Schuylkill County Court
Joseph J. Leskin Sr., 67, was found not guilty of simple assault, harassment and reckless driving during a nonjury trial held Feb. 4. Leskin was found guilty of careless driving. A charge of recklessly endangering another person was dismissed during the trial. Leskin had been arrested by Pennsylvania State Police officer Anthony Tombasco on April 14, 2018.
Nicholas J. D’Angelo, 28, Pottsville, was found guilty of terroristic threats, disorderly conduct, harassment and criminal mischief during a nonjury trial Feb. 5. D’Angelo was arrested by Tamaqua Police officer Thomas Rogers on Feb. 10, 2018. A presentence investigation will be completed by the Schuylkill County Adult Probation Department.
Kevin J. Gieniec, 34, Summit Hill, is headed to state prison on charges of theft by unlawful taking and possession of a controlled substance. Charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a small amount, and driving while operator’s privileges suspended or revoked were dismissed. Gieniec withdrew a prior plea of not guilty and pleaded guilty to the first two charges. President Judge William Baldwin sentenced him to six to 12 months on each of the first two charges, to run concurrently to a state sentence Gieniec is already serving for convictions in Carbon County.
Admitted to ARD
Jillian N. Bartholomew, 25, McAdoo, was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police-Frackville on Feb. 22, 2018, and charged with DUI. Bartholomew must pay $500 to defray the cost of the ARD program, and other fines and costs associated with the case.
Anthony J. Yost, 30, Tamaqua, was arrested by Tamaqua Police Officer Collin Leibensperger February 20, 2016 and charged with DUI, possession of a small amount and possession of drug paraphernalia. Yost must pay $500 to defray the cost of the ARD program plus other fees and costs.
Javier R. Tello, 45, Elmhurst, New York, was arrested Jan. 28, 2018, by McAdoo Police officer William Curilla and charged with DUI. Tello must pay $500 to defray the cost of the ARD program, plus other fees and costs.
Jorge L. Garcia, 25, McAdoo, was arrested March 17, 2018 by Rush Township Police Officer Bradley Hess and charged with possession of a small amount, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving an unregistered vehicle. Garcia must pay $350 to defray the cost of the ARD program, plus other fees and costs.
James J. Bynon II, 48, Tamaqua, was arrested Sept. 19, 2017, by Pennsylvania State Police-Frackville and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Bynon must pay $350 to defray the cost of the ARD program, and other fees and costs.