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‘Date and rob’ plotter takes plea agreement

by Liz Kellar
Staff Writer

An Olivehurst woman who allegedly set up a Craigslist date with a local man in order to rob him has pleaded no contest to robbery and likely will serve one year in jail.

Debbie Delois Pristavec, Ryan Christopher Weeks and a 17-year-old boy, all of Olivehurst, were arrested after they allegedly lured the 64-year-old man out on a “date,” then robbed him at knifepoint.

The man told Grass Valley Police officers that he was on a date with the woman, who stole his wallet at knifepoint. He told officers he fought with the suspects, striking one on the head with a bottle, before they fled in a vehicle.

He was able to provide a description of the vehicle, and it was soon stopped by a Nevada County Sheriff’s deputy with the help of the California Highway Patrol. Officers allegedly located the victim’s missing cash — about $250 — but did not find the wallet or the knife.

The suspects allegedly had originally planned to conduct a home invasion against the victim while he slept but decided to rob the victim by force instead.

On Aug. 30, Weeks pleaded no contest to second-degree robbery in return for a possible two- to three-year prison sentence; the charge carries a maximum penalty of five years.

On Thursday, Pristavec pleaded no contest to robbery in return for a plea agreement of one year in jail and five years probation; a criminal conspiracy charge was to be dismissed. Her sentencing was set for Jan. 4.

In other court news:

A woman allegedly caught in the act of burglarizing a Chicago Park home has pleaded no contest to first-degree burglary.

Julie Tabler was found by the homeowner in her bedroom July 27 and was arrested after she fled the scene.

Tabler was charged with second-degree burglary and theft with a prior; she had another felony drug case, and two misdemeanor cases involving theft and drugs.

On Thursday, she pleased no contest to the burglary charge, as well as no contest to possession of prescription medication without a prescription and violating probation in the other cases.

Her potential sentence could be two to six years, but the plea agreement calls for five years probation and one year in jail with no possibility of alternative sentencing. She will have to pay restitution to her victim, and this is a strike offense. Her sentencing was set for Dec. 3.

To contact Staff Writer Liz Kellar, email lkellar@theunion.com or call (530) 477-4229.

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