Man Sentenced for Harassment and Stalking in North Branch
(From Chisago County Attorney’s Office)
Chisago County Attorney Janet Reiter announced, Thursday, that Jeffrey David Holmgren, 37, of Chisago City was sentenced Wednesday for Felony Aggravated Harassment and Stalking in a May 9, 2008, incident in North Branch.
In pronouncing sentence, The Honorable John McBride committed Holmgren to the Department of Corrections for 30 moths and stayed the sentence, placing him on probation for 5 years. Conditions of probation were that he serve 6 months in the Chisago County jail, have no contact with minor children as determined by probation, not go within 500 feet of any schools, playgrounds parks, or colleges, not possess pornography or other erotica, and consent to searches of his computer and cell phone at the request of his probation officer. Holmgren is further to have no contact with the victims in the case and no contact with females under the age of 18.
Holmgren is also to enter an out-patient sex offender program within 30 days and further ordered to complete that program as a condition of his probation. During the course of Holmgren’s probation, he is also ordered to submit to random alcohol and drug testing and to submit a DNA sample for national databank purposes.
Holmgren was charged in May, 2008, after he was apprehended by North Branch police following his activities where he followed several young girls, both on foot and in his car, around the City of North Branch. Holmgren drove past the juvenile girls on numerous occasions, staring at them, making eye contact, and frightening them such that they sought refuge in a crowded fast food restaurant until he was apprehended at a gas station parking lot down the street.