Burglar said ‘higher power’ told her to enter residence

A Shafer woman heard some noise around 7 a.m. March 19 in the downstairs of her home, and when she went to inspect the sounds, she reportedly saw a woman, sitting in her kitchen, eating her food, drinking her wine and wearing some of her clothing.
The woman, later identified as Olga Petrovna Kobzar, 28, of Shakopee, was charged with one count of first-degree burglary following the incident.
Kobzar made her first appearance in court March 20 and bail was set at $10,000, or, in the alternative, Kobzar would be released on her personal recognizance with conditions that she be placed on formal pretrial supervision with Chisago County Court Services; not use or possess controlled substances; not enter liquor establishments and be subject to testing; have no contact with the victims or the residence; and take any medications only as prescribed, Chisago County Attorney Janet Reiter said.
Reiter noted another theft report taken by the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office was linked to the Kobzar, and she was charged with a misdemeanor theft related to items taken from an unsecured vehicle in the Taylors Falls area.
According to the criminal complaint:
On March 19 at about 7:11 a.m., Chisago County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence in the 29000 block of Unity Avenue in Shafer, on the report of a burglary.
The homeowner reported that she heard the dog bell and then noises downstairs. She went downstairs and saw a woman (Kobzar) sitting in her kitchen.
The woman was eating food, drinking wine and wearing some of the homeowner’s clothing. The woman said she screamed and Kobzar fled. She said she saw Kobzar with her purse and wallet. The woman was able to get her purse and wallet away from Kobzar.
The woman’s husband chased Kobzar and asked her to return to the residence. Kobzar apologized to the homeowners. She said she was cold and homeless and needed a place to rest. Kobzar also said a “higher power” had told her to enter the residence.
Deputies also noted the homeowner’s vehicle parked in the driveway had its hatch open. The woman pointed out several items in the vehicle that she did not put in it, including a lock box with their passports, Social Security cards and a black backpack with numerous items that did not belong to her.
The woman also said their Macbook was in the vehicle as well as some alcohol they did not put in it.
A deputy photographed the vehicle. Inside the backpack were numerous hygiene items, food, tools and phone chargers.
The woman also noted one of their suitcases inside of the house had been packed with their clothing and other personal items. The woman said neither she nor her husband packed that suitcase.

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