Court Appearance by Lakeville Middle School Principal Delayed

Chris Endicott Photo: Lakeville Area Public Schools
Chris Endicott

March 08, 2018 04:56 PM

A scheduled court appearance Thursday by a Lakeville middle school principal facing stalking and burglary charges has been delayed until March 22.

Christopher Endicott is charged with one count of second-degree burglary and one count of stalking to follow, monitor or pursue.


RELATED: Lakeville Middle School Principal Now Facing Burglary Charge

The burglary charge is in connection to an alleged incident in November 2015.

According to the criminal complaint, officers were dispatched to an Apple Valley residence where the homeowners - next door neighbors of Endicott's - had returned home to reportedly find a basement window broken and pulled open.

The residents also reportedly said they noticed someone had been in their master bedroom because the shades were "pulled down and in an angled position, which was not the way they had left them." Although they did not notice anything missing at the time, they did reportedly show officers two safes that had been pulled out into a hallway in the basement.

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Each were allegedly damaged, though only one was opened, the complaint states.

Two days later, one of the homeowners reportedly contacted police to say she had discovered she was missing a white gold ring with a small diamond, and a key ring that had the keys to the house on it.

Endicott, meanwhile, was charged on Feb. 8 of this year with stalking.

RELATED: Lakeville Principal Charged with Stalking Police Detective, Others

Investigators executed a search warrant at Endicott's Apple Valley home in January, and authorities found items that allegedly showed he was stalking an initial victim in addition to several other people, according to that criminal complaint.

He had already been placed on administrative leave from Century Middle School in January. And the criminal complaint for the burglary charge states that because his office was vacant, the Lakeville police officer assigned to the school began using it.

On Feb. 21, the complaint states, the officer opened the lower drawer of a file cabinet in the office and allegedly discovered three watches, a gold ring, an antique fork and knife, a Coon Rapids High School class ring, a key on a Mercedes Benz key ring and a thumb drive.

RELATED: Police Release Details Into Investigation That Has Led to Principal Being Placed on Leave

The class ring had a name engraved and, after meeting with investigators, the Apple Valley homeowner reportedly confirmed both the class and gold ring were hers. The homeowner was not sure if the key ring was from her residence, but said she had owned a Mercedes in the past.

She also told investigators there had been past friction with Endicott stemming from concerns they had about their dog going after Endicott's cats when they came into their yard.

RELATED: Apple Valley PD Looking into Allegation Against Century Middle School Principal

But she said that was the only issue she could recall having with him.


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