The following Juvenile Cases were heard in August, 2012, by Judge James S. Rapp in the Juvenile Division of the Hardin County Court of Common Pleas. Terms of probation/community control, may include: Psychological/Drug/Alcohol/Family Assessment, counseling; 9 p.m. curfew or house arrest. Court costs are assessed in all cases.

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Male, age 15, for possession of drugs, court ordered: basic probation, 16 hours public service, fined $30.00, and drug/alcohol evaluation.

Male, age 13, for theft, court ordered: 6 month commitment to Department of Youth Services suspended upon full compliance with community control. 30 days detention, intensive probation, 56 hours public service, and fined $120.00.

Male, age 17, for probation violation (using alcohol, missing drug screening, and breaking house arrest), court ordered: 90 days detention.

Female, 15, for petty theft, court ordered: basic probation, 30 hours public service, treatment court evaluation, and continue counseling.

Male, 16, for probation violation (drug possession), court ordered: 10 days detention, intensive probation, 24 hours public service, fined $60.00, and evaluation for treatment court.

Male, 12, for criminal damaging, court ordered: 50 days detention, intensive probation, 100 hours public service, and mental health evaluation.

Female, 14, for probation violation (curfew), court ordered: 2 days detention, intensive probation, 16 hours public service, and fined $30.00.

Female, 14, for underage consumption, court ordered: 2 days detention, basic probation, fined $120.00, and drug/alcohol evaluation.

Female, 15, for probation violation (alcohol consumption and credit card theft), court ordered: 20 days detention, 16 hours public service, fined $30.00, and drug/alcohol/treatment court evaluation.

Female, 14, for probation violation (alcohol consumption and credit card theft), court ordered: 20 days detention, 16 hours public service, restitution, fined $30.00, drug/alcohol/treatment court evaluation.

Male, 14, for probation violation (failure to comply), court ordered: 10 days detention, and 16 hours public service.

Male, 17, for probation violation (failure to comply), court ordered: 10 days detention, and 16 hours public service.

Male, 14, for possession of drugs/drug paraphernalia, court ordered. No contact with named individual, basic probation, 24 hours public service, fined $60.00, and treatment court evaluation.

Female, 14, for underage consumption, court ordered: basic probation, 48 hours public service, fined $120.00, and drug/alcohol evaluation.

Male, 16, for petty theft, court ordered: 5 days detention, basic probation, 48 hours public service, restitution, apology to victim, and fined $120.00.

Male, 17, for curfew violation and underage consumption, court ordered: 5 days detention, basic probation, 48 hours public, fined $120.00, and drug/alcohol evaluation.

Male, 16, for curfew violation, court ordered: basic probation, 8 hours public service, and treatment court evaluation.

Male, 12, for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, court ordered: 90 days detention, 48 hours public service, fined $120.00, and psychological evaluation.

Male, 14, for possession of drugs/drug paraphernalia, court ordered: basic probation, 24 hours public service, fined $60.00, and treatment court evaluation.

Male, 15, for curfew violation, court ordered: 30 days detention, basic probation, 24 hours public service, and fined $30.00.

Male, 17, for disorderly conduct, court ordered: basic probation, 16 hours public service, and fined $30.00.

Female, 13, for petty theft, court ordered: 10 days detention, basic probation, 48 hours public service, fined $120.00, and continue counseling.



The following traffic cases were heard in August, 2012, by Judge James S. Rapp in the Hardin County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division. The maximum fine in Juvenile Court for most traffic violations is $50.00. Car Teens is a one evening driving safety program, fee $10.00. Court costs average $103.00 for a non-moving vehicle violation and $136.00 for a moving vehicle violation. Court costs are set by statue and are assessed in all cases unless otherwise noted:

Male, 17, for failure to yield the right of way, court ordered: carteens, 30 day license suspension, and fined $35.00.

Male, 16, for speeding 76/55 mph zone, court ordered: carteens, 30 day license suspension, and fined $38.00.

Female, 17, for failure to control, court ordered: carteens, 30 day license suspension, and fined $35.00.

Female, 17, for assured clear distance ahead, court ordered: carteens, 45 day license suspension w/school privileges, and fined $35.00.

Male, 16, for failure to control, court ordered: carteens, 30 day license suspension, and fined $35.00.

Male, 16, for seatbelt violation/driver, court ordered: Fined $30.00.

Female, 17, for failure to control, court ordered: carteens, 60 day license suspension with work privileges, and fined $35.00.

Male, 16, for seatbelt violation/driver, and left of center (2nd moving violation) court ordered: 89 day license suspension, and fined $65.00.



Adult Hearings in August

Child Support:

Alba Roach, failure to pay child support and failure to report proof of seeking work, 1st contempt, was ordered: 30 day jail sentence with credit for time served and 26 day balance to commence Sept. 4, 2012; lump sum judgment $1,946.54.

Randy Fogle II, failure to pay child support and failure to report proof of seeking work, 1st and 3rd contempt in separate cases, was ordered: 30 day jail sentence forthwith with credit given for time served, court postpones remaining 60 days to commence Oct. 15, 2012; lump sum judgment $5,523.45 and $8,425.24.

Alisha Wynegar, failure to pay child support and failure to report proof of seeking work, 1st contempt in separate cases, was ordered: 30 day jail sentence in each case to be served concurrent forthwith; lump sum judgment $2,315.14 and $1,924.87.

Jason Burd, failure to pay child support and failure to report proof of seeking work, 1st contempt, was ordered: 30 day jail sentence to commence Oct. 1, 2012; lump sum judgment $12,128.47.

Curtis Epke, failure to pay child support and failure to report proof of seeking work, 1st contempt, was ordered: 30 day jail sentence to commence Oct. 1, 2012; lump sum judgment $5,194.66.

Michael E Fay Jr, failure to pay child support and failure to report proof of seeking work, 1st contempt, was ordered: 30 day jail sentence to commence Oct. 1, 2012; lump sum judgment $3,505.61.

David H Grogan, failure to pay child support and failure to report proof of seeking work, 1st contempt, was ordered: 30 day jail sentence to commence Oct. 1, 2012; lump sum judgment $3,335.29.

Jack J Parkins, failure to pay child support and failure to report proof of seeking work, 1st contempt, was ordered: 30 day jail sentence to commence Nov. 12, 2012; lump sum judgment $2,142.62.

Nakia White, failure to pay child support and failure to report proof of seek work, 1st contempt, was ordered: 30 day jail sentence to commence Oct. 1, 2012; lump sum judgment $5,693.95.

Jeremy Wireman, failure to pay child support and failure to report proof of seek work, 1st contempt, was ordered: 30 day jail sentence to commence Oct. 1, 2012; lump sum judgment $3,053.61.



Bench Warrants issued for arrest of the following for failure to appear at a court hearing or failure to report to jail with amount of bond on each:

Chris Durbin - Failure to appear in court, $10,162.19, bond.

Amy Jo Houston - Failure to report to jail, no bond, balance of prior, 27 days in jail.

Juston Oehlers - Failure to appear in court, $2,463.57, bond.

Adam Plymale - Failure to appear in court, $2,460.51 and $14,868.36, bond in separate cases.

Misty Weaver - Failure to report to jail, no bond, balance of prior, 17 days in jail.

Joseph S Newell - Failure to appear in court, $14,771.52 and $12,943.59, bond in separate cases.



Receipts totaling $7,181.07 were collected, and 332 hours of community service were performed in August 2012.