Dispositions in Pike County Court

Milford. Pike County District Attorney Raymond J. Tonkin announced the following criminal sentences, issued Oct. 10 and 17 by Pike County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Gregory Chelak.

23 Oct 2019 | 06:43

October 10

Thomas G. Zoschak, age 38, of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., was sentenced to 5 years of the Pike Care Program, which will include 90 days of house arrest, a fine of $1,500.00 and a suspension of his driver’s license for a period of 18 months, for the crime of Driving Under the Influence. On February 5, 2019, the state police were advised that Zoschak was intoxicated and involved in a domestic dispute at a residence on Hemlock Road in Dingman Township and had fled the residence in a red truck. When Zoschak was stopped, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed Zoschak to have slurred speech, glassy eyes and unstable balance. Zoschak admitted to the trooper that he had been drinking. A Field Sobriety Test showed impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of 0.163 percent.

Keith Douglas Dewolf, age 54, of Shohola, Pa., was sentenced to 6 months of the IP Pike Care Program which will include 30 days of house arrest, a fine of $300.00 and a driver’s license suspension of 12 months for the crime of Driving Under the Influence. Dewolf sustained multiple injuries when he lost control of his vehicle on November 23, 2018, along Sawkill Road in Dingman Township after leaving a bar. When the state police made contact with Dewolf, an odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected and Dewolf’s eyes were observed to be bloodshot, glassy and his pupils dilated. A blood test confirmed a blood alcohol content of 0.145 percent.

Lauren Marie Zerafa, age 39, 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. The state police stopped Zerafa on August 25, 2018, for failing to signal when she entered onto Route 6 in Palmyra Township. When contact was made with Zerafa, the trooper observed her to have bloodshot, glassy eyes and slurred speech. Zerafa admitted to the trooper to drinking prior to driving. Field Sobriety Tests showed impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of 0.173 percent.

Steven T. Hamm, age 36, of Bushkill, Pa., was sentenced to 1 month to 3 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $600 for 2 counts of the crime of Simple Assault. Hamm struck an individual, causing a black eye and bruising of the arms at a residence in Lehman Township on May 8, 2019. On July 15, 2019, Hamm struck an individual at the Lehman Township residence, causing a black eye.

Charles Joseph Wahnon, age 27, of Hawley, Pa., was sentenced to 1 year of the IP Program which will include 6 months of house arrest and a fine of $600 for 2 counts of the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Wahnon was observed purchasing cocaine at a business parking lot in Blooming Grove Township on August 24, 2018. On Nov. 23, 2018, the state police responded to a residence in Blooming Grove Township where Wahnon was found in possession of Hydromorphine which was prescribed to a deceased individual.

Marie E. Kimberlin, age 33, of Milford, Pa., was sentenced to 2 years of probation and fined $400 for the crimes of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Eastern Pike Regional Police were dispatched to a retail store in Westfall Township on December 21, 2018, where Kimberlin had been stumbling around the store in a semi-conscious state. Kimberlin was found in possession of Heroin, a baggie, plastic container, pipes and needles.

Michael J. White, age 54, of Greentown, Pa., was sentenced to 24 months to 48 months in a state correctional facility and fined $800 for 2 counts of the crime of Aggravated Assault. The state police were dispatched to a residence in Greene Township on February 27, 2019, to serve a warrant on an individual. While the troopers were effectuating their arrest, White aimed a loaded firearm at the two troopers.

William Robert McLaughlin, age 25, Hawley, Pa., was sentenced to 5 years of the Pike Care IP Program which will include 1 year of house arrest, a fine of $2,500 and driver’s license suspension for 18 months for the crime of Driving Under the Influence. The state police stopped McLaughlin for a tail light out on October 7, 2018, while traveling along SR 6 in Palmyra Township. While speaking with McLaughlin, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed McLaughlin to have glassy, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. McLaughlin admitted to drinking prior to driving. Field Sobriety Tests indicated intoxication and a blood test confirmed a blood alcohol content of 0.176 percent.

Robert Charles Nichols, age 55, of Greentown, Pa., was sentenced to 1 month and 72 hours to 12 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,750 and had his driver’s license suspended for 24 months for 2 counts of the crime of Driving Under the Influence. The state police stopped Nichols on May 6, 2018, for driving erratically along SR 507 in Greene Township. Upon making contact with Nichols, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed empty beer cans on the vehicle floor. Field Sobriety Tests indicated impairment and a blood test confirmed a blood alcohol content of 0.205 percent. On December 15, 2018, the state police were dispatched to Beaver Dam Road in Greene Township where Nichols had driven into a tree. The trooper observed Nichols to have bloodshot, glassy eyes, slurred speech and emanating the smell of an alcoholic beverage. A breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of 0.121 percent.

Ocean Moon O’Brien, age 26, of Newfoundland, Pa., was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $200 for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance. The state police stopped the vehicle O’Brien was a passenger in on July 27, 2018, for a vehicle violation. O’Brien and the driver were acting in a nervous demeanor. A consent to search the vehicle revealed cocaine.

Daniel Joseph Schuler, age 50, of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., was sentenced to 1 year of probation and fined $1,000 for the crimes of Simple Assault and Disorderly Conduct. The state police were dispatched to a residence in Delaware Township on March 10, 2019, where Schuler was acting in a threatening and violent manner towards public safety and an individual during a domestic dispute.

Nicole Alisa Jennings, age 30, of Montague, N.J., was sentenced to 18 months of probation and fined $300.00 for the crime of Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Retail Theft. Jennings and her co-conspirator took various items from a retail store in Westfall Township on July 4, 2018. and July 10, 2018, including a television, tent, drones, tablet and various closing, placing the items in a cart and leaving the store without paying for them.

