felony charge from Metro Transit Police Department for receiving stolen property.
Peterson is being held in Hennepin County Jail in lieu of $60,000 bail. He will make his first court appearance at 1:30 p.m. on June 12.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court, Golden Valley Police officers responded to a burglary call May 15 on the 3100 block of Vista Drive.
The homeowners told police that while they and their three children we sleeping, their cell phones and wallets were stolen from the kitchen, a large flat screen was stolen from the living room, and a Chevrolet Blazer was taken from the garage.
Officers located the Blazer within a few hours and attempted to stop the vehicle. Peterson fled on foot and was eventually arrested a block away, according to the complaint. Officers recovered one of the victim’s cell phones from Peterson’s pocket.
Police conducted a search warrant at the home where the Blazer was found. They spoke with a woman who said she was at the residence the night before when Peterson walked away and returned within an hour in a green Blazer, “indicating that he had just taken it, as well as a TV and other items from a residence.”
Peterson admitted to police that he committed the burglary and took all of the property, the complaint said.