Friday
December 28, 2018

Pike County Court sentences

MILFORD – A Milford man was sentenced to 21 months to 42 months in a state correctional facility and fined $900 for Terroristic Threats, Endangering the Welfare of Children and Simple Assault.  State police responded to a domestic dispute on May 11, 2018, at a residence in Dingman Township where Christopher Vreeland, 36, confronted an individual at her car in the driveway and attempted to pull her from the car and struck her in the head.  As the individual fled into the house carrying an infant, Vreeland followed, striking her again and knocking her down.  Vreeland then threatened to kill her as she was holding one of her children.

 

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

Willa Ellingsen, 34, of Wilkes Barre, PA, was sentenced to 5 months to 18 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $700 for Resisting Arrest, Defiant Trespass and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The state police were dispatched to a residence in Dingman Township to pick up Ellingsen on an outstanding warrant on July 25, 2018.  Ellingsen was found in possession of a needle, tourniquet, a spoon and additional drug paraphernalia.  On July 26, 2018, the state police were dispatched to a residence in Dingman Township where Ellingsen was caught trespassing after being told by the property owner and the state police that she was not allowed on the property.  Ellingsen resisted when the troopers attempted to place her under arrest.

Kevin Parkhurst, 29, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 48 hours 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.  Parkhurst was stopped by the Milford Borough Police traveling along Route 6 in Milford Borough on August 24, 2017, with no tail lights, and weaving across his lane of travel.  The officer detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed Parkhurst to have glassy, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.  Parkhurst admitted to drinking alcohol prior to driving.  Field Sobriety Tests showed impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .139%.

Annessa Vlachos, 45, of Shohola, PA, was sentenced to 9 months and 60 days to 24 months in the Pike County Jail to run consecutive to her Lackawanna County sentence, fined $700 and had her driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Driving Under the Influence and Driving While Operating Privilege Suspended or Revoked. Vlachos was pulled over by the state police on July 18, 2018, for weaving across her lane of travel along SR 6 in Palmyra Township.  Upon speaking with Vlachos, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed Vlachos’ eyes to be bloodshot and glassy.  Field Sobriety Tests indicated intoxication.  Vlachos refused to submit to a breath test.  Vlachos was found to be driving on a suspended license for a prior conviction of Driving Under the Influence.

Keith Bauccio, 28, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 141 days to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $600 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and the Summary Offense of Harassment.  The state police were dispatched to a residence in a community in Delaware Township on June 18, 2018, for a domestic dispute during which Bauccio harassed and threatened an individual.  During a pat down search by the trooper, Bauccio was found in possession of a straw used for the ingestion of drugs.

Anthony Stieb, 53, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 72 hours 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 of Alcohol or a Controlled Substance.  On June 6, 2017, the state police observed Stieb parked along the berm of I-84 in Dingman Township and carrying a bumper from the median towards the highway.  The trooper observed Stieb to be unsteady on his feet and to have bloodshot eyes.  A blood test confirmed the presence of Gabepentin, Diazepam, Nordiazapam, Mirtazpine and Haloperidol in his blood.

William Braxton, 29, of Lake Ariel, PA, was sentenced to 6 months to 23 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $700 and had his driver’s license suspended for 24 months for Possession with the Intent to Deliver and the Summary Offense of Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked.  During a traffic stop by the state police along Ledgedale Road in Greene Township on May 26, 2018, Braxton was found in possession of Heroin and driving on a suspended license.

Dale Frisbie, 49, of Lake Ariel, PA, was sentenced to 1 month to 2 years in the Pike County Jail, fined $2,500 and had his driver’s license suspended for 18 months for Driving Under the Influence.  Frisbie was stopped by the state police on May 4, 2018, for speeding along Ledgedale Road in Greene Township.  Frisbie was observed to be lethargic, having slurred speech, unsteady on his feet and emitting the smell of an alcoholic beverage.  Field Sobriety Tests were conducted and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .108%.

Gavin Swearinger, 21, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced to 90 days to 5 years in the Pike County Jail, fined $2,700 and had his driver’s license suspended for 18 months for Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The state police stopped Swearinger on April 25, 2015, for failing to drop his high beams and weaving across the fog lines while traveling along SR 6 in Lackawaxen Township.  While speaking with Swearinger, the trooper detected the smell of Marihuana and observed him to have slurred speech, dilated, bloodshot and glassy eyes.  Swearinger provided the trooper with a metal Marihuana smoking device.  Field Sobriety Tests were conducted and a blood test confirmed the presence of THC in his blood.

Lawrence Speaks, 36, of Scranton, PA, was sentenced to 10 days to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $300 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The state police stopped Speaks on November 19, 2017, while driving along I-84 in Blooming Grove Township.  When contact was made with Speaks, the trooper detected the smell of Marihuana.  Speaks admitted to smoking Marihuana prior to driving.  A probable cause search revealed a baggie for the storage of Marihuana.

Francisco Ciprian, 26, of Wilkes Barre, PA, was sentenced to a $750 fine for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  During a motor carrier inspection conducted along Route 209 in Dingman Township, Ciprian was found in possession of 2 pipes used for the ingestion of Marihuana.

Christopher Wienke, 31, of Hawley, PA, was sentenced to a $500 fine for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  On May 5, 2018, the state police were dispatched to SR 739 in Blooming Grove Township for a report of Wienke driving erratically.  Wienke was found with his vehicle disabled.  Wienke was found in possession of a rolled up U.S. currency used as a means of ingesting illegal substances.  A lab test revealed the currency tested positive for Heroin.



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