Dispositions in Pike County Court

Milford. Pike County District Attorney Raymond J. Tonkin announced the following criminal sentences issued by Pike County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Gregory Chelak for the weeks of June 15 and June 22.

01 Jul 2020 | 12:40

Week of June 15:

Nicholas Bradley Zoeller, 29, of Stroudsburg, Pa., was sentenced to 149 days to 23 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $300 for the crime of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Zoeller was responsible for the supervision of a five-year-old child on July 18, 2019, while at various locations in Lehman Township and while being under the influence of drugs. Zoeller became disoriented and the child was lost while under his care, the child was located and uninjured.

Kevin M. Lemma, 29, of Holbrook, N.Y., was sentenced to 1 year to 3 years in a state correctional facility, to run concurrent with his New York sentence, and fined $1,500 for 3 counts of the crime of Burglary. In September 2013, Lemma entered three residences in Lackawaxen Township, Pa., without the permission of the property owners, taking items valued in excess of $2,000 and causing damage to the residences in excess of $1,000.

Sherry Desmond, 41, of Shohola, Pa., was sentenced to 12 months of probation and fined $500 for the crime of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Between May 2018 and July 2018, Desmond allowed a black bear to repeatedly enter her residence in Dingman Township, Pa., while her minor child was present. Desmond and her codefendant would feed and interact with the bear, putting the minor at risk of serious bodily injury or death.

Francheska Marie Santiago, 25, of Jersey City, N.J., was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $300 for the crime of Disorderly Conduct. Santiago engaged in a physical altercation with an individual at a retail store parking lot in Westfall Township on Aug. 13, 2019.

Steve M. Height, 36, of Mill Rift, Pa., was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $300 for the crime of Possession of a Firearm or Other Dangerous Weapon in a Court Facility. Height attempted to gain entrance into the Pike County Administration Building while in possession of brass knuckles on Oct. 9, 2019.

Week of June 22:

Fred Douglas Abraham, 39, of Childs, Pa., was sentenced to 10 days to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,200, and had his driver’s license suspended for 24 months for the crime of Driving Under the Influence and the Summary Offense of Operating Privilege Suspended or Revoked. On Oct. 24, 2018, the state police were dispatched to SR 590 in Lackawaxen Township, where Abraham drove his vehicle into a tree. The trooper observed Abraham having difficulty with his balance during field sobriety tests. A blood test confirmed a blood-alcohol content of 0.171 percent.

Jeffrey Michael Haber, 42, of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., was sentenced to 11 months to 23 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $2,100 for two counts of the crime of Operate without Interlock Ignition, two counts of Retail Theft, and one count of Receiving Stolen Property. On Aug. 14, 2018, Haber was stopped by the state police for following too closely along Milford Road in Delaware Township. Haber was operating his vehicle without the court-mandated interlock ignition system. On Dec. 18, 2018, Haber was caught operating his vehicle along Silver Lake Road in Delaware Township without the interlock ignition system. Haber took $260.80 in merchandise from a grocery store in Westfall Township on Jan. 12, 2018, without paying for the items. On Aug. 19, 2017, Haber took $167.04 in store merchandise from a retail store in Westfall Township without paying for the items. On April 29, 2018, Haber disposed of items at a residence in Delaware Township knowing the items were stolen.