Teen pleads guilty to home break-in

One of two Coon Rapids teens facing two felony charges in Anoka County District Court for breaking into Ramsey homes in November 2012 has pleaded guilty to one of the counts as well as a separate robbery charge.

In a plea agreement March 28, Anthony Michael Nehmzow, 18, 1508 103rd Ave. N.W., entered guilty pleas to one count of first-degree burglary for a burglary in Ramsey in November 2012 and to a first-degree aggravated robbery charge for an incident in Andover in October 2012 and will be sentenced June 20.

Another first-degree burglary charge filed March 8 for a burglary in Ramsey in November 2012 will be dismissed at sentencing.

Co-defendant Bruce Robert Kelly, 2657 106th Lane N.W., is scheduled to go on trial June 17 on the first-degree burglary charge filed in November last year and has his next court appearance April 17 on the newest first-degree burglary filing. Kelly was not involved in the robbery,

The new charge stemmed 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 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.

The aggravated robbery charge against Nehmzow stemmed from an incident involving a resident on the 18000 block of Vale Street. He was loading items into his pickup truck Oct. 19, 2012, heard his dog bark and found a man with a red bandanna over his face pointing a hunting rifle at him.

The robber demanded his money and was given $30 before saying “thank you” and leaving.

A police investigation led them to a neighboring home and Nehmzow, who was living there at the time. Clothing that the man described the robber as wearing, including the bandanna, was found in Nehmzow’s room and a gun case was discovered in a shed on the property, while the gun used in the robbery was found on property close to the victim’s home and where Nehmzow was living.

In a post-Miranda statement, Nehmzow claimed he was home asleep at the time of the robbery, but his mother told investigators that he was not home.

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