Bradford County Court News, 1/31/10


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Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons entered guilty pleas in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, Pa.:

Sandra M. Sorensen, 41, of Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor. Sorensen will be sentenced on March 1, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Sorensen faces a maximum sentence of up to six months, plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least 12 months, and other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Officer James Tappan of the South Waverly Police Department arrested Sorensen for the offense in October 2009.

Bartholomew D. Wilkins, 30, of Gillett, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to harassment, a misdemeanor of the third degree.

Wilkins will be sentenced on March 1, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Wilkins faces a maximum sentence of up to one year, plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper David Sweeney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Wilkins for the offense in October 2009 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Ridgebury Township.

Suann N. Dyar, 28, of Troy, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to theft by unlawful taking, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Dyar will be sentenced on March 1, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Dyar faces a maximum sentence of up to two years, plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Officer Floyd McDonald of the Troy Borough Police Department arrested Dyar for the offense in August 2009 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Troy Borough.

James J. Harvey, 23, of Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to delivery of a controlled substance (Vicodin) (Hydrocodone), a felony. Harvey will be sentenced on March 1, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Harvey faces a total maximum sentence of up to five years, plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least six months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. A member of the Pennsylvania State Police Narcotics Unit arrested Harvey for the offense in August 2009 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

Andrea N. Lambert, 24, of Waverly, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to obstructing administration of law, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Lambert will be sentenced on March 1, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Lambert faces a maximum sentence of up to two years plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Sheriff's Deputy David Hart acting as a Deputy County Detective under the direction of the District Attorney arrested Lambert for the offense in April, following investigation of a situation that occurred in the Bradford County Correctional Facility.

David Ward, 43, of Canton, Pa., entered a plea to resisting arrest, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Ward will be sentenced on March 1, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Ward faces a maximum sentence of up to 24 months plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper James Dughi of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Ward for the offense in May 2009 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Canton Borough.

Nico Lee Harris, 26, of Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to statutory sexual assault, a felony of the second degree, and corruption of minors, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Harris will be sentenced on March 1, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Harris faces a maximum sentence of up to 15 years, plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Officer David Lantz of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Harris for the offense in August 2009 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were sentenced in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, Pa.:

Calvin R. Forrest, 21, of Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 72 hours to six months, and a fine of $750, for driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor. Forrest will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. The sentence was imposed following Forrest's earlier guilty plea to the offense. Trooper Nathan Lewis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Forrest for the offense in December 2008 after an incident in Burlington Township. Forrest may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department

Keith N. Goodwin, 24, of Sugar Run, Pa., was sentenced to State Intermediate Punishment for 24 months, probation for a term of 12 months, and a total fine of $1,500, for three counts of possession of a controlled substance (Heroin) with intent to deliver, each count a felony. Goodwin was also ordered to reimburse the State of Pennsylvania in the amount of $750 for money used to purchase controlled substance in the transactions which led to his arrest. Additionally, Goodwin will lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 18 months. The sentence was imposed following Goodwin's earlier guilty pleas to the offenses. An agent of the Pennsylvania State Police Narcotics Unit arrested Goodwin for the offense in July 2009 after incidents in Wyalusing Borough. Goodwin may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. While on probation, Goodwin will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole.

Robert J. Bickman Jr., 32, of Athens, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 30 days to six months, and a fine of $750, for driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor. Bickman will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. The sentence was imposed following Bickman's earlier guilty plea to the offense. Officer Thomas VanFleet Jr., of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Bickham for the offense in June 2009 after an incident in Athens Township. Bickman may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Amanda H. Gonzales, 26, of Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to probation for a term of 18 months, and a fine of $300, for theft by unlawful taking, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Gonzales was also ordered to pay restitution of $300. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea by Gonzales. Trooper Seven T. Scoble of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Gonzales for the offense in July 2009 after an incident in Ulster Township. While on probation, Gonzales will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Kaleb M. Whyte, 19, of Monroeton, Pa., was resentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 66 days to 23 months, 29 days, and a fine of $500, for theft by deception, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Whyte was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $3,753. The sentence was imposed following Whyte's earlier guilty plea. Trooper Robert McKee of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Whyte for the offense in September 2008 after incidents in Wysox and Albany townships. Whyte may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department. Whyte was originally sentenced to probation for the offense, but his probationary status was revoked due to violation of probation conditions.

Grace M. Vertuli, 20, of Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to probation for a term of 18 months, and a fine of $500, for theft by unlawful taking, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Vertuli was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $167.27. The sentence was imposed following Vertuli's earlier guilty plea. Officer Richard Horton of the Athens Township police Department arrested Vertuli for the offense in June 2009 after an incident in Athens Township. While on probation, Vertuli will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Todd Stroud, 20, of Wysox, Pa., was sentenced to probation for a term of 18 months for two counts of receiving stolen property. The sentence was imposed following Stroud's earlier guilty pleas to the offenses. Trooper James Kerrick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Stroud for the offense in July 2009 after incidents in Monroe and Wysox townships. While on probation, Stroud will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Peter Luis Venegas, 28, of Ulster, Pa., was resentenced to County Intermediate Punishment for 12 months with imprisonment for 30 days, house arrest under electronic supervision for a term of 90 days, and probation for eight months, for possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Venegas was also ordered to pay a fine of $300. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea to the offenses. Officer Nikki Coe of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Venegas for the offense in November 2008 after an incident in Athens Borough. While on County Intermediate Punishment, Venegas will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Venegas was originally sentenced to probation for the offense but his probationary status was revoked due the violation of conditions of probation.

