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February 20, 2017

Parolee, caught with heroin, gets additional prison time

MILFORD – A man, presently in jail, was sentenced to 1 year to 2 years in a state correctional facility, fined $1,000 and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance.  During a home visit of Robert Koetzle, 21, by state parole at a residence in Dingman Township on July 27, 2016, the agents encountered Koetzle who was found in possession of 74 glassine packets of Heroin.

 

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

Dennis Edward O’Brien, 62, presently housed in the Pike County Correctional Facility, was sentenced to 11 ½ months to 23 ½ months in the Pike County Jail, followed by 2 years of probation and fined $1,000 for the crimes of Arson Endangering Property and Endangering the Welfare of Children.  O’Brien intentionally set a fire at his residence in Lehman Township on November 21, 2015, while his son was inside the home.

Clarence Theodore Snyder, 31, Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 3 months and 60 days to 12 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,100 and had his driver’s license suspended for a length of time to be determined by PennDOT, for the crimes of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and the Summary Offense of Driving While Operating Privileges Suspended or Revoked.  While state parole agents were conducting a home visit on an individual at a residence in Delaware Township on June 28, 2016, Snyder was found in possession of glassine packets, syringes and Suboxone strips.  On August 17, 2016, Snyder was stopped for speeding by the state police along Milford Road in Dingman Township.  A consent to search his vehicle revealed hypodermic needles and a shoe lace used as a tourniquet.  Snyder was also found to be driving on a suspended license from a prior DUI.

Dakota Troy Gordon, 18, of Hawley, PA, was sentenced to 72 hours 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.  The state police were dispatched to a lake community in Dingman Township on June 9, 2016, where Gordon was involved in a one-vehicle crash.  A baggie containing Marihuana was observed in the vehicle.  A Field Sobriety Test was conducted which showed impairment and a blood test confirmed the presence of THC.

Robert H. Barnello, 47, of Pocono Summit, PA, was sentenced to 3 months 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.  Barnello was pulled over by the state police along SR 507 in Greene Township on November 14, 2015, for failing to lower his high beams.  In speaking with Barnello, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed his speech to be slurred, eyes bloodshot and glassy.  A Field Sobriety Test was conducted and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .149%.

Jeanine M. Shufelt, 55, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of the Intermediate Punishment program which will include 30 days of house arrest, a fine of $750 and a driver’s license suspension of 12 months.  The state police stopped Shufelt on September 4, 2016, after observing her to fail to use her signal while making an erratic turn onto Park Road in Delaware Township.  The trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage while speaking with Shufelt and observed her to have body tremors, slurred speech and red, glassy eyes. Shufelt admitted to having consumed alcoholic beverages prior to driving.  A Field Sobriety Test was conducted which indicated impairment.  A breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .101%.

Jonathan Yaghoubzadeh-Dardres, 23, of Great Neck, NY, was sentenced to a $300 fine for the Summary Offense of Disorderly Conduct.  The state police were dispatched to a domestic dispute involving Yaghoubzadeh-Dardres in Palmyra Township.  When the police arrived Yaghoubzadeh-Dardres was gone but was later located along Kimbles Road in Palmyra Township.  Yaghoubzadeh-Dardres refused cooperate with the commands of the state police, yelled, spit and attempted to leave while being placed under arrest.


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