Coon Rapids man sentenced to jail in three separate felony cases

A 26-year-old Coon Rapids man was sentenced Oct. 24 in Anoka County District Court for three felony convictions in separate cases.

Trenton James Oney was convicted of receiving stolen property, motor vehicle theft and fifth-degree drug possession.

The sentence was concurrent, so he will serve the maximum sentence given for the three convictions rather than a consecutive sentence in which all three conviction terms are added up.

The sentence Oney received was 150 days in jail, but he was given credit for 90 days already served. Oney was also placed on probation for five years.

According to the criminal complaint for the receiving stolen property case, a Centennial Lakes Police officer conducting traffic stops along Highway 65 in Ham Lake April 14 as part of the statewide Safe and Sober campaign found numerous stolen material inside a vehicle in which Oney was a passenger. This included passports, credit cards, checks and two laptop computers. Several large screwdrivers and black gloves were also spotted inside the vehicle.

Russell William Johnson, 35, of Spring Lake Park, was driving this vehicle. After pleading guilty to a receiving stolen property charge, he was sentenced Sept. 19 and was ordered to go through the Salvation Army’s treatment program.

If Johnson completes this successfully, he does not have to serve any more time behind bars for this conviction beyond the 19 days he had already served. If he fails to finish the program, he would have to serve another 41 days in jail, according to court records.

Johnson also got five years’ probation and was ordered to pay $585 in court fines and $339.14 in restitution.

For the fifth-degree drug possession case, officers found 75.5 grams of marijuana in Oney’s home while they were investigating a financial card transaction fraud case. A Blaine resident had reported that several transactions totaling over $1,000 were made on four of his credit and debit cards.

The financial transaction card fraud felony charge was dismissed at sentencing.

A second financial transaction card fraud charge on a separate 2011 case was also dismissed at sentencing as part of a plea agreement on all four cases, according to Justin Collins, an assistant Anoka County attorney.

For the motor vehicle theft case, the complaint stated that a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix was reported stolen from the parking lot by the Payless Shoes store in Coon Rapids June 9.

June 17, a Centennial Lakes Police officer who was traveling on Highway 10 near Hanson Boulevard ran the license plate on a vehicle and discovered it was stolen. A Coon Rapids Police officer responded and both officers stopped the vehicle.

In his statement, Oney alleged that he paid $300 for the vehicle a couple days prior from someone he knew and was warned to be careful because the car was stolen.

Eric Hagen is at eric.hagen@ecm-inc.com

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