Luzerne woman gets jail term for criminal counts
A Luzerne County woman was sentenced to a Carbon County prison term in three criminal cases.
Kira Cesanek, 28, of Hazleton, who once resided in Nesquehoning, was sentenced by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II to serve a total of six to one day less 24 months in prison on criminal counts of criminal trepass, receiving stolen property and simple assault. The prison term is followed by one year of probation.
Cesanek previously pleaded guilty to the charges but in February, on the day of her scheduled sentencing, decided she wanted to withdraw her pleas and go on trial. She changed her mind a second time and withdraw her request for a trial.
She was first arrested in a roundup of a drug and burglary ring which operated in a four-county area. Arrested with her was her husband at the time, Edward Cesanek. He entered guilty pleas to criminal counts and has already been sentenced.
She was part of a ring that entered homes and businesses, stole various items and then sold them at pawn shops to get money to purchase drugs for re-sale.
In addition to the jail term Cesanek was ordered to get both drug and alcohol and mental health evaluations and follow any recommendations for treatment, make restitution of $1,832.92, and have no contact with any vicitims in the cases. She also must pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation/parole. She was given credit for 27 days spent in jail on the charges.
The following were placed in the county's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program.
Christine M. Sosnak, 42, of Dupont, Luzerne County, was placed for six months on a charge of simple assault. She was arrested on June 22, 2010, by Jim Thorpe police.
She was also ordered to render 15 hours of community service and get for D&A and mental health evaluations.
Kendra Crostley, 18, of Palmerton, was placed for a year on a simple assault count. She was arrested on Oct. 22, 2010, by Lehighton police with Eileen Falchetti the listed victim.
She was ordered to pay $350 for the cost of the program and render 15 hours of community service.
Hans H. Kuhn, 34, of Jim Thorpe, was placed for six months on a harassment by communication charge. He was arrested on Aug. 29, 2010, by Lehighton police for an incident in which Alicia Blocker is the listed victim.
He was ordered to pay $350 for the program, render three hours of community service per month while in the program and have no contact with the victim.
Robert Strohl, 52, of Lehighton, was placed for six months on a charge of access device fraud. He was arrested on Nov. 30, 2010, by Lehighotnn police with Advance Auto Parts store the listed victim.
He ordered to pay $350 for the program, make restitution in an amount to be determined by the adult probation office and render 15 hours of community service.
Each defendant must also pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while in the program.