Tuesday
September 3, 2019

Pike County Court sentences

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

Andrew Parperides, 56, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 12 months of probation and fined $300 for Unlawful Acts.  On March 27, 2019, Parperides submitted a prescription to a drug store in Milford Borough for filling, which he had altered the quantity of tablets to be dispensed.

Dwayne Cantelmo, 46, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 2 months to 2 years in the Pike County Jail, fined $500 and had his driver’s license suspended to 18 months for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Cantelmo flagged down a state trooper along SR 739 in Blooming Grove Township on August 18, 2018, to report a vehicle violation that he had observed.  While speaking with Cantelmo, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed Cantelmo acting in a confused manner.  Cantelmo admitted to drinking prior to driving.  Cantelmo refused to submit to Field Sobriety Tests or a breath test.

Katherine Valenzuela, 38, of Hawley, PA, was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,000 and had her driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Valenzuela was stopped by Public Safety on September 26, 2018, along Hemlock Farms Road in Blooming Grove Township for erratic driving.  When the trooper met up with Valenzuela, he detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed Valenzuela to have red, bloodshot, droopy, dilated eyes and slurred speech.  Valenzuela admitted to drinking prior to driving.  A breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .235%.

Michael McGilvary, 47, of Scranton, PA, was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,800 and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance.  McGilvary arrived at the Blooming Grove State Police Barracks on March 29, 2018, emanating the smell of Marihuana.  McGilvary admitted to smoking Marihuana prior to driving to the barracks and advised the trooper that he had a container with Marihuana in his vehicle.  Field Sobriety tests showed impairment and a blood test confirmed the presence of THC.

Karen Murphy, 71, of Bushkill, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $200 for Harassment.  Murphy threatened harm to an individual at the individual’s home in Lehman Township on July 29, 2018.

Daniel McKnight, 27, of Charleston, SC, was sentenced to 5 years of the IP Pile Care Program which will include 1 year of house arrest, a fine of $2,500 and a driver license suspension for a duration to be determined by PennDOT for Driving Under the Influence.  The state police stopped McKnight on December 20, 2017, for weaving across his lane of travel along Ressica Falls Road in Porter Township.  Upon making contact with McKnight, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage.  McKnight admitted to drinking prior to driving.  Field Sobriety Tests indicated intoxication and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .233%.

Jesse Trumpore, 35, of Bushkill, PA, was sentenced to 1 month to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $400 for Criminal Trespass.  Trumpore entered a residence and a vehicle parked outside located in a housing community in Delaware Township, without the owner’s permission on February 26, 2019.

Coral Boby, 20, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $300 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The state police pulled over a vehicle along SR 739 in Delaware Township on September 21, 2018, in which Boby was a passenger.  A search of the vehicle by a K9 Unit revealed a needle belonging to Boby.

Venus Marut-Barton, 51, of Hawley, PA, was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, a fine of $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 alerted to an erratic driver traveling along SR 402 in Blooming Grove Township on January 5, 2017, where she was observed crossing the double yellow line several times.  When contact was made with Marut-Barton, she was observed to have slow and sluggish actions and constricted pupils.  A consent to search her vehicle revealed Carisoprodol and Clonazepam.  A blood test confirmed the presence of the drugs in her blood.

Daniel Laub, 24, of Greentown, PA, was sentenced to 5 years of the IP Pike Care Program which will include 90 days of incarceration deferred until December 2, 2019, at 9:00 AM, 1 year of house arrest, a fine of $3,500 and a driver’s license suspension of 18 months for Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance and Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked.  The state police were dispatched to a one-vehicle crash where Laub drove off SR 507 in Palmyra Township and hit a tree on September 26, 2018.  When speaking with Laub, the trooper observed Laub to have dilated pupils, a manic behavior and no memory of the crash. A blood test confirmed the presence of Alprazolam, Lorazepam and Methadone in his blood. 

Nicholas Roberts, 25, of Northbridge, MA, was sentenced to a $300 fine for Possession of a Small Amount of Marihuana.  Roberts was stopped by the state police on September 3, 2016, for speeding along I-84 in Blooming Grove Township.  When the trooper approached the vehicle, he detected the smell of Marihuana.  Roberts was found in possession of a small amount of Marihuana.

Patricia Roman, 41, of Port Jervis, NY, was sentenced to a fine of $300 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Eastern Pike Regional Police were alerted to Roman driving erratically along Pennsylvania Avenue in Matamoras Borough on March 26, 2019.  Roman was found in possession of a Marihuana cigar blunt. 

Cody Valen, 23, of Port Jervis, NY, was sentenced to a $300 fine for False Reports to Law Enforcement.  On February 28, 2018, Valen reported to the Eastern Pike Regional Police that an individual was attacked at the Matamoras Airport Park when he knew the statement was false.

Ian Finan, 27, of Shohola, PA, was sentenced to 24 months of probation and fined $1,300 for Recklessly Endangering Another Person and Possession of a Small Amount of Marihuana.  Finan placed a handgun in an unsecured location at a business in Milford Borough on January 21, 2019.  Finan was also found in possession of a small amount of Marihuana.



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