• David Cedeno-Garcia, 19, of Grass Valley, pleaded innocent July 29 to two charges of rape and two charges of sodomy against a victim younger than 14 years old. The charges stem from a June 12 arrest.
• Pamela Kay McBride, 49, of Nevada City, pleaded innocent July 29 to two charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia. A felony conference has been scheduled for Thursday. The charges stem from a July 20 arrest.
• Leon Arthur McBride, 50, of Nevada City, pleaded innocent July 29 to charges of delivering drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools, possession of a controlled substance, possession for sale, transporting or selling a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic needle or syringe. A felony conference has been scheduled for Thursday. The charges stem from a July 20 arrest.
• Jamee Marie Pau, 20, of Grass Valley, pleaded innocent July 29 to charges of threatening a crime, burglary, stalking and exhibiting a deadly weapon. The charges stem from a May 14 arrest. A Sept. 2 felony conference and Sept. 14 preliminary hearing have been set.
• Lendol Jerry Young, 40, of Canby, Ore., pleaded innocent July 29 to charges of resisting a police officer, driving under the influence, being under the influence of a controlled substance and recklessly evading a police officer. The charges stem from a July 24 arrest. An Aug. 12 felony conference and Aug. 19 preliminary hearing have been set.
• Timothy Neilson, 26, was sentenced to one year in jail and 18 months in a treatment facility Aug. 2 for charges of burglary, grand theft, vandalism and receiving stolen property. The charges stem from a March 1 arrest, when he was taken into custody in Placer County. He was caught with property that was stolen in Nevada County the previous weekend. Neilson was also sentenced to five years of probation after his treatment ends.
• Joanna Robertsen, 31, of Grass Valley, pleaded no contest Aug. 2 to a charge of renting a building used to manufacture a controlled substance. She was arrested on March 2, along with Samuel Bray, at her home, where methamphetamine was found, as well as evidence of narcotics sales. In a plea deal with prosecutors, other drug related charges will be dropped and her trial canceled. Bray’s trial has not been canceled.
Robertsen is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 7.
• Three members of a Grass Valley family were sentenced Aug. 2 for several drug-related charges stemming from a Sept. 24, 2003, drug raid at several residences.
Elisabeth Petros was sentenced to three years of probation and community service for a charges of possession of marijuana. Nye and Tyler Petros, her sons, were sentenced to 120 days in jail and three years’ supervised probation for charges of opening a place to sell marijuana. Other marijuana-related charges were dropped as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.
On Sept. 24, 2003, sheriff’s investigators raided homes on Old Pond Road and Kentucky Flat Road, seizing 50 large marijuana plants. Besides the Petroses, three others were arrested.
– Roman Gokhman
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