A Klamath County Fire District 1 fireman was arrested Tuesday for stealing items from homes under the guise of his work.
Court records show James Poore, 39, allegedly entered a home of an elderly person on Friday, Oct. 6, who he knew had been transported to a hospital.
Poore entered with intent to obtain property or medication from the residence, records show.
In the arresting officer’s probable cause statement, he said Poore used his public servant status to seek elderly victims during his fireman shifts, then returned to the homes on multiple occasions.
“...he entered those homes and remained unlawfully and removed property,” the report says.
Poore was charged with first-degree burglary and first-degree official misconduct.
He was released from the Klamath County jail on an agreement to not consume intoxicants, represent himself as a firefighter or contact the residence he stole from, records show.
Poore has a hearing scheduled for Nov. 15 in front of Judge Dan Bunch.
Man unlawfully entered home, cooked freezer food and opened wine
A man was arrested Monday after he unlawfully entered a home, and was found by its owner in their bedroom with a blanket and pillow, court records show.
Arlie Nickerson, 48, also opened and cooked food from the owner’s freezer, records show, and opened a bottle of their wine.
The home was on the 700 block of Jefferson Street.
When the owner came upon him, Nickerson claimed to be their contractor and then left the residence, records show.
A law enforcement officer located Nickerson nearby, and Nickerson admitted to being in the house and claiming to be the owner’s contractor.
Nickerson was charged with first-degree burglary and third-degree theft, and is held in the Klamath County jail on $25,000 bail.
He has a hearing scheduled for Oct. 17 in front of Judge Andrea Janney.
Sex abuse trial scheduled
A Klamath Falls man accused of raping and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in 2011 got a trial scheduled last week for Jan 1., 2019, in front of Judge Dan Bunch.
Corey Elijah Fanning, 35, faces charges of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse (two counts), first-degree unlawful penetration (two counts) and second-degree unlawful penetration.
Fanning is accused of forcing sexual contact with the victim between Jan. 1 and Aug. 17 of 2011, court records say. The victim was known to Fanning.
If convicted, Fanning could face a maximum of 110 years in prison.
Mark Costello is his court-appointed attorney.
Assault, unlawful use of a weapon conviction
A Klamath Falls man arrested for punching, hitting and strangling a victim in Sept. was convicted of unlawful use of a weapon and fourth-degree assault last week.
Ryan Michael Davis, 30, was charged with two counts each of unlawful use of a weapon, fourth-degree assault and strangulation when he was arrested.
The incident occurred near a 1-year-old child, records show, and he hit the victim with a three-ring binder.
Judge Dan Bunch sentenced Davis on Oct. 2.
Davis was given 36 months supervised probation for each conviction.
Under the conditions of his probation, Davis must undergo domestic violence counseling and participate in a mental health evaluation and treatment program.
He must also have no contact with the victim or their residence.
Rape trial scheduled
A woman accused of sexually abusing four young girls with her husband two decades ago was scheduled for a Dec. 12 trial in front of Judge Roxanne Osborne Tuesday.
Victoria Michelle Cravitz, 56, faces three first-degree rape charges and one first-degree sodomy charge.
Cravitz, who was on the FBI’s most wanted list, was arrested in Mississippi in July after the undertaker for her deceased husband, Leon Henry Shaw, 72, discovered she and Shaw had been living under fake names.
Cravitz is accused of abusing the girls, ages 6 to 17, in Klamath Falls between December 1989 and February 1999.
Cravitz’s attorney Joshua Guest will represent her at the 12-person trial.