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Published: Sunday, Jan. 18, 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 that defendants admit guilt, but does require that they be placed on probation. 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.

• Steven Dennis Czapp, 32, of 610 River Road, West Brownsville.

• Brandon Michael Sticca, 23, of 560 Stanton St., Greensburg.

• Garnet Rae Starr, 20, of 2 Pittsburgh St., Lower Burrell.

• Terry Kovacic, 29, of 2934 Jersey St., McKeesport.

• Christopher J. Walter, 40, of 1316 Laurel Wood Road, Pottstown.

• John Lester Aaron, 54, of Hart Street, Slickville.

• Chris J. Thompson, 48, of 163 Fenneltown Road, New Alexandria.

• Brittany Gillam, 22, of 303 W. Second St., Ontario, Calif.

• Robert L. Ressler, 20, of 922 Evans St., Jeannette.

• Allison Janice Hurley, 19, of 149 Slate Run Road, Hempfield.

• Bradley Jay Martinez, 24, of 6982 Berkshire Drive, Murrysville.

• Peter M. Pelish, 52, of 10188 Lavonne Drive, North Huntingdon.

• Alfred T. Monstrola, 51, of 2847 Route 31, Acme.

• Jessica Ann Cortileso, 24, of 358 Woodberry Drive, Allegheny Township.

• Erika Elaine Hoyer, 35, of 711 Sherwood Circle, Youngwood.

• David Joseph Eisaman, 37, of Academy Lane, Southwest.

• Jeremiah John Rigoni, 26, of 5041 Bateman Lane, Jeannette.

• Timothy Chase Croyle, 20, of 1314 Hancock Ave., Vandergrift.

• Russell Sachs Norris, 23, of 220 Sussex Way, Unity.

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 that defendants admit guilt, but does require 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

• Don E. Turner, 51, of 25 Wilson Ave., Greensburg, 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.

• Nancy Quigley, 51, of 670 Sportsman Drive, Salem, charged with terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another and simple assault, was accepted into the ARD program for six months.

• Little Angel Goodwill, 34, of 9118 Otto Road, Otto, N.Y., pleaded guilty to retail theft. She was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Bradley Vaughn Plowman, 39, of 217 Aurora St., Delmont, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence-third offense. He 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.

• Charles Lee Sisler, 38, of 219 Brown St., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to 48 hours to six months in jail. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months.

• Paula Jean Armstrong, 46, of 5555 Route 982, Derry, pleaded guilty to retail theft. She was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Nathan Paul Fox, 24, of 1629 Main St., West Leechburg, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Kelvin Lee Lumpkin Jr., 20, of 321 James St., Turtle Creek, charged with possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 30 days.

• Kenneth Lorenzo Johnson Jr., 20, of 1216 Constitution Blvd., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to probation for six months.

• Mickey Remington Mele, 19, of 241 Trailer Blvd., Lower Burrell, pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering another person and reckless driving. He was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Daniel Joseph Maggi, 32, of 514 Longfellow St., Vandergrift, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for nine months.

Judge Rita D. Hathaway

• Joshua James Brisson, 23, of 3000 S. Grande Blvd., Hempfield, pleaded guilty to smell/inhale toxic releasing substances and possession of a solvent for release of toxic vapors/fumes. He was sentenced to 60 days to 12 months in jail, to be followed by probation for one year. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow recommended treatment.

• Albert Matthew Thomas, 21, of 720 Chambers Ave., Jeannette, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 30 days.

• Sean Michael Mills, 21, of 10253 Center Highway, North Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking and simple assault. He was sentenced to 12 days to 12 months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Deandre Jamal Jones, 22, of 1322 Samantha Way, North Huntingdon, charged with possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 30 days.

• Maurice Jeffrey Johnson, 20, of 4820 Coleridge St., Pittsburgh, charged with possession of a controlled substance, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.

• Charles Chase Macierowski, 22, of 245 Manor Road, Delmont, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. 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/school release.

• Christopher Ray Cornman, 20, of 383 Rose Ave., Harrison City, charged with theft by unlawful taking, criminal conspiracy and receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for nine months.

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

• Carmen Jones, 39, of 1114 North Ave., Wilkinsburg, who pleaded guilty to retail theft, was sentenced to 20 days to 23 months in jail.

• Brandon F. Simola, 28, of 416 Butterfield Drive, North Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to 60 days to 12 months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Steven Cassidy, 19, of 730 Sellers Ave., Jeannette, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.

