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Decisions of Westmoreland County judges

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Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
 

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 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 Debra A. Pezze

• Eric Arrow, 38, of 502 Deborah Jane Drive, Plum, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to probation for two years. He was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $15,698.53.

• Benjamin Wayne Crytzer, 22, of 918 Old State Road, Kiskiminetas, Armstrong County, 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.

• Danielle McWilliams, 34, of 192 Howard St., Pittsburgh, charged with secure execution documents by deception, was accepted into the ARD program for two years. She was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $4,032.

• Edward Paul Stone Jr., 43, of 104 Caribou Circle, Allegheny Township, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to probation for three years.

• Christopher M. Walker, 30, of 1138 Rodgers St., Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for six months.

• Jesse Bryan Hawk, 21, of 310 Baird Court, North Huntingdon, charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 12 months. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

Judge Rita D. Hathaway

• Joseph M. Shea, 46, of 138 Washington Ave., Vandergrift, pleaded nolo contendere to criminal mischief. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Carl V. Cancro Jr., 34, of 270 Candle Berry Lane, Hempfield, 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.

• Nicholas Gasparro, 21, of 333 Eagle Lane, New Alexandria, was sentenced to probation for six months for the charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

• Shelly Allen, 45, of 85 Knight Lane, Washington, charged with bad checks, was accepted into the ARD program for six months.

• Robert Benard Stein, 42, of 1502 Jennifer Court, North Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 180 days 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.

• Drew Michael Simanski, 20, of 134 Whistle Drive, Harrison City, charged with criminal mischief, criminal conspiracy and disorderly conduct, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. He was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,271.60.

• Ashley Nicole Mason, 19, of 49 Observatory St., Manor, charged with criminal mischief, criminal conspiracy and disorderly conduct, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. She was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,271.60.

• Gregory P. Tickerhoof, 29, of 53 Caruthers Lane, Irwin, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to probation for six months.

• Michael E. Nuss, 21, of 412 Clawson Ave., Youngwood, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance by person not registered. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Thomas C. Soyke, 49, of 905 Eighth St., Irwin, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to probation for 30 days.

• Robert C. Antal, 51, of 161 Tanner St., Export, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 30 days.

• Randy Jones, 29, of 806 Cedar Village, York, 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.

• Arthur Smith, 39, of 226 E. 16th St., Homestead, pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of motor/other vehicles. He was sentenced to 60 days to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Jeremy Shrum, 19, of 602 Wall Ave., Pitcairn, charged with possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 30 days.

• Michael Stojakovich, 22, of 1721 Marion Drive, North Huntingdon, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.

• Alexander Justin Gearhart, 29, of 301 Washington Ave., West Brownsville, pleaded guilty to retail theft. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for one year with three months of electronic monitoring.

• Jacob Albert Frye, 25, of 709 Bullitt Ave., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to public drunkenness and possession of a controlled substance by person not registered. He was sentenced to probation for one year and was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Jerome Pryor, 22, of 326 Highland Manor, Monessen, charged with disorderly conduct, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Ronald William Shaffer, 67, of 510 Three Mile Hill, Mt. Pleasant, pleaded guilty to failure to comply with registration of sexual offenders requirements. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for one year with nine months of electronic monitoring.

• Michael Allen Lawrence, 37, of 1046 Indian Marker Road, Millersville, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 180 days of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months.

• Dorene Ruth Johnson, 37, of 32 Zellers Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She was sentenced to 72 hours to six months in jail. She was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and her license was suspended for 18 months.

• Robert G. Derry, 19, of 1425 Walnut Ave., Monessen, pleaded guilty to simple assault and terroristic threats. He was sentenced to probation for one year. He was also ordered to successfully complete anger management classes.

• Joseph Russell Wright VI, 20, of 13221 Ardara Road, Ardara, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest/other law enforcement and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to 17 days to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served. He was also ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Christopher Ronald Valerio, 39, of 632 Delaware St., Monessen, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years with 90 days electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months.

• Thomas Wells, 22, of 809 McKean Ave., Charleroi, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to time served to 12 months in jail.

• Robert Playford Lilley, 26, of 708 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, pleaded guilty to theft by deception. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for one year with 90 days of electronic monitoring.

• Richard Anthony Cook, 22, of 1736 Hancock Ave., Oklahoma, pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy and criminal mischief. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Jason Monroe Davis, 26, of 1417 Old William Penn Highway, New Alexandria, pleaded guilty to forgery. 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. He was also ordered not to use any computers or Internet services.

• David A. Fortino, 20, of 5 Cuyler Ave., Jeannette, charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for two years.

