Tamaqua man loses appeal of summary conviction
Hearings were held by Judge Charles M. Miller in Schuylkill County court on summary appeals filed from rulings made by magisterial district judges.
Courtney T. Deangelo, 24, of 434 Hazle St., Tamaqua, lost his appeal as the court agreed with the district judge and found him guilty of three motor vehicle code violations and imposed fines and costs. He was found guilty of operating a vehicle without required financial responsibility (car insurance), fined $300, failing to carry a driver's license, $25 fine; and failing to carry a vehicle registration card, fined $25 plus $150 costs.
Anthony M. Warke, also known as Anthony Miklus, 316 Mahoning Drive East, Lehighton, lost his appeal as the court adjudged him guilty of driving while his operating privileges were suspended and imposed a fine of $400 plus $85 costs.
Caleb Monmtanero, 27, Ebervale, Luzerne County, was adjudged guilty of driving without a license and without an official inspection certificate and was ordered to pay the fine and cost imposed by the district judge plus court costs. He failed to appear in court for his hearing.
Shahir Tyrick Wallace, 25, Philadelphia, was adjudged guilty of driving while his license was suspended, driving without a valid inspection certificate, and failing to wear a seat belt. The court ordered he pay the fine and cost imposed by a district judge plus court costs. Wallace failed to appear in court for his hearing.
Mary L. Hart, 42, Shenandoah, withdrew her appeal and entered a guilty plea to the charge of driving while her operating privileges were suspended. The court deferred sentencing to June 21.
Roger A. Weikel, 57, Shenandoah, won her appeal from the charge of noise disturbance by an animal. He was charged with allowing his pet dog bark for more than a hour in his yard. The court dismissed the charge and ordered the $100 fine and costs returned to the defendant. The Commonwealth withdrew the complaint after its witnesses failed to appear in court.