May 7, 2018

Pike County Court sentencing

MILFORD - The following criminal sentences were issued by Pike County Court of Common Pleas Judge Gregory Chelak:

Kimberly Galati, 30, of Matamoras, PA, was sentenced to 15 months to 30 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $800 and had her driver’s license suspended for 6 months for Delivery of a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The Eastern Pike Regional Police were dispatched to a retail store parking lot in Westfall Township on October 31, 2016, where Galati and other individuals were observed going through random parked cars.  When being questioned by the officers, Galati gave the consent to search her vehicle and was found in possession of a straw containing Heroin residue.  On November 21, 2016, Galati sold Heroin to a confidential informant in Westfall Township.

Nicholas McLaughlin, 26, of Greeley, PA, was sentenced to 1 month to 2 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $200 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  McLaughlin’s Probation Officer found McLaughlin in possession of an empty glassine packet and hypodermic needle when conducting a home check at McLaughlin’s residence on February 9, 2017, in Lackawaxen Township. 

Rahshem Mahliek Harris, 19, of Bushkill, PA, was sentenced to 18 months of probation and fined $500 for Criminal Trespass.  On February 18, 2017, the state police were dispatched to a burglary in progress at a residence in Lehman Township where Harris and his co-defendants were found asleep in a bedroom of a residence where they had done in excess of $1,000 damage to gain entry into the house.

Patrick Todd Pilger, 38, of Tobyhanna, PA, was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,200 and had his driver’s license suspended for 24 months for Driving Under the Influence and the Summary Offense of Driving While Operating Privileges Suspended or Revoked.  The state police encountered Pilger sitting in a disabled vehicle on July 31, 2017, along the shoulder of I-84 in Blooming Grove Township on July 31, 2017.  Upon speaking with Pilger, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed his eyes to be glassy and bloodshot and his speech slurred.  Pilger admitted to the trooper to consuming alcohol.  Field Sobriety Tests were attempted and a preliminary breath test indicated intoxication.  A blood test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .300%. Pilger was found to be driving on a suspended license.

Joshua Daniel Forshay, 26, of Harris, NY, was sentenced to 6 months to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $400 for Theft and the Summary Offense of Criminal Mischief. Forshay took $3,700 in cash and prescription medication from an individual’s residence in Lackawaxen Township without permission on January 17, 2017.  Forshay did damage to the individual’s personal safe in order to gain access to the cash and pills.

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