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Gerald Spry - Spry, 43, a transient of Port Angeles, was charged Jan. 29 with attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle, driving under the influence and driving with a suspended or revoked license in the third degree.

On Jan. 29, a Sequim Police officer attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle with only one operating headlight. The driver, Spry, began accelerating on River Road. The car reached the speed of 70 mph in a posted 45 mph zone, according to the report.

Spry lost control of the vehicle, skidded across the road and struck a street sign and fence, according to the report. Officers arrested Spry and reported gauging a .255 blood alcohol content with a portable Breathalyzer.



Michael Kelly - A bench warrant was issued for the arrest of Kelly, 33, of Port Angeles, on Jan. 26 for failure to appear in court.

Kelly was charged May 12 with residential burglary and identity theft in the second degree. On April 7, a Sequim couple reported someone entered their locked bedroom and stole their son's debit card. Investigation found the card had been used four times, withdrawing $160 from the account. The money was taken from a Sequim bank's ATM machine, from which police retrieved video stills of the suspect.

The couple reportedly identified Kelly as the man in the ATM photos. Kelly allegedly admitted the crime after his arrest.



Timothy Patrick Smith - Smith, 24, Port Angeles, saw the charge against him dropped without prejudice in Clallam County Superior Court on Jan. 29. He previously faced drug possession charges.

Court records did not give the reason for the dropped charge, but prosecution can bring up the charge again if it is dismissed without prejudice.



Eva Wolfe - Wolfe, 52, of Sequim, was sentenced Jan. 29 to $1,048 in fines for theft in the first degree, a class B felony. The court also ordered Wolfe to pay $15,000 restitution to the victim, Country Care Vet Services.

The Clallam County Sheriff's Office reported that between Feb. 14, 2005, and May 31, 2006, Wolfe embezzled more than $15,000 from her then employer, Country Care Vet Service. The theft included offset deposits, missing checks and payroll fraud.



John Alder - Alder, 34, of Sequim, also known as Eddie Alder, was sentenced Jan. 21 to four months in jail and $1,050 in fines for unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree, a class C felony, and assault in the fourth degree, a gross misdemeanor associated with domestic violence.

Alder also received one year in jail for the assault charge, but confinement requirement was suspended pending Alder's compliance in the Clallam County Correctional Facility and probation once he is released.

On Dec. 14, Sequim Police responded to a domestic disturbance report at Alder's Sequim residence. Alder reportedly threw a shoe at his live-in girlfriend and tried to kick her. Officers arrested Alder, obtained a search warrant for the house and found an assault rifle with several boxes of ammunition. Alder is a convicted felon and not allowed to possess firearms.



Kristen Schmidt - Schmidt, 45, of Sequim, entered into a diversion contract with the Clallam County Superior Court Jan. 22. If she complies with the contract, the charge of theft in the first degree will be dropped.

On June 4, Sequim Police received a report from the district manager of Hollywood Video that two bank deposits were missing. The manager reportedly gave officials a surveillance video of Schmidt leaving the store with the deposits that were not delivered to the bank. The deposits totaled $2,339.





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