Two Carbon County residents were among nine defendants who received hearings in Schuylkill County court on criminal charges.
Stephanie L. Keck, of 239 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, pleaded guilty to seven counts of criminal trespass of homes in Rush Township.
Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin set sentencing on Thursday, Sept. 5. Under a plea agreement seven burglary charges and criminal mischief charges were nolprossed. Keck was cited by Sgt. Duane Frederick.
Michael Robert Bruno, 36, of 105 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, was removed by President Judge William E. Baldwin from the Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) and was resentenced on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance to serve two to four years in a state correctional facility with credit for having served 241 days in the county prison. Bruno had pleaded guilty in January 2012 to the traffic in drugs in Tamaqua and was placed in the special probation program.
Chad Edward Lytle, 37, Pottsville, had his parole revoked and was remanded by Baldwin to the county prison to serve the balance of his sentence with no credit for 110 days of liberty and the court will not consider any application for re-parole for three months. Lytle pleaded guilty in August 2011 to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to serve three to 12 months in prison.
Joseph David Tennant, 31, Minersville, had his probation revoked by Baldwin and he was resentenced to serve three to 23 months in the county prison with credit for serving 93 days. He had pleaded guilty to receiving a license plate stolen from a vehicle and received a probation sentence.
Amber A. Menne, 24, Ashland, had her probation revoked by Baldwin and she was resentenced to serve three to 23 months in the county prison with credit for serving 57 days. She had pleaded guilty to forging a prescription to obtain drugs and was put on probation three years.
Andrew Robert Kelley, 48, Mahanoy City, was revoked from the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) probation program by Judge John E. Domalakes and his case was put back on the criminal trial list. The program is for first offenders. Domalakes ruled he violated the conditions of the program.
Joseph Frank Krasnitsky, 46, Pottsville, was tried before Domalakes without a jury and at the conclusion of presentation of testimony Krasnitsky was found guilty of failing to drive on a roadway laned for traffic, a summary offense, and was fined $25 plus $50 costs. He was found not guilty of the more serious charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs
Barbaros Dogan, 29, Toms River, N.J., pleaded guilty to theft of cell phone and was given credit for serving four days in the county prison and released on parole for 23 months, pay $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account, $50 to district attorney's office for bench warrant, and make restitution of $2,609.99 to Sylvester Jones Sr., Pottsville. Dogan was cited by Trooper Paul Smith for an online purchase transaction.
Heather Ann Pickering, 25, Ashland, pleaded guilty to failing to return from a work release to a halfway house and was sentenced by Judge Dolbin to serve one to 12 months in a state correctional facility with credit for serving 35 days in the county prison. The sentence is to commence at the expiration of the sentence imposed in Northumberland County Court. Her total aggregate sentence is two years, one month to six years. She was cited on the county charge by Trooper Michael Van Buskirk.