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Pike County Sentencing Information June 17, 2021

Posted 6/18/21

PIKE COUNTY, PA— Pike County District Attorney Raymond J. Tonkin announced the following criminal sentences were issued by Pike County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Gregory Chelak:

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Pike County Sentencing Information June 17, 2021

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PIKE COUNTY, PA— Pike County District Attorney Raymond J. Tonkin announced the following criminal sentences were issued by Pike County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Gregory Chelak:

Adam Okyay Degroot, age 19, of Lake Ariel, PA, was sentenced to 12 months of probation and fined $600.00 for the crime of Theft and the Summary Offense of Criminal Mischief. On January 29, 2021, Degroot and another individual broke into a concession stand in Palmyra Township taking various items with a total value in excess of $200.00.

George Henry Adelhock, age 63, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,000.00 and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for the crime of Driving Under the Influence.  The state police observed Adelhock swerve multiple times across his lane of travel along I-84 in Dingman Township on March 26, 2020.  Adelhock was observed to have glassy, bloodshot eyes and emitting the smell of an alcoholic beverage.  Field Sobriety Tests indicated impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .212%.

Maria Adelaida Adam, age 47, of Hawley, PA, was sentenced to 180 days to 10 years in a state correctional facility, fined $3,500.00 and had her driver’s license suspended for 36 months for 2 counts of the crime of Driving Under the Influence. The state police observed Adam unconscious behind the wheel of her vehicle at a school bus stop along Forest Ridge Drive in Lackawaxen Township on October 17, 2019, with her vehicle running and in gear.  Adam was observed to have glossy eyes and emanating the smell of an alcoholic beverage.  Field Sobriety Tests showed impairment.  Adam refused to submit to a breath test.  There was a minor child present in the vehicle. Public Safety alerted the state police on June 24, 2020, that Adam had been driving unsafely and was unconscious behind the wheel of her vehicle along Forest Ridge Drive in Lackawaxen Township.  When contact was made with Adam by the trooper, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed Adam to have bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.  Field Sobriety Tests indicated impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .208% in her body.

Allen James Simonson, age 38, of Port Jervis, NY, was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $300.00 for the crime of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The Game Commission alerted the state police on February 25, 2020, that Simonson was in the woods off of Route 6 in Shohola Township acting in a suspicious manner.  Simonson was found in possession of hypodermic needles. 

Mark Andrew Schrader, age 40, of Pine Bush, NY, was sentenced to 12 months of probation and fined $500.00 for the crime of Retail Theft.  On August 19, 2020, Schrader took a computer with a retail value of $549.00 from a retail store in Westfall Township without paying for it.

Kayla Marie Napoli, age 24, of Port Jervis, NY, was sentenced to 18 months of probation and fined $200.00 for the crimes of Theft of Property Lost, Mislaid, or Delivered and Retail Theft.  On August 5, 2020, Napoli and another individual took possession of a handbag that had been misplaced in a retail store in Westfall Township which handbag contained $182.00 in U.S. currency and assorted personal items, making no attempt to locate the owner.  Napoli also left the retail business with a Play Station having a retail value of $150.00 without paying for it.

Jarrett L. Griffin, age 42, of Bushkill, PA, was sentenced to a fine of $300.00 for the crime of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  On August 2, 2019, the state police were dispatched to a residence in Lehman Township where Griffin was found in possession of various articles of drug paraphernalia including prescription pill bottles, baggies used for the storage of illegal substances, and a metal spoon.

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