Sentencing for burglary in Ramsey

A second man has been convicted in a 2011 Ramsey burglary.

Jeremy Lane Pittman, 22, Anoka, pleaded guilty in Anoka County District Court to a felony second-degree burglary charge and was sentenced to 10 years of supervised probation as well as 180 days in county jail and restitution of $1,110, which he must pay as part of his probation.

He was given credit for 28 days served.

According to the complaint, a Ramsey resident, who lives on the 5600 block of 150th Lane, called Dec. 15, 2011 to report her home had been burglarized while she was away.

When she returned home, the homeowner saw a Wii game on her driveway and found that jewelry, a Playstation console and games, Wii console and games, football cards and an air compressor were missing when she checked inside the house.

The victim estimated the value of the missing items at over $5,000.

The woman suspected her daughter’s boyfriend, Pittman.

During the investigation, Ramsey Police officers checked local pawn shop records and found that Justin David Vanderhoff had pawned several pieces of the jewelry and the air compressor.

In a post-Miranda statement, Vanderhoff said Pittman and another person brought the items to his home after burglarizing the home.

Vanderhoff admitted he agreed to pawn and/or sell the items as long as he received 25 percent of proceeds.

In his post-Miranda statement, Pittman said Vanderhoff was one of three people in the home during the burglary.

He also admitted it was his idea to burglarize the home and used a spare key that was kept in the garage to get into the house.

Vanderhoff was sentenced March 27 to 21 days in the Anoka County Jail and five years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to receiving stolen property and fifth-degree drug possession, both felonies.

Vanderhoff was given credit for three days of jail time he had already served.

As part of his probation, Vanderhoff had to pay $1,110 in restitution.

Tammy Sakry is at [email protected]

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