Four area residents were among 22 who entered guilty pleas in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin.

Benjamin Andrew Kuzo, 21, of 4 Dogwood Lane, Lake Hauto Development, Rush Township, on charges of theft of a credit card from the motor vehicle of Elbert Stegmier, Tamaqua, was given credit for serving 119 days in the county prison and released on parole for 23 months. He was ordered to pay $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA) fund, and make restitution of $1,521 to the victim.

On a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs, was given a sentence of 72 hours to six months to run concurrent with the theft charge, however, he must pay a fine of $1,000, pay $100 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, $460 to Schuylkill Medical Center (SMC), attend alcohol highway safe driving school, receive outpatient counseling, perform 10 hours community service, and his driver's license was suspended for 12 months.

On a charge of possession of a controlled substance was placed on probation to run concurrent with the other sentences. Kuzo was cited by Patrolman Matthew Houser on the theft charge and by Patrolman Anthony Stanell on the DUI charge, both members of Tamaqua police force.

Richard H. Melicharek, 51, of 214 Pine St., Tamaqua, on charges of theft by deception and passing bad checks, was sentenced to serve seven to 23 months in the county prison, with credit for serving 51 days, pay $100 to CJEA fund, and make restitution of $2,880 to Raymond Scheidel. He was cited by West Penn Township Patrolman Jason L. Lorah.

Rolan Gilbert, 24, of 248 E. Patterson St., Lansford, delivery of a controlled substance to a confidential informant (CI) in Tamaqua, Gilbert was given credit for serving 301 days in the county prison and was released on parole for 23 months, pay $50 to CJEA fund, and make restitution of $113 to Bethlehem Lab. He was cited by Tamaqua Patrolman Anthony Stanell.

Gilbert also pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and was sentenced to serve 12 months on probation to run concurrent to the drug sentence. He was cited by Tamaqua Patrolman Thomas Rodgers.

Daniel Jacob Snyder, 27, of 30 Penn Avenue, Palmerton, possession of drug paraphernalia, placed on probation 12 months, pay $50 to CJEA fund, and perform 10 hours community service. Snyder was cited by Cpl. Leo Luciani, state trooper, when he drove his car off Kepner's Road in West Penn Township and struck a tree.

Zaine Tyree Mitchell, 32, Hazleton, terroristic threats made to Jody Forker, 44 James St., Kelayres, was given credit for serving 148 days in the county prison and was placed on parole for 17 months, and pay $50 to CJEA fund.

On a charge of criminal mischief by damaging a television set was given a concurrent 12 months probation sentence. He was cited by Kline Township Officer Scott Kramer.

Mitchell also pleaded guilty to DUI of alcohol and received a sentence of 72 hours to six months but was granted immediate parole, but must pay a fine of $1,000, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, attend safety school, receive outpatient counseling, perform 10 hours community service, and driver's license suspended 12 months.

On summary charges of careless driving and violating a stop sign was fined $25 each plus $100 in costs. Mitchell was cited by McAdoo Patrolman Steven Homanko.

Todd Robert Forker, 39, Mahanoy City, terroristic threats made on security guards and police at Schuylkill Medical Center, E. Norwegian St., Pottsville, sentenced to serve three to 23 months in the county prison, pay $50 to CJEA fund, and is granted permission to participate in the work release program if qualifies. Forker was cited by Patrolman Joseph H. Murton.

Joseph Thomas Greene, 44, North Manheim Township, disorderly conduct, given credit for serving 247 days in the county prison and was released on parole for 12 months, and pay $50 to CJEA fund. On a charge of public drunkenness was fined $25. Greene was cited by Pottsville Patrolman Richard Pugh.

Ronald Leroy Blackwell, 45, Girardville, retail theft of three steaks, placed on probation 12 months, pay $50 to CJEA fund, and make restitution of $19.97 to Boyer's Market, Ashland.

Eric Arlen Costo, 23, inmate at the state correctional facility in Ryan Township, criminal solicitation to obtain marijuana, sentenced to serve two to four years in a state facility with the sentence to begin at the expiration of a sentence imposed by Beaver County Court. According to information filed to court by Trooper Edward Lizewski, Costa attempted by mail to have his girlfriend bring marijuana to the prison.

Adam Gamrak Jr., 31, Schuylkill Haven, simple assault on Jody Gamrak, his wife, was sentenced to serve six to 18 months in the county prison with credit for serving 13 days in prison, and pay $50 to CJEA fund. On the charge of recklessly endangering his wife must serve an additional 12 months on probation. Gamrak was cited by Patrolman Kenneth A. Jacoby.Joseph Gates, 45, Shenandoah, criminal trespass on private property of David Rector, 22 S. Chestnut St., Shenandoah, and simple assault, released on parole for 23 months, and pay $50 to CJEA fund. Gates was cited by Patrolman Michael O'Neill.

