Man faces 2 burglary counts in apartment bathroom break-in
A 35-year-old Brainerd man was arraigned Friday on first-degree burglary charges after he was found in an apartment resident's bathroom. Gian Carlo Aamodt, 35, was charged with two felony burglary counts by the Crow Wing County Attorney's Office....
A 35-year-old Brainerd man was arraigned Friday on first-degree burglary charges after he was found in an apartment resident's bathroom.
Gian Carlo Aamodt, 35, was charged with two felony burglary counts by the Crow Wing County Attorney's Office.
At 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, the sheriff's office received a call from a resident of an apartment complex on the 6000 block of Simko Drive in Unorganized Territory. The resident told deputies he arrived home to find his front door open and a stranger in his bathroom. The resident confronted the man in his bathroom, after which the man ran out of the building and into the woods.
Aamodt urinated all over the bathroom and stole toothpaste, nail clippers and sanitizer, according to the criminal complaint.
Shortly after deputies arrived, they located the suspect walking down the road a short distance from the apartment complex.
As a sheriff's sergeant approached the suspect, he recognized Aamodt from previous contacts as a predatory offender. The suspect's shirt was unbuttoned and his pants were falling down. The suspect pants were covered in what appeared and smelled like urine. The suspect had a fat lip that was covered in dried blood.
Further investigation revealed the suspect was involved in an altercation at a neighboring apartment, where he got into a fight. The suspect left that apartment and went into the apartment where he was found by the resident.
The sergeant located one of the stolen items near where he apprehended Aamodt. The other items were found between the apartment and where he was apprehended in a location where it appeared he fell down and they fell out.
The sheriff's office was assisted by the Baxter Police Department and its K-9 unit.
Aamodt has several previous convictions in Crow Wing County, dating back to 2000 when he escaped custody after he was placed in the backseat of a squad car at a party. Aamodt pleaded guilty to misdemeanor obstructing the legal process in that incident.
In 2004, Aamodt pleaded guilty to tampering with a motor vehicle, after he was found hiding in the woods near a motorcycle later reported stolen. Later that year, Aamodt pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct, a gross misdemeanor, after the reported assault of a 14-year-old girl. Aamodt, who was 23 at the time, was the 14-year-old's boyfriend. He had sexual intercourse with the girl at least two separate times and hit her in the face, causing her nose to bleed and the area around her eye to swell.
In 2006, Aamodt pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated after he crashed a vehicle and knocked on the door of a nearby residence. A deputy found Aamodt sitting on steps at the residence with "obvious broken bones in his lower extremities."
In 2010, Aamodt pleaded guilty to felony third-degree burglary after he stole a laptop from the Kinship Partners' building.
Aamodt has charges pending against him from two other incidents in addition to the most recent burglary charges: misdemeanor disorderly conduct and misdemeanor fifth-degree assault, from an incident in 2016, and three charges stemming from a traffic stop in January. In that case, Aamodt faces a gross misdemeanor for refusing to submit to a chemical test for DWI, a misdemeanor DWI and a misdemeanor open bottle charge. The state trooper who performed the traffic stop on Aamodt administered a preliminary breath test, which showed a result of .19. When asked to recite the alphabet, Aamodt allegedly said, "D,U,I,X,Y."
The pending burglary charges against Aamodt carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a $35,000 fine or both.