Armed robber sentenced North Highlands man, 19, gets six years for pot theft |

Armed robber sentenced North Highlands man, 19, gets six years for pot theft

One of five defendants in a 2000 San Juan Ridge armed robbery was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison.

William E. Rodgers, 19, of North Highlands and another man were accused of using a gun during an alleged attempt to steal medical marijuana from a Skyland Road man Nov. 27, 2000.

Rodgers admitted to the robbery, but was found guilty at trial of using a gun. He suffered a gunshot wound in the leg during the incident.

The remaining defendant, Douglas G. Edwards III, a 19-year-old former Ridge resident, faces a trial on the firearms enhancement; the date will be set this week. Three other defendants have already received lesser sentences.

In other cases:

— Dawn J. Melero, a 41-year-old transient, was sentenced Friday to a five-year suspended prison sentence, deemed a drug addict, and ordered to the California Rehabilitation Center.

Melero will receive treatment while incarcerated at the CRC, which will determine the length of her stay. She’ll eventually be paroled and face prison if she violates parole.

Her co-defendant, Jon C. Hall, 37, received a similar sentence last month.

The two were found with meth-manufacturing ingredients and equipment at Old Nevada City Airport on June 21.

— James A. Sciacca, 40, of Nevada City was sentenced Jan. 14 to five years’ probation and 365 days in jail for domestic assault.

In violation of a restraining order, Sciacca went to a woman’s Nevada City-area home Sept. 21 and later assaulted her, including poking her in the stomach with a screwdriver and leaving an abrasion, court records say.

— Nicholas D. Bauer, 35, of Nevada City was sentenced Jan. 14 to five years’ probation and 270 days in jail for battery with serious bodily injury.

On Aug. 30 at Pioneer Park in Nevada City, Bauer punched a man, causing the man to fall to the ground and strike his head, knocking him unconscious.

— Nicholas Gilberg, 18, of Grass Valley was sentenced Thursday to two years’ probation and 45 days in jail for unauthorized destruction of property and public intoxication.

He had faced burglary charges for trying to break into a building Dec. 21 on the 400 block of Colfax Avenue in Grass Valley, before police caught him in a foot chase, a police report says.

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