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Decisions of Westmoreland County judges

| Tuesday, March 23, 2004

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:

Joel Brown, 21, of 2766 Grant St., Lower Burrell.

Christina Purvis, 41, of 911 Broad Ave., North Belle Vernon.

Emil E. Bauer, 54, of 1215 Prospect St., Monroeville.

Cory A. Swords, 18, of 401 Greensburg Pike, West Newton.

John C. Davidson, 42, of 2769 Hastings Drive, Lower Burrell.

Guy Chappie, 39, of 108 Rose Court South, Delmont.

Tina M. Clawson, 35, of 242 Gertrude St., Latrobe.

Heather Bolvin, 31, of 270 Gimlet Hill Road, Mt. Pleasant.

Christina L. Gardner, 18, of Bridgeport St., Mt. Pleasant RD4.

Kathy L. Horton, 40, of 315 Lynn St., Roscoe.

Tonia J. Edge, 33, of 62 Georgetown East, Greensburg.

Holly M. Savage, 47, of Sutersville Road, West Newton.

Kenneth G. Kuniak, 46, of 1107 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights.

James W. Patterson, 68, of 24 Millcreek Road, Ligonier.

Frank S. Bryan, 71, of 6027 Triple Crown Circle, Greensburg.

David J. Smith, 22, of 180 Watson Road, Apollo

Richard A. Ritenour, 21, of 113 Gertrude St., Jeannette.

Ron Piraino, 21, of 3358 Route130, Harrison City.

Matthew J. Yurchison, 31, of Brownstown Road, New Stanton RD1.

Joseph M. Shubik, 22, of 116 Meadow St., Stoystown.

Roberta Ostrawski, 40, of 3142 Hills Church Road, Export.

Louis T. Gromley, 42, of 112 Borland Drive, New Kensington.

Edward R. Griffin Jr., 22, of 103 Depot St., Youngwood.

Lance F. Hemminger, 38, of Greensburg RD8.

Armand J. Vanek, 43, of 1014 Dunedin Drive, Greensburg.

Kimberly A. Neumeyer, 32, of Export RR#2.

Douglas W. White, 47, of 580 Renee Circle, Mt. Pleasant.

James S. Mayhue, 23, of New Florence RR#3.

Charles L. Kiehl, 47, of 121 Beatty St., Apollo.

Robert C. Rodda, 34, of 300 Crest Drive, Delmont.

Matthew T. Helman, 21, of 715 South 8th St., Youngwood.

Billie J. Smouse, 44, of 106 Bells Mills Road, West Newton.

Henry M. Robbins, 45, of 339 Vernon Drive, West Newton.

John M. Loughner, 18, of 1141 Manor Ave., Latrobe.

Nathen L. Dodd, 21, of 237 Main St., Mt. Pleasant.

Patrick R. Smith, 33, of 2142 Keystone Ave., Greensburg.

Michael F. Kane, 24, of 317 North 9th St., Apollo.

Christina Bianchi, 43, of 931 Meadow Ave., Charleroi.

David O Finley, 27, of 5043 Sequoia Drive, Export.

Eric M. Radebach, 23, of 657 Canal Road, Apollo.

Norma J. House, 46, of 354 Paul Drive, Mt. Pleasant.

Walter A. Jonczak, 51, of 361 Rear West 7th St., Tarentum.

Timothy M. Blasko, 20, of 1 Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg.

Jerrid M. Klosky, 23, of Southwest.

Bernadette Dayner, 66, of 177 Crawford Lane, Belle Vernon.

Billy V. Barker, 21, of 1324 Leishman Ave., New Kensington.

William R. Orr, 25, of Greensburg RD#5.


Charges of passing bad checks were dismissed against Vickie Brown, 39, of 419 Henry St., Belle Vernon.

A charge of passing bad checks was dismissed against Lisa Swaney, of 268 Starlight Road, Lemont Furnace.

Charges of passing bad checks and theft by deception were dismissed against Kenneth P. Pierce, 43, of 523 Broad Ave., North Belle Vernon.

  • The following is a partial list of criminal cases handled by judges in the most recent term of Westmoreland County criminal court.

    Judge John E. Blahovec

    Christopher M. Willforth, 26, of Blairsville RD3, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years with 90 days of electronic monitoring. His license was suspended for one year and he was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school. He was ordered to undergo an evaluation and was granted work release. On a separate charge of driving under the influence, he also pleaded guilty and was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years with 30 days of electronic monitoring. Sentences are to run concurrently.

    Thomas J. Shannon, 67, of 199 Cobblestone Lane, Somerset, pleaded guilty to three separate charges of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds. He was sentenced to probation for seven years on two of the charges, probation for five years on the third. Sentences are to run consecutively. He also was ordered to pay restitution of $200,818.84.

    David S. Cook, 33, of 1310 Third Ave., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution. He was sentenced to five to 12 months in jail and ordered to undergo an evaluation.

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