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Decisions of the Westmoreland County judges

The following is a list of defendants charged with a first offense of driving under the influence in Westmoreland County criminal court. These defendants receive a standard sentence that includes enrollment in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program for one year, attendance at an alcohol highway safety school and a period of license suspension. If they satisfactorily complete the program, they may then file a petition to have the case expunged. Unless otherwise noted, court costs are placed on the defendant.

-- Kristen Elaine Miller, 24, of 2380 Scotch Hill Road, North Huntingdon.

-- John C. Cortese Sr., 59, of 1247 Jeffrey Drive, North Huntingdon.

-- Ralph Stephen Stelzil, 60, of 3319 Orchard Drive, McKeesport.

-- David Anthony, 43, of 3 S. Rolling Hills Ave., Irwin.

-- Elizabeth Ann Josefoski, 30, of 641 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum.

-- Aaron Michael Niezgoda, 30, of 408 Jean Drive, Mt. Pleasant.

-- Kevin Robert Caffrey, 27, of 109 Armor Drive, Laughlintown.

-- David J. Rosensteel, 46, of 610 Beatty Drive, Greensburg.

-- David Robert Prinkey, 30, of 113 Pine Drive, New Stanton.

-- Jeffrey Nicholas Parrish III, 20, of 713 Trefoil Court, Monroeville.

The following is a partial list of criminal cases handled by judges in the most recent term of Westmoreland County criminal court. Some of the cases involve first-time offenders being enrolled in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program. The ARD program does not require an admission of guilt, but participants are placed in the program for up to two years. If they satisfactorily complete the program, they may then file a petition to have the case expunged. Unless otherwise noted, court costs are placed on the defendant.

JUDGE ALFRED B. BELL

-- Marcus Emmett Deithorn, 49, of 137 Dolphin Lane, Greensburg, pleaded guilty to loitering and prowling at nighttime. He was sentenced to probation for one year, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

-- Dionne Lee McKelvin, 32, of 37 12th St., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to simple assault was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years with six months of intermediate punishment.

-- Stevenson Guffey, 49, of 1500 Five Pines Road, North Huntingdon, charged with receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

-- Mark Bruggeman II, 35, of 2408 Oniel Blvd., White Oak, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence-second offense. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 60 days of electronic monitoring, was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school, and his license was suspended for 12 months. He was granted work release.

-- Lauren L. Errett, 30, of 605 Michigan Ave. Rear, Jeannette, pleaded guilty to habitual offenders. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for one year with 90 days of electronic monitoring.

-- Jennifer Marie Nicely, 23, of 121 N. Second St., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence -- second offense. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with six months of electronic monitoring. She was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and her license was suspended for 18 months. She was granted work release.

-- Ryan J. Thompson, 25, of 5734 Kemerer Hollow Road, Murrysville, pleaded guilty to false identification to law enforcement officer. He was sentenced to four to 12 months in jail, with credit for time served.

-- John G. Hohn IV, 27, of 115 Talbot Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to robbery and retail theft. He was sentenced to two to 23 months in jail, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

-- Jule Aaron Mascherman, 23, of 134 Mertz Way, Greensburg, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief. He was sentenced to four to 23 months in jail, was ordered to watch "The Cinderella Man" and write a letter to the judge. He was ordered to pay restitution of $3,164.

-- Michael Ryan Lynch, 33, of 213 Bridge St., Wilmerding, pleaded guilty to simple possession. He was sentenced to probation for one year, was ordered to undergo a drug evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

-- Daniel Thomas Messer, 20, of 574 Fairfield Drive, West Point, Hempfield, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to probation for one year. To a separate charge of use/possession of drug paraphernalia, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run consecutively.

-- Matthew John Murphy, 26, of 3339 Route 130, Harrison City, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to 48 hours to six months in jail. To a separate charge of driving under the influence, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 72 hours to six months in jail. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school, and his license was suspended for 12 months. Sentences are to run consecutively.

-- Daniel J. Harbaugh, 22, of 27 E. First Ave., Latrobe, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence -- second offense. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 30 days of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months. He was granted work release.

-- Brenden Scott Lilja, 19, of 132 Janyce Drive, Hempfield, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for one year. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

-- Dyllion James Lusher, 19, of 207 S. Main St., Washington, charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for one year. He was ordered to watch "The Cinderella Man" and write a letter to the judge.

-- James Lowell Fye III, 19, of 594 Baltzer Meyer Pike, Hempfield, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for one year. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

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