Greene County district court, week ending June 22

In Greene County district court Shane Douglas Olson, 42, of Churdan was granted a deferred judgment June 14 after he entered an Alford plea to charges of assault- simple and criminal mischief- fifth degree. (In entering an Alford plea a defendant does not admit committing a crime, but believes that given the facts in the county attorney’s information, a jury would find him guilty of the crime.) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending June 22

Police blotter

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

Sunday, June 25: Routine activity reported.

Saturday, June 24: At 9:20 pm a complainant reported child abuse that allegedly occurred at a residence in the 300 block of S. Grimmell Rd in May. The officer is investigating. At 10:55 pm a resident brought a stray dog to the LEC she had found in the 1600 block of Westwood Drive. The officer placed the animal in the animal holding facility. At 11:15 pm a complainant reported criminal mischief to a garage door at a residence in the 300 block of N. Oak St. The officer spoke to two independent witnesses in the investigation. The officer has requested an arrest warrant for Zachary Allen Waters of Paton for criminal mischief- fourth degree (serious misdemeanor)*.  Continue reading Police blotter

Sheriff’s report

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

Sunday, June 26: At 8:21 pm a deputy investigated an assault in the 100 block of W. 2nd St in Rippey.

Saturday, June 24: At 8:55 am a deputy investigated a criminal mischief complaint in the 1800 block of 195th St in Junction Township. At 11:11 am a deputy assisted with a bail fire in the 2300 block of 210th St in Junction Township. At 6:40 pm a deputy investigated a theft in the 200 block of E. Hager St in Grand Junction. Continue reading Sheriff’s report

Greene County district court, week ending June 15

In Greene County district court Cynthia Louise Hobbs, 42, of Jefferson was sentenced June 9 to five years in prison after she changed her plea to guilty to a charge of forgery. The prison term was suspended and she was placed on probation for three years. Hobbs was fined $750 with a $262.50 surcharge and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge. She must also pay $1,300.49 in victim restitution and $149.50 restitution for her court appointed attorney’s fees. Court costs were $769.98. Three counts of forgery, one count of ongoing criminal conduct and one count of identity theft more than $1,000 were dismissed as part of a plea agreement. (Sentencing: Honorable Adria A. Kester) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending June 15

Greene County district court, week ending June 8

In Greene County district court Thomas Todd Mertz, 58, of Perry was sentenced June 9 to two days in jail after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated- first offense. He may complete a 48-hour weekend offender program in lieu of the jail time. He must also complete the recommendations of a substance abuse evaluation he has already undergone and a community college drinking driver’s course. Mertz was fined $1,250 with a $437.50 surcharge and a $10 surcharge for drug abuse resistance education. Court costs were $100. (Sentencing: Honorable Adria A. Kester) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending June 8

Greene County magistrate court, week ending June 8

In Greene County magistrate court a judgment was entered June 7 against Joanne Lee Gay of Carroll on a charge of theft- fifth degree. The case was initiated June 13, 2016; an arrest warrant was returned June 5, 2017. Gay was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge. She must also pay $45 restitution to Casey’s General Store (Scranton) and $190.55 court costs. Continue reading Greene County magistrate court, week ending June 8

Greene County district court, May 25-June 1

In Greene County district court Howard James Natzel, 59, of Minneapolis, MN, was granted a deferred judgment May 30 after he entered an Alford plea to a charge of operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent. (In entering an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit to committing a crime, but believes that given the facts in the county attorney’s information, a jury would find him guilty of the crime.) Natzel was placed on informal probation for one year. He must pay a $625 civil penalty, a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge and $186 court costs. (Sentencing: Honorable Adria A. Kester) Continue reading Greene County district court, May 25-June 1

Greene County district court, May 19-24

In Greene County district court Susan Houseman, 57, of Ogden was granted a deferred judgment after she pleaded guilty to a charge of prohibited activities, amended from fraudulent practice- second degree. A judgment was entered for a $315 civil penalty and $193.25 court costs. Houseman was placed on informal probation for one year. (Sentencing: Honorable Adria A. Kester) Continue reading Greene County district court, May 19-24

Greene County magistrate court, May 19-24

In Greene county magistrate court David Hoyle of Churdan was sentenced May 24 to 30 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to a charge of domestic abuse assault- simple. The case was initiated in district court and included a charge of harassment- first degree. All but two days of the jail time was suspended and he was placed on probation for one year. He must complete a batterers education program at his own expense. Hoyle was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge. He must pay victim restitution and restitution for his court appointed attorney to be determined. Court costs were $163.50. Continue reading Greene County magistrate court, May 19-24