An Anoka man with several previous convictions is now accused of a break-in that occurred in the summer of 2016, in an occupied caretaker home at Daly Park near Mapleton.

The caretaker told police that money had been taken from the park’s money bag at around the time 23-year-old Joseph Anchondo asked to use the phone.

The criminal complaint shows that Anchando’s mother rented the campsite for him in June of 2016 because he couldn’t stay at her place due to a restraining order connected with her grandchild.

When Blue Earth County Deputies questioned Anchondo at his campsite, he claimed he’s never been inside the residence and used the phone on a patio, and offered to allow them to search his belongings and agreed to submit to a DNA test.

He also agreed to an interview at the justice center, and after using the restroom there the deputy says he was walking funny. He was taken to jail for violating the terms of his conditional release from a previous case, and a search turned up a roll of cash near his groin that matched the amount the park caretaker said had been stolen.

The BCA report on the DNA testing showed evidence from the scene contained a mixture of three or more individuals and that Anchondo could not be excluded from being a possible contributor.

He’s charged with burglary of an occupied building, which could mean up to 20 years in prison if he’s convicted.

Court records show he was convicted of theft in Nicollet County in July of 2016; felony stalking in April 2016 in Blue Earth County; and has several other misdemeanor convictions in Nicollet and Le Sueur Counties dating back to 2010.