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Summary appeal hearings held

Published September 10. 2013 05:00PM

Hearings were held before Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin in Schuylkill County court of summary appeals filed from decisions made by magisterial district judges.

James Hardy, 19, Shenandoah, won his appeal when the court had the charge of under age driving dismissed because of lack of prosecution by the Commonwealth whose witness did not appear. He had been found guilty by the district judge and fined $300 and costs.

Sharon L Wootten, 40, Orwigsburg, appealed from the district judge decision of finding her guilty of harboring a dangerous dog.

At the hearing it was reported the dog had a history of attacking humans and last April 14 left the yard and attacked a dog and bit the hand of its master. The incident occurred in the 500 block of Blackwood Drive, Auburn. The court upheld the district judge's findings and ordered Wootten to pay a $500 fine plus $82.50 in costs.

Johannah Alissa Bilansky, Schuylkill Haven, lost her appeal from a speeding charge. She was charged with speeding on SR61 in Ryan Township. The court upheld the fine of $77 plus $107 in costs.

Carl E. Teter, of 709 Ringtown Road, Zion Grove, North Union Township, won his appeal as the court found him not guilty of a charge of driving with an expired inspection certificate on SR924 in West Mahanoy Township. The charge was he had a trailer attached which had no certificate.

Christine Ibbotson, Shenandoah, won her appeal from a conviction of driving with an expired registration certificate when the Commonwealth was unable to prosecute because its witness failed to appear.

Brian Hale Dunlop, 36, Pottsville, was found not guilty by the court of a charge of disorderly conduct.

Deloris Craig, 64,of 27 W. Grant St., McAdoo, was found not guilty of the charge of violating the borough's chronic nuisance ordinance at the property she owns at 107 S Sheridan St.

Linda M. Debalso, 726 N. 38th St., Allentown, withdrew her appeal and entered a guilty plea to a charge of speeding on Pleasant Road in Foster Township and the court imposed a fine of $77 plus $107 in costs.

Sante Rosario Gonzalez, 1031 W. Maple St., Allentown, withdrew his appeal and entered a guilty plea to the charge of driving while his license was suspended when stopped last May 25 on West Penn Pike in West Penn Township and the court imposed a $500 fine plus $50 costs.

Judge Charles M. Miller heard the appeal of Leroy Paul Arthur, 48, Ashland, and reduced the charge from driving while his license was suspended while under the influence of alcohol to just driving while his license was suspended and reduced the fine from $500 to $200 plus $50 costs.

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