Duluth man faces charges for string of neighborhood incidents
A Duluth man who was reported knocking on doors, loitering by residences, taking items -- including a truck -- and breaking into an occupied house in Superior on Sunday, July 15, made his initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court on Mond...
A Duluth man who was reported knocking on doors, loitering by residences, taking items - including a truck - and breaking into an occupied house in Superior on Sunday, July 15, made his initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court on Monday, July 16.
Nathaniel Steven Veit, 36, faces three felony counts of burglary, one felony count of operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent and three misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct, all as a repeater.
A $10,000 cash bond was set for Veit and he was ordered to have no contact with the victims and no use or possession of controlled substances. He remained in custody at the Douglas County Jail on Thursday, July 19.
According to the complaint, Superior Police were called to the 1800 block of Iowa Avenue at about 6:26 a.m. Sunday for a report of a male who had entered a home through a window and was found walking in the living room by the owners. He claimed he was looking for his keys and left.
A neighbor told police that the same man opened his door, told the resident it smelled in the home and said he was looking for his keys.
Another man who lived on the block told officers that he heard a tap on his front door and the same man was there looking for Kleenex and his girlfriend. The resident told him he had the wrong house, and the stranger said something vulgar as he walked away.
Neighbors also reported the man had been rummaging around in the bed of a pickup truck in a backyard and yelled through the mailbox of one home to "Open up my car!"
The man was found walking back and forth from a home to a vehicle and identified as Veit. He denied consuming drugs and told officers he thought he was in his Duluth neighborhood.
Veit is also accused of taking an SUV from a home on the 2000 block of North 26th Street the same day. Surveillance camera footage showed a man wearing the same clothing as the suspect from the Billings Park incidents take the vehicle.
The keys to the vehicle were found in a van on the 1800 block of Lackawanna Avenue that had been rummaged through for change.