Thursday
August 31, 2017

Pike County Court sentencing

MILFORD – A Harrisburg man will spend at least three years in prison for withdrawing cash with someone else’s debit card.  Richard Michael Ohaus, 26, was sentenced to 3 years to 6 years in a state correctional facility, fined $2,100 and had his driver’s license suspended for 6 months for the crimes of Criminal Conspiracy, Forgery, Theft, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Access Device Fraud.  Between June 10, 2016 and June 13, 2016, O’Haus used debit cards of individuals without their permission at various ATM machines in Westfall Township to draw an excess of $2,000 from the individuals’ accounts. On June 17, 2016, O’Haus served as a lookout while his co-conspirator broke into a residence in Milford Borough.  Between June 16, 2016 and June 17, 2016, O’Haus attempted to use debit cards of other individuals without their permission to obtain cash.  He was also found in possession of Heroin, jewelry, a check book and various other items belonging to other individuals.

 

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

Alejandra Mabel Doucette-Brayer, 25, of Lowell, MA, was sentenced to a fine of $366.50 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and the Summary Offense of Maximum Speed Limits.  Doucette-Brayer was stopped by the state police for speeding along I-84 in Palmyra Township on September 4, 2016.  While speaking with Doucette-Brayer, the trooper detected the smell of Marihuana.  A consent to search the vehicle revealed multiple items of drug paraphernalia.

Anthony Dmytro Luciani, 23, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to a $1,500 fine for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The Probation Office conducted a home visit of Luciani on July 8, 2016, at his Lehman Township residence where Luciani was found in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Chelsea R. Scillath, 34, of Hawley, PA, was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,000 and had her driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Controlled Substance.  Scillath was stopped by the state police while traveling along Rowland Road in Lackawaxen Township on April 11, 2015, for an expired inspection sticker and a malfunctioning tail light.  The trooper observed Scillath to have red, glossy eyes with constricted pupils, pale skin and a shaky demeanor.  A Field Sobriety Test was conducted.  Scillath admitted to consuming Heroin and Marihuana.  A blood draw confirmed the presence of Morphine in her blood.

Mary B. Decarlo, 33, of Greentown, PA, was sentenced to 5 years of the Pike Care Program which will include 1 year of house arrest, a $2,500 fine and a driver’s license suspension of 18 months.  Decarlo was stopped by the state police for driving erratically along SR 390 in Greene Township on August 22, 2016.  Upon speaking with Decarlo, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed Decarlo to have glassy eyes and unstable balance.  Decarlo admitted to having consumed three beers prior to driving.  A Field Sobriety Test was conducted which showed impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .186%.

Christopher Franks-Ford, 21, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $500 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Milford Borough Police observed Franks-Ford behaving in a suspicious manner at a business parking lot in Milford Borough on January 4, 2017.  The Officer observed a Marihuana grinder in plain sight inside Franks-Ford’s vehicle.  A consent to search the vehicle also revealed two Marihuana pipes.

William John Derosa, 47, of Port Jervis, NY, was sentenced to 30 days to 23 ½ months in the Pike County Jail and fined $500 for Receiving Stolen Property.  Derosa took items valued in excess of $500 from a residence in Port Jervis without the owner’s permission on February 2, 2013, and sold them to a business in Matamoras Borough for $100 knowing that they were stolen.

Christopher Parachinni, 26, of Narrowsburg, NY, was sentenced to 3 years of probation and fined $300 for Endangering the Welfare of Children.  Parachinni left his infant home alone and unattended at a residence in Dingman Township on October 21, 2016.

Chelsea Arielle James Layburn, 25, of Brooklyn, NY, was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,000 and had her driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Controlled Substance.  The state police were dispatched to SR 6 in Dingman Township on August 5, 2016, where Layburn had driven her vehicle off the road and into a tree.  Layburn admitted to taking prescribed and un prescribed medication prior to the accident.  A blood test revealed the presence of THC, Alprazolam and Gabapentin in her blood.

Desiree N. Fenin, 34, of Scranton, PA, was sentenced to 1 year of probation, fined $525 and had her driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and the Summary Offenses of Driving While License Suspended or Revoked and Operating a Vehicle Without Official Certificate of Inspection.  Fenin was stopped by the state police on August 26, 2016, for traveling along I-84 in Dingman Township with no inspection sticker.  In speaking with Fenin, the trooper detected the smell of Marihuana.  A search of the vehicle revealed a baggie and container used for the storage of Marihuana.  It was also discovered that Fenin was driving on a suspended license. 

Kelly A. Schwinof, 51, of Dickson City, PA, was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,300 and had her driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Driving Under the Influence and the Summary Offense of Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic.  The state police were dispatched to the intersection of Log Tavern Road and Milford Road in Dingman Township on November 18, 2016, where Schwinof drove her vehicle across the center line and struck another vehicle.  In speaking with Schwinof, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed Schwinof to have difficulty maintaining her balance.  Schwinof admitted to consuming two drinks.  A Field Sobriety Test could not be conducted due to concerns for her safety.  A breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .295%.

Pamela L. Gagnon, 59, of Lake Winola, PA, was sentenced to 1 year or probation and fined $600 for two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The state police observed Gagnon drive erratically and speed along I-84 in Palmyra Township on February 17, 2017.  Upon contact with Gagnon, the trooper detected the smell of Marihuana.  A consent to search the vehicle revealed a smoking device and a pill container.

Joseph Martucci, 41, of Matamoras, PA, was sentenced to 1 year of probation and fined $1,000 for Theft. Eastern Pike Regional Police Department found Martucci in possession of kayaks, life vests and paddles at his residence in Matamoras on October 24, 2016.  The items were the property of various canoe liveries.

Robert M. Rhodes, 52, of Scranton, PA, was sentenced to a $200 fine for Criminal Mischief.  Rhodes took a bicycle valued at $250 from a residence, and tampered with the property in Dingman Township on August 31, 2015.

Kimberly M. Eilbacher, 46, of Sparrowbush, NY, was sentenced to a $200 fine for the Summary Offense of Reckless Driving. The state police stopped Eilbacher on July 6, 2014 for operating her vehicle in the wrong lane of travel of Route 6.

Vanessa Yates, 38, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 5 years of the Pike Care program which will include 90 days of house arrest, a $1,500 fine and a driver’s license suspension of 18 months for Driving Under the Influence.  The state police were dispatched to SR 739 in Dignman Township on January 6, 2017, where Yates was driving her vehicle erratically and was missing a tire.  Upon speaking with Yates, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage.  Yates admitted to drinking prior to driving and was observed to be very unsteady on her feet.  A Field Sobriety Test was conducted which showed impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .347%.

Rashod Davon Brooks, 25, of White Plains, NY, was sentenced to a $300 fine for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Brooks was stopped by the state police on December 16, 2016, for continuing to travel in the left lane of I-84 in Dingman Township.  Upon speaking with Brooks, the trooper observed a baggie protruding from the center console.  Brooks presented the baggie to the trooper which had contained Marihuana residue.


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