Dispositions in Pike County Court

Milford. Pike County District Attorney Raymond J. Tonkin announced the following criminal sentences were issued on Aug. 15 by Pike County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Gregory Chelak.

Aug 26 2019 | 04:34 PM

David Andrew-West Barnes, 27, of Cuddebackville, 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 of a Controlled Substance. Eastern Pike Regional Police responded to Shay Lane in Westfall Township on Feb. 23, 2018, where Barnes had driven his vehicle into a fence. The officer observed Barnes to have pin-point unreactive pupils. Field sobriety tests showed impairment, and a blood test confirmed the presence of fentanyl and morphine in his blood.

Tyler Scott Quiles, 21, of Wirtz, Va., 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 of a Controlled Substance. The state police responded to a report of a one-vehicle crash along SR 507 in Greene Township on July 10, 2018, where Quiles flipped his vehicle and landed in a field. Quiles was observed to have constructed pupils, poor balance and a slow and sluggish demeanor. Quiles admitted to taking drugs earlier in the day. A blood draw confirmed the presence of clonazepam and aminoclonazepam in his body.

Edward Daniel Jones, 58, of Paupack, Pa., was sentenced to 2 years of probation and fined $500 for the crime of Simple Assault. The state police responded to an active domestic violence report on Feb. 24, 2019, at a residence in Palmyra Township, where Jones struck an individual in the face with a closed fist.

Victoria Ann Finzi, 26, of Bushkill, Pa., was sentenced to 6 months of the IP (Intermediate Punishment) Pike Care Program, which will include 30 days of house arrest, a fine of $750, and a driver’s license suspension of 12 months for the crime of Driving Under the Influence. Finzi was stopped by the state police on Oct. 9, 2018, for failing to stop at a stop sign along Winona Falls Road in Lehman Township. Finzi was observed to have slurred speech, and the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage when speaking with Finzi. Field sobriety tests showed impairment, and a blood test confirmed a blood-alcohol content of 0.137 percent.

Joshua Filip Arana, 21, of Milford, Pa., was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $300 for the crime of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The state police were dispatched to Routes 6 and 209 in Milford Township, where Arana was a passenger in a vehicle that crashed. Arana was found in possession of a baggie used for the storage of marijuana.

Jason Todd Ruggeri, 44, of Matamoras, Pa., was sentenced to 12 months of probation and fined $300 for the crime of Disorderly Conduct. The Eastern Pike Regional Police were dispatched on Jan. 5, 2019, to a residence in Westfall Township, where Ruggeri head-butted an individual, causing bodily injury.

Trysten Michael Hinds, 21, of Port Jervis, N.Y., was sentenced to 12 months of probation and fined $500 for the crime of Simple Assault. The state police responded to a residence in Blooming Grove Township, where Hinds slammed an individual’s head into a wall and slapped her face with an open hand on March 25, 2019.

Casey Theodore Homer, 23, of Matamoras, Pa., was sentenced to 1 month to 12 months in the Pike County Jail, followed by 12 months of probation and a fine of $1,000, for the crimes of Theft and Receiving Stolen Property. Homer took a video game unit valued in excess of $200 from a residence in Matamoras on Nov. 6, 2018, without the owner’s permission and attempted to sell the unit to a business in Matamoras, knowing it was stolen.

Daniel Robert Keppler, 53, of Greentown, Pa., was sentenced to a $300 fine for the Summary Offense of Public Drunkenness. The state police encountered Keppler at a business parking lot in Greene Township on July 27, 2018. In speaking with Keppler, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage. A breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of 0.110 percent.

Joshua James Helwig, 22, of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., was sentenced to a $300 fine for the crime of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Helwig was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by the state police on SR 739 in Delaware Township on Sept. 21, 2018, for a suspended driver's license. Helwig was recognized by the trooper from a previous arrest. He was found in possession of a needle, baggie, and straw used in the consumption of drugs.

Lance Joseph Trapani Jr., 21, of Port Jervis, N.Y., was fined $400 for the crime of Criminal Conspiracy to Commit False Alarms to Agencies of Public Safety. Trapani conspired with an individual wherein the individual called 911 on Feb. 28, 2018, and reported that while at Airport Park in Matamoras, Trapani was attacked by several male individuals, who then fled the park, thereby causing a number of agencies to report to the park and search for a non-existent suspect.

Solomon Allan Andrews, 24, of Bushkill, Pa., was sentenced to a $300 fine for the crime of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Andrews was stopped by the state police on Dec. 12, 2017, for a faulty brake light while traveling along West Sugar Mountain Road in Lehman Township. In speaking with Andrews, the trooper detected the smell of marijuana. Andrews provided the trooper with a baggie he used for the storage of marijuana.