Dispositions in Pike County Court

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

10 Dec 2019 | 12:57

Brian Gerard Kramer, 35, of Scranton was sentenced to 1 year of probation and fined $300 for the crime of Harassment. On August 12, 2019, and August 13, 2019, Kramer repeatedly communicated via e-mail from a residence in Dingmans Ferry to an individual at an inconvenient time and in order to harass or cause alarm while a Protection from Abuse Order was in place.

Mark Andrew Coffman, 52, of Honesdale was sentenced to 24 days to 6 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $300 for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Eastern Pike Regional Police responded to a hotel in Westfall Township on July 19, 2018, for an incident where Coffman was found in possession of cocaine.

Jeanette Calabrese, 29, of Honesdale was sentenced to 24 days to 6 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $300 for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Eastern Pike Regional Police responded to a hotel in Westfall Township on July 19, 2018, for an incident where Calabrese was found in possession of cocaine.

Randi Elizabeth Deyoung, 28, of Paupack was sentenced to 48 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail to run consecutive to her prior sentence, fined $500, and had her driver’s license suspended for 12 months for the crime of Driving Under the Influence. The state police were dispatched to SR 507 and Ledgedale Road in Greene Township, where Deyoung’s vehicle left the roadway, overturned, and struck a tree. The trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from Deyoung’s person, and observed her to have glassy, bloodshot eyes. Deyoung admitted to drinking prior to driving. A blood test revealed a blood-alcohol content of 0.143 percent.

Avery James Hiller, 22, of Greentown was sentenced to 3 months to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $400 for the crimes of Criminal Intent to Commit Defiant Trespass and Retail Theft. Hiller attempted to gain entrance into a residence in Greene Township on Aug. 28, 2019, knowing he did not have permission to do so. On Aug. 30, 2019, Hiller took merchandise totaling $29.68 from a retail store in Blooming Grove Township without paying for it.

Tara Ann Reuman, 34, of Milford was sentenced to 5 years of the Intermediate Punishment (IP) Pike Care Program, which will include 3 months of house arrest, a fine of $1,500, and a driver’s license suspension of 18 months for the crime of Driving Under the Influence. Reuman was stopped by the state police on May 24, 2019, for failing to use her turn signal along Milford Road in Delaware Township. The trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage when speaking with Reuman and observed her to have glassy, red, bloodshot eyes. Field sobriety tests showed impairment. Reuman refused to provide a breath sample.

David H. Butts, 37, of Stroudsburg was sentenced to 12 months of probation and fined $300 for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Butts was stopped by the state police for a traffic violation following suspicious activity at a residence in Lehman Township on Jan. 8, 2018. Butts was found in possession of heroin.

Franklin James Kelly, 19, of Dingmans Ferry was sentenced to 6 months of the Intermediate Punishment (IP) Program, which will include 30 days of house arrest and a $1,000 fine for the crime of Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance. The state police stopped Kelly on March 13, 2019, for speeding along Milford Road in Delaware Township. The trooper detected the smell of marijuana when he approached the vehicle and observed Kelly to have bloodshot, glassy eyes. Kelly admitted to smoking marijuana earlier. Field sobriety tests indicated impairment, and a blood test confirmed the presence of THC in his blood.

Steven Michael Kirk, 24, of Plymouth was sentenced to 5 days to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $300, and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for the crime of Driving Under the Influence. Kirk was pulled over by the state police on Aug. 25, 2018, for traveling too closely and failing to use his turn indicator while traveling along I-84 in Blooming Grove Township. In speaking with Kirk, the trooper detected the smell of marijuana. Kirk admitted to smoking marijuana. Kirk was observed to have dilated pupils, eyelid tremors, and a green pasty tongue. Field sobriety tests showed impairment, and a blood test confirmed the presence of THC in his blood.

