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Pike County Court sentencing

MILFORD – The following criminal sentences were issued by Pike County President Judge Joseph F. Kameen:

David Runyon, 41, of Greentown, PA was sentenced to a State Correctional Facility for 1 to 4 years and ordered to pay a fine of $1,750 for the crimes of Theft of Services, and Receiving Stolen Property. On February 17, 2011, Runyon was found in possession of numerous pieces of furniture, televisions, clothing and other assorted items knowing they had been stolen. Runyon also obtained electrical services without paying in Palmyra Township.

Thomas Zemba, 49, of Tobyhanna, PA was sentenced to a State Correctional Facility for 7 months to 3 years, and ordered to pay a fine of $800 for the crimes of Tampering with Public Records, and Offenses Relating to Titling of Boats. On June 12, 2009, Zemba concealed the registration of a boat that was previously reported stolen. Zemba covered the actual registration with another registration number assigned to another boat owned by Zemba. Zemba obtained a fraudulent title to the boat through a state that does not require a VIN number to title boats.

Joshua Lovelace, 24, of Matamoras, PA was sentenced to the Pike County Jail for 3 to 12 months followed by an additional year of probation, and ordered to pay a fine of $1,250 for the crimes of Criminal Trespass, and Criminal Mischief. On February 13, 2010, at a business in Matamoras Borough, Lovelace broke the front entrance glass door with a rock and then reaching into the building to unlock the door and deactivate the alarm.

Brandy Comfort, 26, of Matamoras, PA was sentenced to 12 months of probation, and ordered to pay a fine of $700 for the crimes of False Identification, Retail Theft, and Driving while Operating Privileges are Suspended. On March 30, 2011, at the Wal-Mart in Westfall Township, Comfort gave the identity of two different people to two different law enforcement officers while being asked about a retail theft. Comfort took numerous items from Wal-Mart without paying the full retail value of $86, and was found to be driving under a license suspension.

Thomas Serin, 32, of Dingmans Ferry, PA was sentenced to 12 months of probation and ordered to pay a fine of $500 for the crime of Possession with intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia. On January 6, 2011, Serin was found in possession of a glass pipe in Delaware Township.

Sara Vasilev, 22, of Matamoras, PA was sentenced to the Pike County Correctional Facility for 42 days to 1 year followed by 1 year of probation, ordered to pay a fine of $2,000 and had her driver’s license suspended for 1 year for the crimes of Possession with intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Small Amount of Marihuana, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. On March 6, 2011, in Matamoras Borough, Vasilev was found in possession of a glass jar and a metal pipe used to store and ingest marihuana. On April 19, 2011, in Westfall Township, Vasilev was found in possession of a small amount of marihuana. In the last incident on June 5, 2011, in Westfall Township, Vasilev was found in possession of Buspirone Hydrochloride, a controlled substance.

James Redmond, 29, of Hawley, PA was sentenced to the Pike County Correctional Facility for 8 to 18 months, ordered to pay a fine of $2,000 and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months. On October 14, 2010, Redmond delivered 6 Oxycodone pills for $200 and a½ ounce of marihuana for $100 to an undercover detective in Palmyra Township.

Jessica Diaz, 20, of Port Jervis, NY was sentenced to 12 months of probation and ordered to pay a fine of $350 for the crime of Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Theft. Between February 17 and 18, 2011, Diaz agreed with another person to take another person’s ATM card and withdraw over $300 in cash in Matamoras Borough.

Christian Manheim, 45, of Lords Valley, PA was sentenced to the Pike County Correctional Facility for 90 days to 2 years, ordered to pay a fine of $1,500 and had his driver’s license suspended for 1 year for the crime of Driving Under the Influence. On June 22, 2010, Manheim drove his vehicle off the road and was found to be driving under the influence in Blooming Grove Township.

Charles Presto, 35, of Port Jervis, NY was sentence to 18 months of probation, ordered to pay a fine of $500, and had his driver’s license suspended for 6 months for the crime of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance. On January 25, 2011, Presto was found in possession of marihuana with the intent to sell in Dingman Township.

Constance Wydner, 50, of Bushkill, PA was sentenced to the Pike County Correctional Facility for 2 to 18 months, and ordered to pay a fine of $800 for the crimes of Simple Assault, and Resisting Arrest. On August 13, 2011, in Lehman Township, Wydner swung a serrated edge utensil at another person, and caused the Pennsylvania State Police to use a substantial force to make an arrest.

John Spreen, 44, of Hawley, PA was sentenced to the Pike County Intermediate Punishment Program, ordered to pay a fine of $750 and had his driver’s license suspended for 1 year for the crime of Driving Under the Influence. On June 26, 2011, Spreen was found to be driving Under the influence on Route 6, in Palmyra Township. His blood alcohol level was .156%.

Marcy Pieretti, 30, of Yardville, NJ was sentenced to the Pike County Correctional Facility for 3 to 23½ months, and ordered to pay a fine of $500 for the crime of Retail Theft. On February 26, 2007, at the Wal-Mart in Westfall Township, Pieretti took a 15” LCD Television, a laptop computer, 16 Ipods, 2 Ipod Shuffles, 5 CD’s, 26, DVD’s and 13 assorted pieces of clothing without paying the full retail value of $5,041.56.

Julia Nebel, 18, of Milford, PA was sentenced to the Pike County Correctional Facility for 48 hours to 6 months, ordered to pay a fine of $500, and had her driver’s license suspended for 1 year for the crime of Driving Under the Influence. On February 19, 2011, Nebel, being under the of 21, was found to be under the influence of alcohol and in physical control of a motor vehicle. Her blood alcohol level was .057%.

Elizabeth Ryan, 36, of Milford, PA was sentenced to 6 months of probation and ordered to pay a fine of $500 for the crime of Bad Check. On January 28, 2011, in Matamoras Borough, Ryan issued a check for over $500 knowing it would not be honored by her bank.

Matthew Potter, 22, of Glen Spey, NY was sentenced to the Pike County Correctional Facility for 3 to 18 months, and ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 for the crime of Simple Assault and Terroristic Threats. On June 8, 2011, in Westfall Township, Potter hit another person on the side of her head, and then threatened to kill her.

Martin Merck, 48, of Tafton, PA was sentenced to the Pike County Correctional Facility for 1 to 5 years, ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 and had his driver’s license suspended for 18 months for the crime of Driving Under the Influence. On October 17, 2010, on SR 390 in Blooming Grove Township, Merck was found to be driving under the influence rendering him incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle.


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