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January 30, 2017

Drunk driving convictions result in long sentences

MILFORD – Two drivers, each guilty of driving under the influence, could spend up to five years in jail.  They were sentenced recently in Pike County Court.

Brett Antwan Peoples, 37, of Greentown, PA, was sentenced to 90 days to 5 years in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,500 and had his driver’s license suspended for 18 months for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  The state police stopped Peoples on March 22, 2016, for failing to use his turn signal along Brink Hill Road in Greene Township.  In speaking with Peoples, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed Peoples’ eyes to be red and glassy and his gait staggered.  Peoples admitted to having consumed alcohol earlier.  A Field Sobriety Test was conducted which showed impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .229%.

James William Lore, 44, of Wappingers Falls, NY, was sentenced to 14 months to 5 years in a state correctional facility, fined $2,700 and had his driver’s license suspended for a duration to be determined by PennDOT,  for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and the Summary Offense of Driving While Operating Privilege Suspended or Revoked. Eastern Pike Regional Police responded to a vehicle crash on I-84 in Westfall Township on November 28, 2013, where Lore had crashed his vehicle into a concrete construction barrier.  The officer detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage while speaking with Lore and observed him to have difficulty standing and his eyes bloodshot.  The officer also observed opened and unopened beer bottles in his vehicle.   Lore refused to submit to a breath test.

 

Other criminal sentences issued by the Pike County Court of Common Pleas Judge Gregory Chelak:

Charlene M. McCall, 45, of Port Jervis, NY, was sentenced to 12 months of probation and fined $300 for Retail Theft.  McCall took $376.12 worth of merchandise from a retail store in Westfall Township on August 17, 2015, without paying for it. 

Patrick Timothy Falvey, 31, of Hawley, PA, was sentenced to 6 to 12 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $500 and had his driver’s license suspended for 6 months for Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance.  The Pike County Detectives served a search warrant on Falvey’s residence in Blooming Grove Township on July 14, 2016, and found Falvey in possession of Marihuana, a scale and packaging baggies.

Michelle Lee Rosado, 43, of Middletown, NY, was sentenced to 9 months to 36 months in a state correctional facility and fined $1,000 for Retail Theft.  Rosado took a variety of items with a total value of $290.47 from a retail store in Westfall Township on May 4, 2015, without paying for them.

Kevin Keith Trimmer, 37, of Hawley, PA, was sentenced to 68 days to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $300 for Theft.  Trimmer took a donation jar containing $50 from a counter at a gas station in Palmyra Township on January 24, 2016.

Ricky Allen Thomas, 27, of Hawley, PA, was sentenced to 6 months and 90 days to 5 years in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,500 and had his driver’s license suspended for a duration to be determined by PennDOT for the crimes of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and the Summary Offense of Driving While Operating Privileges are Suspended or Revoked.  The state police stopped Thomas on May 31, 2015, for weaving back and forth across Route 6 in Palmyra Township.  In speaking with Thomas, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage.  Thomas, who admitted to drinking prior to driving, was emotional and unsteady on his feet.  A Field Sobriety Test was conducted which showed impairment and a blood test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .165%.

Steve Richard Krol, 36, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 1 month to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,000 and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Controlled Substance.  Krol was involved in a one vehicle crash on March 30, 2016, along Brewster Road in Porter Township.  Krol left the scene of the accident on foot and was found later at a residence of a friend.  A Field Sobriety Test was performed which showed impairment and a blood test confirmed the presence of Morphine and Methamphetamine in his body.

Carlos Ruperto Guerrero, 23, of Paterson, NJ, was sentenced to 11 ½ months to 23 ½ months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,200 and had his driver’s license suspended for 6 months for three counts of Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  On April 22, 2016, Guerrero was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by Eastern Pike Regional Police for driving erratically.  Guerrero was found in possession of Heroin, Clonazepam and Alprazolam.  When the state police went to Guerrero’s residence in Dingman Township to serve a felony warrant on June 16, 2016, Guerrero, he was found in possession of Heroin, a scale, syringes, a glass pipe and baggies.

Dawn Cherry, 42, of Port Jervis, NY, was sentenced to 65 days to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $300 for Retail Theft.  On November 2, 2016, Cherry took merchandise valued at $274.76 from a retail store in Westfall Township, without paying for it.

Karen Lynn Beck, 53, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 30 days to 6 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $300 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Beck was stopped by the state police along I-84 in Dingman Township for a New Jersey Inspection sticker on a Pennsylvania licensed vehicle.  Beck was very nervous while speaking with the trooper who asked if the vehicle could be searched.  Beck consented to a K-9 search which revealed two straws and a baggie.  Beck admitted that the baggie had contained cocaine earlier.

 


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