Magisterial District Court Reports
Bad Checks

Paul Delorenzo, 35, 66 Glendale Ln, Drums, PA, was charged with Bad Checks by Officer Joshua Deets of the Wright Township Police Department. Charges were filed on September 22, 2015.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, police were contacted by store employees at A&R Building Supply on August 11, 2015 in reference to a bad check issued to them for the payment of services. The defendant, Paul Delorenzo doing business as Caption of Concrete, issued a check dated May 8, 2015 for the amount of $207.49 for the rental of a construction tool. The check was returned to A&R Building Supply due to “Not Sufficient Funds”. A&R sent a letter Certified Mail to the defendant as well as leaving telephone messages for the defendant advising him of his debt owed to A&R. He was also contacted by Officer Deets and advised of the debt owed.

However, the defendant still failed to make good on his payment within 10 days after being given notice. The return check charge was $30 and the Certified mail charge of $30 brings the total debt owed to A&R Building Supply by the defendant to $267.49.

A preliminary hearing will be scheduled before Magisterial District Judge Ronald Swank.

DUI

Anthony Robert Price, 34, 34 Bow Creek Dr., Mountaintop, was charged with two counts of DUI, Restrictions on Alcoholic Beverages, and Driving While Operating Privilege Suspended or Revoked. The charges were filed by Ptlm. Kevin Stahley, Fairview Township Police Department on September 22, 2015.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, on July 5, 2015 at 3:09 a. m., Ptlm. Stahley was in the area of N. Mountain Blvd. and Brown Street checking the area for a report of a domestic in a vehicle. The officer observed a Subaru parked on the southbound shoulder of Rt. 309 with its headlights and brake lights on. As the officer began to pull in behind the vehicle, the operator pulled forward and onto the travel lanes of Rt. 309.

The officer activated his audio and visual signs and stopped the vehicle. The officer spoke to the driver, requesting the driver produce his cards. He produced a PA Drivers License with the name Anthony Price who will be referred to as the defendant. While explaining to the defendant why he was stopped, the officer observed an open can of Miller Lite in the center console of the vehicle. The officer also detected a strong odor of intoxicating beverages on the defendant’s breath. The defendant’s eyes were blood shot and glossy and his speech was slurred. The officer removed the open can of Miller Lite from the vehicle which was still cold and half empty. Once outside the vehicle the officer observed the defendant had an unsteady gait and was swaying back and forth.

At this point, Wright Twp. Officer Josh Deets arrived on the scene to assist. Ptlm. Stahley requested the defendant to perform a series of field sobriety tests which he performed and failed. The defendant was asked to perform a PBT. A sample was provided by the defendant with a positive result for alcohol. The defendant was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol to a degree he was incapable of safely driving. The defendant was transported to the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for a blood alcohol test. The results of the blood alcohol concentration was 0.173%

A preliminary hearing will be scheduled before Magisterial District Judge Ronald Swank.

DUI

Victoria F. Scaramastro, 21, 18 Village Green Circle, Mountaintop, was charged with two counts of Driving Under the Influence and Failure to Keep Right by Ptlm. Kevin Stahley, Fairview Township Police department. Charges were filed on September 22, 2015.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, on July 3, 2015, Ptlm. Stahley was traveling east on Kirby Ave when he observed a vehicle traveling at a speed slower than the speed limit and the operator was hard braking. The officer also observed the vehicle would cross over the double yellow lines into oncoming traffic lanes several times. The officer stopped the vehicle in the area of 51 Kirby Ave. He approached the vehicle and asked the driver to produce her cards and explained why she was being stopped. The officer observed the driver was fumbling through the vehicle looking for the requested information. The driver was identified as Victoria F. Scaramastro, the defendant, from her PA Drivers License.

While speaking with the defendant, the officer detected a strong odor of an intoxicating beverage on her breath, her eyes were blood shot and glossy and her speech was slurred.

The officer asked the defendant to exit the vehicle and perform a series of field sobriety tests. The defendant admitted to consuming a mixed drink at King’s Pizza before being stopped. The defendant performed and failed the field sobriety tests. She was arrested for driving under the influence to the degree that she was incapable of safely driving. Ptlm. Stahley and Rice Twp. Officer Phillip Collotty transported the defendant to Wilkes-Barre general Hospital for blood alcohol testing. The results of the defendant’s blood alcohol concentration test was 0.156%.

A preliminary hearing will scheduled before Magisterial District Judge Ronald Swank.