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Man admits to taking van full of tools

by Sarah Hauck

A Gardnerville man who was picked up Jan. 4 could be going to prison for taking a van full of tools.

Bobby Tresner, 53, admitted to grand larceny for stealing tools, which were inside a van he took out of a Walmart parking lot.

Tresner was arrested Jan. 4 after deputies responded to a report of a man wandering in his pajama bottoms near Virginia Ranch Road.

He refused medical treatment and was given a ride home.

During the drive deputies asked Tresner about a Dec. 21, 2015, theft of a van they believed he was involved in.

Tresner admitted to taking the van and told deputies that the tools were in his garage.

A charge of gross misdemeanor unlawful taking of a motor vehicle will be dropped because of his plea.

A 12-36 month prison sentence will be recommended at his May 2 sentencing.

Tresner faces a maximum of 60 months in prison, up to a $2,000 fine and possible restitution.

■ A South Lake Tahoe woman was honorably discharged from her probation after a little over a year.

Aymee Tribe was released from her four-year probation after a perfect performance.

Her lawyer, Jamie Henry, presented the court with several documents supporting the discharge.

Tribe was ordered to complete probation for possession of a controlled substance.

Since starting probation in June 2014, she has completed Western Regional Drug Court, three 12-step programs and is working on her GED.

According to her lawyer she had also paid all of her fines, fees and had a credit of $20 for her probation supervision fees.

Most probationers won’t be released from their program until they are at least halfway done. However, Judge Tom Gregory was impressed with Tribe’s progress and efforts, granting the release.

Tribe was originally arrested March 1, 2014, at Dotty’s Casino after she and another person were reported being a part of a drug deal at the casino.

When deputies found Tribe she denied being involved in a sale, but was arrested because of an outstanding warrant.

During the booking process methamphetamine was found.

■ A bench warrant was issued for a Glenbrook man, who missed a second court date in a row.

Michael Doherty, 57, is denying a pair of issuance of a check without sufficient funds charges.

According to court documents, Doherty wrote a $3,000 check March 13, 2013, and a $2,700 check March 3, 2014, both that bounced.

Doherty was arrested on a warrant in connection to the charges in Sacramento.

He was extradited to Douglas County on March 11, where he later bailed.

Doherty not only failed to appear for his arraignment on Monday, but also didn’t show up to his preliminary hearing.

His lawyer, Derick Lopez, said he had missed his prelim because of the flu and has been in contact with him since.

However, he was unaware of anything keeping Doherty from showing up on Monday.

A $5,000 cash only warrant was issued.

■ A Sacramento woman was sent to prison despite having nearly 170 days of sobriety.

Tiffany Brooks, 42, was returned to Douglas County on a warrant issued just before Christmas.

The warrant was issued after she missed her Dec. 21, 2015, court date for allegedly being in the hospital.

Her attorney was never able to prove that Brooks was in fact in the hospital, ultimately excusing her absence in court.

At her sentencing on Monday, Brooks was found in contempt of court.

Brooks was originally arrested Sept, 22, 2015, after being found sleeping in a vehicle in a Walmart parking lot.

The license plate didn’t match the vehicle, something Brooks said was because she had just bought it.

When talking to Brooks she was asked if she had any kind of drugs on her, which she admitted, pulling a balloon of heroin out of her bra.

Brooks was then released from Douglas County on her own recognizance to take care of an outstanding Washoe County case.

She never returned, until Feb. 29, on the warrant.

Originally, Brooks’ case was put on hold so that she could find treatment programs for her drug addiction.

The state was going to allow her to work a program after serving jail time, but after disappearing that option was taken off the table.

“She didn’t take advantage of the opportunities she was given or has ever been given,” Deputy District Attorney Erik Levin said. “She could have worked on her sobriety, but instead decided to flee. She has two revoked probations, several misdemeanors and more than five felonies.”

Brooks was found guilty of the possession charge and sentenced to 12-34 months in prison.

She was also ordered to pay $318.78 for extradition costs, as well as serve 25 concurrent days of jail time for her contempt of court.

Brooks was given credit for 87 days of time served.