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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Credit defaults

The following actions were filed by credit card companies, or their collection agencies, for alleged defaults on credit card/loan accounts.

Main Street Acquisition Corp., Suwanee, Ga., filed against Keith Coyle, 32 Sam Brooke Circle, Lehighton, seeking $2,289.83.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sentence affirmed

Robert Warren McFarland, 40, Pottsville, lost his appeal as the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the sentence imposed Aug. 2, 2011, after he was convicted by a jury of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. He was sentenced to serve one to five years in the county prison.

On appeal McFarland raised a challenge to the sufficiency of the evidence to support the conviction. He was stopped at a checkpoint on SR61 in Saint Clair. He failed to stop at the designated area for driver inspection.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bench warrants

Daniel Peletsky, 30, of 421 Glenwood Ave., Tamaqua, had his bail reduced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin from $10,000 straight cash to $5,000 percentage cash and he must reside at 795 Valley Road, Pottsville R.D., and cannot relocate without court approval. Peletsky awaits trail on charges brought by Tamaqua Patrolman Matthew Houser, last March of simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Prothonotary's report

A total of 320 cases were started March in the office of Carbon County Prothonotary Joann M. Behrens, according to a monthly statistical report released by the officeholder. A breakdown of the cases is as follows:

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Jeremy P. Cramer and Joshua D. Cramer, to Pine Valley Sportsmen's Club Inc., one parcel beginning at the intersection of north right-of-way of Indian Run Road (Twp.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Revenue from deeds

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 187 deeds, 206 mortgages and 448 other writs during the month of March.

As a result of those transactions, McCall turned over to the Carbon County General Fund the sum of $29,453.38. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $24,659.50; data processing fees, $1,726.75; notaries, $120; commission on transfers and writs, $1,869.23; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $1,077.90.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Divorces started

Berlyn R. Troxell Jr., 620 E. Front St., Lansford, filed against Angelia S. Troxell, 31 N. Railroad St., Tamaqua. They were married Dec. 9, 2007.

Mark Rawlins, 8 Panther Run Rd., Jim Thorpe, filed against Christine Rawlins, same address. They were married Aug. 17, 2002.

Janine M. Baltz, 34 Lentz Ave., Lehighton, filed against Glenn Baltz, 487 Blue Ridge Rd., Saylorsburg. They were married June 24, 2000.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Deeds recorded

Kidder Township

Anthony B. Markunas to Richard C. Olson, West Chester, property at 58 S. Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, $680,000.

Michael A. Peer to Steven F. Stankus, Clarks Summit, Lot 22, Phase 2A, Jonathan Point, $25,000.

Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal National Mortgage Association, Philadelphia, property at 96 Blue Heron, Lake Harmony, $1.

Sheriff of Carbon County to Greenkill Investments, LTD, Grand Cayman, property at 518 Spring Rock Court, Lake Harmony, $1.

Penn Forest Township

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Revoctions

Paroles and probation was revoked by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin of the following:

Andrew Cl. Bakerofskie, 21, Girardville, had his probation revoked and he was re-sentenced on two counts of terroristic threats to serve one to two years in a state correctional facility with credit for serving 53 days in the county prison. Bakerofskie had pleaded guilty on May 18, 2011, to the charges and was placed on probation.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Divorces started

Yanira Garay, 141 Meckesville Rd., Albrightsville, filed against Cristobal Garay, 218 Church Rd., Jim Thorpe. They were married May 29, 1998.

Ivonne Sierra, 31 Leonard St, Apt. 7A, Brooklyn, N.Y., filed against Kelly J. Snowe Sr., 233 Ridge St., Lansford. They were married Sept. 19, 2002.

Douglas J. Rimbey, c/o 1396 Red Hill Rd., Lehighton, filed against Valerie J. Rimbey, 311 S. Seventh St., Lehighton. They were married July 5, 2008.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Esther Sterzen and Stephen R. Sterzen, her husband, of 221 W. Howard Ave., Coaldale, to Joseph L. and Lisa M. Slakoper, 623 1/2 E. Patterson St., Lansford, property at 230 W. Phillips St., Coaldale, $1 (full consideration $10,000).

Jean M. Machamer, Tamaqua, to JCM Realty Holdings Inc., New Tripoli, 423 Glenwood Avenue, Tamaqua, $1 (full consideration $6,000).

