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Decisions of the Westmoreland County Judges

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Sunday, July 1, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

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.

• Dawn Renee Stewart, 32, of 76 Gibson Terrace, Connellsville

• Sarah E. Bair, 25, of 6 Cree Drive, Greensburg

• David Alexander Lee Hamilton, 34, of 1661 Brinkerton Road, Hempfield

• Marie Elizabeth Folmar, 22, of 958 Union Cemetery Road, Greensburg

• John Troy Shasko, 51, of 2691 Mickanin Road, North Huntingdon

• Jesse R. Maughan, 27, of Madison

• Jason K. Brokenbek, 39, of 107 Sally Lane, North Huntingdon

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 Rita D. Hathaway

• Thomas Len Aultz, 42, of 1421 Route 286, Export, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months, with six months of electronic monitoring. To a separate charge of driving under the influence, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months, with two months 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. Sentences are to run consecutively.

• Tracey Lynn Fisher, 42, of 5265 Route 982, Bradenville, pleaded guilty to conspiracy-retail theft. She was sentenced to probation for two years, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Keith Hermann, 22, of 856 Highland Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to statutory sexual assault and was sentenced to 11½ to 23 months in jail. To a separate charge of corruption of minors, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for three years. He was ordered to obtain a sex offender's evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run consecutively.

• Tracy Lynn Funk, 40, of 2408 Laveen St., Latrobe, charged with burglary, criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking, was accepted into the ARD program for two years. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Ronald G. Caldwell, 49, of 19 Bunger St., Ligonier, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years, with one year of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months. He was granted work release. To a separate charge of simple assault, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for two years. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Carol Lynn Levine, 32, of 571 Main St., North Huntingdon, charged with disorderly conduct, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. To separate charges of receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled substance, she was accepted into the ARD program for one year. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Matthew Tyler Bennett, 22, of 164 Good St., Clearfield, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence 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.

• Autumn Marie Dittmar, 25, 1271 Business Route 66, Greensburg, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sentenced to probation for one year. To separate charges of retail theft and conspiracy, she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for two years. Sentences are to run consecutively.

• Joseph Dudek, 28, of 3037 Roland St., Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for one year, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Eric Jason Newborn, 35, of 6 W. Harrison Ave., Latrobe, pleaded guilty to simple assault, was sentenced to probation for two years, ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. He was ordered to continue with mental health treatment and complete anger management classes.

• Lori Jean Schmucker, 50, of 1240 Mission Road, Unity, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months, with 40 days of electronic monitoring. She was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and her license was suspended for 12 months. She was granted work release.

Judge John E. Blahovec

• Tammy Lynn Wilson, 44, of 517 Ridge Ave., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia and was sentenced to two to 12 months in jail. To a separate charge of manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two to 12 months in jail. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Frederick Douglas Dupree II, 46, of 1174 Hill St., Lower Burrell, pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of children, simple assault and harassment. He was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail, was ordered to have no direct/indirect contact with minor children or his own until he completes parenting and anger management classes.

• Jacob Michael McAfee, 28, of 844 Ice Pond Road, Leechburg, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for two years and was ordered to continue in mental health treatment.

• Donald Fouse, 83, of 1100 Whitney Road, Leechburg, pleaded guilty to accidents involving death/injury-not properly licensed. He was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Clayton Lamar Evelyn, 32, of 4902 Route 66, Washington Township, pleaded guilty to simple assault and was sentenced to probation for two years. To a separate charge of simple assault, 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.

• Samantha Nicole Dinning, 23, of 553 Third St., Pitcairn, charged with simple assault and harassment, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Edy Elizabeth Allen, 26, of 541 Seventh St. Ext., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to conspiracy-burglary and burglary and was sentenced to 31 days to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Tyequawn S. Gray, 19, of 1245 Kenneth Ave., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to robbery and was sentenced to 89 days to 23 months in jai1, with credit for time served.

• Devin Tylor Bickel, 19, of 1512 1Kenneth Ave., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Brian Michael Frain, 27, of 2008 Bell St., Avonmore, pleaded guilty to burglary, criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking. He was sentenced to 60 days to 23 months in jail, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Mary Magdalene Ford, 22, of 1341 Amanda Ave., Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to aggravated and simple assault. She was sentenced to three to 12 months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Michael Joseph Mascara, 26, of 2217 Harrison Ave., Latrobe, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest/other law enforcement and simple assault. He was sentenced to one to two years in jail.

• Deborah Ann Hacker, 49, of 325 Main St., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sentenced to nine to 23 months in jail. To separate charges of possession of a controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Lisa Grace Wikert, 46, of 2310 Cottage Ave., Natrona Heights, pleaded guilty to criminal attempt-criminal homicide, criminal mischief and aggravated assault. She was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in jail. She was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Thomas Lee Simmons, 44, of 1947 Route 481, Monongahela, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was sentenced to 90 days in jail.

• Karina E. Garcia, 28, of 2028 Lincoln Ave., Latrobe, pleaded guilty to manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and possession of a controlled substance. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years, with six months of electronic monitoring.

• Alexa Moore, 20, of 3637 Route 982, Unity, pleaded guilty to manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. She was sentenced to three to 12 months in jail. To a separate charge of simple assault, she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run concurrently.

Judge Debra A. Pezze

• Dylan Andrew Ritter, 19, of 166 Candlebury Lane, McMurray, charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 12 months. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Hailey A. Shoemaker, 20, of 1025 Front St., Leisenring, charged with possession of instruments of crime, harassment and disorderly conduct, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Heather R. Wiltrout, 20, of 616 McNeary Ave., Ebensburg, charged with possession of instruments of crime, harassment and disorderly conduct, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Erskin Ray Mullins, 45, of 104½ N. Second St., West Newton, pleaded guilty to simple assault and was sentenced to 10 days to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• James C. Miller, 44, of 831 Highland Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and 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.

• Samantha M. Callaway, 20, of 112 Joyce Ave., West Newton, pleaded guilty to violation of the state Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act. She was sentenced to probation for one year, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Aaron D. Bell, 23, of 106 Elmur Drive, West Point, Hempfield, pleaded guilty to violation of the state Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act. He was sentenced to probation for one year. To a separate charge of violation of the same law, 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.

• Jason Williams, 32, of 145 First St., Smithton, pleaded guilty to retail theft and was sentenced to intensive probation for three years. He was ordered to be evaluated for the day reporting center and follow all recommendations.

• Chasity Marie Lint, 30, of 1825 Baldridge Ave., Connellsville, pleaded guilty to forgery, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. She was sentenced to probation for two years and was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

 

 
 


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