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Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009
 

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 one-month driver's license suspension. The ARD program does not require defendants to admit guilt, but does require that they be placed on probation. If they satisfactorily complete the probation, they must then file a petition to have the case expunged. Unless otherwise noted, court costs are placed on the defendant.

• John Mason, 66, of 217 Catalpa St., New Kensington.

• Greggory Eugene Bell, 52, of 3036 Route 119 North, New Alexandria.

• Richard Brooke Hinkle, 28, of 450 Carpenter Lane, North Huntingdon.

• Natalie Theresa Yohman, 22, of 152 Larkspur Circle, Mt. Pleasant.

• Robert E. Fisher, 75, of 411 Vista Lane, Murrysville.

• Todd Lawrence Wiedl, 44, of 2139 Route 908, Natrona Heights.

• Robert John Roush III, 37, of 1011 Bennett Ave., Jeannette.

• Rita K. Pierson, 28, of 340 Redds Mill Road, Charleroi.

• Gary Fuller, 51, of 206 Fairview Drive, Irwin.

• Sunni Rose Varacalli, 21, of 378 Cornstock Drive, North Huntingdon.

• Dan Minh Ngo, 21, of 1915 Grandview Ave., Irwin.

• Thomas J. Krause, 28, of 11751 Dennis Circle, North Huntingdon.

• Jared D. Pasparage, 26, of 103 Biddle Ave., Pittsburgh.

• Brett Edward Stouffer, 54, of 2436 Jodi Ave., Latrobe.

• Michael Paul Knott, 25, of 125 Rear Wonder St., Johnstown.

• Richard Novak, 55, of 276 Ridge Ave., New Kensington.

• Christine Rose Scirotto, 57, of 17 Stracke Ave., Monessen.

• Jennifer Lynn Wright, 39, of 4200 Sweetbriar Drive, Irwin.

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 requires that they be placed on probation for up to two years. If they satisfactorily complete the probation, they may then file a petition to have the case expunged. Unless otherwise noted, court costs are placed on the defendant.

Judge John E. Blahovec

• Brenton Trenney, 24, of 1119 Route 56 East, Apollo, pleaded guilty to retail theft. He was sentenced to six days to six months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Neil J. Svehla, 25, of 300 W. Third St., Derry, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence-second offense. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with six months 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.

• Kruz Edward Nicely, 20, of 110 John St., Latrobe, pleaded guilty to burglary. He was sentenced to 11 12 to 23 months in jail.

• Zachary David Kimmick, 18, of 5056 Route 982, Latrobe, pleaded guilty to criminal attempt-indecent exposure. He was sentenced to three to 23 months in jail. 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 or continue in his current treatment. Sentences are to run consecutively.

• Philip Louis Ramon Owen, 36, of 1243 Woodmont Ave., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to one to five years in jail. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months.

• Elise M. Conley, 31, of 306 Duquesne Ave., Trafford, charged with allow gambling, was accepted into the ARD program for six months.

• Justin Thomas Hagofsky, 32, of 251 Grantz Hollow Road, Vandergrift, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence-second offense. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 60 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.

• Steven Andrew Shaulis, 22, of 198 Emert Road, Stahlstown, charged with fleeing or attempting to elude officer, was accepted into the ARD program for six months.

• Jonathan Simms, 24, of 2462 State Route 130, Latrobe, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 12 months.

• Derek Carl Hileman, 21, of 17 12 Chestnut St., Kittanning, pleaded guilty to theft property lost etc. by mistake. He was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Doug L.E. Dempsey, 22, of 211 Main St., Latrobe, pleaded guilty to statutory sexual assault. He was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail. He was also ordered to undergo a sex offender's evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Nathan Steven Forish, 20, of 220 W. Third St., Derry, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for 30 days.

• Alexis Beau Hetherington, 31, of 1301 Harrison Ave., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to retail theft, forgery, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. She was sentenced to 37 days to 23 months in jail.

• Kristie Lee Ann Belcher, 21, of 333 Main St., Latrobe, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy. She was sentenced to probation for two years. She was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Tiffany Beeman, 22, of 1154 Route 217, Derry, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy. She was sentenced to probation for two years. She was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation or continue in her current treatment.

• Robert Kevin Robson, 50, of 224 Simon Lane, West Newton, charged with possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for one year.

• James Edward Hammonds Jr., 43, of 1525 Sixth Ave., Beaver Falls, was sentenced to probation for two years for the charge of simple assault.

• David G. Ash, 41, of 1194 Jefferson Ave., North Vandergrift, pleaded guilty to fleeing or attempting to elude. He was sentenced to 10 to 23 months in jail.

• Gary Summerill, 48, of 202 Hook St., Mars, pleaded guilty to deceptive business practices. He was sentenced to three to 23 months in jail.

• Timothy Francis King, 34, of 941 Hannastown Road, New Alexandria, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to one to five years in jail. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months.

• Lony Mori, 29, of 622 First Ave., Sutersville, was sentenced to one to two years in jail for the charges of driving under the influence and retail theft. She was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and her license was suspended for 18 months.