• Steven Robert Breckenridge, 22, of 40 Robinhood Road, Havre de Grace, Md., pleaded guilty to robbery and simple assault. He was sentenced to 60 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.

• Jason F. Kuzman, 23, of Greensburg RD4, pleaded guilty to use possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for six months. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

Judge Richard E. McCormick Jr.

• Gary Dale Walker, 44, of 11 Bryd St., Leechburg, was sentenced to one to 23 months in jail for the charge of indecent assault person less than 13 years of age. To a separate charge of indecent assault person less than 13 years of age he was sentenced to probation for two years. He was ordered to attend sex offender's treatment and he does not meet the criteria for a sexually violent predator. Sentences are to run consecutively.

• Wilie Guy, 38, of 945 Washington Blvd., Pittsburgh, was sentenced to one year less one day to two years less two days in jail for the charge of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver.

• Natalie Teresa Isbell, 24, of 507 Hill St., North Belle Vernon, pleaded guilty to retail theft. She was sentenced to probation for two years.

• William Feltes, 56, of 613 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, pleaded guilty to five counts of stalking. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years with six months of electronic monitoring to be followed by probation for two years. He was ordered to undergo a sex offender's evaluation and continue in his current mental health treatment.

• Allan Malcom Lomax, 18, of 324 Oneida St., Monessen, pleaded guilty to simple assault and criminal conspiracy. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Douglas Daniel Cindric, 28, of 1368 Beaver Run Road, Salem, charged with 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. He was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $7,550.26.

• Skyler James Carter, 18, of 1137 Marelda Ave., Donora, charged with possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for one day.

• William C. Stoll Jr., 31, of 407 Madison Ave., Herminie, 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.

• Lloyd Matthew McIntosh, 47, of 1450 Mt. Pleasant Road, West Newton, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass. He was sentenced to probation for one year. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Joshua McClain, 23, of 301 Terrance Ave., Mt. Pleasant, 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 at attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months. He was also granted work release.

• Perry Groh, 38, of 6741 Route 22, Greensburg, pleaded guilty to defiant trespass. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Shanna Mae Ruff, 22, of 692 Upper Tabernacle Road, Stahlstown, charged with access device issued to another who did not authorize use, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Jessica Walters, 25, of 627 Sherman St., Johnstown, pleaded guilty to retail theft. She was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Kevin Edward Nicholson, 42, of 228 Clay Ave., Mt. Pleasant, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to 14 days to 12 months in jail, with credit for time served. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. He was also ordered to attend and complete anger management classes.

• Timothy M. Pugh, 30, of 41 Woodside Drive, North Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for six months.

• James King, 31, of 558 Virgin Run Road, Vanderbilt, pleaded guilty to retail theft and possess instruments of crime. He was sentenced to two to 23 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Shawn L. Johnson, 25, of 108 Skyline Drive, Pittsburgh, charged with possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for one year.

• Robert J. Eiben, 22, of 818 Blueridge Road, Pittsburgh, charged with possession of marijuana, corruption of minors and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for one year.

• Sylvia C. Cooper, 48, of 503 Birmingham Drive, North Huntingdon, charged with retail theft, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. She was ordered to continue in her current treatment.

• Jason Williams, 28, of 516 Broad Ave. Rear, North Belle Vernon, pleaded guilty to burglary and criminal mischief. 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.

• Matthew M. Lenkiewicz, 19, of 3797 Old William Penn Highway, Murrysville, pleaded guilty to statutory sexual assault, corruption of minors and indecent assault person less than 16 years of age. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years with six months of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Jacob James Macey, 22, of 188 Macey Road, Unity, 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.

• Renee Berberick, 50, of 7 Brattleboro Drive, Saybrook Village, 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.

• Peter S. Faulks, 21, of 217 Linden Ave., Monessen, pleaded guilty to retail theft. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Khristopher Dale Cravener, 31, of 1707 Ridge Road, Penn Township, 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.

• Joshua Lawrence Shirey, 27, of 726 Lincoln St., Bolivar, was sentenced to four to 12 years in jail for the charge of rape forcible compulsion. He was ordered to attend sex offender's treatment. To a separate charge of terroristic threats with intent to terrorize, he also pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for two years. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Brandon Veschio, 24, of 1028 Reeves Ave., Monessen, pleaded guilty to bad checks and access device issued to another who did not authorize use. He was sentenced six to 23 months in jail to be followed by probation for two years. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $5,792.21.

• Warren Harry McCarthy Jr., 35, of 419 S. Fifth St., Jeannette, was sentenced to 171 days to 23 months in jail to be followed by probation for three years for the charges of burglary, criminal conspiracy, criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

 

 
 


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