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By The Tribune-Review

Published: Thursday, March 15, 2012

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 an admission of guilt, but participants are placed in the program for up to two years. If they satisfactorily complete the program, 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

• Gary Lemmon, 58, of 229 Lower Hays Road, Kittanning, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence -- second offense. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 40 days of electronic monitoring, was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months.

• David Etzrodt, 46, of 1214 Union Ave., Natrona Heights, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to 48 hours to six months in jail, was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months.

• Karen Ann Golinsky, 38, of 109 Market St., Leechburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 40 days of electronic monitoring. She was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and her license was suspended for 12 months.

• Leonard Pierce III, 41, of 300 Craigdale Road, New Kensington, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief and defiant trespass. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Stephen R. Jones, 32, of 1720 Kimball Ave., Arnold, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and 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.

• Michael Alan Pelino, 28, of 1526 Third Ave., Arnold, pleaded guilty to firearms not to be carried without a license, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to probation for six months. To separate charges of firearms not to be carried without a license and terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for six months. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run consecutively.

• Jared Lee Huth, 21, of 158 Blackstone Road, Leechburg, charged with possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for three months.

• Harold G. Walker, 53, of 2524 Baker St., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence -- second offense. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with nine months of electronic monitoring, was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months. He was granted work release upon verification.

• Tyler Vincent Lickenfelt, 19, of 298 Segar Road, Derry, charged with criminal attempt -- retail theft, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Kenneth D. Hinkle, 20, of 1652 Dime Road, Vandergrift, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, simple assault, terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another, possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to 90 days to 23 months in jail, was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months.

• Kayla M. Coliny, 23, of 123 Bethel Church Road, Dawson, charged with harassment, was accepted into the ARD program for six months.

• Keyonta McIntyre, 18, of 1140 Reservoir Ave., Monessen, was sentenced to four to 23 months in jail to be followed by probation for two years for the charges of terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another and simple assault.

• Denise A. Wylie, 46, of 508A Euclid Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to forgery, theft by deception and theft by failure to make required disposition of funds and was sentenced to probation for three years. She was ordered to complete treatment.

• Marcus Obradovich, 56, of 4019 Chiefton Road, Hempfield, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to 72 hours to six months in jail, was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months.

• Brandon A. Walker, 21, of 403 Clay St., Kittanning, pleaded guilty to terroristic threats cause evacuation of building, etc. He was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail.

• Paul Dewaine Dunlap Jr., 19, of 29 Main St., Freeport, pleaded guilty to burglary, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief. He was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail. To separate charges of receiving stolen property and conspiracy, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail to be followed by probation for two years. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Thomas Speer, 50, of 209 Dewey Drive, New Kensington, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 40 days of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months.

• Richard John White, 31, of 117 Larchmont Drive, Lower Burrell, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property and conspiracy. He was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Michael C. Smith, 18, of 1308 Leishman Ave., New Kensington, charged with simple assault, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Justin Michael Service, 23, of 1476 Cramer Road, Clarksburg, charged with sell/furnish liquor etc. to minor, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, was accepted into the ARD program for six months. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Victoria Louise Cullen, 54, of 156 Stewarts Road, Hempfield, charged with possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 30 days.

• Alycia Sychak, 25, of 1527 James St., Monroeville, charged with possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 30 days.

• William Charles Lieberth Jr., 34, of 125 Catalpa St., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and sentenced to probation for six months.

• David A. Boyd, 37, of 1013 Bert Circle, Penn, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking and was sentenced to eight days to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Beverly Tomporoski, 25, of 3230 Rambler Drive, Natrona Heights, charged with simple assault, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Trudie Burns, 27, of 237 W. Seventh Ave., Tarentum, charged with theft by deception, was accepted into the ARD program for one year and was ordered to pay restitution of $1,285.88.

Judge Rita D. Hathaway

• James Aron Gazdag, 29, of 2301 Leaveen St., Latrobe, pleaded guilty to robbery, aggravated assault and conspiracy and was sentenced to intensive probation for two years, with 15 months of electronic monitoring.

• Scott K. Schweizer, 27, of 920 W. Fourth Ave., Derry, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to intermediate punishment for one year with 12 months of electronic monitoring. To a separate charge of possession of a controlled substance, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to intermediate punishment for one year. To another charge of paraphernalia, he was sentenced to intermediate punishment for one year and was ordered to continue in drug and alcohol treatment. Sentences are to run consecutively.

• Sarah Dawn Mains, 20, of 426 Wilpen Road, Ligonier Township, charged with hindering apprehension/prosecution -- provide aid and obstruction of administration of law/other government function, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Daniel J. Abbruzzese, 33, of 177 Beacon Light Road, Cook Township, charged with make/repairs/sell/etc. offensive weapon, was accepted into the ARD program for three months.

• John Crowe, 24, of 128 Homer St., Yukon, pleaded guilty to simple assault, was sentenced to probation for one year, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. He was ordered to complete anger management.

• Douglas Allan Dofollo, 25, of 2510 Watkins Ave., Latrobe, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.

• Joshua Joseph Farabaugh, 18, of 105 Kuvinka Ave., Seward, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years with nine months of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Adam Lee Boyer, 34, of 314 1/2 N. Ligonier St., Derry, pleaded guilty to harassment and was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Kady S. Forish, 22, of 111 Water St., Latrobe, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months, with 40 days of electronic monitoring. To a separate charge of driving under the influence, she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 40 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. Sentences are to run consecutively.

• Barbara A. McClure, 38, of 128 Goodman Lane, Latrobe, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia and was sentenced to probation for one year. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Christopher Michael Howe, 25, of 906 Walnut St., Bolivar, pleaded guilty to open lewdness and was sentenced to probation for six months.

• Karen Dandrea, 57, of 1473 Monastery Drive, Unity, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and 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.

• Steven Michael Japalucci, 31, of 3101 Shadeland Ave., Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest/other law enforcement and defiant trespass and was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Jill Renee Grace, 36, of 138 Rear W. Main St., Ligonier, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years, with 180 days of electronic monitoring. She was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and her license was suspended for 18 months. She was granted work release.

• Sean Michael McMullen, 30, of 4938 Cedar Ave., Philadelphia, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia and was sentenced to probation for six months.

• John Tomlinson, 21, of 425 Main St., Latrobe, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest/other law enforcement and simple assault and was sentenced to one to two years in jail. To separate charges of recklessly endangering another person and criminal mischief, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three to 23 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Jakeb Matthew Roberts, 21, of 30 Ave. E., Latrobe, pleaded guilty to false identification to law enforcement. He was sentenced to 30 days to 12 months in jail, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Michele A. Schrock, 42, of 188 People Road, Ligonier Township, charged with fraud obtaining food stamps/assistance, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. She was ordered to pay restitution of $1,463.

• Rebekah Jane Seigh, 27, of 1408 Jefferson St., Latrobe, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and 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 granted work release.

• Joseph James Cunningham, 68, of 430 Harrison Ave., Greensburg, charged with retail theft, was accepted into the ARD program for six months.

• Michael B. Keenan, 32, of 14 1/2 Penn Ave., North Irwin, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief, simple assault and disorderly conduct and was sentenced to probation for two years. He was ordered to pay restitution of $3,866.55.

 

 
 


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