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Court News

Friday, July 25, 2014


Joanne Salmon to Ramdo Mangru: Property at 400-402 Pine St. for $1.

Daniel A. Gerber Jr. and Wendy Gerber to James K. Jones: Property at 320 Orwigsburg St. for $38,500.

Jacob Younatanov to Bayview Loan Servicing: Property at 301 W. Broad St. for $1,161.

Rush Township:

SPEBQSA, Daniel Murray, and Clarence Nicholson to SPEBQSA: Property at 16 Holly Road, Barnesville for $1.

SPEBQSA to Kera M. Rodgers and Leo Rodgers: Property at 16 Holly Road, Barnesville for $22,000.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Deeds recorded


Richard A. Manini to Pamela J. Leiby, 322 Ore St., P.O. Box 467, Bowmanstown, Lot 2, Richard and Joyce A. Manini Subdivision, $35,000.

East Penn Township

Charlotte V. Bierman to Alaina M. Hanzl, 1954 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 1954 E. Lizard Creek Road, $75,000.

Kyle Kuntzman to Kyle L. Kuntzman, 27 Bowmans Road, Lehighton, property at 27 Bowmans Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Joseph J. Weiner to Jennifer M. Williams, 159 Woodside Drive, Jim Thorpe, property at 159 Woodside Drive, $204,500.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Mortgage foreclosures

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

LSF8 Master Participation Trust, c/o 3801 Wireless Way, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, filed against Darnell Green and Megan M. Turek, 170 Gower Road, Albrightsville, over property at 59 Oak Ridge Drive, Albrightsville. Sought is $329,792.77 and continuing interest.

LSF8 Master Participation Trust filed against Robert W. and Judy Bowman, 230 N. Third St., Lehighton, over property at that address. Sought is $172,707.60 and continuing interest.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Deeds recorded

Penn Forest Township

Wayne P. Covely Jr. to Weichert Financial Services, Morris Plains, New Jersey, property at 107 Hiawatha Trail, Albrightsville, $1.

L & M Custom Homes, Inc., to John M. Dewitt, Waldwick, New Jersey, property at 192 Ginsburg Circle, Albrightsville, $164,900.

Helen E. Arkey to Daniel Arkey, 136 Bear Creek Drive, Jim Thorpe, property at 136 Bear Creek Drive, $1.

Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas, property at 106 Penn Forest Drive, aka 525 Penn Forest Drive, Albrightsville, $1.

Friday, July 11, 2014


James L. Luckenbaugh and Camilla Luckenbaugh to Theodore Devitto and Barbara Ann Devitto: Property at 233 Pine St. for $49,000.

Debra Halliday and Joseph Gulden (Anna Gulden estate) to Joseph Gulden: Property at 0 Washington St. for $1.

Debra Halliday and Joseph Gulden to Corrin Hoffman: Property at 533 Washington St. for $39,000.

U.S. Bank to Marlons LLC: Property at 113 S. Elizabeth St. for $8,000.

Edith Barron and Jayne McLaughlin to Ralph Bolletino: Property at 124 Centre St. for $6,000.

West Penn Township:

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Credit defaults

The following actions were filed by credit card companies, or their collection agencies, for alleged defaults on credit card/loan accounts.

CACH, Denver, Colo., filed an action against Andrea Petrosino, 144 Brittany Drive, Albrightsville, seeking $5,274.89.

Springleaf Financial Services Inc., Carnegie, filed against Amanda Freeby, 250 Laurel Drive, Lehighton, seeking $3,328.56.

MSW Capital, Carnegie, filed against Peggy S. Holtzinger, 548 Lehigh Ave., Palmerton, seeking $965.37.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

West Penn Township:

Anna Smulligan to Snow Green Acres: Property on the north side of Blue Mountain in New Ringgold for $901.


Lori Yakubowski to John J. Sweeney: Property at 537 E. Elm St. for $1,005.

Eric J. Orach to Bank of America: Property at 161 Penn St. for $1.


Freddie Mac to John M. Ibraham: Property at 241 W. Early Avenue for $14,500

Donna M. Degler and Breanna Lynn Degler to Donna M. Degler: Property at 214 W. Ridge St. for $1.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Prothonotary's report

A total of 292 cases were started in 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:

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Deeds recorded

Jim Thorpe

Robbin Borrell to Andrea Scicora Johnson, 314 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, property at 314 W. Broadway, $1.

Bank of America, N.A., to Mark J. Cook, 189 High St., Jim Thorpe, property at 522 Center Ave., $28,080.

Sheriff of Carbon County to Bank of America, N.A., Simi Valley, California, property at 122 North Ave., $1.

Joseph Seaner to John T. Pruitte Jr., 156 Woodside Drive, Jim Thorpe, property at 156 Woodside Drive, $245,000.

Nancy B. Tolan to John Cattich, 206 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, property at 206 W. Broadway, $162,000.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Sues over fall

Antoinette Mullen, 324 Sand Pit Road, Mount Bethel, filed a civil action against J&R Slaw Inc., 438 Riverview Road, Lehighton.

According to the suit on July 22, 2013, the plaintiff was employed as a tractor trailer driver for F.T. Silfies Inc., of Allentown, and was delivering a load of slag to the defendant's precast concrete plant in Lehighton.

