Monday
March 12, 2018

DWI incident involving pedestrian lands Pike man in prison

MILFORD – A Lackawaxen Township man was sentenced to 9 months to 5 years in a state correctional facility, fined $1,500 and had his driver’s license suspended for 18 months for Driving Under the Influence.  state police responded to a resort in Lackawaxen Township on September 11, 2016, where Warren Toder, 60, had backed his vehicle into a pedestrian.  In speaking with Toder, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed Toder to have glossy, bloodshot eyes.  Toder admitted to consuming alcohol prior to driving.  A Field Sobriety Test showed impairment and a blood test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .198%.

 

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

Veronica DeAngelo, 47, of Hawley, PA, was sentenced to 6 months to 18 months in the Pike County Jail, followed by 6 months of probation and fined $800 for Theft of Property Lost, Mislaid, or Delivered by Mistake and Retail Theft.  Between June 13, 2017 and June 22, 2017, DeAngelo used a credit card that she found which belonged to another individual, at various locations in Pike and Wayne County, without the permission of the card owner.  On September 20, 2017, DeAngelo took a bottle of shampoo valued at $34 from a salon in Westfall Township without paying for it.

Barbara Spanton, 52, of Covington Township, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of the Pike Care IP Program which will include 2 months of house arrest, a fine of $750 and a driver’s license suspension of 12 months for Driving Under the Influence.  Spanton was stopped by the state police on July 9, 2017, for failing to use her turn signal and weaving across her lane of travel along SR 590 in Lackawaxen Township.  In speaking with Spanton, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed Spanton’s eyes to be glossy.  A Field Sobriety Test was administered which showed impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .115%.

Kane Curran, 23, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 10 days to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,300 and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Driving Under the Influence and Accidents Involving Damage to Unattended Vehicle or Property.  The state police were dispatched to a one-vehicle crash along SR 739 in Dingman Township where Curran failed to negotiate a turn and rolled his vehicle.  In making contact with Curran, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage.  Curran admitted to consuming beer prior to driving.  A Field Sobriety Test was conducted which showed impairment and a blood test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .227.

Kenneth Hernandez, 23, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of the IP Program which will include 30 days of house arrest, a $1,000 fine and a 12 month suspension of his driver’s license for Driving Under the Influence.  The state police were dispatched on July 27, 2017, to SR 590 in Lackawaxen Township where Hernandez went off the road in his vehicle and struck a rock.  In speaking with Hernandez, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage in Hernandez’ vehicle. Hernandez admitted to drinking at a party prior to driving.  A blood test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .168%.

Nia Sumpter, 41, of Bushkill, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $300 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The state police responded to a suspicious vehicle at the intersection of Stony Hollow Circle and Stoney Hollow Drive on April 20, 2017.  A consent to search the vehicle operated by Sumpter resulted in the finding of a baggie used for the containment of Marihuana.

Frank Ciano, 51, of Sparrowbush, NY, was fined $300 for his failure to appear for an ARD Violation Hearing in September of 2000 resulting from the conviction of a bad check charge.

Earl Babcock, 38, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to a $300 fine for the Summary Offense of Harassment.  On October 9, 2017, Babcock encountered individuals sitting in a vehicle in Milford Borough and in an attempt to annoy, alarm or harass the individuals, struck the vehicle with his feet.


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