Greene County district court, week ending Aug. 17

In Greene County district court Jacob Monroe Cullum, 31, of Paton was sentenced Aug. 15 to 90 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to a charge of assault- serious, amended from domestic abuse assault display or use weapon. All but two days of the jail time was suspended and he was placed on informal probation for one year. He must pay sheriff’s room and board fees for the time he serves. Cullum was fined $315 with a $110.15 surcharge. He must pay restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees to be determined and $414.35 court costs. (Sentencing: Honorable Adria A. Kester) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Aug. 17

Greene County magistrate court, week ending Aug. 17

In Greene County magistrate court a judgment was entered Aug. 8 against Edward Eugene Goff of Jefferson on a charge of harassment- third degree. Goff was fined $100 with a $35 surcharge. Court costs were $134.50.

In an unrelated case against Goff he pleaded guilty to a charge public intoxication- first offense, amended from a charge of public intoxication- second offense initiated in district court in June. Goff was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge. Court costs were $100. Continue reading Greene County magistrate court, week ending Aug. 17

Sheriff’s report

Following are excerpts of activities reported by the Greene County sheriff’s office:

Monday, Aug. 21: At 5:08 pm a deputy investigated a single vehicle rollover accident on Highway 4 at 265th St. A 17-year-old male, who was not named in the sheriff’s information, was operating a 2006 Jeep Wrangler owned by Robert Schroeder of Scranton. The driver lost control and rolled into the west ditch and struck a utility pole. He was not injured. The vehicle was a complete loss. Damage to the utility pole was estimated at $1,000. At 5:40 pm a deputy investigated a 911 hang up in the 500 block of S. 12th St in Grand Junction. At 6:30 pm a deputy investigated a single vehicle accident on 190th St near Highway 144 in Junction Township. Joey Holmberg, 54, of Norwalk was turning around on the gravel road and slid into the ditch. There was no damage to the 2008 Chevrolet Impala. At 8:35 pm a deputy investigated a noise complaint in the 300 block of N. 17th St in Grand Junction. Continue reading Sheriff’s report

Police blotter

Following are excerpts of activities reported by the Jefferson police department:

Monday, Aug. 2: At 1:29 pm staff at Home State Bank reported receiving numerous counterfeit bills from area businesses lately. The officer is working with the bank and business to investigate the incidents. At 1:48 pm Robert Kovar, 32, of Jefferson was arrested on an outstanding Jefferson PD arrest warrant for theft- fifth degree (simple misdemeanor)*. Kovar allegedly turned the water service on at his residence after it was turned off for non-payment. At 5:08 pm an officer assisted the sheriff’s office with a single vehicle accident at Highway 4 and 265th St south of Jefferson. Continue reading Police blotter

Greene county district court, week ending Aug. 10

In Greene County district court Suzanne Marie Eliserio, 55, of Altoona was granted a deferred judgment Aug. 4 after she changed her plea to guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated- first offense. She was placed on informal probation for one year. She must complete the recommendations of a substance abuse evaluation she has already undergone, and she must complete a community college drinking drivers school. A judgment was entered for a $1,250 civil penalty and $100 court costs. (Sentencing: Honorable Adria A. Kester) Continue reading Greene county district court, week ending Aug. 10

Charges filed in arson death of former Greene County sixth grader

The man arrested Wednesday for the murder of Melanie Paige Exline, 12, who up until a month before her death was a sixth grader at Greene County Intermediate School, is well known to Greene County law enforcement.

Patrick Ryan Thompson, 26, currently of Ames but a former Grand Junction resident, has been charged with two counts of murder- first degree, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of arson- first degree in connection with a fatal house fire in Guthrie Center May 15. He is being held in the Guthrie County jail. Continue reading Charges filed in arson death of former Greene County sixth grader

Greene County district court, week ending Aug. 3

In Greene County district court sentencing was completed July 28 in five cases against Zachery Waters, 21, of Grand Junction. The cases were initiated between April 6 and June 25, 2017. Waters was charged with harassment- first degree in a case initiated April 6. He was sentenced to two years in prison. The prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge. He must pay restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees to be determined and $244.05 court costs. A companion case in which Waters was charged with assault was dismissed. Court costs were $80. Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Aug. 3

Greene County magistrate court, week ending July 26

In Greene County magistrate court a judgment was entered July 17 against Faith Ann Kloss of Carroll on a charge of theft- fifth degree. She was fined $100 with a $35 surcharge and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge. She must pay victim restitution of $100 and restitution of up to $600 for her court appointed attorney’s fees. A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed. As part of a plea agreement a companion charge in district court of possession of methamphetamine was dismissed. Court costs were $140. Continue reading Greene County magistrate court, week ending July 26

Greene County district court, week ending July 26

In Greene County district court Nathaniel James Biggart, 19, of Grand Junction was granted a deferred judgment after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana- first offense. He was placed on informal probation for one year and must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at his own expense. He must pay a civil penalty of $315, a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge, a $10 drug abuse resistance education (DARE) surcharge, and restitution to be determined for his court appointed attorney’s fees. Court costs were $100. A companion case in magistrate court in which Biggart was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed. Court costs in that case were $60. (Sentencing: Honorable Adria A. Kester)  Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending July 26

Sheriff’s report – July 2017

Following are excerpts of activities reported by the Greene County sheriff’s office:

Monday, July 31: At 10:08 am a deputy investigated a burglary in the 1000 block of X Ave in Junction Township. At 10:15 am a deputy investigated a theft in the 2300 block of M Ave in Greenbrier Township. At 2:29 pm a deputy investigated a burglary in the 700 block of E. Main St in Grand Junction. At 3:11 pm a deputy investigated a cyber bullying in the 300 block of 3rd St in Rippey. At 3:29 pm a deputy investigated a trespass complaint in the 2400 block of 337th St in Washington Township. At 6:19 pm a deputy investigated a fraud complaint in the 2300 block of M Ave. Continue reading Sheriff’s report – July 2017