• Anne G. Clark, 60, of 1264 Orchard Road, Ligonier, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 30 days of electronic monitoring. She was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and her license was suspended for 12 months. She was also granted work release.

• Bruce Dowell, 49, of 444 Sidney St., Southwest Greensburg, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to 10 days to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served. He was also ordered to continue his current treatment.

• Randy Zane Wingrove, 54, of 710 Eastmont Drive, Greensburg, charged with identity theft, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Jesse Lloyd Spade, 24, of 371 Story Road, Export, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest/other law enforcement and criminal mischief. He was sentenced to probation for one year. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Christine Good, 51, of 325 Walnut Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to illegally operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock. She was sentenced to probation for six months.

Judge Rita D. Hathaway

• Melissa Ann Chaya, 29, of 417 Washington St., Saltsburg, pleaded guilty to retail theft. She was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Tiara Nicole Simpson, 37, of 1741 Belleau Drive, North Side, Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to criminal attempt. She was sentenced to probation for 12 months.

• Terrence Michael Carroll, 34, of 4009 School Road South, Murrysville, charged with access device issued to another who did not authorize use, was accepted into the ARD program for two years.

• Darrell Defalco, 35, of 500 Wall Ave., Wall, pleaded guilty to theft by deception. He was sentenced to probation for two years. He was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $3,000.

• Timothy Olszewski, 25, of 28B Penn Ave., North Irwin, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Timothy James Rua, 50, of 1359 Main St., West Leechburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence-second offense. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with six months 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.

• Alexander J. Navarro, 25, of 3264 Cardinal Drive, Murrysville, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 60 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.

• George Charles Bernhardy, 45, of 267 Candleberry Lane, Penn, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to probation for one year. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Wendy M. Cheldnik, 33, of 344 Pine Hollow Road, Trafford, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sentenced to probation for one year and was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Justin Walak, 25, of 204 W. Broad St., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to retail theft and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Brain Shunk, 23, of 3208 Bratkovich Drive, Claridge, pleaded guilty to exceed maximum speed limit by 27 mph. He was sentenced to time served to 12 months in jail. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Kevin Lamont Hartman, 19, of 221 S. Sixth St., Jeannette, charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for 60 days.

• Joie Lynn Williams, 40, of 500 Green St., Greensburg, charged with retail theft, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Laura Lee Ligus, 21, of 220 General St., Forbes Road, charged with retail theft and criminal conspiracy, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Timothy J. Miller, 24, of 145 Alexander Ave., Greensburg, charged with retail theft and criminal conspiracy, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Luis A. Saucedo-Badillo, 38, of 187 Alyson Lane, North Wilksboro, N.C., pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months.

• Jason Gary Ingelido, 27, of 4400 Sweetbriar Drive, Irwin, charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,800.

• Ricco Angel Diaz, 23, of 13498 State Route 30, Irwin, charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. He was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,800.

• Henry E. Albright Jr., 41, of 204 Rockytop Lane, Mt. Pleasant, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence-second offense. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with six months of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months. He was also granted work release.

Judge Debra A. Pezze

• John Morgan, 19, of 793 Myers Drive, New Kensington, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 30 days.

• Nathan Robert Fink, 19, of 4665 Marjorie Drive, Murrysville, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.

• Donna Lynn Hudepohl, 43, of 367 Lefever Hill, Cheswick, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sentenced to probation for six months. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Jennifer Lynn Russick, 38, of 121 Caribou Circle, Lower Burrell, pleaded guilty to false identification to law enforcement officer and defiant trespass. She was sentenced to probation for six months.

• Timothy Lookhart, 48, of 320 N. Second St., Apollo, charged with sell/furnish liquor etc. minor, was accepted into the ARD program for six months.

• Lebrean Hartsfield, 35, of 313 Linden St., Vandergrift, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for one year. She was ordered to attend and complete anger management classes.

• Donald Joseph Truffa, 22, of 1863 Dime Road, Vandergrift, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking. He was sentenced to time served to 23 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• David M. Cascone, 23, of 227 Community Park Road, Vandergrift, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for one year. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Edward Frye, 70, of Crabtree, pleaded nolo contendere to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to two to four years in jail.

• Mathew Anthony Blystone, 20, of 1122 Birch Rock Lane, Vandergrift, pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy. He was sentenced to probation for two years. He was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,995.

• Donna L. Holleran, 50, of 321 Logan Lane, New Alexandria, was sentenced to 10 days to 23 months in jail to be followed by probation for two years for the charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

• Tamara Dinino Robinson, 50, of 11 N. Urania Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. 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 also granted work release.

• Kristin M. Weightman, 25, of 904 Arlington Ave., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property. She was sentenced to probation for two years. She was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Lisa Marie Burnette, 23, of 3000 S. Grand Blvd., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sentenced to six days to six months in jail.

• Matthew E. Tassone, 20, of 222 Candleberry Lane, Adamsburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 60 days of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months.

• Patricia Griffith, 43, of 725 Russian St., California, pleaded guilty to retail theft. She was sentenced to 30 days to 12 months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Gregory Terrance Savage, 23, of 862 Constitution Blvd., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to one to two years in jail.

