Racine man pleads guilty to entering woman’s apartment while she slept

(ABC 6 News) – A Racine man pleaded guilty to 1st-degree burglary of an occupied dwelling–namely, a woman’s bedroom — in Olmsted County Court Monday, April 29.

Brian Joseph Miller, 42, will likely receive a sentence between 45 and 75 months, according to his plea agreement, based on a previous burglary-and-criminal-sexual-conduct conviction and other factors.

Miller was arrested after entering an apartment in the 1800 block of Restoration Road SW in October of 2023, and attempting to wrestle the woman living there onto her bed.

According to Minnesota court records, he previously pleaded guilty to 1st-degree burglary and 5th-degree criminal sexual conduct in 2004, and

Miller’s sentencing is scheduled for July 15.


Racine man accused of entering woman’s apartment while she slept

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(ABC 6 News) – A Racine man is accused of entering a woman’s apartment and attempting to wrestle her onto her bed early Tuesday morning.

According to Capt. Casey Moilanen with Rochester police, officers responded to an apartment building in the 1800 block of Restoration Road SW at about 5:20 a.m. Oct. 24.

Moilanen said a 45-year-old woman told police she was asleep when she heard the sound of someone entering her apartment.

Thinking it was her boyfriend, the woman got up and saw a shirtless stranger in her bedroom doorway.

The woman told police the man tried to physically restrain her on the bed, but she escaped and ran out of the apartment.

A neighbor in the hallway allegedly saw the woman run past, followed by the stranger, who allegedly told the neighbor his name was ‘Brian’ when prompted.

That is allegedy true, Moilanen said.

The woman said her boyfriend was following the stranger, who had gone to the Waters on Mayowood and was allegedly in the lobby of the other building.

Police took Brian Miller, 41, of Racine into custody based on the woman’s description, and called Mayo Clinic Ambulance to check him, as Miller allegedly seemed to be under the influence of drugs or in the midst of a mental health crisis.

Miller was taken to St. Marys, then to the Olmsted County ADC.

He faces recommended charges of 1st-degree burglary and 5th-degree assault.

Moilanen said the woman was not physically injured.