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Schuylkill County court news

Published November 11. 2010 05:00PM

Divorces granted

Terra L. Boerner, 3006 Summer Valley Road, New Ringgold, was granted a divorce from Ernest A. Boerner III, of 2051 Summer Valley Road, New Ringgold. They were married July 16, 1988.

Amanda L. Taris, 11 Birch Avenue, Barnesville, was granted a divorce from Jason R. Taris, Mahanoy City. They were married Sept. 15, 2007.

William Long, Wellsville, Ohio, was granted a divorce from Patte Long, also known as Patricia Long, Pottsville. They were married June 24, 2006.

Helen A. Wheeler was granted a divorce from Thomas B. Wheeler, both of Orwigsburg. They were married June 27, 1981.

David K. Koppenhaver, Hegins, was granted a divorce from Renee G. Koppenhaver, Frackville. They were married June 12, 1982.

Revoke probation

Shawn M. Bonawitz, 23, Pine Grove, had his probation revoked by Judge John E. Domalakes and he was re-sentenced to be placed under house arrest with electronic monitoring for one to 12 months beginning Nov. 22. Bonawitz had pleaded guilty on Nov. 25, 2009, to fleeing state police and striking a parked car in Tremont Township and was placed on probation for 12 months.


Leonard Charles Radziewicz, 44, Pittsburgh, who pleaded guilty last Oct. 21 to driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol in Pottsville on July 29, 2009, was sentenced by President Judge William E. Baldwin to serve 30 days in the county prison with credit for serving 24 days, and when released is placed in the Intermediate Punishiment Program (IPP) to serve a probation period of four years and 11 months under supervision of Alleghany County Probation Department, pay a fine of $1,500 and court costs, pay $300 to the Substance Abuse Education fund, $100 to the Catastrophe fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, driver's license suspended 18 months and when restored for 12 months must have an ignition interlock on his car.

Revoke parole

Richard Ray Gettle, 49, Mount Aetna, Berks County, had his parole revoked by Judge Baldwin and he was transferred to the Department of Corrections to be confined at a state correctional facility. Baldwin also relinquished jurisdiction for parole to the state board of probation and parole. He entered a guilty plea to DUI on May 20, 2008, and after serving 90 days in prison was placed on parole for five years. He was cited by Trooper Mario A. Pompei on March 25, 2007, on SR443 in Pine Grove,

Summary appeals

Judge Charles M. Miller held hearings on appeals filed from sentences imposed on criminal charges by district justices.

Evan C. Williams, 57, Pottsville, withdrew his appeal and entered a guilty plea to a charge of speeding on SR61 between Pottsville and Schulylkill Haven last July 30 and was ordered to pay a fine and costs totaling $129.50. He was cited by Trooper Stefen J. Stinksy.

Jazzmyn Anastasia McCoy, 20, Pottsville, was found guilty of driving while his operating privileges were suspended and he was ordered to pay fine and costs totaling $289.50. He was cited by Trooper Robert A. Richards last Jan. 31 on SR901 in Cressona.

John R. Card, 20, Hazleton, entered pleas to speeding last March 29, on Lincoln Drive, Hometown, and was ordered to pay $147.50 in fines and costs and on a charge of driving while his license was suspended was fined $500 and must serve 60 days in the county prison beginning Nov. 10 at 9:30 a.m.

Michael Barone, 51, Excelsior, Northumberland County, pleaded guilty to speeding on Fairground Road in Butler Township last July 29 and must pay $151.50 in fines and costs.

James A. Campbell Jr., 37, Shamokin, was found guilty of a harassment charge and was fined $349 and costs.

Gale Matthews, 45, Spring Glen, was found guilty of harassment and ordered to pay $199 in fines and costs.

Richard J. Ludwig, 37, Ringtown, was found guilty of a charge of careless driving on Hobart Street in Gordon and has to pay $121.50 in fines and costs. He was cited by Patrolman Eric A.Vinskie, Butler Township police, last April 21.

Kelly M. Crossan, 24, Media, Delaware County, was found guilty of a charge of driving while her license was suspended when stopped on SR924 at the entrance to Eagle Rock Resorts, East Union Township, last Dec. 5 and has to pay $296.50 in fines and costs.

Violate PFA orders

Judge D. Michael Stine found two defendants guilty of indirect criminal contempt for violatng their protection from abuse (PFA) orders. James John Ney, 48, of Pottsville, and Andrei R. Walsh, 22, Orwigsburg, and both have to pay a fine of $300 and costs.

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