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Decisions of Westmoreland County judges

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By The The Tribune-Review
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007
 

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 may then file a petition to have the case expunged. Unless otherwise noted, court costs are placed on the defendant.

The defendants are:

•Anthony R. Capuzzi, 25, of 6831 Ann Marie Court, Export.

•Mycal G. Raible, 23, of 1301 Mica Drive, North Huntingdon.

•Branden Joseph Valore, 21, of 565 Steel St., Hannastown.

•Kelly D. Smith, 38, of 610 McGee Lane, Derry.

•Sean Thomas Sipe, 22, of 118 Clarion St., Johnstown.

•Bert S. Gray, 49, of 504 Traction Ave., Derry.

•Angela Marie Clark, 29, of 1513 Ashland St., South Greensburg.

•Clifford Fisher, 74, of 162 Hulltown Road, Dawson.

•Frank Allan Fisher, 45, of 5986 Saltsburg Road, Murrysville.

•Brett Ryan Montgomery, 32, of 6932 Spring Valley Lane, Export.

•Renee C. Larosa, 39, of 388 Edna Road, Adamsburg.

•Steven M. Greenawalt, 24, of 176 Clay Pike Road, North Huntingdon.

•Robert J. Bryan, 19, of 12 Dolly Ave., Jeannette.

•Matthew Arthur Gardner, 35, of 491 Pittsburgh Pike, Ruffsdale.

•Jeffrey B. Rhodes, 21, of 332 Fairfield St., Ligonier.

•Michael Patrick Siwula, 21, of 603 S. Broadway, Scottdale.

•Diane Cepullio, 50, of 4486 Moorefield St., Pittsburgh.

•Nancy Dunn, 43, of 117 Deborah St., Jeannette.

•Christopher Shawn Geiger, 30, of 108D Leona Lane, Vandergrift.

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 defendants to make an admission of 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

•Brad Alan Selinger, 18, of Ruffsdale RR3, charged with theft by deception, access device issued to another who did not authorize use and forgery, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

•Jason Adam Maines, 30, of 2060 Shaw St., North Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and resisting arrest/other law enforcement. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years with nine months of electronic monitoring. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and attend anger management classes. He was granted work release.

•Erica Louise Price, 25, of 806 Fidelity St., Baldwin in Allegheny County, pleaded guilty to criminal attempt. She was sentenced to probation for three years.

•Mandy B. Reina, 29, of 313 Highland Ave., Pitcairn in Allegheny County, charged with possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 30 days.

•Kayla Lynn Christner, 20, of 714 Cribbs St., Southwest Greensburg, charged with theft by unlawful taking, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

•Robert M. Smith, 20, of 26 Dolly Ave., Jeannette, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.

•Fred Lee Polander, 50, of Mt. Pleasant RD4, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with eight months of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months.

•Florence Cherry, 39, of 464 Reed Ave., Monessen, charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and bad checks, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

•Donna Harris, 56, of 115 Stone Jug Road, New Alexandria, was sentenced to two to four years in jail for the charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver.

•Marureen Marie Dell, 43, of 104 Bridge St., Hunker, charged with theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception and receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for one day.

•Aaron Gorton, 34, of 209 Flowers Road, New Alexandria, pleaded guilty to driving under a suspended license. He was sentenced to 60 days of electronic monitoring.

Judge Richard E. McCormick

•Brandi Becker, 34, of 600 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum in Allegheny County, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months. She was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation.

•Casey Raymond Gibson, 24, of 1329 Taylor Ave., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy. He was sentenced to probation for two years. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,100.

•Aaron McManamy, 23, of 339 Main St., Latrobe, charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for two years.

•Kenneth Ree McManamy, 20, of 230 Leechman St., Whitney, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for 12 months. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

•Derek Robert Tierney, 27, of 160 Lynn Lane, Leechburg, pleaded guilty to theft from a motor vehicle. He was sentenced to 30 days to six months in jail, with credit for time served.

•Nicholas Charles Tomson, 57, of 822 Drey St., Arnold, pleaded guilty to simple assault and defiant trespass actual communication. He was sentenced to 87 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 Bassett, 34, of 101 Catalpa St., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to fleeing or attempting to elude officer. He was sentenced to 11 to 23 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo an alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

•Matthew Snyder, 30, of 322 Emerson St., Vandergrift, charged with forgery, criminal conspiracy and bad checks, was accepted into the ARD program for two years. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $17,659.25.

•Sandra Avent, 53, of 17 Pine Court, New Kensington, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. She was sentenced to probation for six months.

•Brittanie Almeta Dapra, 20, of 1216 D Rear, New Kensington, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sentenced to probation for six months.

Judge Rita D. Hathaway

•Shelia Y. Johnson, 38, of 925 Center Ave., Verona, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sentenced to probation for three months. On a separate charge of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, she also pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three to 20 months in jail. Sentences are to run consecutively.

•Jess Babinsack, 39, of 1256 Luxenburg Manor, North Apollo, pleaded guilty to false/fraud/incomplete insurance claim and forgery. She was sentenced to probation for two years.

•Cory Raymond Shemenski, 32, of 625 Main St., Rural Valley, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for two years. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

•Danielle Renee Brown, 32, of 617 Suffolk St., Pittsburgh, was sentenced to 90 days of electronic monitoring for the charge of driving under a suspended license.

•William Evanski, 48, of 1224 Route 380, Apollo, 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 also granted work release.

•David E. Hawthorne, 34, of 344 Arona Road, Irwin, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to six to 12 months in jail.

•Nicole Lynn Dull, 33, of 276 Tarentum Road, Tarentum in Allegheny County, pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy. She was sentenced to probation for three years. She was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,450.

•Thomas G. Mika, 44, of 123B Charles St., Export, 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.

•Matthew T. Copper, 22, of 567 Cecil St., Salina, charged with theft by unlawful taking, criminal conspiracy and receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,346.14.

•George Joseph Theis, 26, of 315 Fourth Ave., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to forgery. He was sentenced to probation for two years.

•Richard Alan Blair, 62, of 102 Sylvis Road, Export, pleaded guilty to theft by deception. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

•Walter Penn, 46, of 150 Leger Road, North Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years with one year of electronic monitoring. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

•Michael J. Mele, 26, of 213 Hill St., Lower Burrell, pleaded guilty to defiant trespass and simple assault. He was sentenced to three to 18 months in jail, with credit for time served.

•Michael William Risher, 23, of 351 3rd Ave., Avonmore, charged with theft by unlawful taking, criminal conspiracy and receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,346.14.

•Tonia Marie Signore, 24, of 623 Cambria Circle, Greensburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She was sentenced to probation for six months. She was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school.

•Nathan Paul Fox, 23, of 1629 Main St., West Leechburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to probation for six months. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school.

Judge Debra A. Pezze

•Victor McCurdy, 20, of 425 S. Maple Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to probation for six months. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

•Jeffrey Rush, 45, of 192 Main St., Adamsburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to two years of restrictive intermediate punishment. His license was also suspended for 18 months.

•Ondaryle Dontez Smith, 29, of 825 Bell Ave., Braddock in Allegheny County, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property, firearms not to be carried without a license, terroristic threats and simple assault. He was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail.

•Harold Louis Shields, 26, of 218 W. 13th St., Homestead, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and recklessly endangering another person. He was sentenced to two to 23 months in jail.

•David C. Hoadley, 57, of 127 Rambo St., Johnstown, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to 30 days to 12 months in jail. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months.

•Robert Michael Sayers Jr., 31, of 1509 Morris Ave., 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 also granted work and treatment release.

 

 
 


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