Calvin N. Jones Jr., 58, of Canton, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Faculty of from seven months to 23 months, 29 days, and a fine of $500, for failure to register as a Megan's Law offender, a felony of the third degree. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea to the offense. Chief Douglas Seeley of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Jones for the offense in August 2009 after an incident in Canton Borough. Jones may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Stefany Miller, 22, of Ulster, Pa., was resentenced to County Intermediate Punishment for 15 months, with three months on house arrest under electronic monitoring and 12 months on probation, for forgery, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Miller was also ordered to pay a fine of $300. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. Trooper Jeffrey Creedon of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Miller for the offense in December 2008 after an incident in Ulster Township. While on house arrest and probation, Miller will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department. Miller was originally sentenced to probation for the offense, but her probationary status was revoked due to violation of probation conditions.

Brian M. Storms, 31, of Elmira, N.Y., was sentenced to probation for a total term of 18 months, and a total fine of $600, for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, each a misdemeanor. Storms will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for six months. The sentence was imposed following earlier guilty pleas. Trooper Bryan Fedor of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Storms for the offense in August 2009 after an incident in Towanda Borough. While on probation, Storms will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were accepted into the Accelerated Rehabilitated Disposition (ARD) program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, Pa.:

Joseph G. Mullen, 56, of Sayre, Pa., charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in September 2009, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation under the supervision of the Bradford County Probation Department for a term of nine months. While in the ARD Program, Mullen must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel; he will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 30 days. Trooper David Sweeney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Mullen for the offense following investigation of an incident that occurred in Athens Borough.

Ronald D. Machmer, 35, of Canton, Pa., charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in August 2009, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation under the supervision of the Bradford County Probation Department for a term of nine months. While in the ARD Program, Machmer must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel; he will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days. Trooper Matthew Knock of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Machmer for the offense following investigation of an incident that occurred in Leroy Township.

Janean K. White, 45, of Towanda, Pa., charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and theft by unlawful taking in September 2009 and August 2009, respectively, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation under the supervision of the Bradford County Probation Department for a total term of 24 months. While in the ARD Program, White must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel; she will also lose her Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days. Officer Derrick Kelley of the Towanda Borough Police Department and Trooper Matthew Knock of the Pennsylvania State Police, respectively, arrested White for the offenses following investigation of incidents that occurred in Towanda Borough and Wilmot Township.

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel Barrett announced that the following persons entered a plea of guilty in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, Pa.:

Amy Forbes, 32, of Waverly, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to harassment, a summary offense. Forbes was immediately sentenced to a fine of $300 and restitution as may be determined to be due and owing. Officer Bethany Altieri of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Forbes for the offense in May 2009, following investigation of an incident that occurred in Athens Borough.

Steven A. Servis, 27, of Canton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to theft by unlawful taking, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Servis was immediately sentenced to imprisonment of from three months to two years in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility and a fine of $500. Chief Kyle Weisel of the Troy Borough Police Department arrested Servis for the offense in September 2008 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Troy Borough.

Robert D. Nero, 20, of Gillett, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to burglary, a felony of the first degree. Nero was immediately sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from nine months to 18 months and a fine of $500. Trooper Nathan Lewis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Nero for the offense in September 2009 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Ridgebury Township.

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel Barrett announced that the following persons entered a plea of guilty in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, Pa.:

Howard M. Hamm, 47, of Troy, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor. Hamm will be sentenced on March 4, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Hamm faces a maximum sentence of up to six months, plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least 12 months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Sergeant Lance Larcom of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Hamm for the offense in August 2009 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Canton Borough.

Garrett L. Edwards, 18, of Johnson City, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to burglary, a felony of the first degree.

Edwards will be sentenced on March 4, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Edwards faces a maximum sentence of not more than 20 years, plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper Nathan Lewis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Edwards for the offense in September 2009 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Ridgebury Township.

David M. Watkins, 20, of Wyalusing, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol (minor), a misdemeanor. Watkins will be sentenced on March 1, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Watkins faces a maximum sentence of up to six months plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least 12 months and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Officer Derek Dekar of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Watkins for the offense in May 2009 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Athens Borough.

Nicole A. Chandler, 19, of Waverly, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to carrying an unregistered firearm, a felony of the third degree. Chandler will be sentenced on March 1, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Chandler faces a maximum sentence of up to seven years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Officer Bruce Hoffman of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Chandler for the offense in August 2009 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Sayre Borough.

