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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Many sentences handed down

  • HONESDALE -The following cases were addressed by the Raymond L. Hamill, President Judge, Wayne County:
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  • HONESDALE -The following cases were addressed by the Raymond L. Hamill, President Judge, Wayne County:
    BRANDON ROCCO, age 19 of Carbondale, PA was placed on probation for a period of 3 years for one count of Theft By Unlawful Taking or Disposition, graded as a Felony of the 3rd Degree. He was also ordered to pay all Court costs, pay restitution in the amount of $4,928.50, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and comply with all recommendations for treatment and obtain full time employment. The incident occurred on November 28, 2012, in Canaan Township when Rocco stole a vehicle.
    MICHAEL B. LOEWENSTEIN, age 21 of Penn Valley, PA was sentenced to the Wayne County Correctional Facility for a period of not less than 45 days nor more than 23 ½ months for one count of Endangering Welfare of Children: As Parent/Guardian, graded as a Misdemeanor of the 1st Degree.
    He was also ordered to pay all Court costs, pay restitution for victim counseling in the amount of $10,000.00, have no contact with the victim, have no contact with any person under the age of 18, undergo a sex offender evaluation and comply with all recommendations for treatment, and obtain full time employment unless enrolled as a full time student.
    The incident occurred between July 1, 2012, and July 27, 2012, in Preston Township, when Loewenstein endangered the welfare of a female camper at Independent Lake Camp. At that time Loewenstein was employed as a camp counselor.
    CHRISTOPHER D. DESANDO, age 26 of Olyphant, PA was placed on probation for a period of 5 years for one count of Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Theft, graded as a Misdemeanor of the 1st Degree. He was also ordered to pay all Court costs, pay restitution in the amount of $3,829.44, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and comply with all recommendations for treatment, undergo a mental health evaluation and comply with all recommendations for treatment, and obtain full time employment.
    The incident occurred between December 29, 2011, and January 7, 2012, in Salem Township when DeSando and two co-defendants entered a private residence and removed various items.
    JOHN P. RECK, age 34 of Honesdale, PA was sentenced to a State Correctional Facility for a period of not less than 20 months nor more than 72 months for one count of Criminal Trespass-Break Into Structure, graded as a Felony of the 3rd Degree and one count of Theft By Unlawful Taking or Disposition, graded as a Misdemeanor of the 2nd Degree. He was also ordered to pay all Court costs and submit to the drawing of a DNA sample and pay $250.00 for the cost of the sample. The incident occurred on May 17, 2013, in Lake Township when Reck entered a private residence and removed a cell phone and money.
    SEAN STINNARD, age 22 of Honesdale, PA was sentenced to the Wayne County Correctional Facility for a period of not less than 3 months nor more than 12 months for one count of Accident Involving Damage to Attended Veh/Property, graded as a Misdemeanor of the 3rd Degree, one count of Give False Information, graded as a Summary offense and one count of Careless Driving, also graded as a Summary offense. He was also ordered to pay all Court costs, pay restitution in the amount of $500.00, pay a fine in the amount of $225.00, complete 50 hours of community service and obtain full time employment upon being released from prison. The incident occurred on June 7, 2013, in Honesdale Borough when Honesdale Borough Police were called to investigate the report of a two vehicle crash.
    Page 2 of 3 - JASON J. VANVALKENBURG, age 37 of Lakeville, PA was sentenced to a State Correctional Facility for a period of not less than 18 months nor more than 36 months for one count of Theft By Unlawful Taking or Disposition, graded as a Misdemeanor of the 2nd Degree, one count of Criminal Mischief-Damage Property, graded as Misdemeanor of the 3rd Degree and one count of Corruption of Minors, graded as a Misdemeanor of the 1st Degree. He was also ordered to pay all Court costs. The incident occurred on August 14, 2013, in Paupack Township when VanValkenburg and two juvenile males stole scrap metal.
    DANIEL T. CONWAY, age 29 of Staten Island, NY was sentenced to the Wayne County Correctional Facility for a period of not less than 90 days nor more than 60 months for one count of DUI-Highest Rate, graded as a Misdemeanor of the 1st Degree. He was also ordered to pay all Court costs, pay a fine in the amount of $1,500.00, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and comply with all recommendations for treatment, attend and complete an alcohol highway safety program, and obtain full time employment upon being released from prison. The incident occurred on August 9, 2013, in Berlin Township when Pennsylvania State Police observed Conway cross the double yellow lines. His BAC was .188%.
    AMERIGUS LAUDE, JR., age 24 of Equinunk, PA was sentenced to the Wayne County Correctional Facility for a period of not less than 1 month nor more than 23 ½ months for one count of Distribute or Sell A Non-Controlled Substance, an ungraded Felony. He was also ordered to pay all Court costs, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and comply with all recommendations for treatment, complete 100 hours of community service, and submit to the drawing of a DNA sample and pay $250.00 for the cost of the sample. The incident occurred on September 11, 2012, in Texas Township when Laude sold counterfeit steroids to a confidential informant.
    THOMAS W. HELMAN, JR, age 25 of Gouldsboro, PA was sentenced to the Wayne County Correctional Facility for a period of not less than 1 month nor more than 36 months for one count of Terroristic Threats-Violent Crime With Intent to Terrorize, graded as a Misdemeanor of the 1st Degree. He was also ordered to pay all Court costs, pay a fine in the amount of $300.00, continue with drug and alcohol treatment, attend an anger management program, undergo a mental health evaluation and comply with all recommendations for treatment, obtain full time employment, and obtain a GED. The incident occurred on September 21, 2013, in Lehigh Township when Helman threatened to beat a female victim.
    CARMINE GIANNONE, age 44 of Honesdale, PA was sentenced to the Wayne County Correctional Facility for a period of not less than 72 hours nor more than 6 months for one count of DUI-Cont Sub-Impaired Ability/1st Offense, an ungraded Misdemeanor. He was also ordered to pay all Court costs, pay a fine in the amount of $1,000.00, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and comply with all recommendations for treatment, and attend and complete an alcohol highway safety program.
    Page 3 of 3 - The incident occurred on September 1, 2013, in Manchester Township when Pennsylvania State Police were called to investigate the report of a one vehicle crash. His BAC was .105%.

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