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By The Tribune-Review

Published: Friday, July 8, 2005

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 Rita D. Hathaway

Thomas Eugene Morgan, 44, of 103 Chestnut St., Zelienople, Butler County, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to 10 days to 12 months in jail.

Dennis Robert Hunker, 23, of 301 South Sixth St., West Newton, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with six months of electronic monitoring. His license was suspended for 18 months and he was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school. He also was granted work release.

Jacob Albert Frye, 22, of 709 Bullitt Ave., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to criminal attempt. He was sentenced to five days to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served.

Keith Richard Long, 18, of Byers Ave., Greensburg RD11, charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

Patrick Jerry Boring, 40, of 756 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, pleaded guilty to theft by deception and bad checks. He was sentenced to probation for one year. At a separate charge of bad checks, he also pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year. Sentences are to run concurrent.

Dorthy L. Lenzi, 34, of 303 2nd St., Monongahela, Washington County, pleaded guilty to retail theft-take merchandise and criminal conspiracy. She was sentenced to probation for one year. Supervision is to be transferred to Washington County.

Dean M. Jewett, 38, of 8181 Ziff Way, Greensburg, pleaded guilty to sell/furnish liquor to minors. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

Brandon Curry, 23, of 216 Nastase Road, Homer City, Indiana County, pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy. He was sentenced to one year less one day to two years less two days in jail. He also was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation. On a separate charge of aggravated assault, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year less one day to two years less two days in jail. On the charge of criminal conspiracy, he was sentenced to probation for two years. Probation is to run consecutively.

Timothy Black, 49, of 309 Culbertson Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to simple assault and criminal mischief. He was sentenced to two days to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served.

Michael Zimmerman, 28, of 213 Possum Hollow Road, Greensburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to 48 hours to 12 months in jail, with credit for time served. His license was suspended for one year and he was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school.

Justin Dipietro, 19, of 109 Aquillin Court, Irwin, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to probation for one year. At a separate charge of false reports-falsely incriminate another, he was sentenced to probation for one year. Sentences are to run consecutively. On another charge of use/possession of drug paraphernalia, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year. He also was ordered to continue in drug and alcohol treatment.

Michelle Lynne Geinzer, 34, of 103 Alexander Drive, Irwin, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 180 days of electronic monitoring. Her license was suspended for 18 months, and she was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school. She also was granted work release.

William Carl Mathews, 39, of 1005 Scott Ave., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to criminal attempt at burglary. He was sentenced to 18 to 26 months in jail. On another charge of criminal attempt at burglary, he was sentenced to 36 to 72 months in jail. On another charge of possession of a firearm prohibited, he was sentenced to 18 to 36 months in jail, followed by probation for five years. On the charge of criminal use of communication facility, he was sentenced to probation for five years. Sentences are to run consecutively.

Donald Fish, 29, of 369 Cline St., East Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to burglary. He was sentenced to nine to 20 years in jail. At another charge of robbery, he was sentenced to five to 10 years in jail. At another charge of corrupt organizations, he was sentenced to five to 10 years in jail. Sentences are to run concurrent.

Melissa Jo Haase, 25, of 131 Yaeger Hollow Road, Bolivar, pleaded guilty to forgery, burglary, criminal attempt and theft by deception. She was sentenced to two to four years in jail. She was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $3,904 and to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation.

Joseph Axton, 26, of 1007 Park Manor, Monessen, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver. He was sentenced to three to six years in jail and was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation.

Samantha Chew, 21, of 443 Motordrome Road, Smithton, pleaded guilty to escape. She was sentenced to time served to six months in jail. She also was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation.

Paul Miller, 37, of 230 Welsh Ave., Wilmerding, Allegheny County, pleaded guilty to bad checks. He was sentenced to probation for one year and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $4,000. He is eligible to be released from probation once restitution in paid.

James Edward Reid, 68, of 4215 Mulberry Lane, Murrysville, charged with false reports-reported offense did not occur and stalking/repeated communication to cause fear, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. He also was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol and a mental health evaluation.

Paul Crystaloski, 18, of 119 Timber Ridge Court, New Stanton, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass. He was sentenced to three to 23 months in jail.

