Dispositions in Pike County Court

Milford. Pike County District Attorney Raymond J. Tonkin announced the criminal sentences issued on Oct. 31 by Pike County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Gregory Chelak.

04 Nov 2019 | 03:39

Damion Anthony Lacosta, 23, of Bushkill, Pa., was sentenced to 2 months to 23 months in the Pike County Jail, followed by 12 months of probation and a fine of $900 for 2 counts of the crime of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and one count of Simple Assault. During a domestic dispute on April 3, 2018, at a residence in Lehman Township, Lacosta shoved an individual, causing her to hit her head. The injury required medical attention. On Aug. 15, 2018, during a domestic dispute along Milford Road in Lehman Township, Lacosta jumped on the hood of an individual’s vehicle and kicked in the windshield, putting the safety of two minor children at risk.

David Alan Hallman, 25, of Effort, Pa., 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. The state police were dispatched on May 11, 2019, to Wallenpaupack Drive in Greene Township, where Hallman crashed his UTV into a residential septic mound. When contact was made with Hallman, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed Hallman to have bloodshot, watery eyes. Hallman admitted to drinking alcohol prior to operating the UTV. Field sobriety tests showed impairment, and a breath test confirmed a blood-alcohol content of 0.099 percent.

Damon Bradley Robinson, 55, of Honesdale, Pa., was sentenced to 45 days to 12 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,275, and had his driver’s license suspended for a duration to be determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for 2 counts of the crime of Driving Under the Influence and the Summary Offense of Operation of a Vehicle without the Official Certificate of Inspection. Robinson’s vehicle was observed weaving along Pine Ridge Drive West in Lehman Township on Jan. 21, 2018, striking an embankment, and continuing along erratically. When contact was made with Robinson, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage. Robinson admitted to drinking prior to driving. Field sobriety tests showed impairment, and a blood test confirmed a blood-alcohol content of 0.117 percent. On Oct. 8, 2018, Robinson was involved in a one-vehicle crash along Bushkill Falls Road. Robinson admitted to drinking prior to driving. Field sobriety tests resulted in multiple indicators, and a blood test confirmed a blood-alcohol content of 0.120 percent. Robinson was also found to be driving a vehicle lacking a current inspection.

Jonathan Nicholas Rivera, 24, of East Stroudsburg, Pa., was sentenced to 14 months to 28 months in a state correctional facility and fined $800 for the crimes of Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary and Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition. The state police responded on Feb. 8, 2016, to a residence in Lehman Township. Rivera smashed the front door to gain entry into the home, which Rivera ransacked. He stole the copper piping, a bow, BB gun, television, deerskin, a table, ladder, and table saw.

Karen Colleen Hall, 55, of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., was fined $300 for the Summary Offense of Harassment. On May 31, 2019, Hall was involved in a physical altercation with another individual at a residence in Delaware Township, where she subjected the individual to physical contact or threatened to do so.

Nell T. Sheehan, 23, of Shohola, Pa., was sentenced to 90 days to 6 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $200 for the crime of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Sheehan was an occupant in a vehicle stopped by the state police along Silver Lake Road in Dingman Township on Aug. 1, 2019. During an arrest of Sheehan on an outstanding warrant, Sheehan was found in possession of heroin baggies, a spoon, and a hypodermic needle.