Benoit gets probation for threats

Michael Benoit, 56, who has remained in custody since his arrest by police on June 4, 2005, was sentenced by Watanabe to a five-year term of probation for Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree. Special conditions to Benoit’s probation include serving one year in jail and performing 200 hours of community service work. Benoit entered his guilty plea to the felony offense on Nov. 21, 2005. Police arrested Benoit after he threatened the police officer who was investigating a disorderly conduct complaint against Benoit at Anini Beach.

• Michelle Hasegawa, 37, of Kekaha, was sentenced by Watanabe to a five-year term of probation for Theft in the First Degree. Special conditions to Hasegawa’s probation include serving six months in jail, making restitution of $19,755 to the Department of Human Services (DHS), and performing 400 hours of community service work. Hasegawa entered her guilty plea to the felony offense on Nov. 22, 2005. Hasegawa was indicted by the Grand Jury after an investigator with DHS discovered that Hasegawa failed to report that her children were not living with her resulting in DHS providing $20,358 in medical assistance and food stamps that Hasegawa was not entitled to.

• Brian Reyes, 37, of Anahola, was re-sentenced by Chief Judge George M. Masuoka to a new five-year term of probation for Place to Keep Firearms after being found in violation of the terms and conditions of his probation. Special Conditions include Reyes serving an additional 30 days in jail beyond time he has already served and being ordered to complete all outstanding conditions of his prior probation term.

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