First Posted: 6/15/2008
Magisterial Judge Fred A. Pierantoni III, Esq., announced his monthly report for District Court 11-1-04 for the month of May. The Court serves Avoca, Dupont, Duryea, Hughestown, and Pittston City. During the month, 308 cases were filed in the magisterial district. Criminal Complaints including misdemeanor and felony charges totaled 51 filings. Civil complaints involving amounts in controversy of up to $8000 accounted for 30 filings. A total of 194 traffic citations were filed with the court along with an additional 33 non-traffic summary citations such as disorderly conduct and criminal mischief. The office collected and disbursed to each municipal entity the statutory fines and cost due each municipality according to state law as follows: $2,072.77 to Avoca Borough, $948.04 to Dupont Borough, $2,209.12 to Duryea Borough, $206.60 to Hughestown Borough, and $1,937.35 to Pittston City. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania received $16,290.61 and Luzerne County received $4,573.44. District Court 11-1-04 is located in Pittston City Hall. The office may be reached at 655-0552. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. the office is open each Tuesday until 6 p.m. The office is staffed by Cathy Ford, Romaine Ren and Sara Cicon.