A St. Louis Park woman with a history of domestic violence-related convictions has been charged with violating a protection order after police found her inside the screened porch of her ex-boyfriend’s home.
Bree Anne Stewart, 37, is charged with violation of an order for protection, a felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
According to the criminal complaint, signed by St. Louis Park Police Officer Siar Nadem, police were called to a home in the 5900 block of Cambridge Avenue early on the morning of Sept. 3 to remove an unwanted visitor.
Police found Stewart inside the screened porch of the home and arrested her.
The home’s resident told police that he and Stewart previously had a “significant romantic relationship” and that they have a child in common. He said he was awakened about 1:40 a.m. to loud pounding on his front door; he said he could hear Stewart, against whom he has an active protection order, yelling and pounding on the door.
The man said he went outside and found Stewart sitting inside his screened porch, and he went back inside and called police.
Authorities issued a protection order against Stewart last November that remains in effect through Nov. 18, 2013.
Stewart’s criminal history includes two separate convictions last January involving the same victim, for domestic assault and violating a protection order.
Stewart remains in the Hennepin County Jail on a $10,000 bond. An omnibus hearing in her case is scheduled for Oct. 3 in Hennepin County District Court.