John Charles Flory, 23, pleaded guilty Aug. 12 to driving under the influence on May 23. Police saw Flory inside a parked vehicle on Beach Road. When Flory saw police approaching, he got out of the car, jogged down to the beach and sat with a group of campers. Police confirmed keys were in the car’s ignition. When police walked down to the beach to contact Flory, he got up and quickly walked away. Police finally contacted Flory, who smelled of alcohol and had watery, red eyes. Flory refused to perform field sobriety tests, swore at the officers and tried to walk away from them. He was sentenced to three days in jail, $1,830 in fines, $125 in fees, completion of a substance abuse evaluation, 90 days of license revocation, six months of driving with an ignition interlock device and two years’ probation.

  Norman E. Baxter, 61, pleaded guilty Aug. 4 to driving under the influence on March 29. Police received a report of a vehicle accident on Tower Road and found Baxter standing in front of a truck. Investigation revealed Baxter had hit and damaged a parked car. Baxter smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and slurred his speech. He blew .146 on a Breathalyzer. Baxter was sentenced to 20 days in jail, $4,467 in fines, $125 in fees, completion of a substance abuse evaluation, one year of license revocation, one year of driving with an ignition interlock device and three years’ probation.  

 Clifford H. Matthews, 55, pleaded guilty Aug. 14 to driving under the influence on Jan. 10. Troopers saw a vehicle had left the road and run into a snow berm on the Haines Highway. Matthews and another man were in the car and said they had gotten stuck in the snow. After smelling alcohol and observing Matthews’ red eyes, a trooper conducted field sobriety tests, which Matthews failed. Matthews blew .193 on a Breathalyzer. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail, $1,830 in fines, $125 in fees, completion of a substance abuse evaluation, 90 days of license revocation, six months of driving with an ignition interlock device and two years’ probation.

  Louis Dehoyos Jr., 66, pleaded guilty Aug. 26 to fourth-degree assault on June 30. Dehoyos and a woman got into an argument when Dehoyos became angry, turned over a chair and threw a large jewelry box at the woman. The woman sustained injuries to her leg. Dehoyos was sentenced to 30 days in jail, $100 in fees, payment of restitution, completion of anger management treatment and two years’ probation.

  Kevin Shove, 48, pleaded no contest Sept. 4 to failure to salvage or surrender game taken in defense of life or property on Aug. 9. Shove shot a bear with a rifle on his FAA Road property after the bear charged him. Instead of reporting the incident, Shove buried the bear in his yard with a backhoe. Shove was sentenced to a $2,500 fine and a $50 fee.

  Larry C. Hagwood, 47, pleaded no contest Aug. 26 to commercial fishing during a closed period on Aug. 11. Sitka troopers saw Hagwood’s vessel, “Midnight Special,” commercial salmon gillnet fishing west of the Deep Inlet terminal harvest area. Hagwood was sentenced to a $1,500 fine, one year probation and forfeiture of $2,240 in proceeds from fish caught Aug. 11.

  Wesley E. Stearns, 48, pleaded guilty July 29 to driving with a revoked license on July 16. Police stopped Stearns for speeding on Union Street and arrested him for an outstanding Sitka warrant. Police also discovered Stearns’ license was revoked. Stearns was sentenced to 10 days in jail, a $100 fee, 90 days of license revocation and one year probation.