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78th District Court sentencings

November 26, 2014
78th District Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were sentenced Monday, Nov. 24, in 78th District Court: –      Kurtis Allen Vereeke, 45, of 2263 S. 204th Ave., Hesperia, was found guilty Nov. 24 of check – non-sufficient funds (NSF) $100 or less. He was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail and $450 in fines and costs. One felony count…

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Contractor ordered to pay back nearly $21,000

November 26, 2014
Contractor ordered to pay back nearly $21,000

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — A contractor was recently ordered to pay $20,925.04 in restitution for defrauding Gale’s IGA. Michael Joseph Gamble, 46, of 311 E. Colby Rd., Whitehall, was sentenced in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Nov. 25, for an Oct. 13 conviction of contractor – fraud use fund, which carries a three-year maximum. Judge Anthony A. Monton…

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Teen facing boot camp for receiving and concealing stolen property

November 24, 2014
Teen facing boot camp for receiving and concealing stolen property

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — A 17-year-old Hesperia man is looking at a boot camp stint for receiving and concealing a stolen 26-foot travel trailer. John Joseph Norman, Jr., of 2838 E. Garfield Rd., Hesperia, pleaded guilty Monday, Nov. 24, in 27th Circuit Court to a five-year felony of receiving and concealing stolen property over $1,000/under $20,000. In exchange…

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Habitual offender facing prison time

November 24, 2014
Habitual offender facing prison time

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — A 33-year-old Hart man is looking at a prison sentence of up to two-and-a-half years after pleading guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Nov. 24, to four felonies of forgery, uttering and publishing (two counts) and habitual offender. Kevin Robert Oomen, 33, of 3241 N. 72nd Ave., Hart, pleaded guilty to all counts…

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Teen home invader sent to jail for 10 months

November 24, 2014
Teen home invader sent to jail for 10 months

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — A 17-year-old Hart man avoided prison but will spend the next 10 months in jail stemming from his arrest last September in connection with a stolen car that he and a juvenile were caught doing donuts with shortly after the theft. Steven Geno Rice, III, was initially facing two felony counts of home…

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