Dispositions in Pike County Court


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Pike County District Attorney Raymond J. Tonkin on June 13 announced the following criminal sentences were issued by Pike County President Judge Joseph F. Kameen:

Brian M. Brennan, 28, of Washingtonville, N.Y., was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, had his driver’s license suspended for 1 year and was fined $1,525 0 for the crime of Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance. On July 2, 2012, along I-84 in Dingman Township, Brennan was involved in a one car vehicle accident. A blood test confirmed the presence of oxycodone in his blood.

Peter J. Ayasse, 26, of Middletown was sentenced to 3 months and 15 days to 12 months and 30 days in the Pike County Jail, had his driver’s license suspended for 6 months and was fined $500 for the crimes of possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. During a traffic stop for an outdated inspection sticker along Route 6 and 209 in Westfall Township, Ayasse was found in possession of a marijuana cigarette and a marijuana grinder.

Sarah L. Bates, 21, of Sparrowbush was sentenced to 18 months of Probation and was fined $300 for the crime of theft. On July 28, 2011, Bates was present during a burglary of a residence in Matamoras. She was situated outside of a broken-out window for the purpose of retrieving merchandise that was being stolen from the residence.

Rose M. Defebo, 51, of Lackawaxen was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, had her driver’s license suspended for 12 months and was fined $1,025 for the crime of driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance and the traffic offense of careless driving. On Aug. 23, 2013 along Route 590 in Lackawaxen Township, Defebo was involved in a one car vehicle accident. Blood tests revealed that Defebo had been operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol, cocaine and opiates.

Alexander D. Arizan, 20, of Shohola was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months and was fined $1,200 for the crime of driving under the influence of a controlled substance. On July 27, 2013, during a traffic stop for an equipment violation, Arizan was found in possession of marijuana. A blood test revealed the presence of marijuana in his blood.

Bruce W. Batewell, 65, of Shohola was sentenced to 1 month to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months and was fined $1,000 for the crime of driving under the influence. On Sept. 20, 2013, along Route 434 in Shohola Township, Batewell struck a stone wall with his motorcycle. A blood test confirmed Batewell was operating the motorcycle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.17 percent.

Vincent P. Dolan, 37, of Milford was sentenced to 2 years to 4 years in a State Correctional Facility and was charged a $600 fine for the crimes of theft by deception (2 counts) and receiving stolen property. On Nov. 8, 2012, at a retail store in Westfall Township, Dolan, along with two other individuals, took 2 Dyson vacuum cleaners and a DVD player from the store without paying for them. They immediately returned the DVD player and received store credit. Dolan and the individuals took the vacuum cleaners to a retail business in Matamoras where they received $124 for each vacuum cleaner.

Meghan F. Clark, 28, of Dingmans Ferry was sentenced to 18 months to 4 years in a State Correctional Facility, followed by 24 months of Probation and fined $3,300 for the crime of receiving stolen property and 7 counts of retail theft. Between April 14 – April 29, 2013, Clark, at various retail stores in Westfall Township, took items from the stores that she did not pay for and then returned the items to the stores for store credit. Clark received store credit totaling $1,465.23. On May 2, 2013, in Dingman Township, Clark received 3 firearms, knowing that they were stolen and sold two of the firearms to a business in Milford in exchange for cash.

Jonathan D. Booth, 31, of Dingmans Ferry was sentenced to 1 to 4 years in a State Correctional Facility, had his driver’s license suspended for 6 months and was fined $600 for the crimes of delivery of a controlled or counterfeit substance and criminal conspiracy. On Nov. 21, 2013, in Dingman Township, Booth sold 8 packets of heroin to an individual for $200 and on Dec. 5, 2013, Booth conspired with 2 other individuals for the delivery of 24 packets of heroin to a confidential informant.

Gregory M. Chesky, 31, of Philadelphia was sentenced to 6 months to 6 years in a State Correctional Facility, had his driver’s license suspended for 42 months and was fined $1,800 for the crimes of driving under the influence of a controlled substance (2 offenses), possession of a controlled substance and the traffic offense of driving while operator’s privilege suspended. On Oct. 16, 2013, in Palmyra Township, Chesky was found operating a vehicle while his license was suspended, under the influence of Tramadol and morphine and in possession of Lorazpam.

Matthew C. Maloney, 26, of Milford was sentenced to 18 months to 4 years in a State Correctional Facility, had his driver’s license suspended for 6 months and was fined $5,000 for the crime of delivery of a controlled or counterfeit substance (3 counts). On Nov. 19, Nov. 29, and Dec. 2, 2013, in Dingman Township, Maloney sold heroin to a confidential informant.

Brett A. Dunn, 27, of Branchville, N.J., was sentenced to 48 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months and was fined $500 0 for the crime of driving under the influence of alcohol. On Oct. 27, 2013, Dunn was stopped for speeding along Route 739 in Delaware Township. He was found operating his vehicle after consuming alcohol and a blood test revealed a blood alcohol content of 0.121 percent.

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