Saul Seamus Durkee, 23, Omak, pleaded guilty April 1 to second-degree assault with a deadly weapon and use of drug paraphernalia. The court dismissed a fourth-degree assault charge. Durkee was sentenced April 11 to 89 months in prison and fined $13,112.14, which includes $12,251.64 in restitution.
Court, Police & 911 Calls
Kevin Joseph Lacourse, 39, Omak, pleaded guilty Nov. 8, 2013 to assault in violation of a no-contact order (DV). Lacourse was sentenced March 31 to six months in jail and fined $1,210.50 for the July 5, 2013 crime.
Superior Court Criminal The court dismissed March. 31 three charges against Gregory Eugene Doner, 61, Riverside, based on compliance with a March 2013 stipulation order. Charges dismissed were: POCS (marijuana), POCS (LSD) and POCS (psilocybin mushrooms). Amy Sue Stewart, 40, Okanogan, pleaded guilty March 31 to first-degree trafficking in stolen property. Stewart was sentenced to [...]
Kelby James Renkert, 26, Okanogan, was found guilty March 11 in a stipulated facts trial of third-degree assault (of a law enforcement officer), second-degree vehicle prowl and third-degree theft. Renkert was sentenced to 19.5 months in prison and fined $1,110.50 for the Nov. 12, 2012 crimes. In a separate case, Renkert pleaded guilty March 11 to first-degree criminal trespassing. He was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 201 days suspended and credit for 163 days served. The sentence is to run concurrent with the above judgment. Renkert was fined $1,010.50 for those crimes.
OKANOGAN – A man arrested for breaking in to, and burglarizing, the Okanogan Eagles was tattled on by his court ordered monitoring ankle bracelet.
TONASKET – A former Omak police officer was arrested at 58 Oakes Drive in Crumbacher after shooting at the feet of his son’s ex-girlfriend.
Superior Court Criminal Scott Anthony Smith, 40, Tonasket, pleaded guilty Feb. 20 to attempted third-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment. Smith was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 304 days suspended, and fined $960.50 for the Feb. 19, 2012 crimes. Frances Joann Edwards, 46, Omak, pleaded guilty Feb. 25 to residential burglary, third-degree malicious mischief [...]
Jesus Antonio Renteria Hernandez, 19, Omak, pleaded guilty Feb. 21 to second-degree theft. Renteria Hernandez was sentenced to 60 days in jail and fined $2,025.41 for the July 7, 2013 crime. He also had a first-degree trafficking of stolen property charge dismissed.
Superior Court Criminal Wayne Joseph Harry, 26, Omak, pleaded guilty Feb. 7 to POCS (methamphetamine) and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. Harry was sentenced to 14 months in prison and fined $2,110.50 for the Oct. 12, 2013 crimes. Cory Lee Craig, 25, Okanogan, pleaded guilty Feb. 7 to second-degree attempted burglary and third-degree malicious [...]
Superior Court Criminal Sandra Rose Moses, 27, Omak, pleaded guilty Feb. 4 to second-degree theft. Moses was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $1,110.50 for the March 21, 2013 crime. She was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,575 to Moon Security of Spokane and $203 to Friendship Diversion Services [...]
Poll of the Week
Should the Oroville School Board have renewed OHS Social Studies Teacher Ryan Frazier's Contract
- Yes, he has made a change in students' lives and got them excited about school (46%, 64 Votes)
- Yes, the board should have gone with Principal Kristin Sarmiento's evaluation and recommendation (25%, 35 Votes)
- I don't have enough information to say one way or another (16%, 22 Votes)
- Yes, with the understanding he address Supt. Steve Quick's concerns (14%, 19 Votes)
- No, the issue went through the superintendent and board and should be dropped there (9%, 13 Votes)
- No, we elect local school boards to make these sorts of decisions for us (8%, 11 Votes)
- No, Supt. Steve Quick recommended the first-year probationary teacher's contract not be renewed (5%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 140