Monday
February 19, 2018

Pike County Court sentencing

MILFORD – Two defendants, heading to state prison, were among several sentenced recently in Pike County Court

Holly Daletto, 30, of Tobyhanna, PA, was sentenced to 20 months to six years in a state correctional facility, fined $700 and had her driver’s license suspended for 6 months for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance.  On March 16, 2016, a witness informed a state trooper that she had just observed Daletto holding up a staggering individual and assisted him in getting into the driver’s seat of a vehicle and that they drove off onto SR 390 in Palmyra Township.  The trooper conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle, and a consent to search the vehicle revealed glassine packs and rubber bands which Daletto claimed possession of.  On March 20, 2017, a search warrant was served on Daletto at her residence in Greene Township during which she was found in possession of Heroin, Methadone and Tramadol.

Cecil Lipscomb, 29, of North Adams, MA, was sentenced to 2 years to 5 years in a state correctional facility, fined $3,175 and had his driver’s license suspended for a duration to be determined by PennDOT for Aggravated Assault by Vehicle While Driving Under the Influence, Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance, Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Tampering with Public Records or Information.  Lipscomb, who was operating a tractor trailer, hit a Pennsylvania State Police Sergeant who was outside of his police vehicle investigating a traffic accident with emergency lights engaged and a flare pattern set up, during an ice storm along I-84 in Dingman Township on January 11, 2017.  In speaking with Lipscomb, the smell of an alcoholic beverage, slurred speech, glassy eyes and constricted pupils were observed by assisting troopers.  Lipscomb admitted to drinking prior to the crash.  A blood test confirmed the presence of Cocaine in Lipscomb’s body.  Recent footprints in the snow led to two liquor bottles hidden in the snow and further investigation revealed Lipscomb’s logbook listed he was clocked off duty prior to and during the accident.  Lipscomb was found in possession of Cocaine in excess of 5 grams.

 

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

Cindi Coppedge, 54, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 5 years of the IP Program which will include 12 months of house arrest, a fine of $2,500 and a driver’s license suspension of 18 months for Driving Under the Influence.  The state police were dispatched to Wild Acres Drive in Delaware Township on September 22, 2015, where Coppedge was involved in a car accident.  When speaking with Coppedge, the trooper observed her to be slurring her speech and to have sluggish movements.  Coppedge relayed she was prescribed medication but had not consumed any.  A blood test confirmed the presence of Zolpidem, Carisoprodol, Meprobamate, Oxycodone, Diazepam, Nordiazepam and Temazepam in her body.

Sterling Laabs, 28, of Hawley, PA, was sentenced to 2 years of probation and fined $300 for Recklessly Endangering Another Person.  The state police were dispatched to a residence in Palmyra Township on April 24, 2017, where Laabs discharged a shot gun near two individuals attempting to catch a chicken that had run onto Laabs’ property.

Hermann Koch, 65, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 3 days 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 or Counterfeit Substance.  Koch was stopped by the state police on October 8, 2016, for driving erratically along SR 402 in Blooming Grove Township.  Upon making contact with Koch, the trooper detected the smell of Marihuana and observed his eyes to be bloodshot.  Koch admitted to smoking in the vehicle earlier.  A blood test confirmed the presence of THC in Koch’s body.

James Krauss, 19, of Matamoras, PA, was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, followed by 6 months of probation, a fine of $1,200 and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Krauss was stopped by the Eastern Pike Regional Police on July 8, 2017, during a DUI checkpoint along Delaware Drive in Westfall Township.  On making contact with Krauss, the officer detected the smell of Marihuana.  Krauss admitted to smoking Marihuana prior to the stop.  A Field Sobriety Test was conducted which indicated impairment and a blood test confirmed the presence of THC in his blood.  Krauss was also found in possession of a plastic baggie used for the storage of Marihuana.

Robert Leonard, 18, of Port Jervis, NY, was sentenced to 1 month to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $300 for Terroristic Threats.  On December 12, 2017, at a retail business in Westfall Township, Leonard called an individual offensive names, followed her throughout the store and threatened to blow up the building.

Brandon Cruver, 26, of Middletown, NY, was sentenced to a $300 fine for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The state police pulled over Cruver along SR 6 in Milford Borough for a malfunctioning brake light.  Upon making contact with Cruver, the trooper smelled Marihuana emanating from Cruver’s vehicle.  A probable cause search revealed a Marihuana grinder.

Elizabeth Riker, 21, of Hawley, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of probation to run consecutive to her Wayne County sentence, and fined $300 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  On July 19, 2017, an arrest warrant for drug related charges was served on Riker, where she was found in possession of glassine packets used for the storage of Heroin, at her residence in Blooming Grove Township.


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