Kenai Courthouse is photographed on February 26, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska. (Clarion file)

Kenai Courthouse is photographed on February 26, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska. (Clarion file)

Court reports, July 25

The following dismissals were recently handed down in Kenai District Court:

Dalton L. Bush, 29, of Nikiski, pleaded not guilty to a charge of driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended for a criminal offense. He forfeited all items seized, and the case was dismissed. Date of the charge was Mar. 16.

Charges of one count of driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended for a criminal offense and one count of violating condition of release for a felony against Austin Shay Jackson, 22, of Kenai, were dismissed. Date of the charges was Apr. 5.

The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai District Court:

James Bowen, 28, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release, committed Sept. 9, 2019. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

James Buster Bowen, 28, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed June 18, 2020. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail (time served) and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. All evidence that is not contraband may be returned.

Valerie Jean Crenshaw, 41, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence and one count of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Jan. 9, 2020. On count one, she was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $150 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $330 cost of imprisonment, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her licensed revoked for 90 days, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for one year. On count two, she was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended, ordered to complete a substance abuse referral and successfully complete up to the maximum period of inpatient treatment established (180 days), with jail credit for up to 180 days applied against suspended time, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Austin Shay Jackson, 22, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of disorderly conduct (challenge to fight), committed Jan. 2. He was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge.

David Thomas Obrien, 40, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree assault (causing fear of injury), and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Dec. 25, 2020. On count one, he was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victims, except incidental contact, may not go onto victim’s property, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for four years. On count two, he was sentenced to five days in jail with five days suspended, ordered to have no contact with victims, except incidental contact, may not go onto victim’s property, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for four years.

David Thomas Obrien, 40, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fourth-degree assault (causing fear of injury), committed Jan. 31. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 330 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victims, except incidental contact, may not go onto victim’s property, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for four years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Nick L. Sacaloff, 37, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of false information or report (at arrest, citation or incarceration), committed Apr. 6, and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed May 26. On the count of false information or report, he was sentenced to one month in jail (time served) and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. On the count of violating conditions of release, he was sentenced to five days in jail (time served). All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Bryon Christopher Polkoski, 34, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended with a previous conviction, committed June 24. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail with 20 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered not to drive without a valid license and insurance, and placed on probation for 24 months.

The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai Superior Court:

David Thomas Obrien, 40, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to second-degree terroristic threatening (causing fear of serious injury), committed Dec. 11, 2020. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison with 18 months suspended, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victims, except incidental contact, may not go onto victim’s property, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to use, possess or consume any alcoholic beverages or illegal controlled substances, including marijuana and synthetic drugs, not to own, possess or transport any firearm, ammunition, explosives, or weapons capable of inflicting bodily harm or incapacitation, may not possess or have in his residence any BB-guns, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol, controlled substances, drug paraphernalia or weapons, ordered to complete a mental health assessment and comply with treatment recommendations, and was placed on probation for four years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Lawrence Alan Wright, 67, address unknown, pleaded guilty to a felony count of second-degree theft, committed June 11, 2020. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison with 22 months suspended, credited for time already served, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $250 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with victims unless they provide a written request for contact, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to use, possess or consume any alcoholic beverages or illegal controlled substances, including synthetic drugs and marijuana, ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol, controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, evidence of controlled substance transactions, stolen property, and checks and/or credit card information, and was placed on probation for three years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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