Dispositions in Pike County Court

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Pike County District Attorney Raymond J. Tonkin announced the following criminal sentences were issued June 26 by Pike County President Judge Joseph F. Kameen:

Beverly Ann Gilbert, 53, of New Philadelphia, Pa., was sentenced to 3 days to 23.5 months in the Pike County Jail for the crime of Bad Checks. On July 20, 2013, Gilbert wrote a check for rent for a Palmyra Township residence in the amount of $800 knowing that there was insufficient funds to pay for it.

Kristin Marie Strouse, 30, of Matamoras was sentenced to 9 months to 2 years in a State Correctional Facility to run concurrent to a previous sentence she is already serving, and was fined $500 for the crime of theft. On Sept. 9, 2012, Strouse took jewelry with a value totaling in excess of $2,000 from a residence in Milford Township.

Joseph J. Tunney, 27, of Cuddebackville, N.Y., was sentenced to 8 months to 23.5 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $700 and had his driver’s license suspended for 6 months for the crimes of delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy to delivery of a controlled substance. On Nov. 13, 2013, at Airport Park in Matamoras, Tunney and another individual engaged in the sale of 10 bags of heroin to an undercover police officer.

John Matthew Polega, 28, of Lackawaxen was sentenced to 18 months to 36 months in a State Correctional Facility, fined $500 and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for the crimes of delivery of a controlled substance and criminal conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. On July 15, 2013, at a residence in Palmyra Township, Polega delivered to an undercover officer 20 bags of heroin. Again on Aug. 26, 2013, at a retail store in Palmyra Township, Polega, along with another individual, attempted to deliver 50 bags of heroin to an undercover officer for the sum of $550.

Anthony S. Bochman, 27, currently in the Pike County Jail, was sentenced to 3 months to 18 months in a State Correctional Facility to run consecutive with his present sentence of 14 months to 41.5 months, and fined $300 for the crime of criminal trespass. On Oct. 5, 2013, at a residence in Delaware Township, the homeowner returned home to find a woman sleeping in his bed. The homeowner left the house to call security. When security arrived, Bochman and the woman fled the house, dropping a bag containing Bochman’s wallet. Bochman was later arrested.

Kyle Moon, 28, of Milford was sentenced to 33 months to 5.5 years at a State Correctional Facility to run consecutive to his present sentence for a total of 57 months to 11.5 years and fined $400 for the crimes of burglary and theft by unlawful taking. On Dec. 5, 2012, in Dingman Township, Moon broke into a residence and stole 38 various firearms, including semi-automatic handguns, rifles and assault rifles as well as currency in excess of $2,000.

Joseph Louis Stellato-Riley, 21, of Dingmans Ferry was sentenced to 18 months and 72 hours to 3.5 years in a State Correctional Facility, fined $2,200 and had his driver’s license suspended for 2 years for the crimes of delivery of a controlled substance (2 counts), possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled or counterfeit substance, indecent exposure and driving under the influence. On Nov. 16 and Nov. 20, 2012, in Delaware Township, Stellato-Riley delivered a total of 40 bags of heroin for $400 to an undercover officer. On Nov. 21, 2012, Stellato-Riley was found in possession of an ounce of marijuana with the intent to sell it and operating a vehicle under the influence of marijuana. In Sept. 2011, in Delaware Township, Stellato-Riley exposed himself to two juveniles in a manner intended to alarm them.

Craig J. Petrasek, 52, of Lake Ariel was sentenced to 12 months of probation and fined $450 for the crimes of possession of drug paraphernalia and the traffic offence of restriction of alcoholic beverages. On Sept. 19, 2013, in Greene Township, during a traffic stop for traveling at a high rate of speed, Petrasek was found in possession of a marijuana pipe and an open bottle of rum.

Richard Edward Beauchesne, 31, of Port Jervis was sentenced to 11.5 months to 23 months in the Pike County Jail, followed by 3 years of Probation and fined $500 for the crime of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled or counterfeit substance. On Feb. 11, 2013, at a residence in Matamoras, Beauchesne was found in possession of heroin.

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