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Two area residents have appeals heard from summary convictions

Published March 14. 2012 05:01PM

Two area residents were among seven who received hearings on summary appeals before Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin in Schuylkill County court.

Travis M. Brideson, 23, of 302 Abbott St., Apt. A, Lansford, had filed an appeal from a summary conviction of driving while his operating privileges were suspended. He was cited by Coaldale police. A district judge found him guilty of the motor vehicle code violation and he was fined $200 plus $85.50 costs. Judge Dolbin dismissed the summary appeal on grounds for late filing.

Julio Bonill-Rodriquez, 43, of 40 N. Jefferson St., Allentown, appealed a speeding charge. He was charged of speeding on SR309 in Kline Township last Nov. 20 and was adjudged guilty of the charge by a district judge. His appeal was dismissed in court for failing to appear when a hearing was scheduled.

Stephanie Houtz, 41, Tower City, appealed from a ruling by a district judge who found him guilty of failing to drive at a safe speed on Interstate 81 in Tremont Township and was fined $25 plus costs. His appeal was dismissed for failing to appear at the court hearing.

Victoria Erin Trout, 18, Schuylkill Haven, won his appeal as the district attorney's office withdrew the charge of harassment for which he was found guilty by a district judge. The charge arose for allegedly tossing an object from a vehicle which struck a pedestrian on Running Deer Drive in South Manheim Township last Nov. 11.

Luke M. DiCello, 18, Pottsville, appealed a speeding charge for which he was found guilty by a district judge. After a hearing in court Dolbin also found him guilty of the charge an imposed a fined of $79 plus $105.50 costs.

Two people who appealed from summary charges they were found guilty by a district judge which arose from a disturbance at the American Legion Home in Valley View, Hegins Township, were found guilty by Dolbin of the charges.

Kimberly C. Kent-Williams, 44, was found guilty of harassment and was fined $100 plus costs while

Ernest K. Wertz, 64, was found guilty of harassment and public drunkenness and fined $400 plus costs. Both are from Sacramento, Hubley Township.

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