Dispositions in Pike County Court

Milford. Pike County District Attorney Raymond J. Tonkin announced the following criminal sentences were issued on March 5 by Pike County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Gregory Chelak.

11 Mar 2020 | 07:29

Luke A. Camuso, 24, of Greeley, Pa., was sentenced to 42 months to 96 months in a state correctional facility and fined $1,200 for the crimes of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance, Delivery of a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Camuso sold heroin to a confidential informant on Aug. 8, 2018, at a residence in Lackawaxen Township. On Aug. 13, 2018, a search warrant was conducted at a residence in Lackawaxen Township where Camuso was found in possession of heroin/fentanyl. On Nov. 19, 2018, Camuso was found in possession of heroin and oxycodone in Palmyra Township.

Jennifer Meli, 51, of Port Jervis, N.Y., 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 the crime of Driving Under the Influence. Meli was stopped on Sept. 27, 2018, by the Eastern Pike Regional Police for speeding along Delaware Drive in Westfall Township. When contact was made with Meli, the officer detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed Meli to have slurred speech. Field sobriety tests showed impairment. Meli refused to submit to a breath test.

Michael Julius Toth, 38, of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $300 for the crime of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The state police went to Toth’s residence in Delaware Township on Jan. 3, 2019, to issue a warrant for his arrest. Toth was found in possession of heroin packets.

Peter Joseph Palma, 29, of Lake Ariel, Pa., was sentenced to 18 months of probation and fined $200 for the crime of Possession with the Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance. Palma was stopped by the state police on March 10, 2019, for a malfunctioning brake light. Upon making contact with Palma, the trooper detected the smell of Marijuana. A search revealed .505 pounds of marijuana.

James Allen Stalter, 33, of Honesdale, Pa., was sentenced to 2 years of probation and fined $200 for the crime of Resisting Arrest. The state police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Stalter along SR 507 in Greene Township on Nov. 11, 2019. Stalter failed to respond to the trooper’s request.

Gabriel Pastrana, 28, of Tamiment, Pa., was sentenced to 6 months to 12 months in the Pike County Jail, to run consecutive to her sentence in Monroe County, and fined $200 for the crime of Disorderly Conduct. During a dispute at the Tamiment Community in Lehman Township on Aug. 9, 2017, Pastrana acted in a threatening manner.

Christopher Harry Wright, 42, of Lake Ariel, Pa., was sentenced to 11.5 months plus 90 days to 2 years in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,800, and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for the crimes of Fleeing/Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, Driving Under the Influence of a Alcohol or a Controlled Substance, and Driving While Operating Privilege Suspended or Revoked. The state police attempted to stop Wright for speeding along Ledgedale Road in Greene Township on April 13, 2019. Wright failed to stop and ignored traffic signals, accelerating and eventually crashing his vehicle. Wright initially refused the trooper’s attempt to place him under arrest. Wright was observed to have sluggish speech, bloodshot and watery eyes, and emanating the smell of an alcoholic beverage. Wright refused a blood test. Wright was found to be driving on a suspended license.

Julian Alexis Aguila, 27, of Tobyhanna, Pa., was sentenced to 83 days to 1 year in the Pike County Jail and fined $600 for the crimes of Defiant Trespass and Loitering/Prowling at Night. Aguila was found at a residence located in Milford Township on the evening of Dec. 14, 2019, after having been told prior that he is not allowed on the property.

Joseph Earl Choma, 28, presently housed in the Pike County Jail, was sentenced to 11 months to 24 months in a state correctional facility and fined $1,000 for the crimes of Flight to Avoid Apprehension, Trial, or Punishment; and Resisting Arrest. On June 15, 2019, the state police responded to a residence in Delaware Township to apprehend Choma on a current active warrant. When Choma was located hiding in the residence’s attic, he proceeded to jump off the roof and run away. When the troopers attempted to facilitate an arrest, Choma resisted and put the troopers at risk of injury.

Phillip James Leslie, 33, of Huguenot, N.Y., was sentenced to 73 days to 18 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $500 for the crime of Terroristic Threats. Leslie threatened to harm residents and do damage to the property at a home in Westfall Township on Dec. 22, 2019.

Kenneth Ross Mimnaugh, 57, of Greentown, 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. The state police stopped Mimnaugh along Hemlock Grove Road in Greene Township for a malfunctioning turn signal. Upon speaking with Mimnaugh, the trooper detected the smell of marijuana. Mimnaugh admitted to smoking marijuana prior to driving. Field sobriety tests showed impairment, and a blood test confirmed the presence of THC in his blood.

Soloman Owen Roberts, 41, of Waterbury, Conn., was sentenced to 6 months of Probation and fined $200 for the crime of False ID to Law. Roberts was stopped for speeding on Feb. 8, 2017, along I-84 in Palmyra Township. When asked for identification, Roberts provided false information.