Burshia pleads guilty to burglary and criminal mischief

Posted at 3:58 PM, Apr 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-11 17:58:11-04

Brandon Lee Burshia changed his plea for several cases including breaking into the Food Bank and Meals on Wheels last fall.

Burshia plead guilty to burglary, criminal mischief, and criminal possession of dangerous drugs on Tuesday.

In August of 2017, Burshia was charged with a burglary at a church where he stole food items and was discovered sleeping on a couch by police.

Then in September of 2017, Burshia broke into Meals on Wheels and the Great Falls Community Food Bank building.

The incident resulted in Meals on Wheels canceling meal service for 350 elderly people for a day.

According to the Food Bank and Meals on Wheels, a laptop computer, a small amount of goods, and a credit card used for gas were also missing.

The sentencing date has not yet been set.

(October 7, 2017) Brandon Burshia, the man identified as a suspect in the Meals on Wheels and Great Falls Community Food Bank burglary, was arrested on Friday night.

According to the Great Falls Police Department, officers responded to a report of a suspicious person at the Holiday Village Mall around approximately 10:50 p.m.

Once police arrived, a brief foot chase occurred and Burshia was found hiding in a dumpster.

Burshia is a suspect in a September 14th burglary at the Meals on Wheels and Great Falls Community Food Bank.

According to the Food Bank and Meals On Wheels, the suspect took a laptop computer, a small amount of goods, and a credit card used for gas.

They also said that one of the cars sustained "significant" damage.

The suspect also propped open the freezer doors but nothing inside was lost as staff discovered the break-in in time.

Shaun Tatarka, the director of the Food Bank, said the suspect took the hard drive out of the surveillance camera but then left it at the scene.

The incident resulted in Meals On Wheels canceling the meal service of 350 elderly people for a day.

The Food Bank and Meals On Wheels building is located at 1620 12th Avenue North.

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