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Man sentenced for receiving stolen property in Tamaqua

Published December 19. 2009 09:00AM

Mark Allen Hammaker, 29, whose current address is Correctional Institution at Camp Hill, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property removed from two homes in Tamaqua, one on Center Street and the second on Willing Street.

In those incidents, a woman's golden brooch and valuable coins were stolen and later sold to the Buy and Sell Store in the borough.

Hammaker was sentenced by Judge D. Michael Stine to serve 12 months on probation, pay $50 to the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account fund and make restitution of $255 to Daniel Jones.

He was cited by Sgt. Richard Weaver, Tamaqua Police. Judge Stine ordered the sentence to run concurrent to a sentence imposed by Judge Baldwin last August for drug charges to serve 24 to 48 months in a state prison.

In other court news, Anthony Tyrone Crews, 37, Shenandoah, was found guilty by a jury of charges of criminal mischief to property of Mark Getz, 419 W. Cherry Street, Shenandoah.

President Judge William D. Baldwin deferred sentence to a later date and ordered a pre-sentence investigative report on Crews prepared by the adult probation department.

No date has been set for sentencing.

Treasurer's report

Treasurer Jacqueline V. McGovern has released the monthly report on Schuylkill County finances.

The beginning balance of all accounts on November 1 was $38,825,009.23; deposits, $10,287,819.35; disbursements, $14,917,686.41 and ending balance, $34,195,142.17.

Revenues from sale of licenses by her office during the month was $134 for dog licenses, $110 for hunting, $365 for bingo and $1,445 for small game of chance.

Other revenues received were, fees collected by the magisterial offices, $67,810.63; tariff on land phones for 911 operation, $3,882.18; department earnings by 911 were $796 and hotel tax, $27,934.62.

Divorces Granted

Divorce decrees were granted to the following:

Regina M. Gargano from William J. Hahner, both of Pottsville. They were married April 8, 2005.

Christopher D. Cusatis, McAdoo, from Corinna A. Cusatis, Kelayres. They were married May 20, 2000.

File For Divorce

Joel Haas, 144 Wild Turkey Run, New Ringgold, started a divorce action against Wanda Haas, 329 West Mahanoy Avenue, Mahanoy City. They were married June 5, 2002.

Michel Kiernan, 22 Fern Terrace, Nesquehoning, filed for divorce from Margaret D. Kiernan, 308 Brick Lane, Milton, Delaware. They were married September 16, 1988.

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