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Decisions of the Westmoreland County judges

Saturday, April 9, 2011
 

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 into 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 Debra A. Pezze

• Mark A. Coliny, 41, of 123 Bethel Church Road, Dawson, pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering another person and criminal conspiracy. He was sentenced to three to 12 months in jail, concurrent to his state sentence.

• Robert E. Welch, 32, of 728 Lookout Ave., Charleroi, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for one year, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Joanne V. Zeiler, 44, of 911 Wallace St., Vandergrift, pleaded guilty to criminal use of communication facility. She was sentenced to probation for two years. To separate charges of criminal trespass and retail theft, she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for two years. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Steve Robert Susick, 40, of 1044 Yukon Road, Ruffsdale, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another and resisting arrest/other law enforcement. He was sentenced to one year less one day to two years less two days in jail. To a separate charge of propulsion of missiles onto roadways, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one to 12 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Jason L. Schneider, 28, of 311 Blackburn St., West Newton, pleaded guilty to escape, receiving stolen property, conspiracy-robbery and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to 11 12 to 23 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Jeffrey Fleming, 39, of 621 Bluff St., Belle Vernon, pleaded nolo contendere to terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another. He was sentenced to time served to 12 months in jail and was ordered to continue in mental health treatment.

• Thomas D. Ohler, 42, of 337 Willow Crossing Road, Hempfield, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

Judge Alfred B. Bell

• Jessica Dancisin-Hunt, 19, of 214 Tilford Road, Penn Hills, charged with simple assault, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Travis Allen Davis, 23, of 3015 Brentwood Drive, New Castle, pleaded guilty to intimidation of witness or victim and terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another. He was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Jacob Joseph DiBernardo, 22, of 1526 Ridge Ave., Braddock, charged with possession of a controlled substance, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for one year.

• John Carl Gross, 51, of 515 N. Second St., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years. To a separate charge of use/possession of drug paraphernalia, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Cheyenne Nicole Johns, 21, of 2015 Tustin St., Pittsburgh, charged with possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict for 30 days.

• Ronald Frances Kukic, 38, of 3701 37th St. Ext., Beaver Falls, was sentenced to probation for 90 days for the charge of harassment.

• Scott Robert Lackey, 48, of 521 12 Sixth St., Irwin, pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of children, simple assault and harassment. He was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail to be followed by probation for three years. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. He was ordered to comply with the conditions of the Children's Bureau.

• Daniel Henry Loughner, 26, of 204 Linden Ave., Vandergrift, pleaded guilty to burglary, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to 11 12 to 23 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Terry Lee Marincic Jr., 42, of 1307 Ridge Ave., Latrobe, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass, criminal mischief and theft by unlawful taking. He was sentenced to nine to 23 months in jail. To separate charges of simple assault and harassment, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for two years. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Cody John Mattei, 20, of 12601 Haywood Road, Ardara, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to 160 days to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served. To separate charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Raymond Scott Offord, 54, of 141 Murrysville Road, Trafford, 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. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Anastasia Lynn Petrosky, 21, of 227 Second Ave., Belle Vernon, pleaded guilty to tampering with/fabricate physical evidence. She was sentenced to probation for two years and was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

Judge Rita D. Hathaway

• Scott Allen Boring, 28, of 149 Lohr Place, Johnstown, charged with cruelty to animals, was accepted into the ARD program for six months.

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 period of license suspension. 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.

— Mark A. Dillen, 38, of 229 Second Ave., Avonmore.

— Vaughn Charles Donaldson, 36, of 1052 Kelly Road, York.

— Adam Donald Dull, 25, of 705 Veronica Drive, Penn Hills.

— David Allen Engler, 52, of 16 S. Second St., Youngwood.

— Louis C. Franceschini, 48, of 1185 Colgate Drive, Monroeville.

— William Vito Gardone, 21, of 333 Apple Ave., Pittsburgh.

— Christine Ann Hayden, 22, of 101 Valley Stream 4-C, Delmont.

— Howard A. Hill, 58, of 444 Graham Ave., North Belle Vernon.

— Michele R. Hohman, 53, of 6140 Old William Penn Highway, Export.

— Dane Christian Jenkins, 19, of 5522 Longview Ave., Elizabeth Township.

— Robert Michael Judy, 31, of 408 Fairwood Drive, North Huntingdon.

— Jessica L. Kelley, 28, of 603 Oakford Park Road, Greensburg.

— Michael Edward Kollar, 25, of 146 Grove St., Sidman, Allegheny County.

