Dispositions in Pike County Court

Milford. Pike County District Attorney Raymond J. Tonkin announced that the following criminal sentences were issued on Dec. 19 by Pike County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Gregory Chelak.

30 Dec 2019 | 01:08

Lisandro Andres Guadalupe, 44, of Dingmans Ferry , Pa., was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $300 for the crime of Criminal Mischief. During a domestic dispute at a residence in Delaware Township on July 4, 2018, Guadalupe destroyed a camera and computer valued in excess of $1,000.

Walter Thomas Vonignatius, 41, of Matamoras , Pa., was sentenced to 6 months to 23 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $500 for the crime of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance. A search warrant of the Vonignatius property in Matamoras Borough on July 11, 2019, revealed Vonignatius was in possession of 105.4 grams of marijuana.

Eric Michael Henrich, 38, of Greeley , Pa., was sentenced to 12 months of probation and fined $300 for the crime of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Henrich was pulled over by the state police on July 3, 2019, along SR 739 in Blooming Grove Township for an expired registration. A consent to search the vehicle revealed hypodermic needles, a plastic tube with needle fitting, and a plastic baggie containing residue.

Vanessa Marie Vonsee, 21, of Dingmans Ferry , Pa., was sentenced to 1 year to 3 years in a state correctional facility and fined $700 for the crimes of Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Vonsee sold heroin to a confidential informant on Nov. 27, 2018, and Nov. 29, 2018, in a residential community located in Delaware Township.

Frederick Charles Leonard, 28, of Waymart , Pa., was sentenced to 6 months to 24 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,200 and had his driver’s license suspended for a duration of time to be determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), for the crimes of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, Driving Under the Influence, and Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked. The state police attempted to pull over Leonard on July 20, 2018, when he was observed driving erratically along SR 507 in Palmyra Township. Leonard initially ignored the attempt of the state police to pull him over. An odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected when contact was made with Leonard, and his eyes were observed to be red, glassy, and bloodshot. Leonard admitted to drinking prior to driving. Field sobriety tests showed impairment. Leonard refused to submit to a blood test. Leonard was also found to be driving on a suspended license due to a prior DUI.

Vincent Guard Touhey, 55, of Bayonne, N.J., was sentenced to 6 months of probation, fined $1,000, and will have his license suspended for a duration to be determined by PennDOT, for the crime of Driving Under the Influence. Touhey was stopped by the state police for driving erratically along SR 739 in Dingman Township on April 5, 2019. When contact was made with Touhey, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed Touhey to have glassy, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. Touhey admitted to drinking prior to driving. Field sobriety tests showed impairment, and a breath test confirmed a blood-alcohol content of 0.095 percent.

Shawn Henry Culleny, 38, of Milford , Pa., was sentenced to 6 months to 12 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,500, and had his driver’s license suspended for 24 months for 2 counts of the crime of Driving Under the Influence and 1 count of Criminal Mischief. The state police encountered Culleny on Sept. 30, 2018, with a disabled vehicle along Silver Lake Road and Doolan Road in Delaware Township. In speaking with Culleny, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage. Culleny was found in possession of an open bottle of whiskey. A blood test confirmed a blood-alcohol content of 0.126 percent. Culleny damaged a kitchen door at a residence in Shohola Township on Sept. 22, 2019, and then drove away. He was stopped by state police along Route 6. When speaking with Culleny, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and he was observed to have slurred speech and trouble balancing. Culleny admitted to drinking alcohol and injecting cocaine.

Deborah Lee Taylor, 62, of Dingmans Ferry , Pa., was sentenced to 6 months of the Intermediate Punishment (IP) Pike Care Program, which will include 30 days of house arrest, a fine of $1,000, and a driver’s license suspension of 12 months for the crime of Driving Under the Influence. The state police were dispatched to Water Forest Drive in Delaware Township for a three-car accident where Taylor had hit two other cars. Taylor admitted to drinking prior to driving. Her eyes were observed to be red and glassy and her speech slurred. A blood test confirmed a blood-alcohol content of 0.250 percent.

Jon Mercerau, 55, of Greentown , Pa., was sentenced to 12 months of probation and fined $500 for the crime of Acquisition of a Controlled Substance by Misrepresentation, Fraud, Forgery, Deception or Subterfuge. Mercerau picked up and maintained a prescription on Jan. 30, 2019, for Alprazolam from a drug store in Greene Township, stating he was picking up the prescription for someone else and then kept the pills for his personal use.

