Dispositions in Pike County Court

Milford. Pike County District Attorney Raymond J. Tonkin announced the criminal sentences issued on Aug. 22 by Pike County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Gregory Chelak.

Sep 03 2019 | 06:08 PM

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

Dwayne Lee 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 the crime of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Cantelmo flagged down a state trooper along SR 739 in Blooming Grove Township on Aug. 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 the crime of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Valenzuela was stopped by public safety officers on Sept. 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 0.235 percent.

Michael Girard 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 the crime of 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 marijuana. McGilvary admitted to smoking marijuana prior to driving to the barracks and advised the trooper that he had a container with marijuana in his vehicle. Field sobriety tests showed impairment and a blood test confirmed the presence of THC.

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

Daniel Joseph McKnight, 27, of Charleston, S.C., was sentenced to 5 years of the IP (Intermediate Punishment) Pile Care Program which will include one year of house arrest, a fine of $2,500, and a driver license suspension for a duration to be determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) for the crime of Driving Under the Influence. The state police stopped McKnight on Dec. 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 0.233 percent.

Jesse Trumpore, 35, of Bushkill, Pa., was sentenced to one month to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $400 for the crime of 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 Feb. 26, 2019.

Coral Boby, 20, 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 pulled over a vehicle along SR 739 in Delaware Township on Sept. 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, fined $1,000, and had her driver’s license suspended for 12 months for the crime of Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance. On Jan. 5, 2017, the state police were alerted to an erratic driver traveling along SR 402 in Blooming Grove Township, 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 Steven Laub, 24, of Greentown, Pa., was sentenced to 5 years of the IP (Intermediate Punishment) Pike Care Program, which will include 90 days of incarceration deferred until Dec. 2, 2019, at 9 a.m., one year of house arrest, a fine of $3,500, and a driver’s license suspension of 18 months for the crimes of 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 Sept. 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 J. Roberts, 25, of Northbridge, Mass., was sentenced to a $300 fine for the crime of Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana. Roberts was stopped by the state police on Sept. 3, 2016, for speeding along I-84 in Blooming Grove Township. When the trooper approached the vehicle, he detected the smell of marijuana. Roberts was found in possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Patricia Roman, 41, of Port Jervis, N.Y., was sentenced to a fine of $300 for the crime of 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 marijuana cigar blunt.

Cody Blue Valen, 23, of Port Jervis, N.Y., was sentenced to a $300 fine for the crime of False Reports to Law Enforcement. On Feb. 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 Patrick Finan, 27, of Shohola, Pa., was sentenced to 24 months of probation and fined $1,300 for the crimes of Recklessly Endangering Another Person and Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana. Finan placed a handgun in an unsecured location at a business in Milford Borough on Jan. 21, 2019. Finan was also found in possession of a small amount of marijuana.