Friday, September 30, 2016

Court News

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Loses Liberty

Richard George Wolfe, 25, of 232 Millhead Road, Tamaqua, lost 112 days of liberty when Judge John E. Domalakes revoked his parole and re-committed him to the county prison to serve the balance of his sentence. His maximum date for release was extended to Dec. 31, 2013. He is eligible to apply for re-parole on Sept. 8.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Duty to protect

Thursday, July 19, 2012



The following actions have been filed as mortgage foreclosures to alleged defaults on loans.

JP Morgan Chase Bank, c/o 7255 Baymeadows Way, Jacksonville, Fla., filed against James T. Martino, 165 S. Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, over property at that address. Sought is $91,954.82 and continuing interest.

JP Morgan Chase Bank filed against Neal A. Scotto, 90 Clearview Drive, Palmerton, over property at that address. Sought is $151,334.46 and continuing interest.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Susquehanna Bank, Lancaster, to Carolyn M. Johns, Arlington, Tex., tract containing 54.8873 acres beginning at the intersection of State Route 443 and Mantzville Road and West Penn Township, $1 (full consideration $260,000).

Gail L. Jones, as executor of the estate of Alberta I. Brode, late of Tamaqua, to Gail L. Jones and Robert Jones, her husband, property at 344 Lafayette St., Tamaqua, $1 (transfer to sole residuary heir).

Jean Callaghan Feeley and William Feeley, her husband, to Ava O'Sche, Kelayres, Kline Township, tract containing 1.27 acres in Kline Township, $9,500.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Cynthia S. Ray to Karen Jean Skotek, 109 Main St., Jeanesville, properties at 2 N. Poplar and 97 Market streets, $5,000.

East Penn Township

Kevin S. Ahner to Joseph A. Neff, 87 Friendship Road, Lehighton, property at 87 Friendship Road, $207,500.

Franklin Township

Sue P. Beveridge to Justin L. Kneas, 80 Green Forest Lane, Lehighton, property at 80 Green Forest Lane, $232,500.

Jim Thorpe

Robert W. Honor to Claudia G. Giomi, Cheltenham, property at 81 W. Broadway, $85,000.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Eugene J. Barrett to Eugene J. Barrett, 428 Summer Mountain Road, Lehighton, property at 428 Summer Mountain Road, $1.

Franklin Township

Christian H. Willman to Jordan T. Scott, 730 Greet St., Lehighton, property at 730 Green St., $180,000.

Jim Thorpe

Robert Forder to Nancy B. Tolan, Brooklyn, N.Y., property at 206 W. Broadway, $110,000.

Edward G. Porter to Barry K. Frohnheiser, 23 W. Front St., Jim Thorpe, property at 26 W. Front St., $35,000.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

David M. Frantz to Christopher M. Frantz, 1073 Municipal Road, Lehighton, property at 1073 Municipal Road, $1.

Franklin Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to PNC Bank, N.A., Pittsburgh, property at 60 Market St., $1.

Jim Thorpe

James E. Hesson to Brian D. Gabrielson, 507 South Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 507 South Ave., $40,000.

Madeline P. Poshefko to John A. Wegrzynowicz IV, 606 Pine St., Jim Thorpe, property at 606 Pine St., $115,000.

Kidder Township

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Atlantic Pipeline (OUT), L.P., Texas, to Sunoco Pipeline, L.P., Texas, the Barnesville Pump Station along Route 1020 in Rush Township, $1 (transaction is a statutory corporation consolidation).

Stephen J. Halabura to Matthew J. Halabura, a two and one-half story frame home, frame garage and frame barn located on the west side of Township Route 743 in East Brunswick Township, $107,500.

Larry Karpenko to Matthew R. and Christine Sobolewski, tract containing two acres on north side of State Route 1015 in Rush Township, $40,000.

Saturday, July 14, 2012


The following actions were filed as mortgage foreclosures for alleged defaults on loans.

The Bank of New York, c/o 8742 Lucent Blvd., Highlands Ranch, Colo., filed against Roy and Patricia Kurth, 109 N. Shore Drive, Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $142,432.82 and continuing interest.

U.S. Bank National Association, c/o 7105 Corporate Drive, Plano, Tex., filed against Lewis E. Ginder, 111 Alum St., Lehighton, over property at that address. Sought is $128,436.10 and continuing interest.

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Eric Robert Shappell, 27, Seltzer, had his parole revoked by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin and he was remanded to the county prison to serve the balance of his sentence and his 372 days of liberty were disallowed and added to his sentence. His maximum time was extended to Oct. 15, 2013. He is not allowed to apply for parole before Oct. 14, 2012, unless he is accepted as a inpatient in the drug and alcohol program.

