By Alan Sorensen
Three people finished out the old year and the 1900s by coming clean about criminal offenses in 12th Judicial District Court.
Scott Vasecka, 42, Havre, admitted violating his conditions of release by possessing alcohol and committing criminal trespass. Disposition of his case was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Jan. 11. Vasecka was serving a 1-year suspended sentence for pleading guilty Feb. 5, 1999 to misdemeanor partner assault stemming from an incident in Havre in June 1998. Vasecka had served 40 days of that sentence with credit for eight days he'd already served and had been fined $300.
Lenora J. Moreno, 38, Chubbuck, Idaho, pleaded guilty Dec. 28 to a bad check charge stemming from two $150 checks she wrote in Havre on July 7, 1998. Moreno was given a 6-month deferred imposition of sentence and ordered to pay $300 restitution. Her $300 fine will be suspended upon payment of restitution and on condition that she remain law-abiding.
Douglas Dale Winchell, 28, Havre, admitted violating conditions of his release this month by committing a crime, partner assault, and consuming alcohol. Winchell was sentenced to 12 days in jail. He must present himself for incarceration at Hill County Detention Center no later than 4 p.m. May 24 and must be released before June 5.
Winchell was serving a sentence on a fourth offense partner assault he admitted committing on May 11, 1999.