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Local Courts: On the Docket 05-23-12

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May 14

Robert Groff, 81, of Los Alamos, pleaded not guilty in Los Alamos Municipal Court to shoplifting gloves at Metzger’s ‘Do it Best’ Hardware in Los Alamos. Judge Alan Kirk deferred Groff’s sentence for 30 days pending he not acquire any additional citations. He was ordered to pay a $41 court fee.

Ronald Parker, 51, of Los Alamos, pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to not having valid registration after being stopped for speeding. Kirk deferred Parker’s sentence for 30 days and ordered him to pay a $46 court fee.

Charles Sterba, 53, of Los Alamos, pleaded not guilty in Municipal Court for failure to use a turn signal. Kirk found Sterba guilty and ordered him to pay $71 in court fees and fines.

May 15

Angelo Tinoco, of Fairview, was  found guilty in Los Alamos Magistrate Court to battery against a household member. He was also initially charged with aggravated stalking, assault, two counts of receiving stolen property, three counts of drug paraphernalia possession, concealing identity and violation of a restraining order prohibiting domestic violence. To all counts he had no plea. Judge Pat Casados ordered Tinoco to two years of probation, complete a 52-week domestic violence class and pay $73 in court fees.

Dustin Harbert, of Los Alamos, pleaded not guilty in Magistrate Court to possession of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids. The charge was dismissed because a witness or prosecutor failed to appear.

Eric Hahn, of Los Alamos, pleaded no contest in Magistrate Court to driving under of the influence – first offense. Casados found Hahn guilty. He was initially also charged with careless driving, which was dismissed by the prosecution. Casados ordered Hahn to participate in a drug-screening program; install an ignition interlock device and to a year of probation. He was also ordered to pay $241 in court fees.

Clare Winfeld-Webber, 55, of Los Alamos, pleaded guilty in Municipal Court for failing to yield right of way at a red light. Kirk ordered her to pay a $71 in court fees and fines.