Snowmobile Theft Sentencing 29 Nov 11

A 19-year-old from New London has been sentenced to 62 days in jail, five years of probation, 150 hours of community service, and a $50 fine on a felony charge of motor vehicle theft for stealing and damaging a snowmobile last March.

As part of his sentence handed down in Kandiyohi County District Court Monday, The judge ordered Jake Andrew Doty to serve two days in jail, starting on Thursday. The remaining jail time is staggered in 15-day increments over the next 2½ years and can be deferred if Doty is in compliance with probation requirements.

Doty received a stay of imposition on his sentence. Under the stay, the felony conviction will be reduced to a misdemeanor if he complies with the conditions of sentence.

According to the complaint, DNA evidence was recovered from blood on the sled’s damaged windshield and on a stocking cap found where the machine had been run through a barbed wire fence. It matched DNA collected from Doty by search warrant.

The charges were filed after a rural Spicer resident reported to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office on March 12th that two snowmobiles had been taken from his residence. One had been returned, with a broken windshield. The other was located at another property.