Tamaqua woman gets long state prison term for assault counts
A Tamaqua woman was committed to a state correctional facility on charges of aggravated assault and retail theft. She was one of 13 defendants who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced by Judge James P. Goodman.
Kelly Gabrielle Bredamus, 44, pleaded to three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of retail theft, and one count each of possession of an instrument of crime, and assault by prisoner and was sentenced to serve 10 to 20 years in a state correctional institution and received credit for serving 83 days in the county prison. She also must make restitution of $180.82 to Walmart Store in Rush Township.
Information filed to court said she assaulted Calvin Smith twice following a domestic dispute, assaulted April Stevens outside the Tiki Bar in Tamaqua, and caused a ruckus in the magisterial district judges' office in Tamaqua during a preliminary hearing. In her arrests by Tamaqua and Rush Township police she listed addresses on Pine, Mauch Chunk and Broad streets, Tamaqua.
Mark A. Buccieri, 24, of 20 South Road, Tamaqua R.D., driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, was placed in the Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) for six months with the first 10 days to be served under house arrest with electronic monitoring subject to payment of a $12 daily fee, followed by 50 days of strict supervision, and four months of probation, fined $500, pay $100 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, attend alcohol highway safe driving school, perform 10 hours of community service, and driver's license suspended 12 months. On a summary charge of failing to stop for a red traffic light was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Buccieri was cited by Tamaqua Patrolman Thomas Duarte.
Joseph Edward Kuhla, 20, of 22 Villas Crossing Road, Tamaqua R.D., possession of a small amount marijuana and drug paraphernalia, placed on probation for 12 months to begin at the expiration of a 12 months probation sentence imposed last October by Judge John E. Domalakes for theft of scrap metal from a property at 109 Lafayette St., Tamaqua.
On the current charge he also must pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, perform 20 hours community service, and make restitution of $176 to Bethlehem Regional Lab. Kuhla was cited by Tamaqua Sgt. Richard Weaver.
Edward Joseph Frisco, 43, Pottsville, indecent assault and corruption of a minor, sentenced to serve 237 days in the county prison, the number of days he had been confined to to date, and was released on parole for 23 months, pay $50 to CJEA fund, is subject to supervision with sex offender conditions pertaining to a minor victim, and have no contact with the victim in this case. Frisco was cited by Pottsville Patrolman Joseph R. Welsh.
Kevin William Kintzel, 24, Pottsville, DUI of alcohol, sentenced to serve 72 hours to six months in the county prison, fined $500, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center (SMC)-South, attend safety school, perform 20 hours community service, and driver's license suspended 12 months.
On a summary charge of failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Kintzel was cited by Trooper Stephen D. Kleeman when stopped on SR183 in North Manheim Township.
Kayla Lynn Reinhart, 21, Pottsville, criminal mischief and theft, given credit for serving 65 days in the county prison and was released on parole for 18 months, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, perform 30 hours community service, and make restitution of $1,449.13 to Ravine Logging and Contracting Company.
On charges of disorderly conduct and defiant trespass was fined $25 each plus $100 costs. Reinhart was cited by Trooper Michael V. Ryan.
Andrew Dustin Rumberger, 22, Schuylkill Haven, DUI of alcohol, received credit for serving 49 days in the county prison and was placed on parole for six month, fined $500, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, $60 to SMC-South, attend safety school, perform 20 hours community service, and driver's license suspended 12 months.
On a charge of driving while his license was suspended was fined $200; and failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic was fined $25 plus $100 in costs. Rumberger was cited by Trooper Stephen D. Kleeman after his car rolled over after striking an embankment on New Wade Road in Norwegian Township.
Kevin D. Bellefountaine, 50, Ashland, causing damage to railroad property, sentenced to serve three to 12 months in the county prison with the sentence deferred to Monday, April 1, at 9:30 a.m. in order to make arrangements for him to have a bed in the work release program. He also must pay $50 to the CJEA fund, perform 10 hours community service, and make restitution of $3,426.36 to the Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad. He was cited by Officer Michael Painter, of the railroad company police, and charged of taking copper wire from an electronic signal control at the Dutchtown and Germanville Intersection in Butler Township.
Bonnie Brown, 49, Schuylkill Haven, disorderly conduct, fined $300 and pay $50 to CJEA fund. Brown was cited by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman Vincent J. McDonald.
Akeem Charles Campbell, 28, Schuylkill Haven, delivery of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia, was sentenced to serve two to four years in a state correctional facility and pay $100 to SAE fund and $50 to CJEA fund. Campbell was cited by Schuylkill County Drug Task Force after selling five bags of marijuana to a confidential informant (CI).
Justin James Dulcey, 32, Tower City, defiant trespass on property of Mary Ellen Harig, 65 Clay St., Tremont, and two counts of harassment, sentenced to serve four to 12 months in the county prison, and pay $50 to CJEA fund. Dulcey was cited by Tremont Chief Michael Conway.
Tammy Lee Heffner, 55, Valley View Village, Hegins Township, passing a bad check, sentenced to serve two weeks to 12 months in the county prison, and pay $50 CJEA fund. Heffner was cited by Trooper Jeffrey Hummel for a check issued to Troutman Brothers Inc,. Klingerstown, Upper Mahantongo Township.
Shannon Kay Housand, 32, Tower City, DUI of drugs, serve 72 hours to six months in the county prison, fined $1,000, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, $400 to NMS lab, attend safety school, receive outpatient treatment, perform 20 hours community service, and driver's license suspended one year.
On a charge of recklessly endangering another person to serve an additional 12 months probation. On summary charges of failing to have a driver's license was fined $200, and failing to drive on right side of road fined $25 plus $100 in costs. Housand was cited by Trooper Mark Knock in Tower City.
Each defendant must also pay a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.