Upon arrival she was directed by an employee of the defendant firm to a silo and was shown what nozzle she should hook up to so that she could off load the slag.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Carbon County drug dealer was sentenced to a long state prison term on Tuesday in the county court.

Ryan E. Wurst, 26, of Jim Thorpe, was sentenced to serve a total of 24 to 48 months in a state correctional institution by Judge Steven R. Serfass, who rejected a passionate plea from defense counsel for a county prison term or a reduced minimum sentence.

Wurst previously entered guilty pleas to possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance-heroin, and in another case to flight to avoid apprehension.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Six first-time offenders, five charged with driving under the influence, were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition probation program on Tuesday by Judge Steven R. Serfass.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program, their record will be wiped clean. However, if they fail to complete the program, or are revoked from it, they will face trial on all pending charges.

A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Three people facing criminal counts entered guilty pleas on Tuesday in Carbon County court.

Judge Steven R. Serfass accepted the pleas from the following:

Jim Thorpe incident

Alison Nicole Monfre, 34, of Summit Hill, pleaded to one count each of persistent disorderly conduct and harassment. A charge of simple assault was dropped.

She was arrested on March 13 by Jim Thorpe police for an incident at 46 Broadway. Police responded to the address for a report of a domestic incident. On scene officers found Shawn Kane.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Edward Repetz to Edward Repetz, P.O. Box 10, Tresckow, property at 47 E. Market St., $1.

East Penn Township

David Kemmerer to Marshall E. Eldridge, 93 N. Kittatinny Road, Lehighton, property at 93 N. Kittatinny Road, $105,000.

Jim Thorpe

Richard J. Rowe to Janise E. Rowe, 817 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 817 Center Ave., $1.

Timothy D. Boyle to Richard Schultz, Lansdowne, property at 23 W. Third St., $33,000.

Rita Hydro Lasky to Rita Hydro Lasky, Jamesburg, N.J., property at 423 Main St., $1.

Monday, June 30, 2014

West Penn Township:

Sandra L. Roth/Ernest Steigerwalt estate to Heidi L. and Jeffrey Perlaki: Property at 1025 Spring Road for $123,000.

Paul F. Stahler and Vertie L. Stahler to Kim R. Stahler and Kelly R. Kichline: Property at 2270 Sunny Road for $1.

Kevin D. Yediny, David S. Yediny, Anna Yediny to Kevin D., David S. and John P. Yediny: Property at 1360 Penn Drive for $1.

Ephraim D. Yates II to Ephraim D. Yates II: Property at 153 School Drive for $1.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Credit defaults

The following actions were filed by credit card companies, or their collection agencies, for alleged defaults on credit card/loan accounts.

Portfolio Recovery Associates, Norfolk, Va., filed five actions as follows: Amanda M. Pointon, 530 Hamilton St., Palmerton, had two actions filed against her seeking $2,342.34 and $1,982.53; Timothy J. Heydt, 628 Pine St., Jim Thorpe, seeking $7,359.79; Debra Papanek, 445 E. Abbott St., Lansford, seeking $906.24; and Daniel McLean, 1338 Twin Crest Drive, Lehighton, seeking $9,438.15.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Lehighton man pleaded guilty in Carbon County court on Tuesday for his part in the operation of a methamphetamine lab.

He was one of five defendants in pending drug-related cases to enter a guilty plea before Judge Joseph J. Matika.

Mahoning incident

Todd Francis Cermak, 31, of Lehighton, pleaded to one count of possession of precursors and chemicals for a meth lab.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Ronald J. DeLong Jr. to Ronald J. DeLong Jr., 310 Pinewood Road, Lehighton, Lot 16, Pinewood Acres, $1.

Franklin Township

Daniel Arbeider to Martin Marshall, 383 Vine St., Lehighton, property at 383 Vine St., $165,000.

Jim Thorpe

William E. Gaspar to Lenard Brunson, 504 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 504 Center Ave., $125,000.

Kidder Township

Curtis L. Proctor to Earl Matthews, Berwick, Lot 389, Section C, Holiday Poconos, $68,000.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Carbon County man entered guilty pleas in four pending criminal cases on Tuesday in the county court.

He was one of seven defendants to enter a guilty plea before Judge Joseph J. Matika.

Various victims

Randy Edgar, 34, of Lehighton, pleaded to two counts of criminal conspiracy-theft, and one count each of receiving stolen property and criminal trespass. One theft count and the trespass charge are felonies.

Edgar admitted his part in various thefts that occurred over a period of time between October 2013 into February of this year.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Michael D. Komishock to Matthew G. Lazar, 69 Beaver St., Beaver Meadows, property at 69 Beaver St., $70,500.

East Penn Township

Steven K. Brooker to Cheryl A. Brooker, 61 Pine Tree Lane, Lehighton, property at 61 Pine Tree Lane, $1.

Franklin Township

Emma Lynn Liguori to Robert Scott Clymer, 6066 Makala Court, Germansville, property at 483 Fairyland Road, $24,500.

Ernest F. Hoffner to Suzanne Stokes, 751 Interchange Road, Lehighton, property at 751 Interchange Road, $135,000.

Jim Thorpe