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were sentenced in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, Pa.:

Michael S. Krapf, 20, of Sayre, Pa., was resentenced to County Intermediate Punishment for two years with imprisonment for eight days, house arrest under electronic monitoring for 90 days, and probation for the remainder of the two-year term. Krapf was also ordered to pay a fine of $400 and restitution in the amount of $757.84. The sentence was imposed following Krapf's earlier guilty plea to theft by unlawful taking, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Krapf was originally sentenced to probation for the offense but his probationary status was revoked for violation of probation conditions. Officer Newton Condict IV of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Krapf for the offense in October 2008 after an accident in Athens Borough. While on probation, Krapf will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Robert D. Nero, 20, Gillett, PA, was sentenced to probation for a term of 18 months, a fine of $500, and restitution of $1,851.30, for criminal trespass, a felony of the third degree. The sentence, which followed an earlier guilty plea to the offense, was imposed with a county sentence of from nine to 18 months for burglary, a felony of the first degree; the sentences were ordered to be served consecutively. Officer Keith Stackhouse of the Athens Township Police Department and Trooper Nathan Lewis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Nero for the offenses in January and September 2009, respectively, after incidents in Athens Township and Ridgebury Township. Nero may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department. Nero was originally sentenced to a shorter term of probation on the criminal trespass count, but his probationary status was revoked due to violation of probation conditions.

Michael A. Bacon, 33, of Waymart, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from seven years to 18 years, and a fine of $1,500, for involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, a felony of the first degree, and corruption of minors, a misdemeanor of the first degree. The sentence was imposed following earlier guilty pleas to the offenses. Trooper Nathan Lewis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Bacon for the offenses in April 2009 after an incident in Canton Township. Bacon may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole.

Brandon A. Parks, 25, of Troy, Pa., was sentenced to probation for a term of one year, and a fine of $500, for possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. Officer Floyd McDonald of the Troy Borough Police Department arrested Parks for the offense in July 2009 after an incident in Troy Borough. While on probation, Parks will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following person entered a plea of Nolo Contendere in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, Pa.:

(A plea of Nolo Contendere has the same legal effect as a guilty plea. A defendant entering a nolo contendere plea, while not admitting to the specific facts of the offense(s) alleged, concedes that he/she will probably not be able to overcome evidence of his/her guilt offered by the Commonwealth at criminal trial.)

Deborah J. Finnerty, 43, of Burlington, Pa., entered a plea of nolo contendere to endangering the welfare of a child, a felony of the third degree. Finnerty will be sentenced on March 4, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Finnerty faces a maximum sentence of up to seven years, plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper Robert Youngblood of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Finnerty for the offense in March 2008 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Burlington Borough.

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were placed in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) Program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, Pa.:

Judy M. Slingerland, 46, of Troy, Pa., charged with identity theft in August 2009, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation under the supervision of the Bradford County Probation Department for a term of six months. While in the ARD Program, Slingerland must perform community service. Trooper David Pelachick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Slingerland for the offense following investigation of incidents that occurred in Troy Township.

Misty E. Houghtaling, 20, of Towanda, Pa., charged with false report to law enforcement agency in September 2009, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation under the supervision of the Bradford County Probation Department for a term of six months. While in the ARD Program, Houghtaling must perform community service. Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Houghtaling for the offense following investigation of an incident that occurred in Athens Township.

Angela Ayers, 42, of Canton, Pa., charged with public assistance fraud in July 2009, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation under the supervision of the Bradford County Probation Department for a term of 12 months. While in the ARD Program, Ayers must perform community service and pay restitution in the amount of $1,888. Agent Alexis Goldman of the Pennsylvania Inspector General's office arrested Ayers for the offense following investigation of an incident that occurred in Bradford County.

Ronald D. Yates, 35, of Wysox, Pa., charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in September 2009, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation under the supervision of the Bradford County Probation Department for a term of 12 months. While in the ARD Program, Yates must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel; he will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 30 days. Trooper Wayne Dunkling of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Yates for the offense following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons plead guilty and were sentenced in Bradford County Magisterial District Courts:

April L. Duva, 26, of Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark to theft by deception, a misdemeanor of the third degree, and was sentenced to pay a fine and court costs. Trooper Peter Shiposh of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Duva for the offense in November 2009 following investigation of an incident that occurred in North Towanda Township.

Clifford M. Fleming, 46, of Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark to receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor of the third degree, and was sentenced to pay a fine and court costs. Trooper Peter Shiposh of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Fleming for the offense in November 2009 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township.

Shawn H. Bennett, 19, of Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark to possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, and was sentenced to pay a fine and court costs. Officer Joshua Lake of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Bennett for the offense in December 2009 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett, announced that the following persons entered guilty pleas in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, Pa.:

Bryon Bailey, 26, of Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol a misdemeanor. Bailey will be sentenced on March 4, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Bailey faces a minimum sentence of 30 days and a maximum sentence of up to six months, plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Officer Derrick Kelley of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Bailey for the offense in June 2009 following investigation of a traffic violation (oversized tires) that occurred in Towanda Borough.







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2 posted comments

Non criminal, I guess if we knew the answer to that it would be easier to fix all of these problems don't ya think?
Lol 1 February 2010 kl. 14:25
Why are these people criminals? What is wrong with people?
Non Crimanal 1 February 2010 kl. 11:11