• Andrew Kakol, 19, of 15 Oakridge Drive, Penn Township, charged with unauthorized use of credit cards and theft by deception, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Gwen Marie Peaco, 20, of 383 Rose Ave., Harrison City, charged with criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy and receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for nine months.

• Carrie Ann Tenberg, 35, of 330 Alexander Ave., Greensburg, charged with possession of a controlled substance by person not registered, theft by unlawful taking and possession of marijuana, was accepted into the ARD program for two years. She was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,970.21.

• Wendy M. Chelednik, 33, of 344 Pine Hollow Road, Trafford, pleaded guilty to access device issued to another who did not authorize use, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. She was sentenced to 60 days to 23 months in jail. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Terrence Michael Carrol, 34, of 4009 School Road South, Murrysville, charged with access device issued to another who did not authorize use and receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for two years. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Michael V. Sadosky, 21, of 9925 Tyler St., North Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to 48 hours to six months in jail. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months.

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

Judge Debra A. Pezze

• Carlos E. Jackson, 62, of 421 Tenth St., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass. He was sentenced to nine to 23 months in jail.

• April Lynn Alsippi, 25, of 122 Grant Ave., Vandergrift, pleaded guilty to retail theft and possession of a controlled substance. She was sentenced to probation for two years and ordered to comply with drug and alcohol treatment.

• Jeffrey Allen Peace, 48, of Yatesboro pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 45 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.

• Chanda Madaline Rua, 34, of 116 Rudolph Place, Apollo, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. She was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Jeffrey Scott Bashioum, 24, of 113 Caribou Circle, Lower Burrell, pleaded guilty to fraud alter/forged/counterfeit title registration insurance. He was sentenced to probation for 60 days.

• Joshua Emmanuel Simpkins, 21, of 169 Faybern Court, Verona, charged with criminal trespass, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Damon Davis, 44, of 8936 Eastwood Road, Penn Hills, pleaded guilty to corruption of minors and sell/furnish liquor etc. minor. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Bradley Sean Craig, 20, of 4250 Sardis Road, Murrysville, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.

• Nicholas Steven Alexander, 30, of 414 1/2 Lowell St., Vandergrift, 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.

• Derek Anthony Hill, 21, of 1147 Red Oak Drive, Harrison City, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.

• Nathan Lewis Shipman, 19, of 714 Main St., Hyde Park, charged with receiving stolen property and theft from a motor vehicle, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• James Paul Schafer, 45, of 924 Oakmont Ave., Oakmont, charged with identity theft, was accepted into the ARD program for two years.

Judge Richard E. McCormick Jr.

• Adam Michael Tebbets, 31, of 112 Station Road, Yukon, was sentenced to state intermediate punishment for 24 months for the charge of driving under the influence-fifth offense. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months.

• Robert Michael Kuszajewski, 40, of 724 Sagamore St., Greensburg, was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in jail for the charges of indecent deviate sexual intercourse threat forcible compulsion, indecent deviate sexual intercourse person less than 16 years of age, aggravated indecent assault without consent, endangering the welfare of children, indecent exposure, corruption of minors, criminal solicitation-rape forcible compulsion and incest. He was found to be a sexually violent predator.

• Nathan Ryan Vandyke, 19, of 122 Candlelight Drive, Ruffsdale, charged with fleeing or attempting to elude officer and recklessly endangering another person, was accepted into the ARD program for one year

• Kelvin Duane Myers, 55, of 618 Pittsburgh Pike, Ruffsdale, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to 11 1/2 to 23 months in jail.

• Robert Lee Brown, 20, of 904 N. Jefferson St., Connellsville, pleaded guilty to robbery and criminal attempt. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years with 10 months of electronic monitoring.

• Deborah A. Shawley, 44, of 237 North Ave., East Pittsburgh, was sentenced to 10 to 40 years in jail for the charge of murder in the third degree.

• Jordan L. Japalucci, 22, of 415 Jefferson St., Latrobe, pleaded guilty to corruption of minors. He was sentenced to one year less one day to two years less two days in jail, followed by probation for two years.

• Berton Daniel Overstake, 55, of 154 Alexander Ave., Greensburg, 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 granted work release.

• Joshua Stevens, 18, of 50 Lawton Ave., Uniontown, charged with simple assault, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

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

 

 
 


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