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JUSTIN KOWALEWSKI

A 30-year-old Factoryville man was sentenced to 3-8 years in state prison for four burglaries that were part of a much larger crime spree in the summer of 2015.

Justin Michael Kowalewski appeared before Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff Wednesday, who issued fines totaling $2,000 and affirmed that he was jointly liable for $8,188 in restitution for one incident in Tunkhannock Borough.

Although Kowalewski was sentenced to only four burglaries, prior to his guilty plea in those matters in June, he alone had 21 open cases in Wyoming County from 2015 – two of which were transferred from Lackawanna County and two from Susquehanna.

According to the plea arrangement, the remaining cases involving Kowalewski would not be prosecuted once he was sentenced in the four others.

Wyoming County Assistant District Attorney Timothy Carroll said Wednesday that Kowalewski, however, is responsible for paying restitution to all the places law enforcement was able to identify he had a role and for which compensation was sought.

The businesses he and co-actors Timothy Hannigan and James Skaluba plundered included Harding’s Dairy Bar in Tunkhannock Township, Smith’s Country Store in Beaumont, and the New Shoe Store Plus in Eaton Township.

Law enforcement pieced the case together from video surveillance which pinpointed a specific vehicle.

Sentences handed down in the Wyoming County Court of Common Pleas in Tunkhannock Wednesday:

*Stacy Marie Antoniotti, 36, of Factoryville, was sentenced to 264 days-23 months in county jail and a $500 fine for criminal use of a communication facility on Sept. 17, 2015.

*James Louis Barber, 49, of Factoryville, was sentenced to 12-24 months in state prison and a $500 fine for obstruction of administrative law on Feb. 5, 2016.

*Adam Joseph Calpin, 31, of Falls, was sentenced to 12-36 months in state prison and a $2,500 fine for DUI, second offense, on Aug. 8, 2015.

*Joseph J. Clark Jr., 29, of Newfoundland, was sentenced to 16-60 months in state prison and a $2,500 fine for DUI of a controlled substance, third offense, on Dec. 30, 2016.

*Jeanine Marie Cook, 42, of Springville, was sentenced to five days-6 months in county jail and a $500 fine for DUI, second offense, on June 28, 2016; and to 6 months probation and a $300 fine for DUI on May 16, 2016, with sentences to be served consecutively.

*Thomas Robert Corker, 20, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 12 months probation, a $500 fine and $63.56 restitution for retail theft on Jan. 27.

*Ashleigh A. Dempster, 21, of Bronx, N.Y., was sentenced to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered on Nov. 6, 2016.

Scott Ryan Faux, 27, of Mehoopany, was sentenced to 16-36 months in state prison and a $500 fine for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver on Jan. 17.

*David Michael Fetchko, 26, of Shavertown, was sentenced to six months probation commencing with 30 days house arrest and a $1,000 fine for DUI on Jan. 16.

*Terry Joseph Fleming Jr., 23, of Severn, Md., was sentenced to six months probation and a $500 fine for DUI of a controlled substance on May 6, 2016.

*William Jeffery Fox, 49, of Dallas, was sentenced to 56 days-6 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine for DUI on Aug. 13, 2016.

*Justin Michael Kowalewski, 30, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 9-24 months in state prison, a $500 fine and $8,188.70 restitution for burglary on July 9, 2015, in Tunkhannock Borough; to 9-24 months in state prison and a $500 fine for burglary on Aug. 10, 2015, in Nicholson Borough; to 9-24 months in state prison and a $500 fine for burglary on Aug. 4, 2015, in Lemon Township; and to 9-24 months and a $500 fine for burglary on July 18, 2015, in Eaton Township, with sentences to be served consecutively.

*Richard Michael Lloyd, 29, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 16-36 months in state prison and a $500 fine for aggravated harassment by prisoner on Feb. 11.

*Dillon James McHugh, 22, of Nicholson, was sentenced to 18 days-12 months in county jail and a $500 fine for theft by unlawful taking on May 23, 2016.

*Robert Frederick Otto Jr., 43, of Laceyville, was sentenced to 3-23.5 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine for risking catastrophe on March 28, 2016; and to 72 hours-6 months in county jail for DUI of a controlled substance and a $1,000 fine on July 5, 2014, with sentences to be served concurrently.

*Skyler Lynn Overpeck-Cordner, 26, of Leraysville, was sentenced to 6-23 months in county jail, followed by 37 months probation and a $1,000 fine for DUI of a controlled substance with a child in vehicle on Oct. 8, 2016.

*Patrick J. Peterson, 41, of Wilkes-Barre, was sentenced to 14 days-23.5 months in county jail and a $2,000 fine for DUI on Dec. 31, 2015.

*Joshua Allen Ross, 22, of Dalton, was sentenced to 72 hours-6 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine for DUI of a controlled substance on June 11, 2016.

*Kyle M. Santos, 28, of Scranton, was sentenced to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for theft by deception on July 14, 2016.

*Kurt W. Sherman, 41, of Springville, was sentenced to 72 hours-6 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine for DUI of a controlled substance on Jan. 21.

*Michael Franklin Shiner, 25, of Dalton, was sentenced to 6-18 months in county jail, $304 restitution, and a $500 fine for burglary on Feb. 14.

*John Wayne Smith Jr., 43, of Falls, was sentenced to 12 months probation and a $750 fine for disorderly conduct on April 15, 2016.

*Shane Frank Stevens, 41, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to five years standard intermediate punishment commencing with 90 days house arrest and a $1,500 fine for DUI on Nov. 23, 2016; and to 12 months probation and a $1,000 fine for each of four counts of recklessly endangering another person on Nov. 23, 2016, with sentences to be served concurrently.

*William Douglas Washer, 64, of Meshoppen, was sentenced to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for receiving stolen property on Jan. 16; and to six months probation and a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia on Jan. 16, with sentences to be served consecutively.

*Franklin Henry Wiernusz, 21, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 12-16 months in state prison and a $1,000 fine for theft by unlawful taking on April 18, 2016; to 48 hours-6 months in state prison and $500 fine for DUI on April 26, 2016, with sentences to be served consecutively; and to 6 months probation and a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia on April 25, 2016, with latter sentence to be served concurrently.

CASES CONTINUED

Cases on the docket for Wednesday, Aug. 9, but continued to Sept. 13:

*Darrell R. Andras, 40, of Mehoopany, for recklessly endangering another person on Oct. 29, 2016.

*Todd Roger Benson, 42, of Nicholson, for DUI, second offense on Jan. 27.

*George Leonard Gurney, 51, of Tunkhannock, for DUI, second offense, on May 6, 2016.

*Matthew Alex Karpinski, 39, of Ewing, N.J., for DUI of a controlled substance on Oct. 21, 2016.

ARREST WARRANT

An arrest warrant was issued for Ismael Retamar, 40, of Scranton, who failed to appear Wednesday for his sentencing for retail theft on Sept. 17, 2014.