Enrique Acevedo, 56, of Bushkill was sentenced to 1 year of probation and fined $300 for the crime of Unsworn Falsification to Authorities. Acevedo failed to list a criminal conviction in New York State when he submitted his application to carry a concealed weapon on May 11, 2018, at the Pike County Sheriff’s Department.

Jeffrey James Steigelmann III, 27, of Spring City was sentenced to 11.5 to 23.5 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,525, and had his driver’s license suspended for a duration to be determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) for 2 counts of the crime of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer and the summary offenses of Required Financial Responsibility, Drivers Required to be Licensed, and No Passing Zone. Steigelmann failed to stop when commanded by a park ranger in the National Park on Oct. 21, 2018. He fled into Milford Borough, where he failed to heed the request to stop by the Milford Borough Police, heading up Foster Hill Road and then back down. Steigelmann then traveled north on Route 6 & 209, passing in the no-passing zone, and was finally apprehended by the Port Jervis Police in New York.

Alshariff Kasim McGriff, 36, of Phillipsburg was sentenced to 3 to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,200, and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for the crimes of Driving Under the Influence and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The state police were dispatched to assist rangers who had stopped McGriff for traveling in a tractor trailer along Route 209, where there is a commercial vehicle ban in place. Upon speaking with McGriff, the trooper detected the smell of marijuana and observed McGriff to have red, glassy eyes and droopy eyelids. Field sobriety tests showed impairment, and a blood test confirmed the presence of THC in his blood. McGriff was also found in possession of a smoking device.

James Patrick Jr., 53, of Nazareth was sentenced to 6 months to 23.5 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $300 for the crime of Theft. Patrick borrowed a cell phone at a residence in Dingman Township on April 26, 2018, valued at $400 and failed to return it to its owner.

Joshua Michael Rave, 27, of Greentown was sentenced to 18 months to 5 years in a state correctional institution and fined $500 for the crime of Intimidation of Witnesses or Victims. Rave obstructed, impeded, impaired, prevented, or interfered with the administration of criminal justice by intimidating a witness or victim during a Sex Offender Registration And Notification Act (SORNA) investigation.

Saul S. Rivkin, 56, of Phoenixville was sentenced to 24 months of probation, fined $300, and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for the crime of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer. Rivken failed to stop when commanded by the National Park Service on Oct. 21, 2018, fleeing into Milford Borough, where he failed to stop for the Milford Borough Police, then traveling up Foster Hill Road, where he was apprehended.

Anthony Michael Gaeta, 21, of Nanticoke was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $300 for the crime of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Gaeta was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by the state police along Bushkill Falls Road in Lehman Township for no Pennsylvania inspection sticker. When contact was made with Gaeta, the trooper detected the smell of marijuana. Gaeta was found in possession of an empty bag of peach CBD gummies, a grinder, and a baggie that had contained marijuana.

Nicholas Matthew Tooley, 20, of Matamoras was sentenced to a fine of $300 for the crime of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Following a traffic stop for an expired registration in Milford Borough on Dec. 17, 2018, Tooley was found in possession of grinder and rolling papers.

Grace Andrea Sotero, 23, of the Bronx, N.Y., was sentenced to a fine of $300 for the crime of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. On March 8, 2019, the state police were dispatched to a residence in Lehman Township, where Sotero crashed her vehicle into a house. The trooper detected the smell of marijuana in the vehicle. Sotero was found in possession of tobacco leaves, backwood cigars, and hemp cigarette papers.

Jordan Joseph Anderson, 19, of Milford was sentenced to a fine of $400 for the crime of False Reports. Anderson reported to the Eastern Pike Regional Police on July 28, 2019, that his vehicle was damaged in a hit-and-run incident knowing that information was not correct.

Jake C. Soisson, 22, of Greeley was sentenced to a fine of $400 for the crime of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The state police responded to a residence in Lackawaxen Township for a report of gun shots. When speaking with Soisson, the trooper detected the smell of marijuana. Soisson was found in possession of a pipe used for smoking marijuana.