Martinez charged with felony possession of stolen dirt bike

Victor Ramirez Martinez, 23, Rice, is facing a felony charge in Morrison County District Court for allegedly receiving a stolen dirt bike.

The charge stems from a July 4 incident, when the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stolen dirt bike worth $2,500.

Later that day, an officer with the Little Falls Police Department informed the sheriff’s department that someone had driven by him on a dirt bike that wasn’t street legal.

A deputy stopped the bike and allegedly identified the driver as Martinez.

Martinez allegedly told the officer he had paid $1,000 for the bike, but couldn’t remember the name of the person he bought it from.

A description of the stolen bike allegedly matched the one Martinez was driving and he was arrested for being in possession of stolen property.

If convicted, Martinez faces up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.