Hibbing man sentenced to prison for Canosia Road burglaryA Hibbing man has been sentenced to 51 months in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree burglary after illegally entering a house in Thomson Township in January.
By: Wendy Johnson, Pine Journal
A Hibbing man has been sentenced to 51 months in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree burglary after illegally entering a house in Thomson Township in January.
William Peter Lushenko, 44, was sentenced in Carlton County Court on Tuesday by Judge Dale Wolf. Charges of third-degree assault, interference with an emergency call, and receiving stolen property were dismissed as part of a plea agreement. Lushenko had originally pleaded not guilty to all charges, but later amended his plea to guilty on the burglary charge.
Judge Wolf ordered that Lushenko immediately report to the commissioner of corrections. He will be given credit for 98 days in jail already served. Lushenko must also pay $210 in court fees and $1,759.23 in restitution.
According to the complaint filed in the case, at approximately 12:10 p.m. on Jan. 24, Carlton County Dispatch received a call regarding a burglary in progress in the 200 block of Canosia Road in Thomson Township.
Officers arrived and found the homeowner struggling with an intruder, later identified as Lushenko. The homeowner informed officers that he had been in the basement of his home when he heard a faint knock on his front door. A short time later he walked upstairs and found Lushenko in a bedroom.
As the homeowner called 911, Lushenko began punching him, but the homeowner was able to hold Lushenko down until officers arrived. Following the incident, the homeowner reported that he had likely broken his hand in the altercation with Lushenko.
At that point, Lushenko admitted to entering the home and also admitted to having stolen license plates on his truck, which was found outside the home in the driveway.
Officers also found a box of coins in Lushenko’s truck which had been reported stolen from a home in Hibbing.