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Decisions of Westmoreland County judges

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Monday, Oct. 8, 2007
 

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

Judge Rita D. Hathaway

• Danielle Hayden, 29, of 213 Catalpa St., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to fraud. She was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Todd E. Eggleton, 23, of 172 Pearl St., Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to probation for 30 days.

• Ashley Jervis, 18, of 136 Rodgers Drive, Lower Burrell, charged with institutional vandalism, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. She also ordered to pay $1,535 in restitution.

• Chadan Meyers, 18, of 158 Jefferson Drive, Lower Burrell, charged with institutional vandalism, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. She also ordered to pay $1,535 in restitution.

• Josh Menhart, 18, of 109 Myers Drive, New Kensington, charged with institutional vandalism, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. He was ordered to pay $1,535 in restitution.

• John McCarthy, 48, of 323 Longfellow St., Vandergrift, pleaded guilty to criminal attempt and retail theft. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• David Thomas Perry, 24, of 804 Ninth Ave., Brackenridge, pleaded guilty to corruption of minors. He was sentenced to probation for six months.

• Amanda Cravener, 24, of 434-A Harrison Ave., Leechburg, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking. She was sentenced to probation for one year.

• David Frank Stahl, 37, of 193 American Legion Road, Unity, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to nine to 23 months in jail. He was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,120.95.

• Vickie Clark, 57, of 624 Main St., Latrobe, charged with false reports, was accepted into the ARD program for six months.

• Doris Kiebler, 52, of 307 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Apollo, charged with tampering with public record/information and forgery, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Jeremy Christopher Hill, 26, of 517 Earl Ave., New Kensington, charged with forgery, theft by deception and receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. He was ordered to undergo a drug-and-alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Theresa Lynn Hourigan, 43, of 325 Kertis Ave., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sentenced to probation for six months.

Judge Richard E. McCormick Jr.

• Elizabeth Ann Pugner, 41, of 333 Main St., Latrobe, 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 12 months.

• Billie Sue Eckels, 31, of Stockdale in Washington County, charged with retail theft and theft by deception, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Rymale Jamar Ragland, 29, of 726 Adams St., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to corruption of minors. He was sentenced to 11 to 23 months in jail.

• Ralph James Heasley, 35, of 34 Madison Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief and defiant trespass. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Renee Rizak, 34, of 5728 Madison Road, Verona, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. She was sentenced to probation for one year and was ordered to undergo a drug-and-alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Andrew Charles Weidrich, 21, of 3335 Fawnway Drive, Murrysville, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He 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.

• Melissa Albaugh, 27, of 123 Birch St., New Florence, pleaded guilty to hindering apprehension/prosecution. She was sentenced to 88 days to 23 months in jail. She was ordered to undergo a drug-and-alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment and attend parenting classes.

• Spencer G. Howell, 19, of 329 Concord Ave., Greensburg, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.

• Jaison Michael Maldonado, 25, of 14 Country Estates, Hempfield, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to 14 days to six months in jail, with credit for time served.

Judge Debra A. Pezze

• William Paul Frohnhofer, 21, of 767 Banning Road, Lower Tyrone, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.

• Brad C. Morrison, 32, of Irwin pleaded guilty to simple assault, harassment and retail theft. He was sentenced to 23 months in jail.

• Mark John Karelis, 35, of Crabtree 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 release.

• Justin N. Palmer, 27, of 2167 Nicholas Lane, Hempfield, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and 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.

• Belinda E. Argentine, 48, of 337 Willow Crossing Road, Hempfield, pleaded guilty to retail theft. She was sentenced to one year of intensive probation.

• Roseann Bihonzepeda, 35, of 211 Presque Isle St., Phillipsburg, N.J., pleaded guilty to retail theft. She was sentenced to two years of intensive probation.

• Tina Robekka Harris, 24, of 1019 N. Negley Ave., Pittsburgh, charged with possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for one month.

• Michael Paul Kiral, 37, of 2017 Reservoir St., Mt. Pleasant, 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 release.

• Raymond Clyde Harper Jr., 38, of 227 Columbia Court, Jeannette, pleaded guilty to false identification to a law enforcement officer. He was sentenced to probation for nine months.

• Ryan John Nalevanko, 18, of 918 Blair St., Jeannette, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for six months and was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Joseph Mainoe Jr., 29, of New Stanton 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 release.

• Alberta Rose McMurren, 46, of 439 Sixth St., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 45 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.

• Shandell Lamont Smith, 24, of 322 Kenneth St., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance by person not registered. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 60 days of electronic monitoring. He was granted work release.

 

 
 


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