Judge Luann Cooperrider
A Mount Perry youth charged with theft of a firearm was fined court costs. The youth was committed to the Department of Youth Services with a minimum of six months and a maximum of time until age 21. The youth’s parents were ordered to participate.
A 14-year-old Crooksville boy charged with disorderly conduct was fined court costs. He was ordered to complete 25 hours of community service and attend counseling.
A Somerset youth charged with speeding was fined $35 and court costs. The youth’s driver’s license is suspended for 90 days. They were ordered to complete the Remedial Driving Program.
A 15-year-old Junction City girl charged with being unruly was fined court costs. She was ordered to complete 25 hours of community service. She was placed at ALPHA and in the Family Wellness Program.
A Shawnee youth charged with possession of marijuana was fined $150 and court costs. The youth is now unable to obtain their driver’s license until age 18. They were ordered to complete the Choices Program and were placed on intensive probation and in the Youth and Family Services Program.
A 14-year-old Thornville girl charged with being unruly was fined court costs. She was ordered to complete 25 hours of community service and attend counseling. She was placed on intensive probation.
A Somerset youth charged with assault was fined court costs. The youth was ordered to complete 25 hours of community service and attend counseling. They were placed at ALPHA, in detention and on intensive probation.
A 17-year-old new Lexington boy charged with theft was fiend $50, court costs and $30 restitution. He was ordered to complete 25 hours of community service and write a letter of apology.
Judge Cooperrider placed two males, on 15 and one 17, in residential drug and alcohol treatment programs. Judge Cooperrider felt that each young male would benefit from long-term drug and alcohol treatment programs. Judge Cooperrider ordered their parents to participate in the treatment programs with their children.
Five Children Services cases were filed this week. Judge Cooperrider ordered all five children to remain in the custody of Perry County Children Services. The parents were ordered to complete a case plan which involved court-ordered drug and alcohol treatment, mental health counseling and counseling for the children ordered.
During the month of June, under the direction of Judge Luann Cooperrider, there were a total of 76 new cases filed with the Perry County Juvenile Court. There were five delinquency cases, nine juvenile traffic cases, and one unruly, and no permanent custody cases filed. There were nine cases of abuse, neglect, dependency, and no cases of adult contributing cases filed. In the Paternity-Custody Division, there were 52 cases that were new or reactivated.