Kretschmer sentenced; sentencing set in felony theft

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Sentencing set in felony theft, stolen checks case

Sentencing is set Oct. 17 for Sean Michael Lee Hudson, 26, of Lewiston, charged in connection with checks stolen from Prairie High School earlier this summer.

On June 17, according to an Idaho County Sheriff’s Office investigation, Hudson is alleged to have stolen checks from a printer at PHS during his visit to the school as part of his parcel delivery job. Five of these were later cashed in Lewiston for a total $5,640. Hudson was subsequently charged with burglary, grand theft and possession of stolen checks, all felonies.

Updating a July 27 Free Press story on this case, the Lewiston Police Department stated no charges are to be pursued at this time against Hudson’s companion, Amanda Dummer, 26, of Lewiston, who reportedly cashed the checks in this incident.

Kretschmer sentenced in storage unit burglaries, thefts

Prison time is pending for Grangeville man Barry R. Kretschmer who was sentenced this month on multiple unrelated burglary incidents.

At a Sept. 12 hearing, Kretschmer, 34, was ordered to serve a minimum of two years and maximum of five with the Idaho Department of Correction, and pay a total $403 in court costs. However, District Judge Gregory FitzMaurice retained jurisdiction and placed Kretschmer on a 365-day rider; following this, Kretschmer will be recommended for either probation or to serve his prison sentence. Kretschmer was also ordered to serve 90 days in the county jail with credit for time served.

Kretschmer was investigated by the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office in three different incidents, starting with a 2015 theft of blasting sticks from an Idaho Transportation Department work site, and two incidents this year: storage unit burglaries on the Grangeville truck route in February, and theft of firearms at Cottonwood in June. Detail stories on the cases are available online at www.idahocountyfreepress.com .

As part of a plea agreement consolidating these cases, Kretschmer pled guilty to two counts of felony burglary and an amended charge of petit theft; the remaining charges were dismissed.

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