Man pleads guilty to Andover felony theft, burglary cases

A 31-year-old St. Paul man pleaded guilty March 11 in Anoka County District Court to two felony charges stemming from two Andover cases from last year.

Christopher Michael Krolick will be sentenced May 7, at which time charges from two other cases will be dismissed.

The following details were revealed in the separate criminal complaints.

A woman had just moved to an Andover home in the 15000 block of Thrush Street and was getting new carpet installed by Jeff’s Carpet Services on Feb. 22, 2012. She discovered the next day that several pieces of jewelry and $1,500 in cash stuffed in an envelope had been stolen.

The owner of Jeff’s Carpet Services called police the same day and reported that Krolick had confessed to the crime.

Krolick pleaded guilty to felony theft for this case.

On March 2, 2012, an Andover resident called police to report that they saw a man climbing a ladder to get into their neighbor’s home in the 14500 block of Bluebird Street. Authorities responding saw Krolick leaving with a gas can.

Krolick initially claimed that it was his father’s home and he had permission to be there. The homeowner told police that Krolick had never stayed at his home and had no permission to be there. Krolick later confessed to police that he stole gas for his vehicle and some Ritalin prescription medication from the home.

Police searching Krolick after he was arrested found a large amount of pills on him including Ritalin, Oxycodone, and Diazepam.

Krolick pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary in this case, but three other felony fifth-degree drug possession charges will be dismissed at sentencing.

Krolick had also faced additional felony theft and fifth-degree drug possession charges in two other cases. In one, he was accused of stealing prescription medication from a Blaine woman’s home. According to the complaint, she showed police a text from Krolick in which he admitted to the theft.

Eric Hagen is at [email protected]


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