Superior man faces burglary charges
Anthony Androsky, 19, of Superior made his initial appearance in Douglas County Court on Wednesday to face burglary charges. Authorities say he dived through a window to escape a homeowner who had detained him. Andro-sky also faces a sexual assau...
Anthony Androsky, 19, of Superior made his initial appearance in Douglas County Court on Wednesday to face burglary charges.
Authorities say he dived through a window to escape a homeowner who had detained him. Androsky also faces a sexual assault charge in St. Louis County District Court.
After his burglary arrest, Androsky gave Superior police a number of different stories about the home break-in, finally admitting that he went to the home with the intention of getting marijuana, according to the criminal complaint against him. He said he knocked on the front door and nobody was home "so he helped himself."
When leaving the area, Androsky told Det. William Braman of the Superior Police Department, he broke into a nearby home to wash off blood. Once that was done, he told the officer, he proceeded to steal a sweater and bike.
He faces two charges of felony burglary and one misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property. He is accused of breaking into two homes and stealing cash, digital cameras and a bike. Court Commissioner Rebecca Lovejoy ordered $2,000 cash bail.
As conditions of bail, Androsky is to have no contact with the victims or their residences, no use or possession of controlled substances or paraphernalia and no use or possession of alcohol.
According to the criminal complaint:
A homeowner who lives in the 3700 block of East First Street returned home at 12:40 p.m. Monday to find his front door open and found a young man sitting in a chair in his living room looking at his computer. The intruder jumped up and ran out the back door, but the homeowner chased and caught him. Another male was in the kitchen and got away.
The homeowner went through the man's pockets, finding Androsky's identification card, cell phone, a butter knife and items taken from the home. A friend of the homeowner's stayed in the house with the intruder while the homeowner went across the street to call the police. At that point, the intruder dove through the porch window to escape, leaving broken glass all over the porch and yard.
Androsky was located at his residence later Monday and arrested. He was injured -- bleeding from his elbow and mouth and with a bruised face -- and said he felt his ribs might be cracked, so he was brought to a hospital. Androsky was treated and released, then lodged in the Douglas County Jail.
In court Wednesday, District Attorney Dan Blank said Androsky has a misdemeanor theft case open in Douglas County. He was out on $100 cash bail for that case when the burglaries occurred. Androsky pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge Wednesday. A preliminary hearing was set for next week. He remains in custody at the Douglas County Jail.
Blank also said there is a pending sexual assault case against Androsky in St. Louis County. A warrant was issued for Androsky's arrest on Wednesday when he didn't appear for his scheduled hearing on a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge in St. Louis County District Court.
According to the criminal complaint in that case: Androsky developed a My Space online friendship with a 14-year-old girl. The girl invited Androsky to come to her Duluth home when her mother was not home. He is accused of entering the home through an open window and having sexual intercourse with the girl. The girl's mother returned home, found Androsky in her daughter's closet and ordered him to leave.