Scales of JusticeJohn T Adams
 
BERKS COUNTY
DISTRICT ATTORNEY
 
John T. ADAMS
         
 
 
 
Recent Convictions and Sentences
 
 
 
 
 
Photo Name   Charge  Sentence Police Department
 
Judge
 
Yamil Ramos-Pages

Burglary - 2 counts; Conspiracy to Commit Burglary-2 counts

- traveled from Miami, Florida, with co-defendants on two occasions to steal industrial copper wiring from vacant warehouse

November 19, 2012

sentenced to 4 years to 20 years in PA DOC

Muhlenberg Twp. Police Dept. Linda K.M. Ludgate
Angel Borrero-Malave

Third Degree Murder

-stabbed unarmed Jemssy Cabassa-Bracero 4 times in the back in the City of Reading

November 5, 2012

sentenced to 17 to 40 years in PA DOC

Reading Police Dept. Stephen B. Lieberman
Kevin Smith

Third Degree Murder

-killed David Arango, age 18; dumping his body at Oakbrook playground in the City of Reading

October 18, 2012

sentenced to 16 to 40 years in PA DOC

Reading Police Dept. James M. Bucci
Cory Lee VanKeuren

First Degree Murder

-killed Audrey Giannoti on January 13, 2007, in her Laureldale home while her children slept in the same room

October 17, 2012

sentenced to Life in Prison in PA DOC

District Attorney  Detectives

Paul M. Yatron
Matthew Haak

Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse; Sexual Abuse of Children

-committed sexual acts on 2 young boys; found to be a  Sexually Violent Predator; will be subject to the strictest form of notification under Megan's Law for the rest of his life.

October 12, 2012

sentenced to 8 to 30 years in PA DOC

PSP - Hamburg Paul M. Yatron
Richard Nachajski

Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition

-stole $425,000 from St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Reading; spent money on personal trips, vehicle, private insurance investments

September 27, 2012

sentenced to 2 to 7 years in PA DOC

District Attorney  Detectives

Scott D. Keller
Daniel Lopez

Conspiraty to Commit Robbery

-robbed a gas station in Alsace Township & West Reading Borough

September 20, 2012

sentenced to 7 1/2 to 23 years in PA DOC

PSP - Reading

West Reading Police Dept.

Scott D. Keller
Nelson Alvarado-Lenhart

Aggravated Assault and Robbery of victim on Penn Street

September 6, 2012

sentenced to 6 to 15 years in PA DOC

Reading Police Dept. Scott D. Keller
Alexander Santana Possession With Intent to Deliver Heroin and Cocaine

August 2, 2012

sentenced to 4 to 30 years in PA DOC for the Heroin; followed by 4 to 20 years in the PA DOC for the Cocaine

Reading Police Dept. Stephen B. Lieberman
Kiara Mayne Estright

Aggravated Assault; Endanger Welfare of Child; Simple Assault; Recklessly Endangering Another Person

 -convicted of breaking 9 bones in her son.(broke bones in leg, ribs, arm, hand, collarbone and skull)

August 22, 2012

sentenced to 5 to 10 years in PA DOC plus 7 years special probation

District Attorney Detectives Linda K.M. Ludgate
Dontell Zhevon Pecal Possession With Intent to Deliver Marijuana 118.53 grams; Possession With Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine 10.76 grams; Receiving Stolen Property(Handgun)

August 1, 2012

sentenced to 11 to 20 years in PA DOC

-he had no prior record

Reading Police Dept.

Paul M. Yatron
Michael Ramos

2 counts of Escape

- ran from the Boyertown and Colebrookdale Police who were attempting to arrest him on an outstanding probation violation from Montgomery County

July 26, 2012

sentenced to 2 years and 9 months to 8 years in PA DOC

Boyertown Police Dept. Scott D. Keller
Kevin Johnson Delivery of .36 grams Crack Cocaine, Possession With Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine, Possession of Crack Cocaine

July 20, 2012

sentenced to 10 to 20 years in PA DOC

Shillington Police Dept. Paul M. Yatron
Eric Reyes-Munoz

Simple Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Resisting Arrest

-assaulted a police officer while trying to escape arrest for a Protection From Abuse violation

July 20, 2012

sentenced to 3 to 6 years in PA DOC

Reading Police Dept. Linda K.M. Ludgate

Jayson Melendez-Bonilla

Attempted Murder & 4 counts of Assault on Law Enforcement Officers

February 2, 2012

sentenced to 40 to 80 years in PA DOC

Reading Police Dept. Paul M. Yatron
Manuel Carrero

Third Degree Murder

Attempted First Degree Murder

March 7, 2012

sentenced to 30 to 60 years in PA DOC

Spring Twp. Police Dept. Thomas G. Parisi
Rodrigo Arana First Degree Murder

August 31, 2011

sentenced to Life in PA DOC

pending appeal

Reading Police Dept. Scott D. Keller
Juan Negron-Negron Possession With Intent to Deliver Cocaine

March 16, 2012

sentenced to 7 to 20 years in PA DOC

pending appeal

District Attorney Detectives Thomas G. Parisi

Eddie Feliciano Delivery of Cocaine

March 30, 2011

sentenced to 87 to 174 months in PA DOC 

pending appeal
Reading Police Dept. Linda K.M. Ludgate

Alfredo Payez-Palma

Aggravated Assault

May 12, 2011 

5 to 10 Years in PA DOC

Muhlenberg Twp. Police Dept.

 Linda K.M. Ludgate

 Alberto Mancebo Delivery of Cocaine

February 2, 2011

10 to 20 years in PA DOC

PSP - Reading Paul M. Yatron
Juan Rojas   Persons not to Possess a Firearm and Possessing a Firearm Without a License

January 21, 2011

5  to 17 years in PA DOC

pending appeal

Reading Police Dept. Linda K.M. Ludgate
 
Richard Clay Rinehart

Indecent Deviant Sexual Intercourse

January 13, 2011

10 to 20 years in PA DOC

PSP - Reading
Scott D. Keller
Luis Lopez Aggravated Assault

March 9, 2011

78 months to 15 years in PA DOC

pending appeal

Reading Police Dept. Paul M. Yatron
Javier Antonetty-Rodriguez Murder in the First Degree

February 16, 2011

Life in Prison

pending appeal

Reading Police Dept. Thomas G. Parisi