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Issue 25— Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Four Charged In Marijuana Sales Ring

MATAMORAS — On Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Officers from the Eastern Pike Regional Police Department obtained a search warrant for a house located at 7 Dervand Circle in Matamoras Borough. During a search of the residence, Eastern Pike Regional Officers along with detectives from the Pike County District Attorney's Office Criminal Investigation Division seized over ten thousand dollars in cash, 9.7 pounds of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Officers charged Brittney Christian, 22, Corina Montalvo, 26, and Matthew Ortiz, 21, with Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance and Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance, all felony charges . According to the criminal complaints, the charges were based on the marijuana and cash found in the residence. Christian, Montalvo and Ortiz were arraigned before Magistrate Judge Paul Menditto where they were remanded to the Pike County Correctional Facility on $100,000.00 bail.
Officers obtained an arrest warrant for a fourth resident of the house. Officers are currently looking for Cameron Rivera, age 23. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Cameron Rivera are asked to contact the Eastern pike Regional Police Department at 570-491-4700, all calls will be kept confidential.


Home Invasion Results In Shooting

HONESDALE — A Honesdale resident shot a second Wayne County man in the leg during an attempted home invasion, state police in Honesdale reported.
At 3 a.m. last Friday, Adam Gelatt, 36, of Milanville, reportedly came to the back door of the home of William Gabriellini, 90, at 285 Butternut Flats Road, Honesdale. Police said Gelatt repeatedly banged on the door and when Gabriellini came to the door with his revolver Gelatt told him that he wanted to come inside and that he wanted a cigarette.
Gabriellini refused to let him in and told Gelatt to leave. Police said Gelatt told the homeowner that he was coming inside anyway and then pulled what Gabriellini thought was a gun out of his pocket. Gabriellini then raised his revolver and shot Gelatt in the leg. He locked the door and retreated to his bedroom and called 9-1-1.
When police arrived they found Gelatt on the porch with an apparent gunshot wound to the leg. Gelatt was transported to CMC Hospital for treatment of his injury. Police described the incident as a home invasion/shooting and said charges would be filed against Gelatt.




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