Busy trial week
It will be a busy trial week for Carbon County court this week.
Monday began criminal trial week and juries were selected to hear five cases before the county's three judges.
The trials began today and will continue the rest of the week. Those on trial include:
Joseph W. Oliver Jr., 38, of Jim Thorpe, charged by state police at Lehighton with three counts of sexual abuse of children - possession
of child pornography.
His trial is before President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.
Bruce Lee Hawk Jr., 41, of Ashfield, is facing charges of aggravated and simple assault and driving under the influence (DUI) of a controlled substance filed by state police at Lehighton. His trial will be before Judge Steven R. Serfass.
Nicholas Mark Haspe, 31, of Coaldale, is facing charges of resisting arrest, persistent disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia, filed by Lansford police. The trial will be before Serfass.
Patricia Gadaleta, 53, of Lehighton, is facing charges of identity theft, theft by unlaw taking-movable property, theft by deception, receiving stolen property, forgery writing, and forgery - unauthorized writing, filed by Franklin Township police. The trial will before Judge Joseph J. Matika.
Keith Norbin Mcinaw, 51, of Pocono Pines, is facing charges of fleeing and attempting to elude police and driving under the influence (DUI). There are also a host of motor vehicle code violations listed in the original complaint filed by state police at Lehighton following a chase. The trial will be before Matika, who would decide the summary offenses.