Luis Eduardo Hernandez-Lara, 28, Shenandoah, aggravated assault on a police office and resisting arrest, sentenced to serve two to four years in a state correctional facility and received credit for serving 143 days in the county prison. He was cited by Shenandoah Patrolman Michael O'Neill.

Jamie Ann Ludwig, 44, Ashland, DUI of drugs, sentenced to serve one to six months in the county prison. This sentence is to run concurrent with the sentence of four to 23 months imposed on a charge of recklessly endangering another person. Since she has served 135 days in prison was granted immediate parole, fined $1,000, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, $460 to SMC-South, attend safety school, receive outpatient counseling, perform 50 hours community service, and driver's license suspended 12 months. Ludwig was cited by Ashland Officer Richard Haraschak III.

On the summary charges of failing to drive her vehicle at a safe speed was fined $25 and failure to wear a seat belt fined $10 plus $100 costs.

She also pleaded guilty to criminal mischief by ripping a phone off a wall at 219 Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven, and harassment, was fined $25 for each charge and pay $50 to CJEA fund. Charges were filed by Patrolman Gregory S. Meisner. On a charge of retail theft, given a 12 months probation sentence to run concurrent, assessed $50 to CJEA fund and make restitution of $54 to Sears Store, Schuylklll Mall. She was cited by Trooper Michael D. Marinchak.

Kristen M. McCabe, 19, Shenandoah, unauthorized use of a Jeep owned by Marvin Houtz, Ringtown, placed on probation 23 months, pay $50 to CJEA fund, and $100 to district attorney's office for bench warrant issued to bring him to court. McCabe was cited by Ringtown Chief Adam Bernodin Jr.

Jose Luis Muniz-Bolrrero, 50, Reading, Berks County, driving without a license, sentenced to serve 90 days in the county prison, however, since he has been in prison for 226 days was granted immediate parole. pay $50 to CJEA fund, make restitution of $275 to Anthony Despirito, Luzerne County. On a speeding charge was ordered to pay $50 costs. He was cited by Trooper Thomas Powell.

Luis Enrique Ramos, 35, Shenandoah, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia was placed on probation 12 months, pay $50 to CJEA fund, and make restitution of $113 to Bethlehem Lab. He was cited by Shenandoah Capt. George Carado.

Cory Matthew Ratliff, Pottsville, disorderly conduct, given credit for serving 139 days in prison and released on parole for 12 months, and pay $50 to CJEA fund.

According to Ashland Chief Adam Bernodin Jr., while under influence of bath salts Ratliff jumped from roof to roof in 100 block on Centre Street before being subdued.

Phillip Llewellyn Rumbel, 61, Ringtown, DUI of alcohol, sentenced to serve 15 months to five years in a state correctional facility, fined $3,000, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, and his driver's license is suspended 18 months.

On a summary charge of driving while his license was suspended was fined $500 plus $50 costs. Rumbel was cited by Trooper Michael Breznik when stopped on SR4037 in Union Township.

John Paul Snyder, 62, Palo Alto, theft from recycling bin set up by Auburn Boy Scout Troup, sentenced to serve three to 12 months in the county prison, and pay $50 to CJEA fund. Snyder was cited by Trooper John T. Curtis.

David La-Quill Sparks, 23, inmate at the state correctional facility in Ryan Township, criminal solicitation to commit contraband, sentenced to serve two to four years to run concurrent to sentence he is now serving, pay $100 to SAE fund, and $50 to CJEA fund. Trooper Edward Lizewski's report to court states he had his mother bring marijuana hidden in black balloons and they were confiscated in the visitor's room.

Robert Dean Steffie Jr., Auburn, criminal trespass on property at 419 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven, belonging to Jennifer Zvorsky, sentenced to serve nine to 18 months in the county prison and received credit for serving 114 days, and pay $50 to CJEA fund.

On a charge of loitering and prowling at night must serve an additional 12 months on probation and on a charge of public drunkenness was fined $25. Steffie was cited by Sgt. Robert W. Phillips.

Franklin Richard Sterner, 27, Shenandoah, pleaded guilt\y to charges of forgery, criminal trespass. theft, fleeing from police, and resisting arrest, was sentenced to serve three to six years in a state correctional facility.

On a charge of driving while his license was suspended was fined $200 plus $50 costs. According to Shenandoah police he trespassed on property at 236 N. Jardin St., and forged a check belonging to Irene J. Sterner, 326 E. Centre St.

Each defendant must also pay a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.