Shappell had pleaded guilty to burglary of the Roma Pizza Shop in Pottsville and after serving time in prison was released on probation.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Kayode Chidebem Adebowale to John Paul Labanosky, P.O. Box 209, Beaver Meadows, property at 104-106 Dean St., $10,000.

Jim Thorpe

Harvey P. Miller Jr. to Harvey P. Miller Jr., A231 Broadview Drive, Jim Thorpe, property at A231 Broadview Drive, $1.

Kathleen H. Kukk to Kathleen H. Luther, 40 Mill Road, Tamaqua, property at 314 North St., $1.

Thomas W. Bryfogle to Robert Pittenger, Newportville, Pa., property on Sixth Street, $85,000.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Kyle R. Wronski, 22, Morea, Mahanoy Township, was removed from the Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) by Judge Miller and he was remanded to the county prison to serve out his sentence and to be held without bail. The court ordered the probation department prepare a pre-sentence investigative report and Wronski will be sentenced on Aug. 15.

He had entered a guilty plea to possession and delivery of drugs in the Mahanoy City area and was placed in the program for 60 months.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Placed in program

John M. Burns, 38, of 2629 Bridgets Way, Allentown, was placed in the Accelerated Rehabilative Disposition (ARD) probation program, which is a program reserved for first offenders who committed a non-violent crime to allow them to clear their name.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Eagle Rock Resorts Company, which owns subdivision resorts in East Union and North Union townships, recorded 50 lot transactions in the two subdivisions.

Transactions for Eagle Rock Resorts in East Union Township were as follows:

Gerald R. and Amihan G. Agbrayani, Owings Mills, Md., undivided 1/50th interest in Lot 184, WSS Subdivision, full consideration $35,000.

Shirley Santiago, Gaithersburg, Md., Lot 141, WSS5 Subdivision, full consideration $22,900.

Mark J. and Michele D. Washburn, Rochester, N.Y., Lot 143, WSS5 Subdivision, full consideration $22,900.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Susan Kittek, 50 Hillside Place, Kunkletown, from Paul Kittek, same address.

Mark D. Gombert, 754 Oak St., Palmerton, from Valerie Gombert, 116 S. Third St., Lehighton.

Carl Anthony Stadtmueller, 780 Edgemont Ave., Palmerton, from Amy Lynn Stadtmueller, same address.

Richard Montalto, Box 281, Lake Harmony, from Marina P. Montalto, 767 Stony Mountain Rd., Albrightsville.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Prothonotary's report

A total of 308 cases were started June in the office of Carbon County Prothonotary Joann M. Behrens, according to a monthly statistical report released by the officeholder. A breakdown of the cases is as follows:

Saturday, July 7, 2012

William M. Poluka, 711 Arlington St., Tamaqua, to Patricia Ann Holter and Jenene M. Holter, mother and daughter, property at 711 Arlington St., Tamaqua, $1 (full consideration $95,000).

Edward A. and Dorothy A. Frenock, Manheim, Lancaster County, to Jason Piaskorick, Zion Grove, North Union Township, Lot B, Cove Vacation Village, East Union Tolwnship, $110,372.

Steigerwalt Capital, LLC, to Regina M. Moyer, property at 207-209 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, $1 (full consideration $35,000).

Monday, July 2, 2012

Mortgage foreclosures

The following actions have been filed as mortgage foreclosures for alleged defaults on loans.

PNC Bank, c/o 3232 Newmark Drive, Miamisburg, Ohio, filed against Denise and Dennis Cramsie, 337 Golf Hills Rd., Havertown, over property at 320 Sky Drive, Lake Harmony, Kidder Township. Sought is $248,354.39 and continuing interest.

Bank of America, c/o 7105 Corporate Drive, Plano, Tex., filed against Irene B. and William N. Spanger, 70 Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, over property at that address. Sought is $361,437.76 and continuing interest.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Divorces granted

Dustin R. Dillman, Frackville, was granted a divorce from and Kristina Rotondo-Dillman, Bath. They were married May 27, 2010.

Jessica Lynn Youst, Port Carbon, was granted a divorce from Richard Norman Youst, Pottsville. They were married Aug. 14, 2010.

Thomas J. Penberth was granted a divorce from Lois E. Penberth, both of Pottsville. They were married May 8, 1986.

Found guilty

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Olga Kuzma, West Penn Township, to Joshua A. and Laura L. Gruver, Tamaqua, parcel containing 0.984 of an acre on the north side of Valley Park Estates, West Penn Township, $1 (full consideration $176,000).

Ricky S. Geissler, Berks County, to Lane Freeman, Lehigh County, tract containing 1.5909 acres on east side of Red Church Road (Township Route 716), West Penn Township, $1 (full consideration $19,697); and Lot Number One in Tunnel Road Subdivision containing 19.2 acres beginning 1,500 feet south of Red Church Road, West Penn Township, $100,000.