Fourteen enter guilty pleas
Fourteen defendants entered pleas of guilty to criminal charges in Schuylkill County court recently and were sentenced by Judge Jacqueline Russell as follows:
William Edward Hedemann, 44, of 651 Arlington St., Tamaqua, driving under the influence (DUI) was placed in Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) for six months, fined $500, pay $100 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, perform 20 hours community service, attend alcohol highway safe driving school, complete outpatient treatment and continue with medical provider and driver's license suspended 12 months. On a summary charge of failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Hedemann was cited by Trooper Mark Knock on SR209 in Port Carbon.
Zachariah James Eminhizer, 28, Pottsville, DUI, serve 10 days in the county prison beginning Friday, Aug. 5, at 9 a.m., followed by five months and 29 days on probation in the IPP, fined $750, pay $100 to SAE fund, $100 to Catastrophe fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, attend safety school, receive outpatient treatment, perform 20 hours community service and driver's license suspended 12 months. Eminihizer was cited by New Castle Township Patrolman Ronald Romanchik.
Pepper Ann Webb, 36, Parsons, DUI, placed in IPP for six months, fined $1,000, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, perform 20 hours community service, attend safety school, attend new beginners intensive outpatient treatment program and license suspended 12 months. On four counts of failing to wear seat belt fined $40 plus $198.50 costs. On a charge of having an open can of alcohol in the car was fined $25 plus $23.50 costs. Webb was cited by Trooper Mark Baron on SR209 in Frailey Township who reported three juvenile occupants were not using seat belts.
Teisha Amanda Kull, 23, Pottsville, careless driving, fined $25 plus costs. She was cited by Pottsville Patrolman Grant Yoder.
Daniel Whalen, 26, Schuylkill Haven, criminal mischief to property of Richard Long, Saint Peter Street, fined $50 and make restitution of $500 to victim. Whalen was cited by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman Gregory S. Meisner.
William T. Lipshaw, 28, Mahanoy City, harassment of Kimberlee Lipshaw, 700 W. Spruce St., fined $500 and on charge of defiant trespass was fined $100 plus costs of prosecution. Lipshaw was cited by Mahanoy City Patrolman Charles Kovalewsky.
Marvin P. Houtz, 52, Shenandoah, DUI, placed in IPP for six months, fined $1,000, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, complete safety school and license suspended 12 months. Houtz was cited by Shenandoah Chief Joseph Hall.
Christopher Charles Welna, 80, Shenandoah, theft of cash through unlawful use of credit card of Edward Raybeck, Shenandoah, given credit for 47 days spent in county prison and released on probation for 23 months, pay $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA), and make restitution of $15, 000 to victim. On a charge of forgery he has to serve an additional 24 months on probation. Welna was cited by Shenandoah police, who reported he made 80 transactions in Shenandoah, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona and California.
Tomara Randi Scott, 19, Schuylkill Haven, terroristic threats of teacher, school nurse and student at Schuylkill Haven Area HIgh School in March 2010, placed on probation 23 months, pay $50 to CJEA, perform 20 hours community service, and must seek and obtain a drug and alcohol and mental health evaluations. On a charge of disorderly conduct was fined $25 plus costs. Scott was cited by Patrolman David George.
On a charge of selling or furnishing alcohol beverages to minors received a concurrent 12 months probation sentence and fined $1,000 and on a disorderly conduct charge fined $25.
She previously had been placed in the Accelerated Rehabilitated Disposition (ARD) probation program which was revoked for failing to follow all conditions set by the court.
Daiquen Maurice Price, 19, Pottsville, possession of drug paraphernalia, 12 months probation, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, and perform 20 hours of community service. Price was cited by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman David T. George. He previously was in the ARD program which was revoked.
Stephen A. Mackeravage, 39, Shenandoah, retail theft of a package of cigarettes from Turkey Hill Mini Mart, serve one to 18 months in county prison beginning Monday, Aug. 8, at 9 a.m., pay $50 to CJEA, and perform 20 hours of community service. He also shall have no contact with the store in Shenandoah. Mackeravage was cited by Patrolman Robert Senape.
Rose Marie Fedornak, 46, Minersville, disorderly conduct, 12 months probation, $50 to CJEA, 20 hours community service, obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation and comply with treatment and shall not possess or consume any alcoholic beverages while on probation. Fedornak was cited by Minersville Patrolman Ryan P. Murphy.
Wilkins A. Yeremis De Los Santo, 28, Hazleton, DUI, 48 hours in the county prison, beginning Saturday, July 23, at 9 a.m., and when time is served to be released on probation six months, fined $500, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, $50 to CJEA, complete safety school, perform 20 hours of community service and license suspended 12 months. He was cited by Tamaqua Patrolman Thomas Rodgers.
Rafael Antonio Mateo, 21, Shenandoah, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance consisting of a package received by mail from Texas, containing 12 pounds of green vegetable matter, was sentenced to serve one to two years in a state correctional institution and received credit for serving 107 days in the county prison. He also must pay $50 to CJEA and make restitution of $176 to Bethlehem Regional Lab. Mateo was cited by Trooper Anthony Todaro Jr.
Each defendant must also pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.