• The case against Charles John Bicking, 25, of Auburn, has been dropped. Bicking was facing charges of child endangerment and false imprisonment stemming from a June 6 arrest.
• The case against David Forkner of North San Juan has been dismissed by prosecutors. Forkner faced a charge of rape. He was arrested June 27 after a woman reported being raped the night before at a party. Forkner told authorities he did have sex with the woman, but that it was consensual.
• Warren Edmond Daly, 52, of Grass Valley, was sentenced Jan. 10 to one year in jail and eight years of supervised probation for a charge of committing lewd or lascivious acts on a person under 14 years of age, stemming from an April 27 arrest. Another charge of continual sexual abuse on a child was dropped.
• Dakotah Erb, 23, pleaded no contest Jan. 6 to one count of vehicle theft stemming from a Feb. 18, 2004, arrest. Erb is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 14.
• Charles Aliberti, 43, of Grass Valley, pleaded no contest Jan. 6 to one count of false imprisonment stemming from an Oct. 29 arrest. Other charges of attempted rape and battery will be dropped at his sentencing, scheduled for Feb. 7.
Aliberti reportedly sexually assaulted a 23-year-old woman he met several weeks prior to the attack. The two had decided to go for a walk along Independence Trail, off Highway 49, and he reportedly grabbed her as soon as they were off the road. The woman said he tried to take off her pants but was unsuccessful. The woman said she was able to talk him into going back to the car, where she flagged down a passing motorist and jumped into the motorist’s car. Aliberti was arrested the next day when he allegedly showed up at the woman’s house to apologize.
• A three-day jury trial has been scheduled for Leslie Robert Hill, 28. Hill faces charges of threatening a witness, threatening a crime, two counts of possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a controlled substance and being under the influence of a controlled substance. The charges stem from a Dec. 6, 2003, arrest in a raid on North School Street, where drugs were found.
The trial is scheduled to start April 26. An April 15 trial readiness conference has also been set.
• Ryan Anthony Cetti, 21, pleaded no contest Jan. 7 to one count of grand theft stemming from a Nov. 27 arrest. In a plea deal with prosecutors, other charges of robbery, petty theft, battery and driving with a suspended license will be dropped at his sentencing.
Cetti and alleged accomplice Christopher Rex, 19, are accused of punching a friend unconscious to get his medication. They allegedly drove the friend to a location near Freeman Lane, where they jumped him.
Rex still faces charges of robbery, petty theft and battery.
Cetti is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 17.
• Sausha Bandy, 19, of Grass Valley, pleaded no contest Jan. 7 to one count of vehicle theft as a misdemeanor. Other charges of burglary, threatening a crime and bringing drugs into a jail will be dropped at her sentencing, scheduled for Feb. 7.
She was arrested March 30, 2004, when a caller on the 11100 block of Scrub Oak Lane reported that he had returned home to find two people trying to steal a vehicle and break into the residence.
• Dutch Robert Cooper of Grass Valley pleaded no contest Jan. 7 to charges of fraud and possession of a controlled substance. Other charges of fraud, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance will be dropped at his sentencing, scheduled for Jan. 31.
Cooper was arrested March 14, 2004, when he was caught going through bags.
• Martin Theodore Teichmann, 40, of Nevada City, was sentenced Jan. 10 to 180 days in jail and three years of supervised probation for one charge of child endangerment, stemming from a March 27, 2004, arrest.
Other charges of property arson, inducing false testimony by force or threat, assault with a deadly weapon and making a false police report were dropped.
• Bee Her, 21, pleaded no contest Jan. 10 to charges of kidnapping, assault and burglary. Her was arrested Sept. 24 along with Long David Yang, 18, after several Penn Valley residents tackled the two. They had allegedly stolen a car, with an abduction victim inside.
The suspects were initially caught by the victim as they were breaking into her brother-in-law’s car. She called police and jumped into the car between them. One of the men allegedly started the car and drove it onto Highway 20. Ten to 15 Penn Valley residents reportedly chased down the car and pinned the suspects to the ground.
Her is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 10, where a charge of false imprisonment will be dropped. Yang, who faces the same charges, will be in court tomorrow for a change of plea hearing. If the plea is not changed, he will go to trial Feb. 1.
• Alfredo Morales Sr., 42, of Grass Valley, pleaded innocent Jan. 10 to one count of committing lewd acts on a minor. Morales is accused of molesting a 13-year-old girl at a camp out last August, according to the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office.
Morales will next be in court Feb. 24.
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