• Samantha Pirl, 32, of 214 Cooperidge Court, Greensburg, pleaded guilty to retail theft. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 30 days of electronic home monitoring.

• Sherry L. Rager, 44, of 311 N. First St., Jeannette, was accepted into the ARD program for two years for the charges of theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, tampering with public record/information, receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy and unsworn false authorized written statement.

• Ronald W. Rager, 46, of 311 N. First St., Jeannette, was accepted into the ARD program for two years for the charges of theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, tampering with public record/information, receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy and unsworn false authorized written statement.

• Kirk A. Lindgren, 40, of 2447 Saxonburg Blvd., Cheswick, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Clint D. Helmick, 44, of 310 Grace Ave., Canonsburg, was sentenced to probation for five years for the charge of indecent assault/person less than 13 years of age. He was ordered to undergo a sex offender's evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Supervision is to be transferred to Washington County.

• Jerry Landis Mintz Jr., 42, of 315 Steel Ave., Hannastown, was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail for the charges of photograph/film/depict on computer sex act-child, possession of child pornography and invasion of privacy.

• Stephen Andrew Thompkins, 23, of 760 N. Main St., Greensburg, was sentenced to 11 12 to 23 months in jail for the charge of rape/person less than 13 years of age. He was ordered to attend and complete sex offender's treatment.

• Ronald Edward Dreistadt, 50, of 132 Fredrick Drive, Manor, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 40 days of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months. He was also granted work release.

• Brian T. Clinton, 30, of 14018 Taylor Ave., Arnold, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance by person not registered. He was sentenced to three to six months in jail.

• Ronald Earl Liggett, 52, of 415 12 Weldon St., Latrobe, was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in jail for the charge of rape of a child. He was ordered to have no direct/indirect contact with the victim or any minor child.

• Jeffrey Knuckles, 53, of 1237 Kenneth Ave., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to burglary and criminal mischief. He was sentenced to 21 to 42 months in jail.

• Scott Kevin Oberdorf, 39, of 1546 North Ave., West Leechburg, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest/other law enforcement. He was sentenced to three to 23 months in jail. He was also ordered to undergo drug/alcohol and mental health evaluations and follow all recommended treatment.

• Robert Daniel Lloyd, 40, of 367 Lafever Hill, Cheswick, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia and false identification to law enforcement officer. He was sentenced to probation for 12 months. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Becky Heimark, 34, of 1246 White Cloud Road, Leechburg, pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of children, sell/furnish liquor etc. minor and disorderly conduct. She was sentenced to time served to two months in jail. She was also ordered to attend and complete parenting classes.

• Matthew Joseph Strother, 19, of 1002 Keystone Park Road, Derry, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 30 days.

• Jacob Ryan Klingensmith, 26, of 1383 Ash Road, Vandergrift, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for six months.

• Kim Adams, 33, of 416B Franklin St., East Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years.

• Shannon Prosser, 28, of 303 Sherwood Drive, Lower Burrell, charged with endangering the welfare of children, was accepted into the ARD program for two years.

• Erin Darney, 31, of 1470 Garrets Run Road, Ford City, charged with retail theft, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Rainey E. Leon III, 58, of 528 Constitution Blvd., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Tara D. Matuszky, 38, of 104 Valley Stream Drive, Delmont, was sentenced to two years of state intermediate punishment for the charges of criminal conspiracy, acquire or obtain possession of a controlled substance and procure for self/other drug by forgery

• David Donofrio, 41, of 100 Crestview, Penn Hills, pleaded guilty to retail theft and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

Judge Richard E. McCormick Jr.

• Lineen Rose Wright, 21, of 104 Valley Stream Drive, Delmont, charged with access device issued to another who did not authorize use and theft by unlawful taking, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. To separate charges of forgery and access device issued to another who did not authorize use, she was accepted into the ARD program for one year. Sentences are to run consecutively.

• Daniel Maurice Towler, 22, of 705 Rostraver St., Monessen, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to three 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.

• Derrick Dixon, 21, of 409 Fifth St., Charleroi, pleaded guilty to defiant trespass, simple assault and harassment. He was sentenced to 53 days to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Stephen F. Matinsky, 33, of 1514 Rostraver St., Monessen, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to 74 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.

• Eric Eugene Seighman, 26, of 312 Maple Creek Road, Charleroi, pleaded guilty to retail theft. He was sentenced to seven 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.

• Thomas Majors, 29, of 646 Locust Ave., Monessen, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to three 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.

• Suzanne E. Farabaugh, 28, of 16 Owl Hollow Road, Ligonier Township, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence-second offense. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 30 days of electronic monitoring. She was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and her license was suspended for 12 months.

• Brandon Michael Danilchak, 21, of 19 Mulberry St., Belle Vernon, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He 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.

• Lucas Scott Hill, 23, of 532 Sidney St., Southwest Greensburg, charged with possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.

• Kenneth L. Cornell, 38, of 24 S. Church St., Mt. Pleasant, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance by person not registered, 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.

• John Dick Skemp, 59, of 629 Garfield Ave., Scottdale, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He 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.

 

 
 


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