Tuesday
February 12, 2019

Virginia man gets up to 15 years for identity theft in Pike County

MILFORD – A Sandston, VA man was sentenced to 10 months to 15 years in a state correctional facility and fined $2,000 for Identity Theft, Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices, Theft by Deception and Bad Checks.  Between September of 2005 and March of 2006, William Bryan applied for a business credit card using an individual’s name and personal information without their knowledge or permission and charged in excess of $80,000 to the account.  Bryan further cashed a check for $498.55 drawn on an account that he knew would not be honored.

 

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

David McCarthy, 38, of Easton, PA, was sentenced to 9 months to 24 months in a state correctional facility, to run concurrent to the sentence he is currently serving, and fined $500 for Unlawful Dissemination.  McCarthy released an intimate photograph of an individual through an Instagram account without the individual’s authorization on January 23, 2018, with the intent of harassing the individual.

Christopher Phy, 33, of Tower City, PA, was sentenced to 360 days of probation and fined $600 for 4 counts of Harassment.  Phy threatened an individual in Palmyra Township through the use of a cell phone on May 24, 2018.

John Vangorden, 51, of Greeley, PA, was sentenced to 12 months of probation, fined $575 and will have his driver’s license suspended for a duration to be determined by PennDOT, for Accident Involving Damage to Attended Vehicle or Property, Registration Required and Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked.  The state police responded to SR 6 in Lackawaxen Township where Vangorden was involved in a two-vehicle crash on February 12, 2018, and had failed to remain at the scene of the crash.  Vangorden was also found to be driving on a suspended license.

Nicole Nobis, 25, of Greentown, PA, was sentenced to 12 months of probation and fined $300 for Endangering the Welfare of Children.  Nobis left her five-year old child alone outside and unattended while she was asleep inside a residence located in Dingman Township on May 26, 2018.

Cindy Golson, 34, of Easton, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $300 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Golson was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by the state police on June 16, 2018, while traveling along Route 402 in Blooming Grove Township for a license plate that was improperly fastened to the vehicle.  Upon making contact with Golson and the driver, the trooper detected the smell of Marihuana.  A consent to search the vehicle revealed a baggie of Marihuana, which Golson claimed as hers.

Scott Dewland, 19, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 12 months of probation and fined $500 for Theft.  Dewland asked to borrow an individual’s phone while at the basketball court of a Dingman Township development on June 28, 2018.  After Dewland completed his call, he refused to return the phone to the owner and walked away with it.  The phone and case had a value of approximately $900.

Jordan Kowet, 29, of Hawley, PA, was sentenced to 5 years of the IP Pike Care program which will include 90 days of house arrest, charged a fine of $1,500 and had his driver’s license suspended for 18 months for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Kowet was stopped by the state police on April 8, 2018, along SR 739 in Blooming Grove Township for no registration.  In speaking with Kowet, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed him to have bloodshot and glassy eyes.  Kowet admitted to drinking prior to driving.  Field Sobriety Tests showed impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .178%

Shane Babcock, 28, of Browndale, PA, was sentenced to 18 months of probation and fined $300 for Criminal Trespass.  On September 2, 2018, Babcock entered a residence in Palmyra Township knowing that he was not licensed to do so.

Nicholas Huffman, 68, of Port Jervis, NY, was sentenced to 6 months of probation to run concurrent to his New York sentence, and fined $300 for Retail Theft.  Huffman took three televisions between February 16 and February 17 of 2017, having a total value of $652 from a retail store in Westfall Township, without paying for them.

Donna Walter, 30, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 230 days to 23 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $500 and had her driver’s license suspended for 6 months for Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance. The state police stopped Walter on June 15, 2018, when she was observed traveling along Milford Road in Delaware Township with a cracked windshield.  A search of her vehicle and occupants revealed a large volume of Heroin packets and drug paraphernalia.

Jenafer Hagn, 42, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 5 years of the IP Pike Care Program which will include 1 year of electronic monitoring, a fine of $2,500 and a driver’s license suspension of 18 months for Driving Under the Influence.  The state police stopped Hagn on July 18, 2018, after observing her driving erratically along Milford Road in Delaware Township.  Upon making contact with Hagn, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed her to have slurred speech and glassy, bloodshot eyes.  Field Sobriety Tests were administered which showed impairment and a blood test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .169%.