Joseph Ismael Galletti, 35, of Lackawaxen , Pa., was sentenced to 3 months to 23 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $500 for the crime of Delivery of a Non-Controlled Substance. Galletti sold a substance he portrayed as heroin to a confidential informant in August 2018 in Lackawaxen Township.

Jason Daniel Conklin, 39, of Port Jervis, N.Y., was sentenced to 1 year to 5 years in a state correctional facility, fined $2,500, and had his driver’s license suspended for 18 months for the crime of Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance. The state police were dispatched to the westbound exit ramp of I-84 in Westfall Township, where Conklin drove his vehicle into the back of another vehicle. In speaking with Conklin, the trooper observed Conklin to have constricted pupils and slow to respond to questions. Conklin admitted to smoking marijuana. A blood test confirmed the presence of THC in his blood.

Wandys Lassends, 40, of Middletown, N.Y., was sentenced to 18 months of probation and fined $500 for the crimes of Firearms not to be Carried Without a License and Tampering with or Fabricating Evidence. The state police pulled over Lassends on Jan. 27, 2018. During the traffic stop Lassends was observed throwing an item out of the vehicle window to avoid its discovery by the police.

Destiny Marie Conklin, 24, of Matamoras , Pa., was sentenced to 69 days to 12 months in the Pike County Jail, followed by 12 months of probation, and fined $1,300 for the crimes of Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Conklin took a computer game system with a value in excess of $200 to a business in Matamoras on Nov. 6, 2018, to sell it knowing that the system was stolen. On May 27, 2019, Conklin was found in possession of heroin in a business parking lot located in Matamoras. On July 23, 2019, Conklin was found in possession of five hypodermic needles on 4th Street in Matamoras.

Kyle William Dillon, 21, of Milford , 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 the crime of Driving Under the Influence. Dillon was stopped by the state police along Log Tavern Road on April 21, 2019, for an expired registration. In speaking with Dillon, the trooper detected the smell of marijuana. Field sobriety tests showed impairment, and a blood test confirmed the presence of THC in his body.

Lennisha Desiree Johnson, 22, of Bushkill , Pa., was sentenced to 2 months to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $400 for the crimes of Simple Assault and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. Johnson struck an individual in the side of the face on Aug., 4, 2018, at a community pool in Lehman Township, causing an injury and endangering a child.

Robert Shawn Weatherly, 23, of Milford , Pa., was sentenced to a $300 fine for the crime of Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana. Weatherly was stopped by the state police on May 30, 2019, for driving on a suspended registration along SR 739 in Delaware Township. Upon making contact with Weatherly, the trooper detected the smell of marijuana. A search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of marijuana.

Gabriel Ivan Figueroa, 43, of East Stroudsburg , Pa., was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, followed by 6 months of probation, fined $1,300, and a driver’s license suspension of 12 months for the crimes of Driving Under the Influence and Resisting Arrest. The state police encountered Figueroa alongside his vehicle on Route 402 in Porter Township on May 10, 2019. In speaking with Figueroa, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage. Figueroa admitted to drinking prior to driving. A preliminary breath test indicated alcohol, and Figueroa was taken to the barracks for a breath test, which resulted in a blood-alcohol content reading of 0.176 percent. While being processed, Figueroa acted in a threatening and agitated manner and resisted arrest.

Timothy Bauernfeind, 31, of Milford , Pa., was sentenced to 41 days to 6 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $600 for the crimes of Resisting Arrest and Indirect Criminal Contempt. On Nov. 8, 2019, the state police were dispatched to a residence in Dingman Township, where Bauernfeind was in violation of a Protection from Abuse Order. When placed under arrest, Bauernfeind resisted, placing the troopers at risk.

Richard Douglas Padgett, 25, of Westtown, N.Y., was sentenced to 41 days to 2 years, less one day, in the Pike County Jail and fined $400 for the crime of Terroristic Threats and the Summary Offense of Criminal Mischief. On Nov. 3, 2019, Padgett threatened violence to individuals at a residence in Blooming Grove Township and slashed the tires of two vehicles, doing in excess of $500 in damage.