Monday
August 13, 2018

Pike County Court sentences

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

 

Michael Jonathon Scurto, 28, of Greeley, PA, was sentenced to 12 months to 48 months in a state correctional facility and fined $300 for Theft.  Scurto took a jacket containing a cell phone and cell phone case with a total value in excess of $200 from an employee working at a store in Blooming Grove Township on December 27, 2016, without the owner’s permission.

Matthew Edward Keebler, 45, of Upper Black Eddy, PA was sentenced to 1 year to 5 years in the Pike County Jail, a driver’s license suspension of 18 months and a fine of $2,500 for Driving Under the Influence.  The state police responded to a one vehicle crash along Silver Lake Road in Porter Township where Keebler’s vehicle left the road and struck a utility pole.  The responding trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage while speaking with Keebler and observed him to have slurred speech.  Numerous beer cans were scattered in his vehicle and at the crash site.  Keebler admitted to drinking prior to driving.  Field Sobriety Tests indicated impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .262%.

Thomas R. Ford, 28, of New Fairfield, CT, was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, followed by 6 months of probation, a driver’s license suspension of 18 months and a fine of $1,500 for Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The state police were dispatched to I-84 in Milford Township on October 14, 2017, for a report of Ford driving erratically which had resulted in a two-car crash.  In making contact with Ford, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic type beverage, and observed Ford to have glossy, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.  Ford admitted to smoking Marihuana and drinking alcohol prior to driving.  Ford was incapable of performing Field Sobriety Tests.  A preliminary breath test detected alcohol.  A search of Ford’s vehicle revealed Xanax pills.  A blood test confirmed the presence of Cocaine in Ford’s blood.

William Deschenes, 22, of Greentown, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $200 for Unsworn Falsification to Authorities.  Deschenes failed to disclose a prior Pike County drug paraphernalia conviction when he applied for a Pennsylvania license to carry a firearm at the Pike County Sheriff’s Office on September 29, 2017.

Daniell Marie Tate, 35, of Oakridge, NJ, was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $200 for the Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The state police responded to a residence in Lackawaxen Township on April 30, 2017, for a health check on Tate.  Tate was found in possession of rolled up dollar bills containing drug residue.

Kelly Lynn Morris, 32, of Johnson, NY, was sentenced to 1 year of probation, a driver’s license suspension of 6 months and fined $300 for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The state police conducted a safety check of Morris when they observed her in her parked vehicle along SR 402 in Blooming Grove Township with her hazard lights flashing on January 16, 2018.  A consent to search the vehicle revealed Tizanidine which she did not have a prescription for.

Robert James Abreu, 45, of Middletown, NY, was sentenced to 2 years of probation and fined $250 for Recklessly Endangering Another Person.  Abreu, and his co-defendant, pushed an infant child in a stroller 1.5 miles along Silver Lake Road in Delaware Township, which had no shoulder, while being under the influence.

Annie Lori Luciano, 40, of Middletown, NY, was sentenced to 2 years of probation and fined $400 for 2 counts of Disorderly Conduct.  Luciano and her co-defendant were observed pushing an infant in a stroller 1.5 miles along Silver Lake Road in Delaware Township, which had no shoulder, while severely impaired, alarming the public who witnessed it.

Andrew Thomas Eurich, 35, of Cuddebackville, NY, was sentenced to 12 months of probation, a driver’s license suspension of 6 months and fined $200 for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Eurich, who was a passenger in a vehicle intercepted by the state police at a residence in Blooming Grove Township on March 7, 2017, was found in possession of Heroin.

Marc Barry Netel, 60, of Monroe, NY, was sentenced to 1 month to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, a driver’s license suspension of 12 months and a fine of $1,000 for Driving Under the Influence.  The state police were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash along I-84 in Blooming Grove Township on January 7, 2018, where Netel had been parked in the right lane of travel, without rear lights illuminated, and was hit from behind by an oncoming vehicle.  The trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage while speaking with Netel and also observed him to have watery, bloodshot eyes and incoherent speech.  A blood test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .200%.

James Frank Piccolo, 28, of Dunmore, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $300 for Driving Under the Influence.  The state police stopped Piccolo on April 5, 2018, for swerving his vehicle several times across the double yellow lines of Rt 507 in Greene Township. In speaking with Piccolo, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage.  Piccolo admitted to drinking beer prior to driving.  Field Sobriety Tests showed impairment and a blood test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .097%.

Joshua James Helwig, 20, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 118 days to 18 months in the Pike County Jail, followed by 6 months of probation, and a fine of $825 for Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance and Theft and the Summary Offense of Unlawful Transfer of a Registration. On November 13, 2015, while traveling along SR 739 in Delaware Township, Helwig was stopped for an expired inspection sticker.  It was discovered that Helwig was in possession of a stolen license plate and an incomplete vehicle registration. Helwig was identified by the state police on April 13, 2018, as the individual with two active bench warrant and was taken into custody outside of a residence in Delaware Township.  Helwig was found in possession of 33 bags of Heroin.

Kari Elizabeth Sweetman, 36, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 3 months to 5 years in the Pike County Jail, a fine of $2,700 and had her driver’s license suspended for 24 months for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The state police were dispatched to SR 739 in Dingman Township on June 9, 2016, where Sweetman was observed swerving her vehicle while traveling along SR 739.  When speaking with Sweetman, the trooper observed Heroin bags sticking out of her pockets.  Field Sobriety Tests were conducted which showed impairment and a blood test confirmed the presence of Morphine, Clonazepam, Aminoclonezipam and Heroin.

Matthew Christopher Maloney, 30, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 116 days to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and a fine of $300 for Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution.  The state police arrived at a residence in Delaware Township on March 18, 2018, to arrest an individual on a bench warrant.  When questioned if the individual was in the residence, Maloney, who answered the door, stated the individual was not present, knowing that the statement was not true.

Brian Justin Forkos, 28, of Oceanside, NY, was sentenced to 129 days to 23 months in the Pike County Jail, and a fine of $800 for Simple Assault and the Summary Offense of Harassment.  Forkos was involved in a domestic dispute with an individual at a residence in Lehman Township on April 2, 2018.  A third individual who attempted to break up the dispute was struck in the face by Forkos causing a bloody lip.

Cheryl Ann Caliente, 40, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 3 months to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $200 for Criminal Trespass.  Caliente and her co-defendant, gained entry to a residence located in Dingman Township without the owner’s consent on May 14, 2018.

Jessi M. King, 22, of Bushkill, PA, was sentenced to1 day to 3 days in the Pike County Jail, fined $200 and had his driver’s license suspended for 6 months for Possession of a Small Amount of Marihuana.  King was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by the state police on September 4, 2016, along Winona Falls Road in Lehman Township for an expired inspection sticker.  Upon making contact with the driver, the trooper detected the smell of Marihuana.  A consent to search the vehicle revealed Marihuana, which King stated belonged to him.

 



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