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Schuylkill court news

Published March 25. 2013 05:04PM

Divorces granted

Hans A. Shinton, 119 Lafayette St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Amy D. Shinton, 108 N. Third St., Hamburg. They were married June 19, 1999.

Mary Ann Weiksner was granted a divorce from Daniel J. Weiksner, both of 545 McIntosh Lane, Andreas. They were married May 8, 1993.

Debra Confair, Tremont, was granted a divorce from Harry L. Confair Jr., Gratz, They were married Oct. 15, 1994.

Jeffrey Dale Blankenhorn, Pine Grove, was granted a divorce from Carol Ann Blankenhorn, Auburn. They were married Aug. 8, 1995.

Ronald E. Vidal Sr., Pottsville, was granted a divorce from Holly A.Vidal, Springdale, N.C.. They were married June 23, 1998.

File for divorce

Isabel Obrzut, also known as Helen Obrzut, 199 Virginia Avenue, Shenandoah Heights, started a suit in divorce against Joseph W. Obrzut, P.O. Box, Mahanoy City. They were married July 11, 1964.

Arthur L. Heckman III, 66 Back Road, Barnesville, Ryan Township, filed suit for divorce from Mandy L. Heckman, Saint John Street, Schuylkill Haven. They were married June 15, 2008.

Maria Angelica Bravo, 318 Lafayette St., Tamaqua, filed suit for divorce from Michael A. Bravo, 134 Mauch Chunk St., Tamaqua. They were married Jan. 6, 1995.


Anecqua Sharee Robinson, 25, of 1128 S. Tenth St., Allentown, charged with attempting to bring into the state correctional institution in Ryan Township, drug paraphernalia, was placed on probation for 12 months by Judge John E. Domalakes , pay $50 to the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account, and a $50 monthly supervision fee. She was cited by Trooper Mark Demko, who reported the drug item was found in her vehicle at the entrance of the prison inside a carton of cigarettes.

Dismiss charges

Criminal charges against two defendants were dismissed by President Judge William E. Baldwin on motions made by District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon.

Robert Wayne Gray, of 137 Pine St., Apt. 4, Tamaqua, had a charge of concealment of whereabouts of a child dismissed because the district attorney could not locate the victim and told the court the Tamaqua police agreed to drop the charge.

Richard A. Carter, Philadelphia, had a charge of executing a document by deception nolle proseque because there wasn't sufficient evidecent to support the crime.

Noon reported Carter operated a kiosk (display stand) at the Schuylkill Mall and used a check from a customer to pay rent but the manager refused the check because he was not the owner of business.

Summary appeals

Judge Charles M. Miller held hearings on summary appeals from findings of magisterial district judges and handed down rulings.

Lori Walter, 51, of 118 Spring Mountain Drive, Zion Grove, North Union Township, withdrew her appeal when her case was called and she entered a guilty plea to a charge of driving while her license was suspended-DUI related. She was placed in the Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) with electronic monitoring for 90 days beginning Thursday, April 18. Walter was cited when stopped on School House Road in East Union Township.

Nathan Wagner, 29, Pine Grove, withdrew his appeal and entered a plea of guilty to charge of driving while his license was suspended-DUI related. He was placed in the IPP effective Monday, May 20. Wagner was cited by Pine Grove Christopher Cruz.

Scott John George, 41, Pottsville, withdrew his appeal and entered a guilty plea to a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and was placed in the IPP beginning Monday, April 22. George was cited by Shenandoah Patrolman Michael Joseph O'Neill.

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