Jean M. Machamer, Tamaqua, to Thomas Rockwell, both of Tamaqua, property at 22 E. Union St., Tamaqua, $1 (full consideration $19,000).

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Credit defaults

The following actions were filed by credit card companies, or their collection agencies, for alleged defaults on credit card/loan accounts.

Discover Bank, Jenkintown, filed against Jillian N. Shellhamer, 110 W. Fell St., Summit Hill. Sought is $2,279.49.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

David L. Davidovich Jr. to David L. Davidovich Jr., P.O. Box 5, Tresckow, property at 10 E. Cherry St., $1.

East Penn Township

Ronald R. Bowman to Ronald R. Bowman, 113 Ziegler Road, Lehighton, Lot 2, Allen and Esther Ziegler Subdivision, $1.

Frank P. Rapa to Frank P. Rapa, 125 Laurelview Drive, Lehighton, Frank and Renee Rapa Lot Joinder Plan, $1.

Franklin Township

Barton R, Cannariato to Barton R. Cannariato, 493 Hemlock Trail, Lehighton, property at 493 Hemlock Trail, $1.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Zoning permits

The Schuylkill County Zoning Office issued 16 permits in February which netted $2,475 in fees and the estimated cost of construction was $473,460. Permits were obtained by the following:

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Divorces granted

Kate Katherine Lueders, 122 E. Biddle St., Coaldale, was granted a divorce from Darrell Lee Lueders, 209 Cherry St., Slatington. They were married Aug. 31, 2002.

Darwin W. Hoppes Jr, Windy Lane, Pine Grove, was granted a divorce from Tracee Hoppes, 32 Teepee Lane, New Ringgold. They were married June 15, 1985.

Danielle M. Porvaznik, 120 Orchard Road, Barnesville, was granted a divorce from Joseph M. Porvaznik, Shreevesport, La. They were married Dec. 18, 2004.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Mortgageforeclosures

The following actions were filed as mortgage foreclosures for alleged defaults on loans.

JP Morgan Chase Bank, c/o 3415 Vision Drive, Columbus, Ohio, filed against David J. McQullen, 608 Lehigh Ave., Palmerton, and Jennifer McQuillen, aka, Jennifer E. Smith, 966 Mahoning Mountain Rd., Lehighton, over property at 466 Princeton Ave., Palmerton. Sought is $147,720.93 and continuing interest.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Granted divorce

Kevin J. Keating was granted a divorce from Teresa E. Keating, both of Pottsville. They were married Aug. 4, 1979.

Mortgage foreclosure

Wells Fargo Bank filed suit against Diane Swire and Donald Swire alleging they had defaulted on mortgage payments on their property at 18 Ferndale Road, Zion Grove, North Union Township, and owe a principal payment of $188,036.11 plus costs.

In contempt

Two men were found guilty by Senior Judge D. Michael Stine of a charge of criminal contempt of a protection from abuse (PFA) order issued by the court.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The following deeds were recorded in Carbon County:

Beaver Meadows

Helen T. Galada to Jane Frask, 100 Dean St., Beaver Meadows, property at 100 Dean St., $1.

Franklin Township

Robert I. Getz to Philip L. Myers, 1120 Jefferson St., Lehighton, parcel No. 70F-11-98, $96,000.

David F. Csencsits to Sirva Relocation Properties, LLC, Independence, Ohio, property at 1170 Green St., $265,000.

Sirva Relocation Properties, LLC, to Joseph A. Tartar IV, 1170 Green St., Lehighton, property at 1170 Green St., $245,000.

Jim Thorpe

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mortgage

foreclosures

The following actions were filed as mortgage foreclosures for alleged defaults on loans.

The Bank of New York, c/o 3476 Stateview Blvd., Fort Mill, S.C., filed against Gabriel R. Mertens and Denise K. Coppens, 154 Lauderburn Ave., Weatherly, over property at that address. Sought is $44,803.65 and continuing interest.

The Bank of New York filed against Monique Perrault,114 W. Bertsch St., Lansford, over property at that address. Sought is $70,528.29 and continuing interest.

Friday, March 16, 2012

File for divorce

Michelle L. Kmetz, 1410 W. Norwegian St., Pottsville, started a divorce proceeding against David A. Kmetz, 315 Eugene Ave., Beaver Meadows. They were married Oct. 15. 2000.

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