Medina County Courthouse

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Three Defendants Change Plea in Judge Kimbler's Courtroom on Monday, August 16

Three defendants who were originally scheduled for jury trials entered a change of plea in Judge Kimbler's courtroom on Monday, August 16. The defendants were James M. Brienzo, James E. Polanski, and John T. Kaiser. Judge Kimbler ordered pre-sentence investigations in all three cases and will impose sentence in all three cases on September 30, 2010.

Mr. Brienzo, whose address is listed as 146 First Street, Northwest, was charged with one count of Theft over $500.00, a fifth degree felony. The indictment alleges that the Theft took place from Wal-Mart and involved computers. He entered a plea of "no contest" and found guilty on that plea.

Mr. Polanski, whose address is listed as the Lorain Correctional Institution in Grafton, Ohio, was originally charged with one count of Felonious Assault and one count of Kidnapping. The State moved to amend the first count of a charge of Attempted Aggravated Assault and moved to dismiss the second count. Mr. Polanski then entered a guilty plea to the charge of Attempted Aggravated Assault.

Mr. Kaiser, whose address is listed as 3651 Nichols Road in Medina, Ohio, entered a plea of guilty to one count of Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol. Because he had four convictions for the same offense within 20 years of committing the present offense, the DWI charge was a fourth degree felony.

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