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Editor's note: The format in which PenCom, the 9-1-1 dispatcher in Clallam County, has changed. Reports of law enforcement activity no longer will differentiate between the Sequim Police Department and the Clallam County Sheriff's office.



Jan. 19

7:44 a.m. - Burglary reported on the 900 block of Carlsborg Road.

8:38 a.m. - Burglary reported on the 100 block of Ruth's Place.

Jan. 20

10:44 a.m. - Malicious mischief reported on the 100 block of West Cedar Street.

Jan. 21

7:28 a.m. - Malicious mischief reported near the 200 block of Glenns Valley Road.

8:09 a.m. - Theft reported on the 200 block of Valley Center Place.

2:37 p.m. - Malicious mischief reported on the 200 block of West Alder Street.

3:01 p.m. - Theft reported on the 100 block of West Spruce Street.

6:12 p.m. - Malicious mischief reported on the 600 block of West Spruce Street.

Jan. 22

9:49 a.m. - Malicious mischief reported near the 200 block of Glenns Valley Road.

1:45 p.m. - Assault/misdemeanor reported near the 600 block of North Sequim Avenue.

2:03 p.m. - Theft reported on the 100 block of Pony Lane.

4 p.m. - Malicious mischief reported near South Seventh Avenue and Prairie Street.

4:49 p.m. - Threats/harassment reported near the 100 block of Alpine Loop.

5:56 p.m. - Theft reported near the 1400 block of West Washington Street.

6:15 p.m. - Theft reported on the 200 block of West Spruce Street.

Jan. 23

10:19 a.m. - Theft reported on the 600 block of West Washington Street.

11:42 a.m. - Fraud reported on the 100 block of Aspen Lane.

3:04 p.m. - Burglary reported on the 700 block of West Washington Street.

3:07 p.m. - Burglary reported on the 100 block of Narrow Way.

4:19 p.m. - Suspicious person/vehicle reported on the 1000 block of West Brackett Road.





Superior Court



Bryan K. Barker - Barker, 29, of Bremerton, had an April 5 trial date set at a Jan. 15 arraignment. He faces one count of second-degree assault-strangulation/domestic violence. His next court appearance is scheduled for March 5. According to court records, Barker allegedly assaulted his girlfriend Jan. 3 in a Sequim motel room.

Christopher Ray Ahlstedt - Ahlstedt, 48, of Port Angeles, had a March 1 trial date set on one count each of first-degree possession of stolen property and second-degree trafficking in stolen property. According to court records, Ahlstedt allegedly stole construction tools and a trailer worth an estimated $20,000 from a Sequim construction site Nov. 15. Then Ahlstedt allegedly painted the trailer a different color and removed the license plate and resold the tools for $1,000.

Ahlstedt also faces one count each of custodial assault (adult corrections institution or local detention facility) and second-degree malicious mischief (substantial risk of interruption or impairment of service). According to court records, Ahlstedt allegedly destroyed a portable telephone on Dec. 23 that belonged to the Clallam County Sheriff's Office and then assaulted a corrections officer who was searching his cell for the telephone.

Loretta Edberg - Edberg, 37, of Upland, Calif., accepted a prosecutor's plea bargain at a Jan. 21 court hearing. She will plead guilty and be sentenced on March 18. Edberg was arrested May 1 in Montclair, Calif., on investigation of custodial interference. Christopher D. Hanning, 10, and Joshua N. Hanning, 13, were found with their mother in Montclair, Calif., and reunited with their father, Brian Hanning, on May 2.

Edberg's accomplice Anthony Charles Buchanan was sentenced Nov. 24 on one count of first-degree custodial interference. He will serve 15 days in jail converted to 120 hours community service and pay $1,350 in fines and court costs plus restitution to be determined. He is prohibited from having contact with Brian Hanning or his two sons before Nov. 24, 2014. Three other counts were dismissed.

Lauryn L. Last - Last, 17, was released to her uncle and grandmother on Jan. 22 pending a Jan. 25 hearing to reset her trial date. Her conditions of release include staying with her relatives from 6 p.m.-6 a.m. except to attend self-help meetings. Last was charged as an adult Jan. 7, 2009, in Clallam County Superior Court with one count of first-degree murder or, in the alternative, second-degree murder.

According to court documents, Last allegedly drowned her newborn son and disposed of his body in a trash container on Dec. 31, 2008. Defense attorneys plan to argue Last didn't know she was in labor and went into shock after giving birth.





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