ALTON -- A Dec. 5 preliminary hearing date was given to a West Plains woman charged with felony stealing and burglary last week.
Rebecca L. Davies, 38, appeared in Oregon County Associate Court before Judge David Dunlap.
In a probable cause statement from the Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Alton Police Chief Rusty Warren said Davies is accused of breaking into the home of Tosha Hollis at 801 P Highway near Alton and stealing a gold ring and other jewelry, shirts, CDs a stereo and other items.
In other court action, Alberto Hernandez, 19, of West Plains pled guilty to driving without a valid driver's license and leaving the scene of an accident. Hernandez backed into another vehicle at the Koshkonong Mini Mart last month. Trooper J.C. Howell caught up with Hernandez near the Scott Farm north of Koshkonong following the accident.
Hernandez said he knew he had hit another vehicle but did not think there was any damage.
Judge Jo Beth Prewitt sentenced him to 10 days in jail, a $300 fine for leaving the scene of the accident and a $50 fine for driving without a license, plus court costs.
While patrolling the Eleven Point River earlier this month, Oregon County Conservation Agent Paul Veatch came across two men and the smell of marijuana.
Veatch reported to Prosecuting Attorney Fred O'Neill that on Sept. 1, David Shultz, 18, and Stanley Wells, 21, both of Mississippi were standing beside a canoe on a gravel bar. Veatch said he asked Wells if they had been smoking marijuana and the man answered "a little bit."
Veatch said the men were in possession of a pill bottle that contained marijuana and a smoking pipe.
Both men were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
They are scheduled to appear in court at Alton next month.