Monday
July 9, 2018

Pike County sentences

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

George Handelong, 40, of Port Jervis, NY, was sentenced to 1 month to 12 months in the Pike County Jail, to run consecutive to his Contempt sentence, and a fine of $500 for Disorderly Conduct and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Handelong was a passenger in a vehicle which was stopped by the Eastern Pike Regional Police Department on April 22, 2018, while traveling along Routes 6 & 209 in Westfall Township for tinted windows.  In speaking with the driver, the officer detected the smell of Marihuana.  Handelong was taken into custody for an outstanding warrant.  Handelong was found in possession of hypodermic needles. While under arrest Handelong persisted in making threats of retaliation on the arresting officer.

Caitlin Claffey, 38, of Bushkill, PA, was sentenced to 5 days to 6 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $300 for Driving Under the Influence.  The state police intercepted Claffey along Cherry Ridge Road in Lehman Township on December 30, 2014, following a report of her driving drunk.  When contact was made with Claffey, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed her to have slurred speech and bloodshot, glassy eyes.  Field Sobriety Tests showed impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .095%. 

Patrick Slicker, 27, of Chester, NY, was sentenced to 30 days to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $750 and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Driving Under the Influence.  Slicker was stopped on November 27, 2015, by the state police for speeding and weaving across SR 507 in Greene Township.  Upon speaking with Slicker, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed Slicker to have glossy eyes.  Field Sobriety Tests were conducted which indicated impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .136%.

Nathan Krape, 32, of Lords Valley, PA, was sentenced to 90 days to 5 years in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,750 and had his driver’s license suspended for a duration to be determined by PennDOT, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Controlled Substance, 2 counts of Possession of a Small Amount of Marihuana, 2 counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and the Summary Offenses of General Lighting Requirements and Operation of Vehicle Without an Official Certificate of Inspection.  The state police stopped Krape on November 10, 2015, for an out of state inspection sticker while he was traveling along I-84 in Dingman Township.  Upon speaking with Krape, the trooper advised Krape he could smell Marihuana.  Krape presented the trooper with Marihuana and drug paraphernalia.  Field Sobriety Tests were conducted which showed impairment and a blood test confirmed the presence of THC in his blood.  The state police stopped Krape while traveling along Log Tavern Road in Dingman Township on April 27, 2016, for a faulty tail light.  Drug paraphernalia was observed in Krape’s vehicle and a probable cause search was conducted which revealed Marihuana and additional paraphernalia. 

Deborah Falcone, 52, of Lords Valley, 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 of a Controlled Substance.  The state police were dispatched to Ridge Road in Blooming Grove Township on June 24, 2016, where Falcone was sitting in her vehicle in the middle of the road.  The trooper observed Falcone to be disoriented, unsteady on her feet and had trouble keeping her eyes open.  Field Sobriety Tests could not be performed and a blood test confirmed the presence of Oxycodone and Alprazolam in her blood.

Kyle Bradby, 46, of Harveys Lake, PA, was sentenced to 10 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.  The state police pulled over Bradby on August 18, 2017, for speeding along I-84 in Greene Township.  Upon speaking with Bradby, the trooper detected the smell of Marihuana and observed Bradby to have glassy eyes and dilated pupils.  Bradby admitted to smoking Marihuana prior to the traffic stop.  Field Sobriety Tests were conducted which showed impairment and a blood test confirmed the presence of THC in his blood.

Crystal Moran, 34, of Scranton, 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 a driver’s license suspension of 12 months for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Moran was stopped by the state police on August 14, 2017, when she was observed traveling along SR 507 in Greene Township with a suspended registration. Upon making contact with Moran, the trooper detected the smell of Marihuana and observed her eyes to be glassy, red and bloodshot and exhibiting slurred speech.  A silver spoon with residue was also observed in plain sight.  A probable cause search was conducted which revealed a hypodermic needle and spoon with residue.  Field Sobriety Tests showed impairment and a blood test revealed the presence of THC in her blood.

Casey Homer, 23, of Matamoras, PA, was sentenced to a $300 fine for Theft.  On May 19, 2017, Homer took $131 from an individual along Wenlock Road in Westfall Township, without the individual’s permission.

 


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