Ten defendants enter guilty pleas
Several area residents were among 10 defendants in pending criminal cases who entered guilty pleas in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced by Judge John E. Domalakes as follows:
Laura Marie Keck, 23, of 47 Lakewood Avenue, Barnesville, pleaded guilty to theft by deception and was placed on probation for 23 months, and ordered to pay $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA), perform 20 hours of community service, and make restitution of $319.11 to Wal-Mart Store in Saint Clair. Keck was cited by Patrolman Joseph J. Leskin, whose report states she stole three sets of Legos and returned them to the Customer's Service Counter and received a refund.
James P. Druding, 41, of 52 Water St., New Philadelphia, pleaded guilty to theft of leased property, placed on probation 12 months, pay $50 to CJEA, and make restitution of $977.59 to Rent-A-Center, Plaza Drive, Hometown, Rush Township, for failing to return a computer. Druding was cited by Patrolman Ryan Rehatchek.
Amber L. Mummert, 27, of 216 N. Greenwood St., Tamaqua, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia in a vehicle parked in a supermarket parking lot in Tamaqua, was placed on probation 12 months, pay $100 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, $50 to CJEA, make restitution of $113 to Bethlehem Regional Lab, and $60 to drug task force. She was cited by Rush Township Sgt. Duane Frederick.
Joseph Jarred Guzick, 24, Port Carbon, pleaded to driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and was sentenced to serve 48 hours to six months in the county prison, however, he received credit for spending 48 hours in a rehabilitation center and was released on parole, fined $500, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to MCARE fund, $60 to SMC, attend alcohol highway safety school, receive outpatient counseling, perform 10 hours community service, and driver's license suspended 12 months. On a summary charge of operating a vehicle without an official inspection certificate was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Guzick was cited by Trooper David F. Beam in Wayne Township.
He also pleaded guilty criminal mischief to a Jeep in Port Carbon and received a concurrent 12 months probation sentence. He was cited by Trooper James C. Nestico.
Christopher Michael Zweizig, 24,of Cumbola, Blythe Township, pleaded guilty to impersonating a police officer in Minersville and was placed on probation 23 months, pay $50 to CJEA, perform 20 hours of community service, and make restitution of $37.01 to Jennifer Hill. He was cited by Patrolman Jason A. Klouser.
Carl Allen Harwi, 40, Lebanon, formerly of Pine Grove, pleaded guilty to DUI of alcohol and was sentenced to serve 72 hours to six months in the county prison with credit for serving four days and was released on probation, fined $1,000, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to MCARE fund, attend safety school, perform 10 hours community service, and driver's license suspended 12 months. He also must undergo a behavioral health evaluation. On a charge of harassment was fined $100 and cost. Harwi was cited by Pine Grove Cpl. Christopher Cruz.
Sherry Lynn Harwick, 45, Saint Clair, pleaded guilty to retail theft of 97 items from Wal-Mart Store, Saint Clair, and was sentenced to serve three to 23 months in the county prison with the sentence to begin Wednesday, Oct. 9, pay $50 to CJEA, and make restitution of $896.66 to the store. Harwick was cited by Patrolman Frank J. DiMarco.
Jason John Pryce, 28, Ashland, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to serve 10 to 20 days and since he served 20 days was released on parole, pay $50 to CJEA, $50 to district attorney for bench warrant, and make restitution of $100 to Cherise Matalavage, Ashland, for obtaining money under deception. Pryce was cited by Trooper Michael Breznik whose report states Pryce gave Matalavage a fake $1,000 bill to obtain $100.
Kenneth Webster Weinreich, Ashland, pleaded guilty to being involved in an accident with a tractor trailer on Aristes Road in Union Township and fled the scene, was placed on probation 12 months, pay $50 to CJEA, $50 to district attorney for bench warrant, and make perform 10 hours community service. He was cited by Trooper Edward Sanchez.
Joseph Steven Zendrosky, 35, pleaded guilty to receiving tools stolen from the vehicle of Michael Flickinger and was placed on probation 23 months, and pay $50 to CJEA. He was cited by Trooper Michael Becker.
On a charge of possession of a controlled substance found on him when he was brought to the emergency department at the Schuylkill Medical Center, he was given a concurrent 23 months probation sentence. Zendrosky was cited by Pottsville Patrolman Charles B. Webber.
Each defendant sentenced must also pay a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.