District Magistrate Court Reports
DUI

Loran Noel, age 41, 50 Norman Ave, Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034 was charged with DUI Controlled Substance and Disregarding Traffic Lane by Pennsylvania State Police for an incident on April 8, 2014 in Rice Township. A preliminary hearing for the charges filed on Sept. 3 has not been set.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause PSP Trooper Michael Foux was dispatched to a single vehicle crash on I-81 Southbound MM 159.5. Upon arrival at the scene the trooper spoke to Noel Loran, who identified himself as the driver and was in the rear of the Hanover Township Ambulance. Trooper Foux observed his speech to be slurred and confused and pupils were unable to focus. Loran confirmed he had taking medication earlier in the day and not before he drove.

Loran was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley. At 6:30 p. m. Trooper Foux informed Loran he was under arrest for DUI. Blood tests confirmed that Loran had 170 ng/ ml of Oxycodone-Free a Schedule II Controlled substance and 150 ng/ ml of Alprazolam, a Schedule IV controlled substance in his system on the date of the crash. escalated to where Kelly O’Rourke stated to her that he was going to kill both her and himself.

Patricia O’Rourke said she was alarmed by her husband’s threats and she fled their residence. As she was driving away Patricia O’Rourke said she saw the defendant point a shotgun black and silver in color at her and she ducked her head down because of fear that Kelly O’Rourke was going to shoot her. She continued driving and was able to flee without further incident.

When the State Police arrived Kelly O’Rourke was located in a separately detached garage. He emerged from within the garage through the open garage door. Within the garage was a loaded Winchester 12 guage stainless steel shotgun, which fit the description as provided by Patricia O’Rourke.

Kelly O’Rourke was found to be intoxicated and made statements indicating that he would only have shot out the tires of Patricia O’Rourke’s vehicle.

A Preliminary Hearing has been scheduled for September 17, 2014 at 10:00 a. m. O’Rourke was confined to the county jail unable to post bail on September 5. He was released from jail on September 7. utilizing a syringe to inject himself in his arm. Trooper Zukowsky then initiated a traffic stop on the Nissan Pathfinder.

The trooper observed an empty white in color waxine baggie on the passenger side floor that appeared to be consistent with the packaging utilized to package heroin. The operator of the vehicle was instructed to exit the vehicle and given Miranda warnings. He admitted that he did inject himself with heroin while in traffic and had syringes in his vehicles center console and six-seven bags of heroin in the sunglass compartment of the overhead console. Ruggerio’s identity was confirmed via his operator’s license. He stated he purchased the heroin in Wilkes Barre and was on his way to work at a jobsite in Harrisburg. The contraband was seized.

Based on Ruggerio’s admission of using heroin, his constricted pupils, and the suspected heroin and paraphernalia discovered in his vehicle, James Robert Ruggiero was placed under arrest for DUI and transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Preliminary Hearing is October 8, 2014 at 10:30 a. m. The victim Stein was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley for treatment of her injuries.

Stein was interviewed by Trooper Spath in the emergency room of Geisinger Wyoming Valley at approximately 11:45 p. m. According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause upon speaking with Stein he was immediately overcome by the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Stein’s breath as she spoke with him. Stein’s eyes appeared to be blood shot and glassy. Stein said she had been drinking alcoholic beverages earlier in the evening. The Police Criminal Complaint Charge of Disorderly Conduct states the Stein with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, did make unreasonable noise, namely repeatedly screaming obscenities and honking the horn on the vehicle she operated in front of 74 Georges Road, Dorrance. Stein was charged with Public Drunkenness and Similar Misconduct. Stein related she honked her horn and yelled at Maguire as his vehicle was blocking the roadway in front of 74 Georges Road. The Ford 150 Stein was driving had expired registration of June 2014. Stein said Maguire assaulted her while she was seated behind the steering wheel of her truck. Stein said she drove away from the scene and then drove back to the scene where she remained until Rice Township PD, Wright Township PD and Fairview PD all arrived prior to the arrival of Trooper Spath.

Stein was advised she was under arrest for DUI. Preliminary Hearing is scheduled for October 1, 2014, 10:30 a. m. before Magisterial District Judge Ron Swank.