A 27-year-old Lake Winola man could face as much as 60 years in prison and $150,000 in fines after pleading guilty to his involvement in a string of burglaries across Wyoming and Susquehanna counties during the summer of 2015.
Timothy James Hannigan, 26, of Lake Winola, had been on the court calendar for a jury trail on Sept. 19, but his attorney Timothy Michaels worked out an arrangement with district attorneys in both counties so that two similar burglary charges in Susquehanna County to the six he admitted to in Wyoming County will not be prosecuted at the time of sentencing.
The businesses 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 fairly quickly from video surveillance which pinpointed a specific vehicle.
When the vehicle was spotted Aug. 13, 2015, state police were alerted and closed in on it in a driveway on Dark Hollow Road where a mason saw was spotted in the bed of a truck.
In the vehicle was Hannigan, along with what turned out to be a pair of accomplices, Justin Michael Kowalewski, 29, and James Sean Skaluba, 33, both of Tunkhannock.
President Judge Russell Shurtleff told Hannigan that he would be sentenced at a later date.
Other pleas entered Friday morning:
*Ian Lee Ball, 29, of Montrose, pleaded guilty to DUI on March 8.
*Erik Brandon Brewer, 39, of Laceyville, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on April 13.
*Jeremy Keith Clinton, 32, of Factoryville, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on May 28.
*Matthew Troy Conklin, 32, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on July 6.
*Katie Marie Dougherty, 24, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on May 13.
*Cole James Gamble, 36, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to indecent assault on June 21.
*Cierra Nicole Godshall, 29, of Factoryville, pleaded guilty to theft of services on June 30.
*Heather A. Gregory, 26, of Friendsville, pleaded guilty to DUI of a controlled substance, second offense, on July 5.
*Telease Ann Holman, 27, of Tunkhnnock, pleaded guilty to access device fraud on July 8.
*Benjamin Jay Littman, 19, of Falls Township, pleaded guilty to simple assault, on July 16.
*Melissa E. Mendoza, 34, of Meshoppen, pleaded guilty to criminal use of a communication facility on July 19.
*John Robert Milbrodt, 52, of Noxen, pleaded guilty to obstructing administration of law on May 23.
*Richele Mortimer, 44, of Meshoppem, pleaded guilty to DUI of a controlled substance with minor in vehicle on June 13.
*William Keith Rondinella, 37, of Tunkhannock, DUI of a controlled substance, second offense, on June 14.
*Cory Michael Spillman, 26 of Snowlake shores, Miss., pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on April 14.
*Zachary Dean Swire, 24, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on March 15.
*Douglas E. Szymanski, 31, of Factoryville, pleaded guilty to accidents involving damage to attended vehicle or property on Oct. 19, 2015.
*Victoria Lynn Trindle, 35, of Columbia Crossroads, pleaded guilty to retail theft on Oct. 22, 2015.
*Franklin Henry Wiernusz, 20, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on May 16/
*Sally Ann Wos, 62, of Johnstown, pleaded guilty to DUI on Jan. 20, 2015.