Dotimas sentenced to five years

Walter Dotimas, 22, of Kekaha, was sentenced by Fifth Circuit Court Judge Kathleen N.A. Watanabe to a total maximum of five years in prison for unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle (UEMV) and assault against a law-enforcement officer in the second degree, county prosecutors said.

Dotimas entered his guilty pleas to the offenses on Jan. 3, 2006. Police arrested Dotimas for a traffic crime on Aug. 22, 2005, prosecutors said.

During that arrest, Dotimas struggled with the officer, causing injuries to the officer, according to prosecutors.

The officer then obtained a search warrant for the vehicle Dotimas was driving, and recovered items stolen from a U.S. Navy van on Aug. 21, 2005, according to prosecutors.

In other recent court action:

• Brian Reyes, 37, of Anahola, was re-sentenced by Fifth Circuit Court Chief Judge George Masuoka to a new, five-year term of probation for having a firearm in the wrong place to keep one, after being found in violation of the terms and conditions of his probation, prosecutors continued.

Special conditions of his probation include Reyes serving an additional 30 days in jail beyond time he has already served, and completing all outstanding conditions of his prior probation term, according to prosecutors.

Reyes was originally placed on probation for the felony offense in February 2002. Prosecutors filed a motion to revoke that probation term in September 2004, after Reyes’ probation officer reported that he tested positive for methamphetamine use, and failed to appear for an appointment with his probation officer.

• Anthony Zamecnik, 20, of Lihu‘e, was sentenced to a five-year term of probation by Masuoka for promoting a detrimental drug, according to prosecutors.

Special conditions of Zamecnik’s probation include his serving 15 days in jail, paying a $1,000 fine, participating in a drug-treatment program, undergoing drug testing, and payment of court fees, prosecutors said.

Zamecnik entered a guilty plea to the felony offense on Dec. 5, 2005. Zamecnik was arrested by police after he picked up a package containing over a pound of marijuana from the Lihu‘e post office on May 13, 2005.

• Uriah Stolze, 31, of Kapa‘a, was sentenced to a five-year term of probation by Masuoka for promoting a dangerous drug, according to prosecutors.

Special conditions of Stolze’s probation include his serving 13 days in jail (the equivalent of time he already spent in jail for this offense), performing 300 hours of community-service work, participation in a drug-treatment program, undergoing drug testing, and paying court fees.

Stolze entered a guilty plea to the felony offense on Dec. 8, 2005.

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