Pattie Renee Huey, 37, of 106 W. Painter St., South Connellsville, charged with retail theft, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

Todd Walters, 26, of 5855 Grant Ave., Export, charged with simple assault and terroristic threats, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. He also was ordered to successfully complete domestic abuse counseling.

Brandon C. Goulding, 28, of 146 Windover Hill Lane, Latrobe, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to probation for six months.

Shannon Stallard, 28, of 14 Kurkendull, Morgantown W.Va., charged with retail theft, was accepted into the ARD program for two years and was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation.

Rachael Mae Powley, 25, of 868 Breakneck Road, Connellsville, pleaded guilty to theft by deception, receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy and 23 counts of bad checks. She was sentenced to probation for five years and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $21,180.

Clarence White, 25, of 703 Village Way, Somerset, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking. He was sentenced to 30 days to 12 months in jail. At the charge of criminal mischief, he was sentenced to probation for one year and was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation. Sentences are to run consecutively.

Kelly Lynn Octave, 23, of 540 Agnew Road, Greensburg, charged with access device issued to another who did not authorized use, criminal conspiracy engaging, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for two years.

Steven Matthew Klingensmith, 26, of 605 England Pt. Drive, Fredricksburg, Va., pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to 30 days to 23 months in jail. His license was suspended for one year and he was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school.

Lisa Jo Tosi, 33, of 1103 Rostraver St., Monessen, charged with procure for self/other drug by fraud, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. She also was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation.

Judge Richard E. McCormick Jr.

Rondell Lamar Garret, 26, of 11 Shetland Ave., Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to false identification to law enforcement. He was sentenced to probation for one year. On a separate charge of criminal conspiracy, he also pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year. Sentences are to run consecutively.

Justin Allan Milliron, 27, of 317 3rd St., Smithton, charged with receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. He also was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,067.

Dennis Walls, 22, of 701 Park Manor, Monessen, charged with corruption of minors, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. He also was ordered to re-enroll in the sex offenders program.

Kimberly White, 43, of 3000 Locust St., Braddock, Allegheny County, pleaded guilty to retail theft. She was sentenced to six days to 12 months in jail. Supervision is to be transferred to Allegheny County.

Darren Lee Nicholas, 39, of 15 Westmoreland Ave., Greensburg, was sentenced to eight to 20 years in jail for the charge of robbery. On a separate charge of theft by unlawful taking, he was sentenced to probation for two years.

Gema McCall Bush, 29, of 1202 Bell Ave., North Braddock, Allegheny County, was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail for the charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

James Dorsey Jr., 47, of 1317 4th Ave., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief. He was sentenced to six to 18 months in jail.

Michael Jon Fundrella, 42, of 124 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift, was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years with three months of electronic monitoring for the charges of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and corruption of minors.

Paul Brosnick, 35, of 1029 St. Vincent Shaft St., Latrobe, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to probation of two years and was ordered to pay restitution of $2,495.

Alex E. Zarycki, 55, of Jones Mills, was sentenced for disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to probation for six months.

Tonia Rosanna Schulmeister, 29, of 99 Pine Alley, Cheswick, Allegheny County, was sentenced to probation for six months for the charge of promoting prostitution. On a separate charge of false identification to law enforcement officer, she was sentenced to probation for one year. Sentences are to run consecutively.

Christopher Joseph Jones, 32, of 1445 Cornell Road, Blairsville, was sentenced to two to six years in jail for the charge of possession with intent to deliver. On a separate charge of criminal conspiracy, he was sentenced to probation for one year. Sentences are to run consecutively. He also was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and pay a $5,000 fine.

Brian C. Perfetta, 25, of 152 Forbes Trail Drive, Export, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without a license, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for one year.

Paul E. Oden II, 47, of 35 Francis Blvd., New Kensington, was sentenced to seven to 23 months in jail for the charge of robbery.

James Leroy Held, 25, of Redtown Road, Spring Church, pleaded guilty to burglary. He was sentenced to eight months, three days to 23 months in jail. On a charge of criminal conspiracy, he was sentenced to probation for five years. Sentences are to run consecutively. He was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,206.

Juanita Vega, 29, of 704 N. Chestnut St., Scottdale, pleaded guilty to bad checks. She was sentenced to 37 days to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served. She was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,170.

 

 
 


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