Dispositions in Pike County Court


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Pike County District Attorney Raymond J. Tonkin on April 3 announced the following criminal sentences issued by Pike County President Judge Joseph F. Kameen:

Kevin Duffy, 46, of Matamoras was sentenced to 1 day to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $500 for the crime of simple assault. On Oct. 4, 2013, in Westfall Township, Duffy struck a woman in the face, causing bodily injury.

Erika DeGraw, 28, of Branchville, N.J., was sentenced to 1 month and 72 hours to 18 months in the Pike County Jail, followed by a 6-month probation, fined a total of $1,600 and had her driver’s license suspended for 18 months for the crime of possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence and forgery. On Sept. 10, 2013, in Green Township, DeGraw was found operating a vehicle under the influence of heroin and purported to be someone that she was not.

Tara Zaleski, 48, of Springbrook Township, Pa., was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and had her license suspended for 12 months for the crime of driving under the influence. On July 25, 2013, in Palmyra Township, Zaleski operated a vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, which impaired her ability to safely operate the vehicle resulting in her vehicle, striking a tree.

Eddy Pinero, 32, of Bushkill was sentenced to 11 months and 7 days to 23 months and 15 days in the Pike County Jail followed by 12 months of probation, ordered to pay a fine of $1,200, and had his license suspended for 6 months for the crimes of terroristic threats, simple assault, resisting arrest, and possession of a small amount of marijuana. On April 29, 2013, in Lehman Township, Pinero made threatening comments to the state police, attempted to injure a public safety officer, and, while in custody, attempted to physically injure a state trooper. Pinero was further found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Shawn Chavies, 40, of East Stroudsburg was sentenced to 6 months to 6 years in a state correctional facility and ordered to pay a fine of $1,500 for three counts of theft by deception. Chavies, using fictitious names, was involved in a scam targeting a church in Delaware Township to seek financial assistance in paying fictitious rents.

April 24
The following criminal sentences were issued on April 24:

Sally M. Pulis, 27, of Eldred, N.Y., was fined $600 for the crime of false reports. On April 23, 2012, at a retail store in Westfall Township, Pulis reported to a police officer that a certain individual threatened and harassed her knowing this did not occur.

Malik Pitchford, 21, of Milford was sentenced to 48 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for the crimes of driving under the influence and underage purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of intoxicating beverages. On or about June 30, 2013, in Delaware Township, Pitchford, a minor under 21, operated a vehicle with a blood-alcohol level of 0.15 percent.

Michael C. Anderson, 20, of Greentown was sentenced to 18 months of probation, fined $800 and ordered to pay restitution for the crimes of possession of an instrument of crime and three counts of criminal mischief. Between Sept. 29 and Oct. 15, 2013, in Greene Township, Anderson used a crow bar to enter vehicles of three individuals with the intent to steal items, resulting in damage to the three vehicles.

Shanna M. Oamil, 26 years, of Milford was sentenced to 24 months of probation, fined $1,500 and ordered to pay restitution of $387.34 for the crimes of retail theft, 3 counts of theft by deception, and possession of drug paraphernalia. On or about Feb. 23, 2013, Oamil took $259.72 worth of merchandise from a Westfall business. Between March 19, 2013 and Oct. 11, 2012, she obtained $514.96 from a retail store in Westfall and in Matamoras by returning illegally obtained merchandise without a receipt and receiving store credit. On March 19, 2013, in Westfall Township, Oamil was found in possession of a syringe and other items for the purpose of ingesting heroin.

Heather Krug, 28, of Matamoras was sentenced to 18 months of probation and ordered to pay a fine of $750 for the crime of theft from a motor vehicle. On June 3, 2013, in Matamoras, Krug entered the vehicle of an individual and took, without permission, CDs, $63, and a pocketbook valued at $25.

Thomas M. Skala, 24, of Milford was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $300 for the crime of possession of drug paraphernalia. On Nov. 13, 2011, in Dingman Township, Skala was found in possession of a glass vile, an item commonly used for the purpose of ingesting, preparing, processing or introducing a controlled substance into the human body.

Mark Delade, 23, currently serving time in Wayne County prison on another charge, was sentenced to 1 to 12 months in state prison to run consecutive with his current sentence for a total of 8 to 48 months and fined a total of $500 for the crime of receiving stolen property. On Sept. 13, 2013, in Lackawaxen Township, Delade was found in possession of an XBOX and video game valued at approximately $260 knowing it had been stolen.

William J. Passarella, 33, currently serving time in Delaware County Correctional Facility, was sentenced to 16 months to 36 months in state prison, to run consecutively with his prison term in Delaware County for a total of 37 months to 7 years, and in addition ordered to pay a fine of $200 for the crime of access device fraud. On Sept. 4, 2012, through Oct. 10, 2012, in Blooming Grove Township, Passarella used an American Express credit card issued to another individual, without her consent, to purchase merchandise in excess of $2,000.

Jarret Griffin, 35, of Bushkill was sentenced to 1 to 18 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $300 for the crime of attempt to commit theft. On March 26, 2013, Griffin attempted to steal piping and other materials with the use of tools from the crawl space of a residence in Lehman Township.

Crystal Ryno, 26, of Hackettstown, N.J., was sentenced to 18 months of probation and fined $200 for the crime of Forgery. On Sept. 19, 2013, at a retail store in Westfall Township, Ryno signed the name of another individual on the receipt for purchases totaling $301.42 on a Discover credit card that she was not authorized to use.

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