Colton Greene, 22, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $300 for Driving Under the Influence.  Greene was stopped by the state police on July 21, 2018, for a malfunctioning registration light and unsafe driving, as he traveled along Milford Road in Delaware Township.  The trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage, and observed Greene to have slurred speech and bloodshot eyes.  Greene admitted to drinking prior to driving.  Field Sobriety Tests showed multiple signs of impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .102%.

Eric Burkhardt, 36, of Sandyston, NJ, was sentenced to 90 days to 5 years in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,500 and had his driver’s license suspended for 18 months for Driving Under the Influence.  Milford Police Department pulled over Burkhardt after observing him tailgating and weaving across his lane of travel through the Borough of Milford on February 23, 2018.  When contact was made with Burkhardt, the officer detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed Burkhardt to have slurred speech and bloodshot eyes.  Burkhardt admitted to drinking before driving.  Field Sobriety Tests showed impairment and a blood test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .16%.

TJ Mann, 35, of Port Jervis, NY, was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $500 for Theft by Deception.  Mann sold three phones to a business in Matamoras on January 15, 2014, for $300 with the understanding the phones were not under a contract.  When the business attempted to activate the phones, it was revealed that they were under contract with outstanding balances.

John Negroni, 52, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 6 months to 18 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,000 and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Driving Under the Influence and Resisting Arrest.  The state police encountered Negroni at the rest area along I-84 in Palmyra Township on September 27, 2018, where Negroni was observed putting air in the tire of his heavily damaged vehicle.  Upon speaking with Negroni, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage, and observed him to have raspy, slurred speech and bloodshot, glassy eyes.  Negroni admitted to drinking prior to driving.  Field Sobriety Tests indicated impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .133%. On October 22, 2018, the state police responded to a residence in Delaware Township to locate Negroni.  When the troopers attempted to place him under arrest, he resisted and substantial force was required to overcome Negroni.

Ken Drittij, 28, of Bushkill, PA, was sentenced to 5 years of the IP Pike Care Program which will include a $1,500 fine and a driver’s license suspension of 18 months for Driving Under the Influence.  Drittij was stopped by the state police on July 12, 2017, for entering the trooper’s lane of travel of Bushkill Falls Road in Lehman Township and nearly hitting the patrol car head-on.  A strong odor of alcohol was detected when contact was made with Drittij.  A breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .238%.

Richard Campbell, 29, of Matamoras, PA, was sentenced to 6 months to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $600 for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Small Amount of Marihuana.  Campbell was stopped by the state police on July 20, 2016, while traveling along Well Road in Blooming Grove Township for an expired registration.  A consent to search the vehicle revealed Marihuana.  On July 6, 2017, Eastern Pike Regional Police stopped Campbell for a suspended license and were alerted that there was an outstanding bench warrant for Campbell.  During the arrest, Campbell was found in possession of Heroin and $1,357 in cash.

Sandro Rodriguez-Rosado, 48, of Matamoras, PA, was sentenced to 12 months to 24 months in a state correctional facility and fined $400 for Simple Assault.  Eastern Pike Regional Police were dispatched to a residence in Matamoras Borough on May 14, 2018, for a domestic dispute where Rodriguez-Rosado hit an individual in the head with a lamp.

Anthony Stendardo, 45, of Greentown, PA, was sentenced to 6 months to 23 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $500 for Theft from a Motor Vehicle.  Stendardo took a variety of items, including medications, a scanner, clothing and computer accessories with a total approximate value of $2,000 from a vehicle parked at a business parking lot in Greene Township on October 17, 2018, without the owner’s permission.

Gary Christman, 35, of Scranton, PA, was sentenced to 12 months less one day to 24 months less one day in the Pike County Jail and fined $700 for 3 Indirect Criminal Contempt Violations and 2 counts of Simple Assault and 1 count of Criminal Mischief.  Christman violated an existing Protection from Abuse Order by entering an individual’s residence in Palmyra Township on March 2, 2018, confronting the individual and smashing a television with a retail value in excess of $1,000.  On March 3, 2018, Christman violated the PFA entering the residence again and arguing with the resident, doing $500 in damage to the residence.  On April 27, 2018, Christman entered the residence in Palmyra Township again, striking the resident in an attempt to cause injury.  On May 3, 2018, Christman failed to comply with the existing PFA Order, entering the residence again in Palmyra Township, arguing with the individual and striking her in an attempt to cause injury.

 



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