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Grand County Court Report

Drinking-and-driving infractions were among the crimes that earned defendants jail time and fines in Grand County Court at Hot Sulphur Springs last week. The cases adjudicated included:

Elija J. Wonser, 26, of Grand Lake, was found guilty of driving under the influence, for which he was sentenced to 365 days in jail with 345 days suspended and two years of supervised probation. He was also ordered to pay fines, costs and fees of $892, perform 90 hours of community service, obtain an alcohol evaluation and comply with its recommendations, abstain from alcohol during probation and pay $29 in restitution to the Colorado State Patrol.

Todd J. Karnes, 30, of Byers, was found guilty of driving while ability impaired, for which he was sentenced to 365 days in jail with 357 days suspended and a stay of execution for 8 days, and two years of supervised probation. He was ordered to pay fines, costs and fees of $782 and to complete a Level II alcohol education course and Track C alcohol therapy. He also must complete 80 hours of useful public service.

Mark C. Gropp, 30, of Fraser, was found guilty of harassment by strike, shove or kick and sentenced to one year in jail (suspended) with one year of supervised probation. He was also ordered to pay fines, costs and fees of $810 and to complete a violence evaluation and follow its recommendations.

Lawrence M. Evans, 41, of Grand Lake, was found guilty of criminal mischief under $500, for which he was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 86 days suspended, a stay of execution for 3 days and credit for one day served, and one year of supervised probation. In addition, he was ordered to pay fines and costs of $925 and to replace to the victim’s satisfaction the property that was destroyed. He also must submit to a violence evaluation and follow its recommendations.

Anthony P. Cheer, 51, of Winter Park, was found guilty of obstructing a police officer and was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 170 days suspended and credit for one day served. He was also ordered to pay fines and costs of $154.

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Brandon M. Dismang, 19, of Greeley, was found guilty of driving while ability impaired and given a deferred sentence of one year of unsupervised probation on a charge of underage possession/consumption of alcohol. On the DWAI charge, he was ordered to pay fines, costs and fees of $617 plus $145.90 in restitution to the Fraser-Winter Park Police Department and to make a contribution of $100 to Grand Futures. He was also sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended) and was also ordered to submit to an alcohol evaluation and follow its recommendations as well as to perform a total of 48 hours of useful public service.

Eric D. Brenner, 20, of Granby, was found guilty of unspecified disorderly conduct, for which he was sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended) and ordered to pay fines, costs and fees of $126 and to complete 36 hours of useful public service.

Adam J. Shull, 26, of Lincoln, Neb., was found guilty of possession of marijuana – less than one ounce. He was ordered to pay fines and costs of $159 and to undergo a drug evaluation and comply with its recommendations.

Jeffrey D. Seay, 42, of Granby, was found guilty of driving under restraint and sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation. He was also ordered to pay fines, costs and fees of $282, to perform 40 hours of useful public service and to make a $250 contribution to Operation Game Thief.

Charles O. Struckoff, 59, of Glencoe, Mo., was found guilty of speeding 5-9 mph over the limit and was given a deferred sentence of one year of supervised probation on a charge of driving while ability impaired. He was ordered to pay fines, costs and fees of $483 and to complete a Level I alcohol class. In addition, he was ordered to make a $350 contribution to DARE.

Sabrina Lynn Banks, 19, of Kremmling, was found guilty of underage possession/consumption of alcohol and was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 178 days suspended. She was also ordered to perform 48 hours of useful public service.

Edward J. Welcome, 47, of Granby, was fined $188 for speeding 10-19 mph over the limit.

Michael S. Lunniss, 42, of Thornton, was fined $142 for failure to display proof of insurance.

Karen Moritzky, 40, of Broomfield, was fined $72 for driving a defective vehicle.

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Burt Dirkson, 19, of Greeley, was given a deferred sentence of 48 days in jail on a charge of theft (under $500) and was ordered to pay fines, costs and fees of $489.68. In addition, he was ordered to perform 24 hours of useful public service.

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