Pike County Court sentences
MILFORD - Edward Grimmer, III, 46, of Greentown, PA, was sentenced to four to eight years in a state correctional facility and fined $500 for Persons not to Possess, Use, Manufacture, Control, Sell or Transfer Firearms. The state police responded to Grimmer’s residence in Greentown on April 30, 2017, where Grimmer was extremely agitated and was shooting a gun inside his residence. Further investigation revealed that Grimmer had a prior conviction for burglary and is prohibited from possessing firearms.
David Adsit, 29, presently housed in the Luzerne County Jail, was sentenced to 18 months to five years in a state correctional facility and fined $1,400 for Criminal Trespass, Terroristic Threats and Criminal Mischief. The state police responded to a residence in Palmyra Township on August 20, 2016, where Adsit had gained entry into an individual’s residence by breaking the glass out of a door resulting in $500 in damage and then entering the residence. While the individual was attempting to call police, Adsit threatened to kill the individual before he fled the residence.
Michael Mangin, 27, of Hawley, PA, was sentenced to 15 months to eight years in a state correctional facility, fined $1,800 and had his driver’s license suspended for 24 months for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Controlled Substance, Endangering the Welfare of Children and Possession of a Controlled Substance. The state police made contact with Mangin on January 24, 2016, while Mangin was in his vehicle parked along SR 507 in Palmyra Township. When questioned if in possession of narcotics, Mangin provided the trooper with a bundle of Heroin. A Field Sobriety Test was conducted which showed impairment and a blood test confirmed the presence of Alprazolam, Morphine, Codeine and Benzodiazepines in his body. A juvenile was present in the vehicle with Mangin at the time of the incident.
Other sentences issued by Pike County Court of Common Pleas Judge Gregory Chelak:
Walter Griffith, 37, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to six to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $500 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. A state trooper observed Griffith and another individual acting suspiciously at an ATM located in a bank parking lot in Dingman Township on March 31, 2016. The two individuals provided conflicting stories to the trooper. A consent to search the vehicle revealed a glass pipe containing Marihuana residue.
Christina Peters, 26, of Hawley, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of the Pike Care IP Program which will include 1 month of house arrest, electronic monitoring and Soberlink, a $1,000 fine and suspension of her driver’s license for 12 months for Driving Under the Influence. The state police were dispatched to a one-vehicle crash along SR 590 in Lackawanna Township on July 16, 2017, where Peters drove her vehicle into a tree. Upon making contact with Peters, Peters admitted to driving intoxicated and was observed to have bloodshot, glassy eyes, slurred speech and emitting the smell of an alcoholic beverage. A blood test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .179%.
Crystal Dejesus, 24, of Binghamton, NY, was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $200 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The state police observed Dejesus’ vehicle acting suspiciously along I-84 in Dingman Township on August 31, 2017, and pulled her over. In making contact with Dejesus, the trooper detected the smell of Marihuana, and observed Marihuana on Dejesus’ lap. A consent to search the vehicle revealed a plastic baggie used for the storage of Marihuana.
Lyndsey Watkins, 30, of Port Jervis, NY, was sentenced to 8 to 18 months in the Pike County Jail, followed by 2 years of probation, fined $700 and had her driver’s license suspended for a duration to be determined by PennDOT for Fleeing or Eluding a Police Officer and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Eastern Pike Regional Police attempted to pull over Watkins along Route 6 & 209 in Matamoras on February 29, 2016, for a loud muffler. Watkins failed to pull over and evaded police entering I-84 traveling at a high rate of speed. On November 23, 2016, Eastern Pike Regional Police responded to a residence in Westfall Township where Watkins was located. Watkins was found in possession of Heroin.
Charles Walker, 24, of Greeley, PA, was sentenced to 6 months to 23 ½ months in the Pike County Jail, and fined $1,000 for Simple Assault and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. During an argument with an individual at a residence in Lackawaxen Township on October 28, 2017, Walker pointed a loaded shot gun at the individual and fired the weapon in her direction.
Keith Dewolf, 52, of Lackawaxen, PA, was sentenced to 2 months to 6 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $300 for Unsworn Falsification to Authorities. Dewolf provided inaccurate information on an ATF Form where he failed to acknowledge prior convictions and a protection order when he attempted to purchase two firearms from a retail store in Westfall Township on June 6, 2016.
Mariano Russo, 51, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 1 year to 5 years in a state correctional facility, fined $2,000 and had his driver’s license suspended for a duration of time to be determined by PennDOT for Driving Under the Influence and Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer. Eastern Pike Regional Police observed Russo driving erratically along Pennsylvania Avenue in Matamoras on June 19, 2012. When the officer attempted to pull Russo over, Russo entered I-84 exceeding 80 mph in a construction zone striking the concrete barriers before eventually being pulled over in New Jersey. Russo was the driver of a vehicle involved in a one-car crash along Aspen Road in Delaware Township on March 1, 2015. In speaking with Russo, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed Russo to have slow and slurred speech and a staggered walk. A breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .123%.
Nicholas Wiggins, 20, of East Stroudsburg, PA, was fined $200 for the Summary Offense of Defiant Trespass. Due to a prior incident at a school in Lehman Township, Wiggins was advised that he was not permitted at school athletic events or would risk arrest for Defiant Trespass. On January 12, 2017, Wiggins entered the school property.
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