Recent convictions, sentencing and dismissals from felony cases in Waupaca County Circuit Court.
• Judge Raymond Huber sentenced Eugene E. Volk, 57, Waupaca, to four years in prison and two years of extended supervision.
Volk was convicted of his 10th drunken driving charge after a jury found him guilty on Nov. 3. Huber also revoked Volk’s license for three years after his release from initial confinement, ordered him to install an ignition interlock device (IID) on all his vehicles and assessed him $562 in court costs.
In December 1998, Volk was sentenced to a total of three years in prison after being convicted of two drunken driving offenses in Portage County and one in Waupaca County within a single week.
• Judge Philip Kirk placed Caleb P. Bauer, 32, Ogdensburg, on three years of probation and sentenced him to two, consecutive six-month jail terms.
Bauer was convicted of a fourth and a fifth impaired driving offense. The fifth offense was for operating with a controlled substance. He was also convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia and felony bail jumping.
Kirk also revoked Bauer’s license for 36 months, ordered him to install an IID for 36 months, and assessed him a total of $4,281 in fines and court costs.
• Judge Vicki Clussman sentenced Brandon D. Bellile, 17, Waupaca, to five months in jail on Nov. 3.
On May 7, Clussman placed Bellile on two years of probation after he was convicted of possession of a weapon by a minor and disorderly conduct. A charge of possession of a firearm on school ground was dismissed but read into the record for sentencing purposes.
On July 30, Bellile was charged with theft and felony bail jumping. On Aug. 6, he was cited for disorderly conduct. On Aug. 13, he was cited for trespassing.
When Bellile appeared in court on Nov. 3 for his revocation hearing, the judge was informed that new charges against Bellile could be pending.
Had Bellile successfully completed his probation, his record would have been expunged.
• Clussman placed Todd A. Pionek, 49, Weyauwega, on three years of probation, sentenced him to one year in jail, assessed him a total of $4,111 in fines and court costs, revoked his license for two years, ordered him to install an IID for two years and to not consume any alcohol during his probation.
Pionek was convicted of a sixth drunken driving offense and felony bail jumping.
• Kirk placed Marie C. Fritsch, 50, West Bend, on five years of probation, sentenced her to one year in jail, then stayed six months of the sentence.
Fritsch was convicted of a fifth drunken driving offense and had a child in the car at the time of her arrest.
Kirk also ordered Fritsch to perform 40 hours of community service, maintain absolute sobriety, install an IID in her vehicles, and pay $2,544 in fines and court costs. Her license was revoked for three years.
• Clussman stayed a 30-day jail sentence and placed James C. Strauch, 45, Bear Creek, on one year of probation.
Strauch was convicted of receiving stolen property. Charges of burglary and obstructing an officer were dismissed but read into the record.
Clussman also ordered Strauch to pay $522 in restitution and court costs.
• Huber placed Debra A. Dombrowski, 50, Amherst Junction, on three years of probation, sentenced her to nine months in jail, revoked her license for two years, ordered her to install an IID on her vehicles and assessed her $3,793 in fines and court costs.
Dombrowski was convicted of a fifth drunken driving offense.
• Huber placed Darin M. Poppy, 22, Manawa, on one year of probation and stayed a 60-day jail term that can be used at his corrections agent’s discretion.
Poppy was convicted of theft and illegal entry into a building, which was amended from the original felony charge of burglary.
The judge also assessed him $696 in court costs and ordered Poppy to write a letter of apology to Cruisin In Restaurant, in Manawa.
• Clussman imposed and stayed a 90-day sentence, then placed Caleb A. Olson, 18, Loyal, on one year of probation.
Olson was convicted of felony interference with child custody. A charge of child abduction was dismissed by the prosecutor.
Clussman also ordered Olson to perform 25 hours of community service.
• Huber assessed Jeffrey C. Potratz, 58, Waupaca, $957 in fines and court costs.
Potratz was convicted of obstructing an officer. A felony charge of insurance fraud was dismissed but read into the record.
• Clussman imposed and stayed 60 days in jail, then placed Matthew J. Otto, 41, Redgranite Correctional Facility, on one year of probation.
Otto was convicted of misdemeanor theft, while a felony burglary charge was dismissed and read into the record.
On June 12, Otto was sentenced in Waupaca County Circuit Court to five years in state prison after he was convicted of two counts of robbery.
• Kirk placed Korey J. Thoma, 29, Iola, on one year of probation and assessed him $653 in fines and court costs.
Thoma was convicted of misdemeanor theft as party to a crime. A felony charge of conspiracy to commit burglary was dismissed but read into the record.
• Huber ordered Joseph M. Pecore, 36, Waupaca, to pay $579 in fines and court costs.
Pecore was convicted of misdemeanor battery, amended from a felony charge. A disorderly conduct charge was dismissed but read into the record.
• Huber placed Ivan Aguilar Morales, 28, Weyauwega, on one year of probation and assessed $543 in court costs.
Morales was convicted of misdemeanor battery. A felony strangulation charge was dismissed by the prosecutor, and a disorderly conduct charge was dismissed but read into the record.
• Huber sentenced Derek L. Dankert, 28, Waupaca to one year in jail and ordered him to pay $518 in court costs.
Dankert was convicted of possession of narcotics.
• Clussman ordered Ryan S. Grant, 31, Ogdensburg, to pay $516 in fines and court costs.
Grant was convicted of disorderly conduct. A felony charge of shooting nude photos without consent was dismissed but read into the record.
Grant was accused of using his cellphone to take photos of men in a tavern restroom.
• Kirk placed Zachary J. Peterson, 22, New London, on 18 months of probation. The judge imposed a 60-day sentence, then stayed 45 days.
Peterson was convicted of two counts of misdemeanor theft. He was originally charged with two felony counts of forgery uttering.
He also ordered him to pay $716 in court costs and restitution.
• Huber sentenced Michael S. Hudziak, 38, Amherst, to 60 days in jail and placed him on three years probation.
Appearing in court on two separate criminal cases, Hudziak was convicted of misdemeanor battery, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct from a December 2013 domestic incident, and of violating a domestic abuse injunction, obstructing an officer and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping from a June 2014 incident. Charges of disorderly conduct, third-degree sexual assault and felony strangulation were dismissed but read into the record.
Huber also ordered Hudziak to pay $2,122 in restitution and court costs and perform 90 hours of community service.