Teens face additional burglary charge from November Ramsey break-in

Two Coon Rapids teens charged in Anoka County District Court in November 2012 with felony burglary for allegedly breaking into a Ramsey home now face another burglary count.

Anthony Michael Nehmzow, 18, 1508 103rd Ave. N.W., and Bruce Robert Kelly, 2657 106th Lane N.W., were originally arraigned on a first-degree burglary charge Nov. 27, 2012.

Kelly has a Aug. 19 trial date, while Nehmzow has a plea hearing scheduled for March 28.

Nehmzow and Kelly were both arraigned on the new first-degree burglary charge March 4.

In Nehmzow’s case a plea hearing was set on this charge for March 28, while Kelly, who has posted $5,000 bail, is due back in court April 17.

The new charge stems from a burglary the night of Nov. 18, 2012 in Ramsey where a homeowner reported his home was entered while he and his family slept.

Entry was made through an open garage door and $70 in cash plus change in a bucket were stolen.

In his post-Miranda statement for the Nov. 26, 2012 burglary, Kelly allegedly admitted that he and Nemzhow had been responsible for this burglary, too.

He alleged they went to the Coon Rapids Walmart to cash the change and video surveillance at the store the early hours of Nov. 19, 2012 allegedly showed them making the transaction.

According to the complaint for the Nov. 26, 2012 burglary, a homeowner had got up to get a glass of water around 3 a.m., looked out the window and saw a suspicious dark colored pick-up truck.

The man saw the passenger get out of the truck and allegedly slide under the attached garage door of a nearby home on the 14700 block of Neon Street.

The passenger, later allegedly identified as Nehmzow, was in the garage a short time and returned to the truck.

Officers located the truck about a block away and identified Kelly as the driver.

The homeowner told police he and his girlfriend had been sleeping and heard nothing.

During a walk though the garage, it was discovered that the garage service door had been propped open with a laundry detergent bottle and footprints, not belonging to the homeowner, were seen in paint overspray on the garage floor.

In his post-Miranda statement, Kelly said he agreed to drive Nehmzow around, allegedly looking for open garage doors.

Kelly alleged he drove with Nehmzow jumping out to check for unlocked cars or open garage doors.

Nehmzow was allegedly looking for garage door openers inside the vehicles in order to get into the garage and steal items.

Tammy Sakry is at tammy.sakry@ecm-inc.com

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