COURT Sharon teen sentenced to jail term for burglary
Four other people either received jail time or probation.
MERCER, Pa. -- A Sharon man has been sentenced to 11 to 23 months in the Mercer County Jail for burglary.
Judge Francis Fornelli of Mercer County Common Pleas Court recently sentenced Raheem Hughes, 18, of East Budd Street, to the term for felony burglary for burglarizing a home on Orchard Street, Sharon, on May 18.
The judge ordered the jail term to be followed by five years' probation and ordered Hughes to pay $2,105 restitution.
Judge John Reed of common pleas court also sentenced several people. They are:
UAngela Bilotta, 32, of Macungie, Pa., sentenced to six to 23 months' house arrest followed by five years' probation for theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received, a felony. She was also ordered to make $63,362 restitution. Bilotta passed a check payable to a Maine Bank, knowing it would not be honored.
UCarol Panko, no age available, of Pulaski, placed on 24 months' probation for a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of children. On Sept. 1, 2004, she allowed her 3-year-old son to wander, naked and dirty, on a West Middlesex street. She also lived with the child and another 2-year-old son in an apartment that was unsafe and unsanitary, authorities said.
UShane Eckard, 25, of Shenango Park Road, Transfer, sentenced to 90 days to a year in jail followed by 36 months' probation for driving under the influence. He also was sentenced to 24 months' concurrent probation for accidents involving personal injury while not properly licensed and fined $1,000 and sentenced to 90 consecutive days in jail for driving while operating privilege is suspended. Eckard struck a stopped car from behind in an accident Aug. 7, 2004, at Pa. Route 18 and Highland Road, Hermitage, causing a man and woman in the other car to suffer whiplash, authorities said.
UCynthia Ann Solyan, 45, of Connelly Boulevard, Sharon, sentenced to 36 months' probation for retail theft, a felony. Solyan has eight prior arrests for shoplifting. She was ordered to make $38 restitution to the Pennsylvania State Store, Shop and Save and Giant Eagle, all in Hermitage.