Dorene Ann Petrillo, age 48, of Greentown, Pa., was sentenced to 5 years less 31 days of the IP Program which will include 31 days in the Pike County Jail, 90 days of house arrest, a fine of $1,500.00 and driver’s license suspension of 18 months for the crime of Driving Under the Influence. The state police stopped Petrillo on January 16, 2019, for driving erratically along SR 390 in Palmyra Township. Upon speaking with Petrillo, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed her to be confused with poor coordination and making incomprehensible responses. Field Sobriety Tests could not be completed due to lack of cooperation. A preliminary breath test indicated the presence of alcohol and a blood test confirmed a blood alcohol content of 0.300 percent.

Harry Lee Price, age 31, of Effort, Pa., was sentenced to a $600 fine for the crimes of Simple Assault and Criminal Mischief. The state police responded to a residence in Lehman Township on May 15, 2019, where during a domestic dispute Price struck an individual with a broom stick causing injury and threw a rock at a window of the same residence causing $400 in damage.

Andrew Joseph Quattrochi, age 19, of Tamiment, Pa., was sentenced to 12 months of probation and fined $400.00 for the crimes of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Receiving Stolen Property. The state police stopped Quattrochi on September 17, 2018, for a stolen license plate when he was observed traveling along Rivendell Drive in Lehman Township. During the traffic stop, Quattrochi was also found in possession of an empty Suboxone pack.

Kevin Barnett, age 19, of Milford, Pa., was sentenced to a fine of $500.00 for the crime of Theft. On June 26, 2018, at a residential community in Dingman Township, Barnett borrowed an I-Phone from an individual and failed to return it.

October 17

Diane Phillips, age 56, of Hawley, Pa., was sentenced to 11 ½ months to 23 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $500 for the crime of Delivery of a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance. Phillips sold Heroin/Fentanyl to a confidential informant for U.S. currency at a location in Lackawaxen Township on August 31, 2018.

Jesse Dewayne Bellora, age 29, of Milford, Pa., was sentenced to 72 hours to 5 years in the Pike County Jail, fined $2,500 and had his driver’s license suspended for 18 months for the crime of Driving Under the Influence. The state police responded to Vanuken Hill Road on February 16, 2019, where Bellora drove his car into a tree. While speaking with Bellora, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Bellora and observed him to have glassy eyes. Field Sobriety Tests showed signs of impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of 0.263 percent.

Colton James Kelty, age 22, of Eldred, N.Y., 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 were dispatched to Well Road in Blooming Grove Township on October 13, 2018, where Kelty drove off the road and flipped his vehicle. The trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage while speaking with Kelty and observed him to have slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. Kelty admitted to drinking prior to driving. A blood test confirmed a blood-alcohol content of 0.182 percent.

Joshua Matthew Strobeck-Stormes, age 22, of Matamoras, Pa., was sentenced to 20 days to 2 years – less 1 day in the Pike County Jail and fined $400 for the crimes of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Disorderly Conduct. Eastern Pike Regional Police were alerted to the fact that Stroebeck-Stormes was residing in Matamoras where drug dealing was taking place. A consent to search the residence revealed baggies, pipes, a grinder and scale.

Kenneth John Lynch, age 48, of Lords Valley, Pa., was sentenced to 3 months to 6 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $300 for the crime of False ID to Law Enforcement. The state police were dispatched to a residence in Blooming Grove Township for a domestic dispute on July 18, 2018, where Lynch was intoxicated and damaging items in the residence. When questioned by the troopers, Lynch provided false identifying information.

Kenneth Edward Hicks, age 52, of Tafton, Pa., was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $300 for the crime of Disorderly Conduct. The state police responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Palmyra Township on June 16, 2019, where Hicks acted in an aggressive manner towards an individual during an argument.

Andrew Fedorov, age 57, of Lords Valley, 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 were dispatched to a one-vehicle crash on January 25, 2019, where Fedorov’s vehicle left Concours Lane in Blooming Grove Township and struck a tree. Upon speaking with Fedorov, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed Fedorov displaying stuttered, slurred speech and glossy, bloodshot eyes. Fedorov admitted to drinking alcohol prior to driving. Field Sobriety Tests were conducted and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of 0.195 percent.

Crystal Lee Presto, age 28, of Port Jervis, N.Y., was sentenced to 9 months to 23.5 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $500 for the crime of Retail Theft. Presto took merchandise totaling in excess of $260 from a retail store in Westfall Township on March 18, 2019, without paying for the items.

Harry Bridgman, age 51, of Keyport, N.J., was sentenced to 1 month to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $300 for the crime of Theft. Bridgman took assorted fishing gear with an approximate value of $1,015 from an individual’s property without the owner’s permission.

Shaniefa Shante Humphrey, age 33, of Cliffside Park, N.J., was sentenced to 1 day to 2 days in the Pike County Jail and fined $300 for the crime of Criminal Trespass. Humphrey entered a residence on December 25, 2016, in Lehman Township after it was communicated to her by the property owner that she did not have permission or authorization to enter.

Eric Martin Garcia, age 33, of Middletown, N.Y., was sentenced to 24 months of probation and fined $1,300.00 for the crime of Retail Theft and 4 counts of the crime of Conspiracy to Commit Retail Theft. Garcia took merchandise valued at $389 from a retail store in Westfall Township on May 11, 2017, without paying for it. On June 29, July 1, July 6 and July 7 of 2017, Garcia conspired with another individual to take merchandise without paying for it at the same retail business.