New Trier restaurant owner restrains burglar


A 53-year-old man was arrested and charged with first degree burglary after he was caught at 3:55 a.m. in a restaurant in New Trier April 26.
Jason Paul Sudbeck, from Onamia, MN, was taken into custody after deputies were dispatched to a restaurant at 3:55 a.m. When they arrived on the scene, two men were grappling on the ground, one was the restaurant owner and the other was Sudbeck.
A witness who lives near the restaurant said that at approximately 2:30 a.m. she saw two people walking around outside the restaurant. They left the area in a vehicle and came back at 3:25 a.m. The witness texted the restaurant owner as the two suspects began to approach the restaurant. The restaurant owner resides in the building, and he saw the suspect vehicle and then heard a thump from the restaurant. He went downstairs into the restaurant and allegedly found Sudbeck behind the bar holding a small crowbar. Subdeck threatened the restaurant owner with the crowbar and ran for the exit. The restaurant owner “physically confronted Sudbeck and led him outside where he held Sudbeck on the ground until deputies arrived,” according to the complaint.
Deputies noticed that one of the exterior doors had been forced open, and there were tool marks on the door and frame. The cash register drawer and a money box also had tool marks on them.
Surveillance footage shows Sudbeck entering the building at 3:31 a.m. and searching the restaurant and attempting to open the cash register and money box.
Sudbeck was booked into the Dakota County Jail with bail set at $80,000 with conditions or $160,000 without conditions. An omnibus hearing was scheduled for May 6.