Friday
October 27, 2017

Pike County sentencing

MILFORD – Two defendants, guilty of fleeing law enforcement, and burglary, are headed to state prison.

Christian Jordan Paroline, 23, of Greentown, PA, was sentenced to 14 months to 48 months in a state correctional facility, fined $500 and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer.  The state police observed a vehicle operated by Paroline back into a vacant parking lot on the evening of December 27, 2016.  The trooper attempted to do a welfare check of the vehicle, when Paroline then put the vehicle in gear, accelerating out of the parking lot nearly hitting the patrol car. Paroline disregarded all traffic devices as he drove over various roadways in Greene Township, at times at high rates of speed, and failed to succumb to the trooper’s lights and siren, eventually stopping and fleeing on foot before finally apprehended.

Lori Ann Williams, 52, of Vernon, NJ, was sentenced to 9 months to 36 months in a state correctional facility, and fined $500 for Burglary.  On November 10, 2015, Williams was viewed on a house surveillance checking for unlocked doors on two separate occasions camera at a residence located in Delaware Township and returning a third time with a pitch fork which she used to gain entry into the home, causing $500 in damage in the process.

 

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

Matthew Joseph Drinko, 26, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 12 months of probation and fined $100 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Officers of the Eastern Pike Regional Police responded to a vehicle crash along Pennsylvania Avenue in Matamoras on July 2, 2017, where Drinko had driven off the Avenue into a utility pole.  Drinko provided the officer with the syringe he had in his possession.

Gregory Roland Marro, 28, of Canadensis, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $300 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The state police responded to a residence along Route 390 in Greene Township on July 4, 2014, where Marro was reportedly in the process of consuming Heroin.  Marro was found in possession of glassine baggies, syringes and a metal spoon.

Ernestina Patten, 63, of Honesdale, PA, was sentenced to 12 months of probation and fined $300 for Possessing Instruments of Crime.  During a dispute at a business parking in Lackawanna Township on February 27, 2016, Patten possessed a weapon with the intent to use it criminally during a dispute involving her grandson and another individual.

David A. Gurke, 53, of Greentown, PA, was sentenced to 12 months of probation, fined $500 and had his driver’s license suspended for 18 months for Possession of a Controlled Substance and the Summary Offense of Driving While Operating Suspended or Revoked. The state police stopped Gurke on August 24, 2016, while traveling along SR 507 in Greene Township for a license plate not matching his vehicle.  A consent to search revealed ten packs of Heroin in Gurke’s vehicle.  Gurke was also found to be driving on a suspended license. 

Robert Scott Campbell, 20, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 18 months of probation and fined $500 for Access Device Fraud.  Campbell used an individual’s credit card at various locations in Matamoras and Westfall Township on October 29, 2016 to purchase merchandise totaling $320.51, without the card owner’s permission. 

Brandon Alexander Edwards, 25, of Dunmore, PA, was sentenced to 2 months to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $500 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Edwards was stopped by the state police for making an improper lane change along I-84 in Blooming Grove Township on September 27, 2016.  A consent to search his vehicle revealed empty glassine packs and a metal spoon.

William Franklin Horton, 50, of New York, NY, was sentenced to 18 days to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $500 for 2 counts of Harassment.  The state police were dispatched to an active domestic dispute at a residential community in Lehman Township on March 12, 2016, where Horton engaged in fighting behavior towards two individuals.

Darrin W. Martin, 26, of Levittown, PA, was sentenced to 6 months to 23 ½ months in the Pike County Jail and fined $200 for Simple Assault. During a domestic dispute on April 6, 2017, at a residence along Route 447 in Greene Township, Martin caused bodily injury when he struck an individual.

Todd Arthur Hernandez, 34, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 1 year of probation and fined $1,000 for Simple Assault and complete anger management counseling.  The state police responded to a 911 call hang up at a residence along Mt. Haven Drive in Dingman Township on March 18, 2017, where Hernandez had struck a victim about the head with closed fists.

Mark A. Nesbeth, 51, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to a $500 fine for Disorderly Conduct.  A physical altercation occurred on October 14, 2016, between Nesbeth and a resident of a home located in Delaware Township. Nesbeth did engage in violent and tumultuous behavior towards the resident and continued despite repeated warnings to desist.


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