Ashby man admits role in break-ins
Published: May 7, 2014
TUNKHANNOCK-An Ashley man caught with burglary tools following a January break-in could face as much as 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine for his role in thefts from a Wyoming County residence.
Michael David Thens, 34, appeared before Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff Friday and entered a guilty plea to two separate counts of theft by unlawful taking on Jan. 22 and 23.
Court records indicate that police approached a vehicle with three individuals in it parked on Route 107 in Nicholson Township on the afternoon of Jan. 23 and in Thens’ backpack, they found burglary tools including gloves, bolt cutter and other tools.
The two other individuals said Thens offered the driver money to take him to the residence and that he had been there in the past.
Thens will be sentenced at a later date.
Other guilty pleas entered Friday:
Chris Anthony Brown, 33, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy to commit delivery of a controlled substance on March 5, and to possession of drug paraphernalia on Oct. 27, 2013.
Daniel Jay Davis, 41, of Meshoppen, pleaded guilty to harassment on Sept. 10, 2013.
Stephen Michael Dobrinski, 23, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct on March 12.
Douglas Michael Lakowitz, 54, of Springville, pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense, on Feb. 2.
Richard Michael Lloyd, 25, of Dalton, pleaded guilty to DUI on June 6, 2012.
Levi Joseph McDermott, 23, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct on Oct. 30, 2012.
Anthony Israel Perez, 51, of Williamsport, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking on Feb. 8, and to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Feb. 8.
Kaitlyn Marie Shinn, 27, of Springville, pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy to commit possession with intent to deliver on March 5.
Jason Ellis Storm, 34, of Scranton, pleaded guilty to DUI on May 4, 2013.
John Christopher Walter, 20, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on Feb. 20.
Alexander Nicholas Lee Ward, 20, of Sardis, Ohio, pleaded guilty to DUI on Dec. 14, 2013.