Farmington man charged with felony burglaryA night of drinking and some confusion about an address appear to be to blame for felony burglary charges against a 24-year-old Farmington man.
By: Nathan Hansen, The Farmington Independent
A night of drinking and some confusion about an address appear to be to blame for felony burglary charges against a 24-year-old Farmington man.
Farmington investigator Lee Hollatz said Kyle Richard Fredrickson had a little too much to drink the night of and made his way to a home on Embers Avenue instead of his own home on Embry Avenue early on the morning of Nov. 21. Hollatz said the homes are close to each other and the address numbers are similar.
“It was not done on purpose,” Hollatz said. “He had no intention whatsoever to threaten or scare the individual.”
The homeowner, who was alone with a 12-year-old daughter at the time, called police shortly before 1 a.m. after Fredrickson had spent about 10 minutes pounding on her front door. The woman was on the phone when she heard a crash and realized someone had broken in.
The woman put her daughter in a closet and called out to ask who was there. Fredrickson replied with his name and yelled at the woman while she ran into the closet with her daughter.
The woman had never met Fredrickson and did not know who he was.
When police showed up they found the home’s front door forced open and found Fredrickson on the couch in the living room.
Fredrickson yelled at police and resisted being led out of the house. In a statement later he said he didn’t remember how he’d gotten into the house or what he’d done once he got there.
Hollatz said it’s unusual for someone to break into the wrong home.
“It happens every once in a while,” he said. “Not too often, but every once in a while we do have it happening.”
The Dakota County Attorney’s office has charged Fredrickson with first degree burglary, a felony. If convicted he could spend up to 20 years in jail and face fines of up to $35,000. Misdemeanor charges of obstructing the legal process and disorderly conduct each carry a potential sentence of up to 90 days and fines of up to $1,000.