March 13, 2019

Three receive state prison sentences in Pike County Court

MILFORD – A man currently housed in the Pike County Correctional Facility, was sentenced to 15 months to 30 months in a state correctional facility, followed by 1 year of probation and fined $800 for Receiving Stolen Property and Firearms Not to be Carried Without a License.  Eastern Pike Regional Police Department investigated a suspicious vehicle after hours in a business parking lot on October 13, 2018, in Westfall Township.  Chance Catsicas, 20, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was found in possession of a stolen handgun, which he had concealed on his body.  Catsicas was found not to have a license to carry a concealed firearm.

Shawn Mills, 42, of Matamoras, PA, as sentenced to 21 months to 5 years in a state correctional facility, fined $1,000 and had his driver’s license suspended for 6 months for Delivery of a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance.  Mills sold Heroin to a confidential informant on December 8, 2016, in Milford Township.

Corey Parker, 35, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 12 months to 24 months in a state correctional facility and fined $500 for Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Burglary.  Parker and a co-conspirator used Parker’s employee access key to gain entry to a break room at a business located in Milford Township on December 19, 2018, and took a purse belonging to an individual, without the individual’s permission which contained cash, a money order and various items.


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

Robert Starke, 56, of Hatfield, PA, was sentenced to a fine of $50 for the Summary Offense of Violation of Rules Regarding Conduct on Commonwealth Property.  Starke used gravel which was the property of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to fill pot holes along Pine Flats Road in the Delaware State Forest on July 9, 2018.

Jason Abbott, 40, of Greentown, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of the IP Program which will include 30 days of house arrest, a fine of $1,000 and suspension of his driver’s license for 12 months for Driving Under the Influence.  The state police pulled Abbott over on July 21, 2018, when Abbott was observed traveling in the wrong lane along Southerton Lane in Greene Township.  Upon making contact with Abbott, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage.  Abbott admitted to drinking alcohol prior to driving.  Field Sobriety Tests showed impairment and a blood test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .282%.

Jenifer Shepard, 49, of Landing, NJ, was sentenced to 2 days to 23 months in the Pike County Jail, followed by 3 years of probation and fined $500 for Theft.  Between October of 2015 and May 10, 2016, from a residence in Delaware Township, Shepard took in excess of $7,800 from an elderly individual for her own personal use, without permission.

Steven Spencer, 43, of Glen Spey, NY, was sentenced to a fine of $125 for the Summary Offenses of Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic and Drivers Required to be Licensed.  Eastern Pike Regional Police observed Spencer travel northbound in a turning lane on Route 6 and 209 In Westfall Township on August 8, 2018, and then cut in front of traffic in the travel lane.  Spencer was also found to be driving without a license.

Travis Corter, 24, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 1 year of probation and fined $300 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Corter was observed by the state police throwing a Heroin glassine packet from his vehicle window as he was exiting a business parking lot located in Delaware Township on October 11, 2016.

Amber Luciani, 29, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 30 days to 60 days in the Pike County Jail and fined $800 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and the Summary Offense of Driving While Operating Privilege Suspended or Revoked.  The state police stopped Luciani for driving on a suspended license along SR 507 in Palmyra Township on May 28, 2018.  When speaking with Luciani, the trooper detected the smell of Marihuana.  Luciani provided the trooper with a blunt and a grinder that she possessed.

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