Carbon court reviews parole/probation
A series of parole/probation revocation hearings were held in Carbon County court on petitions filed by the adult probation office.
The petitions were filed to have the parole or probation of defendants revoked for violations of their release.
Those who had revocation hearings included:
Gemile Mehmeti, 25, of Coaldale, had a petition filed by probation officer Clifford Eckhart to revoke his probation on a false identification to law enforcement charge. He violated his probation by being arrested for retail theft, testing positive for a controlled substance, failed to submit to a drug screen, and failed to obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow recommendations.
Judge Steven R. Serfass revoked his probation and resentenced him to serve three to six months in the county prison with credit for 61 days already served.
Adam Stratchko, 25, of Nesquehoning, had a petition filed Eckhart to revoke his parole on a driving under the influence charge for violations of admitted drug use, testing positive for drugs which violated zero tolerance provision.
Judge Joseph J. Matika revoked his parole and resentenced him to served 90 days in the county prison.
Mark Pavlosky, 35, of Freeland, had a petition to revoke him from the Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition probation program by probation officer Matthew J. Kimmel for violations of failing to complete drug treatment program, failed to complete community service, and failed to pay court costs.
Serfass revoked him from the program and placed the case on the November pretrial list.
Daniel B. Engroff, 36, of Blakeslee, had a petition filed by Kimmel to revoke his parole on a charge of simple assault for violation of being arrested in Lackawanna County for escape.
Serfass revoked his parole and ordered he serve out is maximum term in the county prison which runs to Dec. 5.
Sarah Yusella, 25, of Lansford, had a petition filed by Eckhart to revoke her from the ARD program for violations of repeatedly testing positive for marijuana and failed to engage in a drug and alcohol treatment program. She was placed on theft and related charges.
Matika revoked her from the ARD and placed the case on the pretrial list.
Robert Wells, 21, of Allentown, had a petition filed by adult probation officer Joseph Berke he revoke him from probation on a charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, for violations of having criminal charges filed by Allentown police against him.
President Judge Roger N. Nanovic revoked his probation and resentenced him to serve six to 12 months in the county prison which began on Oct. 1.
Joseph Ashley, 56, of Albrightsville, had his probation revoked on a theft charge and was resentenced by Serfass to serve six to 12 months in the county prison.
Adam Barnes, 23, of Jim Thorpe, had his probation revoked on a charge of criminal use of a communication device and was resentenced by Serfass to serve 12 to 24 months in a state correctional institution.
Kristopher Lyden, 34, of Jim Thorpe, had his probation revoked on a charge of default in required appearance, and was resentenced by Serfass to serve 30 days to six months in the county prison.
Joseph Milnes, 60, of Weatherly, had his parole revoked on a charge of obstruction of the administration of law and was resentenced by Serfass to serve three months backtime. However, if he pays $319.93 in court costs the order is vacated.
Nicole Smith, 33, of Jim Thorpe, was revoked from the ARD program where she was placed on a theft of services charge by Serfass and was placed on the trial list.