Three local men have been sentenced in Anoka County District Court for thefts from homes in Ramsey and Andover.
Cody Ray Stamnes, 19, pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor receiving stolen property charge and was sentenced Sept. 17 to two years of probation and one year in jail, which was stayed for two years. Stamnes lived in Coon Rapids at the time of his arrest.
Ramsey residents Christopher Robert Bartlett and Dylan James Jensen, both 19, both pleaded guilty to a felony receiving stolen property charge and were referred to the diversion program. They will both be under intensive supervision for two years and have to complete 40 hours of community work service.
According to the complaint, the Ramsey Police Department was notified July 2, 2011 of a burglary at a Ramsey home in which silver coins, a silver ring, a gold necklace, two gold bracelets and a large amount of change had been stolen.
The homeowner suspected four men, including Bartlett, Jensen and Stamnes.
The Anoka Pawn America called police to report that Bartlett, Jensen and a juvenile female were attempting to sell stolen jewelry.
While the trio only admitted to stealing the silver coins, which were recovered, they denied stealing anything else.
In his post-Miranda statement, Bartlett said they were attempting to sell jewelry they stole from an Andover home July 7, 2011.
The burglary was confirmed and the homeowner estimated the value of the 12 pieces of jewelry at $6,510.
Bartlett said that Stamnes and another man stole the jewelry from the Andover home.
Bartlett also claimed he, Jensen and the juvenile female remained in the car while the two men entered the house.
According to Bartlett, he went to pawn shops in Anoka, Champlin and Coon Rapids and the other four people went with him.
In his post-Miranda statement, Stamnes denied stealing any jewelry from the Andover home, but admitted he attempted to sell the jewelry after they left and sold jewelry at pawn shops in Anoka on June 28 and June 29, 2011.
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