Two area residents to have summary appeal hearings
Two area residents were among nine who received hearings in Schuylkill County court on their appeals from decisions made by magisterial district judges who fund them guilty of summary violations. Judge Charles M. Miller ruled as follow:
Alexander Riotto, 31, of 100 Barnesville Drive, Barnesville, lost his appeal and the judge ordered he pay the cost of prosecution and fine and costs imposed by the district judge who found him guilty of having the passenger side headlight out, for which he was fined $25; and driving while his license was suspended, imposed a fine of $200 and costs.
Jon Scott Kraus, 21, of 48 S. Kennedy Drive, McAdoo, lost his appeal and the cost of $300 imposed by the district judge stands on the charge of failing to carry car insurance, and a $200 fine and costs on the charge of driving while his license was suspended.
Carter D. Knouse, 50, Pine Grove, withdrew his appeal when he appeared in court and entered a guilty plea to the charge of disregarding a traffic lane when stopped on Sweet Arrow Lake Road in Washington Township.
The $25 fine imposed by the district judge plus cost stands.
Edward Fernandez, 27, Hazleton, withdrew his appeal at the hearing and the court found him guilty of driving while his license was suspended and was fined $200 plus costs.
He was cited by McAdoo Patrolman Steven Homanko.
Franklin Cavanaugh, Tremont, was found guilty of violating a borough ordinance for failing to maintain his property and was fined $500 plus costs. The court also ordered by Dec. 1 he must cut the weeds on his property and remove a junk car.
Heather Marie Richards, 26, Cressona, was found guilty of a charge filed by Trooper Joseph Aponick of harassment of a Mahanoy City woman on Lakeside Avenue, Delano, last New Year's Day, and imposed a fine of $200 and costs.
Shane Souders, 27, Port Carbon, was found guilty of failing to carry car insurance and was fined $300 and costs.
Paul Andrew Danouski, 49, Shenandoah, won his appeal from a conviction of disregarding a a red traffic signal as the arresting officer failed to appear for the hearing.
He had been fined $25 and costs which were dismissed.
Michael Schrantz, Girardville, was found guilty of underage drinking and was fined $300 and costs.