On Aug. 18, before Morrison County District Court Judge Douglas Anderson in Little Falls, Robert Ray Holmberg, 20 of Anoka, pleaded guilty to receiving/possessing stolen property.
On July 21, an off duty police officer from the city of Anoka spotted a Ford truck near Royalton on Highway 10. The officer knew the vehicle to be stolen and recognized the driver. Acting on the information, Holmberg was stopped by Little Falls Police a short time later.
In court, Holmberg admitted he knew the truck he was driving was stolen. Holmberg then asked Judge Anderson to execute a 15 months prison sentence.
Assistant County Attorney Todd Kosovich admitted he was surprised by Holmberg’s request.
“The Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines called for five years probation,” Kosovich said, “but a defendant always has the right to demand that his prison sentence be executed.”