Monday
December 18, 2017

Pike man sentenced to prison for falsifying gun purchase application

MILFORD – A Milford man was sentenced to 12 months to 36 months in a state correctional institution, followed by 2 years of probation and fined $550 for Persons Not to Possess Firearms and Unsworn Falsification to Authorities.  James Innes Donald, 51, falsified information on February 23, 2016, when he failed to acknowledge a prior arrest on an application to purchase a firearm at a business in Westfall Township. During a home visit by the Pike County Probation Officers at Donald’s residence in Dingman Township on April 10, 2017, Donald was found in possession of a firearm while the subject of an active Protection from Abuse Order.

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

Nicklus Jermion, 19, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, followed by 12 months of probation, fined $1,300 and had his driver’s license suspended for 18 months for Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Controlled Substance.  The state police attempted to stop Jermion on September 14, 2017, for speeding along Silver Lake Road and failing to stop at a stop sign.  Jermion failed to pull his vehicle over, veered off the roadway, hit an embankment and overturned.  Once remanded, Jermion was observed to have glassy, bloodshot eyes and admitted to smoking Marihuana prior to driving.  A blood test confirmed the presence of Marihuana in his body.

Nicole Lynn Gyurasz, 27, of North Adams, MA, was sentenced to 330 days to 23 ½ months in the Pike County Jail, followed by 12 months or probation and fined $600 for Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance and Tampering with Physical Evidence.  Gyurasz was a passenger in a vehicle traveling from Massachusetts which had stopped in Connecticut for the purchase of cocaine and was then involved in an accident along I-84 in Dingman Township on January 11, 2017.  Gyruasz attempted to conceal the cocaine along with an empty liquor bottle from the state police conducting their investigation of the crash.

Robert Wayne Long, 51, of Port Jervis, NY, was sentenced to 2 ½ years of probation and fined $500 for Theft by Deception.  At a business in Matamoras, Long cashed workman’s compensation checks issued to his deceased father between June 29, 2016 through January 19, 2017, collecting a total of $5,600.

Brandon Jamar Garrett, 32, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 15 days to 30 days in the Pike County Jail, fined $300 and had his driver’s license suspended for 24 months for 2 counts of Possession of a Small Amount of Marihuana.  Garrett was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by the Milford Police on January 18, 2017, at the intersection of Broad and George Streets for no headlights and a faulty brake light.  Upon speaking with the driver and Garrett, the officer detected the smell of Marihuana.  A search of the vehicle revealed Marihuana, which Garrett said was his. On July 18, 2017, Garrett was arrested on a bench warrant and while being processed at the Pike County Jail, was found in possession of Marihuana.

Laura Jean Arnoul, 54, of Lackawaxen, PA, was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,025 and had her driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Controlled Substance and the Summary Offense of Drivers Required to be Licensed.  The state police stopped Arnoul on May 15, 2016, for driving erratically along Route 6 in Lackawaxen Township.  Arnoul was observed to have slow and lethargic movements and bloodshot, glossy eyes, constricted pupils and slurred speech.  A Field Sobriety Test showed impairment and a blood test confirmed the presence of Oxycodone, Diazepam, Nordiazepam and Temazepam in her blood.  Arnoul was found driving without a license.

Stephen Michael Rose, 43, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 12 months of probation and fined $300 for Disorderly Conduct.  Rose acted in a threatening manner towards state police present at his residence in Delaware Township on March 31, 2016, to assist Children and Youth personnel.

Louis Henry Breitenbach, 22, of Port Jervis, NY, was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $250 for Theft by Deception.  On March 11, 2017, Breitenbach stole a microwave from a retail store in Westfall Township and then returned the microwave to the store for store credit knowing it had been stolen.

Brian Scott Sprague, 35, of Madison Township, PA, was sentenced to 3 months to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $200 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Sprague was stopped by the state police for weaving his vehicle across his lane of travel along I-84 in Greene Township on February 27, 2017.  In speaking with Sprague, the trooper detected the smell of Marihuana.  Sprague admitted to smoking Marihuana.  A probable cause search was conducted which revealed a baggie and a Marihuana pipe.

August Alouius Rempkowski, 58, presently housed in the Pike County Jail, was sentenced to 3 months to 1 year in the Pike County Jail and fined $300 for Defiant Trespass.  Rempkowski was evicted from a residence in Matamoras and was the subject of a Protection from Abuse Order which excluded him from entering the residence in Matamoras Borough.  On September 10, 2017, Rempkowski was found sleeping in the garage of the residence.


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