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Updated: Oroville woman perishes in house fire

OROVILLE — A 77-year-old Oroville woman was found dead in her house Monday, Nov. 14, after firefighters extinguished the fire that destroyed her home that afternoon.

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Jamaree Josephina Ponce, 22, Omak, pleaded guilty Nov. 3 to second-degree burglary and third-degree theft. Those crimes occurred April 6. In a second case, Ponce pleaded guilty to additional counts of second-degree burglary and third-degree theft. Those crimes occurred March 13. In a third case…

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James Matthew Hendrickson, 36, Omak, pleaded guilty Sept. 8 to POCS (methamphetamine) and use of drug paraphernalia. Hendrickson was sentenced Nov. 2 to 90 days in jail with 75 days suspended, and fined $600. The crimes occurred July 10.

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Alex Whistlekia Elsberg, 22, Okanogan, pleaded guilty Oct. 25 to second-degree identity theft and second-degree of possession of stolen property. The court dismissed a third-degree theft charge. The crimes occurred Aug. 4. In a separate case…

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Philip Nolen Lester Jr., 35, Oroville, was found guilty Sept. 8 (jury trial) of first-degree rape of a child and first-degree child molestation. Lester was sentenced to 200 months (16.67 years) in prison and fined $600. The crimes occurred between Dec. 1 and 31, 2015.

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David George Vanvekoven, 45, Oroville, pleaded guilty Oct 11 to POCS (methamphetamine), first-degree DWLS and operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device. Vanvekoven was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 274 days suspended, and fined $600 for the Nov. 30, 2015 crimes.

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Cameron Dean Gregg, 56, Omak, pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to harassment (threats to kill) (DV). Gregg was sentenced to 12+ months in prison and fined $1,375.50 for the June 1 crime.

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Jeffrey Howard Herschlip, 59, Oroville, pleaded guilty Sept. 27 to attempted second-degree extortion (lesser included to first-degree extortion). Herschlip was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 330 days suspended for two years, and fined $500 for the Aug. 20, 2014 crime.

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Nicholas Scott Thornton, 27, Oroville, pleaded guilty Sept. 2 to POCS (heroin), second-degree DWLS and use of drug paraphernalia. Thornton was sentenced Sept. 16 to 364 days in jail with 274 days suspended, and fined $1,260.50 for the Feb. 22 crimes.

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William Keaton Jr., 67, Tonasket, was found guilty (jury trial) on July 7 for second-degree assault (DV). The court dismissed two bail-jumping charges. Keaton was sentenced Sept. 13 to 17.5 months in prison and fined $1,225.50 for the Feb. 28, 2015 crimes.

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