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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Various sentences handed down

  • The following cases were addressed by the Honorable Raymond L. Hamill, President Judge, Wayne County, this week:
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  •  — The following cases were addressed by the Honorable Raymond L. Hamill, President Judge, Wayne County, this week:
    SCOTT A. SEAMAN, age 39 of Moscow was sentenced to a State Correctional Facility for a period of not less than 18 months nor more than 48 months for one count of Theft By Unlawful Taking or Disposition, graded as a Misdemeanor of the 1st Degree and one count of Defiant Trespass Posted, graded as a Misdemeanor of the 3rd Degree.
    He was also ordered to pay all Court costs. The incident occurred on January 21, 2013, in Paupack Township when Seaman stole items from a private residence.
    KENNETH L. URIAN, age 21 of Waymart was sentenced to the Wayne County Correctional Facility for a period of not less than 1 month nor more than 12 months for one count of Possession of Controlled Substance, an ungraded Misdemeanor.
    He was also ordered to pay all Court costs, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and comply with all recommendations for treatment and perform 50 hours of community service.
    The incident occurred on December 4, 2012, in Waymart Borough when Urian was discovered to be in possession of controlled substances.
    SEAN PATRICK WERTMAN, age 27 of Honesdale was sentenced to the Wayne County Correctional Facility for a period of not less than 1 months nor more than 6 months for one count of DUI-Highest Rate, an ungraded Misdemeanor.
    He was also ordered to pay all Court costs, pay a fine in the amount of $1,00000, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and comply with all recommendations for treatment, attend and complete an alcohol highway safety program, perform 50 hours of community service and obtain full time employment upon being released from prison.
    The incident occurred on February 6, 2013, in Texas Township when Pennsylvania State Police were called to investigate the report of a one vehicle crash.
    PRESTON KASSEM, age 43 of Lake Ariel was sentenced, in two separate cases, to the Wayne County Correctional Facility for a period of not less than 3 days nor more than 6 months followed by 12 months probation for one count of DUI-Highest Rate, an ungraded Misdemeanor and two counts of Disorderly Conduct, graded as Misdemeanors of the third Degree.
    He was also ordered to pay all Court costs, pay a fine in the amount of $1,300, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and comply with all recommendations for treatment, have no contact with the victims in this matter and perform 50 hours of community service.
    Page 2 of 4 - The first incident occurred between September 22, 2012 and November 4, 2012, in Salem Township when Kassem repeatedly contacted two female victims. The second incident occurred on March 7, 2013, in Salem Township when Kassem failed to stop at a properly posted intersection. His BAC was .364%.
    CHRISTA T. STRACKBEIN, age 52 of Honesdale was sentenced to the Wayne County Correctional Facility for a period of not less than 6 months nor more than 36 months for one count of Access Device Fraud: Unauthorized by Issuer, graded as a Felony of the 3rd Degree.
    She was also ordered to pay all Court costs, pay restitution in the amount of $19,558.39, and submit to the drawing of a DNA sample and pay $250 for the cost of the sample.
    The incident occurred between August 2012, and October 2012, in variously locations in Wayne, Pike and Lackawanna counties when Strackbein used the information of another to obtain a credit card.
    BRIAN SCOTT DECKER, age 30 of Forest City was sentenced to the Wayne County Correctional Facility for a period of not less than 1 month nor more than 12 months for one count of False Identification to Law Enforcement Authorities, graded as a Misdemeanor of the 3rd Degree and one count of Driving While Operating Privilege Suspend/Revoked, graded as a Summary offense.
    He was also ordered to pay all Court costs, pay a fine in the amount of $200, perform 50 hours of community service and obtain full time employment upon being released from prison.
    The incident occurred on February 28, 2013, in Honesdale Borough when Decker provided a false name to Honesdale Borough Police.
    ANGELA T. BOSSICK, age 24 of Waymart was sentenced to the Wayne County Correctional Facility for a period of not less than 3 months nor more than 6 months for one count of DUI-Controlled Substance or Metabolite-1st Offense, an ungraded Misdemeanor.
    She was also ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $1,000, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and comply with all recommendations for treatment, attend and complete an alcohol highway safety program, undergo a mental health evaluation and comply with all recommendations for treatment, perform 50 hours of community service and obtain full time employment upon being released from prison.
    The incident occurred on October 26, 2012, in Waymart Borough when Bossick was discovered to be under the influence of Heroin.
    DAWN LEE HAINES, age 47 of Honesdale was placed on probation for a period of 12 months for one count of Possession of Controlled Substance, an ungraded Misdemeanor.
    Page 3 of 4 - She was also ordered to pay all Court costs, pay a fine in the amount of $300, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and comply with all recommendations for treatment, perform 50 hours of community service and obtain full time employment upon being released from prison.
    The incident occurred on March 2, 2012, in Cherry Ridge Township when Haines possessed controlled substances.
    FLOYD ANDREW QUICK, age 64 of Hawley was placed on the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program for a period of 6 months related to DUI.
    He was also ordered to pay all Court costs, perform 40 hours of community service, attend and complete an alcohol highway safety program and have his operator’s license suspended or a period of 60 days.
    The incident occurred on June 2, 2012, in Hawley Borough when Hawley Borough Police observed Quick cross the double yellow lines. His BAC was .194%.
    NICHOLAS J. STRASSER, age 50 of Hawley pled guilty to one count of Driving under Influence of Alcohol-Highest Rate, an ungraded Misdemeanor.
    The incident occurred on December 21, 2012, in Texas Township when Hawley Borough Police were called to investigate the report of an intoxicated driver. His BAC was .320%. He is scheduled to be sentenced on August 29.
    VICTORIA MARIA LINSALATO, age 24 of Honesdale pled guilty to one count of Criminal Conspiracy-Possession of Marijuana, an ungraded Misdemeanor.
    The incident occurred on February 25, 2013, in Honesdale Borough. She is scheduled to be sentenced on August 29.
    JOSHUA D. RICKARD, age 31 of Callicoon, NY pled guilty to one count of DUI-ContImpaired Ability, graded as a Misdemeanor of the 1st Degree.
    The incident occurred on February 6, 2013, in Honesdale Borough when Honesdale Borough Police were called to investigate a one vehicle crash.
    At that time Rickard was under the influence of several controlled substances. He is scheduled to be sentenced on August 29.
    JONATHAN P. SAWICKI, age 25 of Waymart pled guilty to one count of DUI, an ungraded Misdemeanor and one count of Driving While Operating Privilege Suspend/Revoked, graded as a Summary offense.
    The incident occurred on February 27, 2013, in South Canaan Township. His BAC was .103%. He is scheduled to be sentenced on August 29.
    ANGELA T. BOSSICK, age 24 of Waymart pled guilty, in two separate cases, to one count of DUI: Cont Sub-Impaired Ability/1st Offense, an ungraded Misdemeanor and one count of Possession of Controlled Substance, also an ungraded Misdemeanor.
    Page 4 of 4 - The first incident occurred on March 18, 2013, in Honesdale Borough when Bossick was discovered to be under the influence of Marijuana. The second incident occurred on June 19, 2013, in Texas Township when Bossick was found to be in possession of a controlled substance for which she did not have a valid prescription.
    She is scheduled to be sentenced on August 29.

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