Magisterial District Court Report
Prowling at Night Public Drunkenness

Corey Chester Marsicano, 29, 2 Chipper Road, Wapwallopen, has been charged with Loitering and Prowling at Night and Public Drunkenness. Charges were filed by PA State Trooper Justin M Sannie, Troop N, Hazleton Station on October 17, 2015.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, on October 17, 2015, at approximately 4 a. m., Trooper Sannie responded to a suspicious person at 598 Prospect Road, Dorrance Township. The complainant lives next to this residence. The complainant explained the only time any people are at this residence is to cut grass in the daytime. At this time, the complainant related there was a vehicle parked in the driveway with music playing and the headlights illuminating the property. The complainant also related seeing a person walking around the rear detached garage. The unoccupied property is currently being managed by Coldwell Banker Real Estate Agency.

Upon arrival, Trooper Michael Foux and Trroper Sannie observed a red sedan parked in the driveway with the lights on and driver side door open. Trooper Sannie observed a male standing next to the entry door to a detached garage at the rear of the property. The male was identified as Corey Chester Marsicano, the defendant. He related that he does not know who lived at the residence and he did not know whey he was there, He also said he is deaf and had been drinking. The trooper could smell a strong odor of an intoxicating beverage emitting from his facial area as he spoke.

On October 17, 2015 at 5:20 a. m., Trooper Sannie spoke to Thomas John Jarmiolowski, the property manager at Coldwell Banker Real estate Agency. He stated that no one is to be on the property at that time of night. He also related the rear detached garage door was damaged in August from an attempted burglary.

The defendant was processed.

A preliminary hearing has been set October 28 at 10 a. m. before Magisterial District Judge Ronald Swank.

Drug Possession

Joshua James Bevan, 29, 283 Cameron St., Plymouth, PA, has been charged with Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Marijuana-Small Amount Personal Use. Charges were filed by Officer Dennis Monk, Fairview Township Police Department, on October 14, 2015.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, On September 15, 2015 at 2:02 p. m., Officer Bevan was dispatched to the area of 86 Valley View Drive for a report of a suspicious vehicle described as a blue car occupied by two males. The caller also stated that she thought the males were looking into people’s mailboxes. Upon arrival, the officer located the vehicle on Dale Drive and activated his emergency lights. One of the males was putting a paper into a mailbox. The officer made contact with the driver who stated that the two work for Groundworks Landscaping, and were putting fliers into mailboxes. The officer obtained driver’s licenses identifying the driver as David Ide Jr. and the passenger as Joshua Bevan. Ide’s information came back OK but Bevan had an active warrant out of the Luzerne County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear on a narcotics charge. The officer then requested assistance from Sgt. Rozitski of the Wright Twp. Police Department.

Upon Sgt. Rozitski’s arrival, Bevan was advised of the warrant and was asked to step out of the vehicle. When the passenger side door was opened, Officer Monk observed, in plain view, a glass pipe with marijuana residue in the passenger side door compartment, Bevan was taken into custody and placed in the rear of the patrol vehicle. Officer Monk spoke to Ide and asked if the pipe was his and he said it was not. The officer asked if the pipe was Bevan’s, and Ide stated it must be his. The officer asked it he could search the passenger area where Bevan was sitting and Ide stated he could. Under a shirt between the passenger side seat and center console, the officer located a film canister inside of which was a green leafy substance that appeared to be marijuana.

Officer Monk went to his patrol car to speak to Bevan about the items. Prior to any questioning, Bevan was read his Miranda warnings. Bevan was asked if the suspected marijuana and pipe belonged to him and he stated they did. He was transported to the Fairview Twp. Police Station. A short time later he was transported to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility by Sgt. Holbrook and Officer Benson.

On September 23, 2015, Officer Monk had the substance tested and it was positive for marijuana.

A preliminary has been set for November 4, 2015 at 10 a. m. before Magisterial District Judge Ronald Swank.

Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Theft

Mark Anthony Gonsky, 59 Loop Road, Mountaintop, 62, has been charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and Theft by Unlawful Taking. Charges were filed by Ptlm. Kevin Stahley and Sgt. Phillip Holbrook, Fairview Township Police Department, on October 19, 2015.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, On October 5, 2015, Officer Stahley received a call from John Dean reporting that he had loaned his black 2007 Nissan Frontier to his friend, Scott Evans, to move furniture at his residence located at 24 Loop Road. Dean reported that Evan told him that Mark Gonsky took the truck from him and was driving the vehicle on Loop Road. Dean reported that Gonsky parked the vehicle, but had taken the keys with him. Dean advised the officer that the truck was parked on Loop Road and he was en route to the scene with Evans.

Sgt. Holbrook located the vehicle parked in front of 24 Loop Road and the vehicle was locked. Officer Stahley arrived on scene with Sgt. Holbrook and both officers spoke with Evans who reported that he was in his yard working on his vehicle when Gonsky came up his driveway. Evans reported that he had a brief conversation and Evans told Gonsky that he had to go so he could pick up John Dean’s truck at his residence. Gonsky asked Evans if he could go with him and Evans agreed to take Gonsky with him to pick up Dean’s truck. Evans and Gonsky drove to Dean’s residence in Evans’ vehicle.

Evans reported that once he arrived at Dean’s residence he went into his garage and got the keys to his black Nissan Frontier. Evans drove the vehicle with Gonsky in it back to Gonsky’s residence, but Gonsky would not get out of the truck. Evans told Officer Stahley that he exited the vehicle and began to walk into Gonsky’s front yard. When Evans turned around he observed Gonsky get into the driver seat of the vehicle and begin to drive the vehicle away from the residence. Evans reported that Gonsky went around the cul de sac and returned the vehicle, parking it back in front of Gonsky’s residence. Evans observed Gonsky get out of the vehicle and walk into his residence. Evans got back into the vehicle and observed that the keys were missing from the vehicle. Evans walked back to Gonsky’s residence to ask him for the keys, but Gonsky told him that he did not have any pockets and locked the doors of the house on Evans. Evans contacted the vehicle owner Dean and advised him what happended.

Dean advised both officers that he did not give permission for Gonsky to use his vehicle and wanted him arrested for taking the vehicle. Officer Stahley and Sgt. Holbrook along with Evans went to Gonsky’s residence to speak with him and locate the keys. Gonsky told both officers that he did not have the keys to the vehicle but they might be in his yard because that is where Evans was when he was driving the vehicle. Officers checked the yard, but were not able to locate the keys to the vehicle.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled December 2, 2015 at 10 a. m. before Magisterial District Judge Ronald W. Swank.