A transient who pleaded guilty to bursting into a young woman’s Anaheim apartment in the middle of the day was sentenced Monday to 170 days in jail, or credit for time served since his arrest.
Czarek Walczuk, 43, pleaded guilty Aug. 9 to burglary and false imprisonment, both felonies. As part of his plea deal, a felony count of assault with the intent to commit a sex offense in a burglary as well as misdemeanor counts of vandalism and child abuse and endangerment were dismissed. Walczuk was released from jail last Monday.
Walczuk followed the 18-year-old woman into her apartment in the 1100 block of West Fay Lane about 12:15 p.m. May 17, according to Anaheim Police Department Sgt. Shane Carringer.
“She attempted to lock herself in the apartment because he was acting so bizarrely,” Carringer said.
Walczuk “kicked in her door” and was bursting through another door in the apartment as police arrived, the sergeant said.
The victim’s 7-year-old sister was in the apartment at the time as well, Carringer said.
Police testified at Walczuk’s preliminary hearing that he was making “nonsensical” remarks to the woman and waving his arms around. When he first approached the woman he tried to talk her into getting her into his car “to go on a trip with him,” police testified.