Court, Police & 911 Calls

Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
The court found probable cause to charge Alex Bibian Rodriguez, 22, Omak, with two counts each of third-degree rape of a child and third-degree child molestation. The crimes allegedly occurred March 1- Sept. 1.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
Jennifer Louise Ballesteros, 44, Omak, pleaded guilty April 24 two counts of distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Those crimes occurred March 26 and April 7, 2014. In a second case, Ballesteros pleaded guilty April 24 to POCS (methamphetamine). That crime occurred March 2. Ballesteros was sentenced Sept. 3 to a total of 20+ months in prison and fined a total of $4,221.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
Eleanor Jean Beach, 67, Omak, pleaded guilty Aug. 25 to four counts each of residential burglary and third-degree theft. Beach was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 274 days suspended, 30 days community service and fined $860.50. The crimes occurred in June and July.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
Scott Joseph Girard, 51, Oroville, pleaded guilty July 21 to failure to register as a sex offender (third or subsequent conviction), unlawful possession of a firearm and first-degree unlawful hunting of wild birds. The court dismissed several charges: three counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, one count of making a false or misleading statement, four counts of first-degree unlawful hunting of wild birds and 14 counts of second-degree hunting of wild birds. Girard was sentenced to 57 months in prison and fined $600 for the March 1, 2014 crimes.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
Jeannette Deann Dudley, 48, Okanogan, pleaded guilty July 20 to three counts of distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Dudley was sentenced Aug. 11 to 16 months in prison and fined $1,150. The crimes occurred Jan. 28, Feb. 5 and Feb. 18, 2014.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court Criminal Dustin Hawk Chambers, 24, Omak, pleaded guilty Aug. 4 to failure to register as a sex offender (felony). Chambers was sentenced to three months in jail and fined $600. The crime occurred June 18 and July 8. Raul Duarte Vela, 34, Omak, pleaded guilty Aug. 4 to third-degree assault. Vela was sentenced [...]

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
William Joseph Bessette, 32, Omak, was found guilty at a jury trial May 29 to hit-and-run (fatality accident). He pleaded guilty July 29 to reckless driving (amended from vehicular homicide). Bessette was sentenced July 29 to 26.75 months (2.23 years) in prison and fined $13,748.50 for the Sept. 6, 2009 crimes. The fine includes $12,888 in reimbursements to Okanogan County for expert witness fees.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court Criminal Dakota Joseph Shaul, 19, Omak, pleaded guilty July 21 to first-degree criminal trespassing (lesser included of second-degree burglary) and third-degree malicious mischief. Shaul was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 362 days suspended and credit for two days served, and fined $500 for the June 9 crimes. Mary Lou Barclay, 43, [...]

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
Cecilia Rita Condon, 42, Omak, pleaded guilty July 14 to second-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree trafficking in stolen property. The court dismissed four counts of third-degree theft. Condon was sentenced to nine months in jail and fined $1,110.50 for the April 7-8, 2014 crimes.

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Lightning sparks Wildhorse fire on Mt. Hull

OROVILLE – Tonasket Ranger District’s firefighters continue to respond to fires caused by last Sunday night’s lightning, including the Wildhorse Fire on Mt. Hull which grew to 185 acres by Monday evening.

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