December 17, 2013
Information on the following cases was provided by Summit County Attorney David Brickey.
Cazy A. Thelusma, 31, of Randolph, Massachusetts, was charged with drug trafficking. On Oct. 26, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper stopped Thelusma for speeding on Interstate 80. During the stop, the trooper smelled the odor of marijuana. He searched Thelusma’s car and found 11 pounds of marijuana.
Connie Greene, 49, and Mark Huggins, 28, both of Black Jack, Missouri, were charged with drug trafficking. On Nov. 6, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper stopped Greene on I-80 for failing to maintain her lane of travel. Huggins was passenger in Green’s car. During the stop, the trooper police canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the car. The trooper searched the car and found nine pounds of marijuana.
David Clemson Fullmer, 28, of Peoa, was charged with burglary and theft. On Aug. 19, deputies with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a home burglary in Jeremy Ranch. On arriving they discovered that somebody had broken into the home and taken jewelry, an iPod, personal items and a snow-blower. The burglar left a fingerprint on one of the jewelry cases. The Utah State Crime Lab determined that the fingerprint belonged to Fullmer. A search of the Utah Pawn database revealed that Fullmer had recently pawned several items taken from the home.
Javier O. Venegas, a.k.a. "Chubbs," 35, of Park City, was charged with assault, fleeing and intoxication. On Nov. 29, Park City police officers responded to Cisero’s on Main Street on a report of a fight. On arriving, they spoke to Michael Rowe, who was bleeding from a deep laceration below his right eye. Rowe reported that Venegas had punched him in the face without provocation. Police located Venegas leaving Cisero’s. They commanded him to stop, but Venegas ignored their commands and continued walking away. Officers caught up with Venegas near the Egyptian Theater and detained him. Venegas had blood on his right hand, smelled of alcohol and was unsteady on his feet.
Joseph L. Klinkerman, 34, of Hutchinson, Kansas, was charged with drug possession. On Nov. 1, a deputy with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office stopped a car Klinkerman was riding in on I-80 for a registration violation. During the stop, the deputy smelled marijuana coming from the car. He searched the car and found approximately 14 ounces of marijuana in six mason jars behind the passenger seat. Klinkerman admitted that the marijuana was his.
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Nicholas Whisler, 22, of Forest, Virginia, was charged with drug trafficking. On Nov. 6, 2013, a Summit County Sheriff’s deputy stopped Whisler for a traffic violation on I-80. During the stop, the deputy searched Whisler’s car and found 30 pounds of marijuana and several vials and capsules of hash oil. Whisler allegedly admitted to the deputy that he was paid $15,000 to drive the marijuana and hash from California to Virginia.
Peter James Bunker, 31, of Casper, Wyoming, was charged with assault by a prisoner. On Nov. 24, Bunker was incarcerated in the Summit County Jail awaiting trial on multiple felony charges when he got into an argument with another inmate and allegedly punched that inmate in the face.
Ryan Lee Berenschot, 42, of Torrance, California, and Vance Tyler Williams, 39, of Hawthorne, California, were charged with possessing more than 200 pounds of marijuana. On Nov. 26, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper stopped the pair on I-80 in Summit County for a minor traffic violation. During the stop, the trooper’s police canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the car. The trooper searched the car and found 209 pounds of marijuana.
Ohgjame Dedio-Osterhaut, 27, of Park City, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol and was sentenced to two days in jail, a $1,420 fine and 12 months probation. The charge arose on Sept. 8, after Dedio-Osterhaut was stopped by a Utah Highway Patrol trooper for speeding. During the stop, the trooper suspected that Dedio-Osterhat was impaired and asked that she submit to a breathalyzer. Dedio-Osterhaut agreed to his request and the results of the test indicated that her breath alcohol content was .20, more than twice the legal limit. Dedio-Osterhaut was charged with a class A DUI because her two small children were in the car with her.
Miriam Luna-Perez, 24, of Fresno, California, pleaded guilty to obstructing justice and was ordered to serve 45 days in jail and to serve 12 months probation. The charges arose on Nov. 6, after Luna-Perez was stopped on I-80 for a traffic violation. During the stop, she gave the deputy a fake name and also assisted her boyfriend, who was a passenger, in providing a false name to police.
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