A Golden Valley man has been charged with destroying his girlfriend’s belongings, including a $1,200 laptop, telling police that he did it because she was “breaking the rules.”
Steven John Korzenowski, 56, is charged with first-degree damage to property, a felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Golden Valley police were called to an apartment in the 600 block of Wesley Commons Drive just after 9 p.m. Dec. 1 when someone reported a domestic assault in progress.
Police found a witness on the front steps of the apartment building, restraining Korzenowski, and personal belongings strewn across the front lawn of the building.
Korzenowski told police that he had argued with his girlfriend because she was “breaking the rules.” He admitted throwing his girlfriend’s belongings onto the lawn.
Inside the apartment, police found a number of broken and damaged items, including a $1,211 Apple laptop computer. The victim told officers that Korzenowski had done all the damage.
Officers did a more thorough examination of the premises and found a bicycle that had been thrown down a nearby embankment. Inside the garage, they found an overturned shelving unit and broken crockpots, glass bowls and other miscellaneous items on the floor.
Korzenowski has been released from custody on a $5,000 bond. An omnibus hearing in his case is scheduled Jan. 22 in Hennepin County District Court.