Mahanoy City man gets state prison term for four burglaries
A Mahanoy City man drew a state prison sentence for four burglaries and a Tamaqua man was placed on probation on a theft charge. The two were among 12 defendants who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin.
Edward M. Reeves Jr., 21, Mahanoy City, for burglaries committed in Frackville, Pottsville and Schuylkill Haven, was sentenced to serve six to 12 years in a state correctional institution, pay $200 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA) and make restitution of $14, 273.49 to Nationwide Insurance Company for burglary of Auto Diesel Electric Company building in Frackville; John Malinchock for damage to his office in Frackville; $678.74 to Hahner's Brothers Roofing Company in Pottsville; and $1,553.74 to Schuylkill Haven Public Library.
Mel Scott Gerber, 38, of 117 Lombard St., Tamaqua, on a charge of theft of a compressor from Diversified Technology building at 109 Lakeside Avenue, Delano Township, was placed on probation 12 months, and pay $50 to CJEA. Gerber was cited by Trooper Thomas Cuff.
Todd Aaron Issermoyer, 43, Shenandoah, on a charge of failure to comply with registering as a sexual offender was sentenced to serve 18 to 36 months in the county prison with credit for serving 36 days, and pay $50 to CJEA. He was cited by Trooper James Cuttitta.
James Andrew Johnson, 42, Gordon, on a charge of criminal trespass on property at 107 W. Biddle St., Gordon, was given credit for serving 114 days in the county prison and released on probation 23 months, pay $50 to CJEA and make restitution of $350 to Barbara Hummel for damage to apartment.
William D. Jubilee, 41, Pottsville, on a charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (CS) in Schuylkill Haven, was sentenced to serve two to six years in a state correctional institution with credit for serving 182 days in the county prison, pay $100 to SAE fund and $50 to CJEA. He was cited by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman David T. George, who also charged him with DUI and he received a concurrent sentence of three to six months.
John William Kriete, 41, Girardville, on a charge of terroristic threats against Kevin Powell, Girardville, with a knife was given credit for serving 111 days in the county prison and was released on parole for 12 months, pay $50 to CJEA and make restitution of $1,432.14 to victim's fund. Kriete was cited by Trooper Michael Van Buskirk.
Allen Frank Martell, 24. Minersville, on a charge of burglary of the resident's of the estate of C.R. Kozura, Minersville, was given credit for serving 237 days in the county prison and was released on parole for 23 months, pay $50 to CJEA, and make restitution of $38.45 to Attorney James Caravan.
Francis P. McGurl, 38, Frackville, on two counts of possession of obscene sexual materials displayed to minors and one count of corruption of a minor was sentenced to serve six to 23 months in the county prison with credit for having served 135 days, and pay $50 to CJEA. McGurl was cited by Frackville Patrolman George Parnell.
Jessica Lynn O'Boyle, 23, Pottsville,on a charge theft of checks and forgery of 14 checks was sentenced to serve three to 11 months in the county prison with credit for serving 25 days, and pay $50 to CJEA. O'Boyle was cited by Pottsville Patrolman James P. Englert.
Hipolito Rivera, 40, Schuylkill Haven, on a charge of resisting arrest was given credit for serving 112 days in the county prison and released on probation for 12 months, pay $50 to CJEA and make restitution of $50 to Schuylkill Haven police. On charges of criminal mischief to the borough police car fined $100 and public drunkenness fined $50 plus costs.
Jason Alan Sivak, 36, inmate in the state correctional institution in Ryan Township, on a charge of simple assault of a correctional officer was sentenced to serve one to two years in the state prison with the sentence to run concurrent to the sentence he is now serving and pay $50 to CJEA. He wa cited by Trooper John Powis.
Gerald W. Walsh, 33, an inmate at the state correctional institution in Ryan Township, on a charge of assaulting another prisoner and criminal attempt to commit theft by extortion by letter was sentenced to serve 47 to 94 months to be served in a state correctional institution to run concurrent with the defendant's federal sentence.
Each defendant must also pay a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.