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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
Jerry Ray Mears Jr., 26, Riverside, pleaded guilty Nov. 4 to fourth-degree assault (DV). Mears was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 310 days suspended and credit for 54 days served. Mears was fined $1,110.50 for the Sept. 11 crime.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
Jesus Alberto Castaneda, 20, Tonasket, pleaded guilty Oct. 21 to POCS (methamphetamine) and possession of marijuana by a person under 21 years of age. Castaneda was sentenced to three months in jail and fined $2,110.50 for the Feb. 18 crime.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
Cameron John Taylor, 20, Omak, pleaded guilty Oct. 21 to violation of a no-contact order (DV). Taylor was sentenced to 29 months (2.5 years) in prison and fined $1,210.50 for the Aug. 16 crimes. The court dismissed Oct. 21 a separate charge against Taylor: violation of a no-contact order (DV). The charge was dismissed with prejudice.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
Jesse Leander Abrahamson, 19, Omak, pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to delivery of a controlled substance (heroin). Abrahamson was sentenced to 12-plus months in prison and fined $2,150.50 for the Jan. 27 crime.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
Justine C. Belgarde, 21, Omak, pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to four counts of delivery of a controlled substance (two for heroin and one each for oxycodone and hydrocodone). Belgarde was sentenced to 20-plus months in prison and fined $2,540.50 for the April 21 and May 30 crimes.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
Gailin Tara Olsen, 27, Omak, pleaded guilty Sept. 30 to third-degree assault (law enforcement officer), resisting arrest, fourth-degree assault (DV) and fourth-degree assault. Those crimes occurred Feb. 14. In a separate case, Olsen pleaded guilty Sept. 30 to second-degree theft. Olsen was sentenced to a total of three months in jail and fined a total of $3,001.76 including $1,290.26 in restitution. The second crime occurred Dec. 18, 2013.

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Death of Riverside man thought to be homicide

RIVERSIDE – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s office is investigating the death of a Riverside man and questioning two teenage suspects arrested in Oregon driving the dead man’s stolen pickup.

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Two injured in rollover accident

TONASKET – Two north county residents were injured when a tire blew on their pickup truck and caused the vehicle to rollover about four miles south of Tonasket on SR97.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
The court found probable cause to charge Christina Linn Fletcher, 54, Oroville, with intimidating a witness and POCS (methamphetamine). The crimes allegedly occurred Sept. 9.

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Goods recovered as Tonasket store burglar nabbed

TONASKET – An burglar’s attempt to steal fishing gear, optics, knives and more from Scholz Sporting Goods in Tonasket ended in failure as Tonasket Police apprehended the suspect on Friday, Sept. 10, after a brief on-foot chase down Western Avenue.

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