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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 5B Court report: Forgery, theft, abuse The following sentences were handed out after being prosecuted by the Plumas County District Attorney's Office in Quincy. All of the crimes were felonies. Sex crimes On Aug. 12, Charles Ben- bow pleaded "no contest" to three felony sex crimes. The convictions were based on illegal and inappro- priate sexual contact with three girls, ages 13 and 14. Benbow is scheduled to be sentenced to at least four years and four months in prison Nov. 4. Forgery Tabatha Taylor was sen- tenced Aug. 12 to.three years of probation and 90 days in the county jail following her conviction for a felony viola- tion of forgery. Taylor was convicted of stealing two checks from an 82-year-old victim during a garage sale. She then forged and cashed the checks for a loss of $600. Taylor was ordered to pay restitution to the victim. Felon possessing a firearm Jared Burrows was sen- tenced Aug. 12 to three years of formal probation, includ- ing six months in jail, for il- legal possession of a firearm. Burrows, a felon, was found to be in possession of a rifle during implementation of a search warrant. Vandalism On Aug. 12, Dustin Brinkerhoff entered a plea of "no contest" to felony van- dalism. Brinkerhoff broke into a Portola dentist office. His sentence will include up to a year in jail and resti- tution as part of his formal probation. Methamphetamine Randy and Michelle Craw- ford entered "no contest" pleas on July 29 for drug CHP RF2~RT Fell asleep, Aug. 31 At approximately 8:07 a.m., Colin P. Kopes-Kerrs, 61, of Portola, was driving a 2008 Honda CRV westbound on Highway 70 west of Beck- wourth. According to the Califor- nia Highway Patrol report, he fell asleep and drifted off the roadway onto the north shoulder ~where he struck a milepost marker. He woke up, corrected his vehicle to the left and crossed back over the highway onto the south shoulder where he struck a second milepost marker. The vehicle came to rest on its wheels over the em- bankment facing south. Kopes-Kerrs was wearing a seat belt and was not injured during the incident. Check My neighbor is depressed, so much so that I don't want to go over there, but what else can I do;g she has no one else. Her kids live on the other side of Timbuktoo, and quite frankly don't seem to care. She is sick and can't get out, and now it is getting where she won't get out of bed. My husband said that it is too much for me. She needs help; but how, where? Call the Plumas/Sierra Crisis Line at 1-877-332-2754. This is too much for you. We can give you referrals to agencies that can help. Crisis Line ~ Resource 283-4333~. Center ~L1-877'332-2754 r 283"5515d A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center 20% Off Garden Decor Sept. 7-10 Your last chance to save BIG! 283-2929 Quincy Store only 2019 East Main St. Tues-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm Sat 10am-4pm Closed Sun & Mon years experience with Social Security DISABILITY: \ (775) 825-1616 ,FREE 1-877-832-8757 se habla espaRol DISABILITY ASSOCIATES j charges. Randy pled to possession of a controlled substance for sale. Michelle pled to posses- sion of a controlled sub- stance. Both agreed to forfeit any cash and/or contraband seized during the service of the search warrant. The case involved posses- sion of methamphetamine in the Lake Almanor area. They were scheduledto be sentenced Sept. 2. Michelle was to be placed on proba- tion. Randy was expected to receive a 16-month prison sentence. Elder abuse On July 29, Leslie Tedrick entered a plea of "no contest" to felony financial elder abuse. The case involved Tedrick stealing checks and an ATM card from a resident of an as- sisted-living facility. It was agreed Tedrick would serve up to two years in state prison and be or- dered to pay restitution. Grand theft Edward Beyke pled to a felony grand theft violation as well as a misdemeanor DUI with two prior convic- tions. The case involved Beyke breaking into his estranged girlfriend's residence. He will serve 16 months in state prison. Selling controlled sub- stance On July 15, Doris Burleson was sentenced to 16 months in state prison following her conviction for possession of a controlled substance for sale. IHI6H I www,I$CI:MMfl,COM ROAD REt~RT The California Depart- ment of Transportation (Caltrans) District 2 will close State Route 32 in Tehama County from the Elam Creek Campground to Potato Patch Camp- ground, Monday through Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. the weeks of Sept. 12 and Sept. 19. The closure is necessary to ensure the safety of workers and the traveling publicl This is a complete clo- sure of the highway and through traffic will not be allowed during the hours noted: In the event of an emer- gency, service vehicles will be allowed through the closure with~ the assis- tance of the contractor and Caltrans staff. Access to nearby camp- grounds will still be available. The Potato Patch Campground will be accessible from Chico and the Elam Creek Campground will be ac- cessible from SR 36 East. The $3.3 million pro- ject, being constructed by Dig It Construction Inc., of Chester, will rehabili- tate the roadway by re- moving the existing dam- aged pavement and plac- ing an overlay on the sur- face. In addition to the work on SR 32 in Tehama Coun- ty, the contract also in- cludes construction on routes SR 70 in Plumas County and U.S. 395 in Lassen County. These lo- cations will not require full closures. 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