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April 16, 2018

NY man sentenced to prison for stealing a truck

MILFORD – A Monroe, NY, man was sentenced to 14 months to 36 months in a state correctional facility to run concurrent to his New York sentence, and fined $500 for Receiving Stolen Property.  Daniel O’Keefe, 20, took a truck valued in excess of $2,000 from a business in Port Jervis on April 25, 2017 and drove the truck to Matamoras, abandoning it at a business parking lot when he encountered police activity.

 

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

Gregory Cooper, 42, of Bushkill, PA, was sentenced to 11 months to 23 months in the Pike County Jail, followed by 6 months of probation, fined $500 and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The state police responded to a residence in Lehman Township on December 14, 2016, for a 911 hang up.  Upon arrival at the residence, they could smell Marihuana.  When questioned about the odor, Cooper provided the trooper with a bag of Marihuana.  A further investigation revealed a large amount of Marihuana and various items of drug paraphernalia.

Robert Dowling, 29, of Scranton, PA, was sentenced to the Pike County IP Program which will include 48 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, followed by 60 days of house arrest, a fine of $850 and a driver’s license suspension of 12 months for Driving Under the Influence.  The state police were dispatched to Milford Road in Lehman Township on August 24, 2017, where Dowling was sitting in the driver’s seat of a disabled vehicle.  In speaking with Dowling, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed Dowling’s eyes to be bloodshot.  Dowling admitted to drinking prior to driving.  A Field Sobriety test showed impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .153%.

Connor Burkhardt, 22, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 1 year of probation to run consecutive to his current sentence, fined $300 and had his driver’s license suspended for 6 months for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The state police responded to a residence in Delaware Township on May 7, 2017, for a report of a suspicious person where Burkhardt was found in possession of Heroin.

Joseph Stellato-Riley, 24, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 6 months to 12 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $300 and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  On August 7, 2017, the state parole conducted a home visit on Stellato-Riley at his residence in Delaware Township and found him in possession of Heroin.

Hilary Ann Messina, 59, of Dingmans Ferry, 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.  The state police were dispatched to a parking lot in Delaware Township where Messina hit a parked car with her vehicle.  In making contact with Messina, the trooper was required to assist Messina out of her vehicle.  Messina was observed having difficulty standing and admitted to the trooper that she had been drinking prior to driving.  A Field Sobriety Test was conducted which showed impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .260%.

Brian Fitzgerald, 50, of Montague, NJ, was sentenced to 12 months of probation, fined $1,000 and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Accident Resulting in Death or Injury.  Fitzgerald ran a stop sign at an intersection in Milford Borough on March 16, 2017, and struck a vehicle, injuring its occupant, and then fled the scene.

Erik Walter, 28, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $300 for Driving Under the Influence.  The state police were dispatched on February 10, 2017, to a one-vehicle crash on Log Tavern Road where Walter had driven into a tree and was injured.  In speaking with Walter, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed his speech to be slurred and his pupils dilated.  A blood test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .092%.

Bryan Laskey, 26, of Greentown, PA, was sentenced to 24 months of probation and fined $800 for Terroristic Threats and Institutional Vandalism.  The state police were dispatched to a residence in Greene Township on August 26, 2017, for a domestic dispute during which Laskey threatened to hurt three individuals.  While in state police custody, Laskey urinated in the holding cell.

Kelley Hernandez, 46, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of the Pike Care IP Program which will include 30 days of house arrest, a fine of $750 and a driver’s license suspension of 12 months for Driving Under the Influence.  The state police were dispatched to a one-vehicle crash on October 12, 2017, where Hernandez’ vehicle left Log Tavern Road in Dingman Township and hit a tree.  In making contact with Hernandez, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed her eyes to be bloodshot and glassy.  Field Sobriety Tests were administered which showed impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .151%.

Derrick Schultz, 38, of Patchogue, NY, was sentenced to 6 months of probation, fined $300 and had his driver’s license suspended for 6 months for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The state police were dispatched to a residence in Dingman Township on September 3, 2016, where Schultz was found in possession of Cocaine.

 


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