Tuesday
September 11, 2018

Two Pike residents given state prison time

MILFORD – A man who threatened to shoot everyone in a house and another who stole money and belongings were among several sentenced recently in Pike County Court

Eric Wolak, 36, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 1 year to 5 years in a state correctional facility, fined $3,000 and had his driver’s license suspended for 18 months for Driving Under the Influence and Terroristic Threats.  The state police were alerted to a suspicious male in the parking lot off Lake Forest Drive on August 17, 2016.  Wolak, who was behind the wheel of his vehicle was ordered out of the vehicle.  The trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage.  Wolak admitted to drinking prior to driving and to having consumed alcohol while sitting in the parking lot.  Wolak refused to submit to a chemical breath test. The state police were dispatched to a residence in Delaware Township on March 25, 2017, where Wolak threatened to shoot everyone in the house with a hand gun he possessed. 

Jeremy Maun, 34, of Matamoras, PA, was sentenced to 16 months to 54 months in a state correctional facility and fined $900 for 2 counts of Theft and 1 count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Between March 27, 2018, and May 16, 2018, Maun gained access to an individual’s computer at a residence in Westfall Township and transferred $814 from the individual’s account into his own account, without the permission of the account holder.  On May 22, 2018, Maun took assorted items including a camera, coin collections and jewelry valued in excess of $50 from a residence in Westfall Township, without the owner’s permission.  Maun was found in possession of a hypodermic needle and assorted paraphernalia.

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

Maureen Sullivan-Brown, 59, of Tamiment, PA, was sentenced to 4 days to 9 days in the Pike County Jail and fined $200 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The state police conducted a welfare check on Sullivan-Brown on March 7, 2017, at a residence in Lehman Township.  Sullivan-Brown was found in possession of a Marihuana bowl.

Henry Trojanowski, 56, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $200 for Unsworn Falsification to Authorities.  Trojanowski failed to acknowledge he had been convicted of a crime when he applied for the purchase of a hand gun at a retail store in Milford Township on September 25, 2015. 

Brad Middaugh, 24, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 14 months to 60 months in a state correctional facility and fined $1,000 for Criminal Trespass and Simple Assault.  Middaugh was involved in a dispute at a residence in Milford Borough on February 26, 2017.  Middaugh left the residence but returned later, kicking in the front door of the residence and caused injury to one of the residents by striking the individual in the face and head with a closed fist.

Elizabeth Riker, 22, of Hawley, PA, was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, to run consecutive to her Wayne County sentence, 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 a one-vehicle crash where Riker hit a tree along Spring Road in Blooming Grove Township on January 8, 2018.  The trooper observed Riker’s pupils were constricted and she appeared disoriented and sluggish.  Riker admitted to ingesting a baggie of Heroin prior to driving.  Field Sobriety Tests showed impairment and a blood test confirmed the presence of Fetanyl and Morphine in her body.

Jamal Grant, 31, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to a $300 fine for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The state police were dispatched to a residence in Dingmans Ferry for a report of a physical altercation involving Grant.  Grant was found in possession of five grinders, four pipes, a scale, two bongs and rolling papers.



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