Waupaca County sentencing
? Judge John Hoffmann placed Dale Yelich, 56, Waupaca, on 18 months of probation.
Yelich was convicted of two felony counts of maintaining a drug-trafficking place and growing marijuana, and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Three felony counts of possession of child pornography were dismissed but read into the court record for sentencing purposes.
In July 2010, Waupaca police executed a search warrant at Yelich’s apartment and seized two marijuana plants and his computer.
Yelich maintains his innocence regarding the child porn charges and says his computer was hacked.
Conditions of Yelich’s probation include that he not possess any illegal substances or drug paraphernalia.
He is also not allowed to possess any sexually explicit material or engage in any illegal activities on his computer.
Yelich is allowed to continue using a computer for work-related purposes, but he is prohibited from any contact with peer-to-peer networks on his computer, and he must make his computer available for inspection at the request of the Department of Corrections.
? Judge Philip Kirk ordered Gary D. Jansen, 54, Waupaca, to undergo three years and six months of care at a mental institution.
Jansen was found not guilty of felony stalking by reason of mental illness.
Charges of violating a restraining order, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing an officer were dismissed and read into the record.
In August 2012, Jansen was arrested for stalking a female officer, of the Waupaca Police Department.
Both the officer and the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King obtained restraining orders against him.
? Kirk placed Richard B. Houghton, 19, New London, on two years of probation and ordered him to spend four days in jail and pay $511 in restitution and court costs.
Houghton was convicted of a felony count of delivery of marijuana and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Three drug-related misdemeanor charges were dismissed and read into the court record.
? Judge Raymond Huber placed David L. Beyer, 41, Manawa, on one year of probation,
Beyer was convicted of a misdemeanor charge of obstructing an officer, amended from a felony charge of possession of a firearm with a silencer.
? Hoffmann placed Adam VanLyssel, 25, Bear Creek, on three years of probation and assessed him $1,016 in court costs.
VanLyssel was convicted of misdemeanor battery, amended from a felony, for a bar fight on April 11, 2012, in Fremont.
He was also convicted of disorderly conduct and bail jumping for a Sept. 12, 2012, incident in Manawa, in which he was accused of pointing a bow and arrow at a woman.
A charge of reckless endangerment was dismissed but read into the record.
? Huber imposed and stayed a sentence of 180 days for Carol J. Menting, 51, Oak Creek.
She was convicted of a third offense of operating while intoxicated.
Huber placed her on three years of probation and ordered her to spend 75 days in jail, pay $2,978 in fines and court costs and install an ignition interlock device in her vehicle for two years.
He also revoked her license for 33 months.
? Kirk imposed and stayed a sentence of three years in prison and three years of extended supervision after convicting Justin K. Engelhardt, 37, Clintonville, of a fourth and a fifth drunken driving offense and felony bail jumping.
Kirk placed Engelhardt on three years of probation, ordered him to spend six months in jail on the fourth offense and nine months in jail on the fifth offense, install an ignition interlock device on his vehicle for six months and pay $6,192 in fines and court costs.
Engelhardt’s license is revoked for 36 months.
? Huber imposed and stayed a sentence of six months in jail after convicting David J. DeFord, 20, Iola, of criminal damage to property.
Nine counts of misdemeanor theft and one count of felony theft were dismissed but read into the record.
In April 2012, nearly a dozen Clintonville residents called police to report someone entered their unlocked vehicles and stole whatever items they found there, including a .22-caliber rifle, cash, cigarettes, flashlights, sunglasses, CDs, a CD player, a purse, a GPS unit, a cellphone, an iPad and a six-pack of soda.
Huber placed DeFord on two years of probation and ordered him to pay $2,300 in restitution.
? Hoffmann placed Nicholas S. Borden, 27, Neenah, on two months probation, sentenced him to 12 months in jail, assessed him $3,169 in fines and court costs, revoked his license for 36 months and ordered him to install an ignition interlock device for three years.
Borden was convicted of a fifth drunken driving offense.
Hoffmann stayed six months of Borden’s sentence on the condition he complete the Outagamie County Veterans Court program.
? Kirk assessed Tammy J. Pufahl, 43, Waupaca, $642 in fines and court costs.
Pufahl was convicted of two counts of misdemeanor theft, amended from two felony counts of forgery uttering.
She was accused in February 2011 of stealing two checks from a man and cashing them for more than $12,000.
According to court records, she made arrangement to pay restitution to the victim prior to her sentencing.
? Hoffmann placed Jonah I. Kluck, 28, Amherst, on two years of probation and assessed him $563 in court costs.
Kluck was convicted of two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, amended from felony bail jumping.
Charges of strangulation, misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct were dismissed and read into the record.
? Hoffmann sentenced Brian A. Olson, 47, Ogdensburg, to 60 days in jail for a fourth drunken driving offense.
Olson was also assessed $1,458 in fines and court costs, his license revoked for 24 months and ordered to install an ignition interlock device for 24 months.
? Huber sentenced Margaret Copps Fischer, 48, Waupaca, to six months in jail.
He also ordered her to pay $2,919 in fines and court costs, install an ignition interlock device for one year and revoked her license for 24 months.
Fischer was convicted of a fifth drunken driving offense.