Alleged Burglar Calls 911, Tells Dispatcher He's Breaking into House
A Forest Lake man was arrested after allegedly trying to break into his former in-laws’ house.
Deputies arrived to the home on the 9100 block of Columbus around 6:25 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.
The former in-laws told police they had gotten a phone call from 29-year-old Kevin Marc Oshea of Forest Lake around 3:58 that morning. According to the criminal complaint, Oshea is the ex-husband of the victims’ daughter and has a history of physical assault.
The homeowners decided to ignore the calls until they heard the doorbell ring around 5:50 a.m. The former father-in-law said he saw Oshea’s vehicle driving away from the house, but Oshea apparently spotted him because he returned to the house and began pounding on the door, window, and garage door, according to the complaint.
While at the house, Oshea called 911 and told the dispatcher that he was going to break into the home because the homeowners weren’t answering. He later told police that he was drunk and didn’t mean that.
The homeowner told Oshea via text message that he needed to leave or he would call the police. Oshea then allegedly began throwing rocks at the house, one of which broke the front picture window and activated an alarm.
Police then arrived to arrest Oshea. While in the back of the squad car, Oshea admitted to breaking windows and said “something bad” would happen to his former father-in-law if he had gotten into the house, according to the complaint.
Oshea also told police that he was upset at the family because of a family-law matter between him and the homeowners’ daughter.
Oshea has been charged with first degree burglary and first degree criminal damage to property. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and $35,000 in fines on the burglary charge and up to five years in prison and $10,000 in fines on the criminal damage charge.