— Richard L. Mahla, 60, of 923 Clayton St., Hempfield.

— Elaine Ruth Maloy, 61, of 3212 Attleboro Road, Unity.

— Danielle L. Marsinetti, 41, of 6309 Leechburg Road, Allegheny Township.

— Kelly Williamson Martin, 46, of 3022 Riffer Road, Apollo.

— Richard Andrew Nebinski, 46, of 364 Cemetery Road, Greensburg.

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 DEBRA A. PEZZE

— Marsden Patrick Balaska, 42, of 1841 Scenery Road, Rostraver, pleaded guilty to retail theft. He was sentenced to probation for 12 months.

— Brian Barr, 44, of 105 Valley Stream Drive, Delmont, pleaded guilty to altered/forged plates. He was sentenced to probation for 12 months.

— Harold M. Bland, 20, of 3000 S. Grande Blvd., Hempfield, was sentenced to two to four years in jail for the charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and delivery of a controlled substance.

— Richard Eugene Campbell, 46, of 132 Wendel Lane, Ruffsdale, pleaded guilty to terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another, simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to probation for three years in the day treatment program. He was ordered to successfully complete the probation at the VA hospital.

— Jimmy L. Coates, 50, of 2136 N. Jay St., Kokomo, Ind., pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to one to five years in jail, was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months.

— Deborah Jo Consonery, 47, of 214 Banks St., Titusville, charged with simple assault, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. She was ordered to complete anger management and continue in mental health treatment.

— Chantel Crawley, 29, of 416 Knox Ave., Monessen, charged with acquire or obtain possession of a controlled substance, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for one year.

— Matthew Delaney, 20, of 458 Clinton Road, White, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest/other law enforcement officer. He was sentenced to three to 12 months in jail, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

— Christopher Robert Delgross, 32, of 926 Ellsworth Ave., Jeannette, charged with terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another, was accepted into the ARD program for two years. He was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. He was ordered to attend anger management classes and is not permitted to own or possess a firearm.

— Roy Joseph Fagan, 56, of 518 Waddell Ave., Clairton, pleaded guilty to unsworn falsification to authorities. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

— John Wayne Foster, 53, of 4 12th St., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to simple assault and harassment. He was sentenced to 11 12 to 23 months in jail. To separate charges of resisting arrest/other law enforcement and disorderly conduct, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 11 12 to 23 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation, follow all recommended treatment and attend anger management while incarcerated. Sentences are to run concurrently.

— George Freiberg, 25, of 112 Larch Lane, Acme, charged with possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for one month.

— Hunter Riley Fronius, 19, of 140 Geary Drive, Connellsville, pleaded guilty to terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, make repairs/sell/etc. offensive weapons and tampering with/fabricate physical evidence. He was sentenced to three to 23 months in jail. To a separate charge of simple assault, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for two years. He was ordered to complete anger management classes, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run consecutively.

— Wayne Fuller, 34, of 317 N. Broadway St., Scottdale, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property, habitual offenders and driving under a suspended or revoked license. He was sentenced to two to four years in jail to be followed by probation for two years.

— John M. Gabriel, 34, of 307 Guthrie St., Southwest Greensburg, pleaded guilty to indecent assault, endangering the welfare of children and corruption of minors. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with one year of electronic monitoring.

— Jerry Wilbert Hall, 19, of 5113 Church St., Mt. Pleasant, charged with possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for one year.

— Gregory M. Hayes, 28, of 508 Ohio Ave., Glassport, pleaded guilty to conspiracy-retail theft, retail theft and false identification to law enforcement officer. He was sentenced to 45 days to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

— Marc Allen Hernley, 23, of 401 S. High St., Scottdale, pleaded guilty to conspiracy-burglary. He was sentenced to three to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

— John F. Hoffer II, 37, of 15804 Route 522, Beavertown, charged with indecent assault without the consent of other, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

— Steven Adair Howard Sr., 38, of 226 Flamingo Drive, Jeannette, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to four to 23 months in jail, was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation, follow all recommended treatment and complete parenting classes.

— Thomas Richard Hunter, 38, of 428 Brown St., Everson, 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.

— Joshua P. Husband, 30, of 509 Huzzs Drive, Ruffsdale, 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.

— Ryan M. King, 27, of 1201 Howard St., West Newton, 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 granted work release.

— Frank Dwayne Kozinko, 26, of 11 Magee Ave., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 90 days 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.

— Dung M. Le, 40, of 119 Port Royal Drive, Rostraver, pleaded guilty to failure to comply with registration of sexual offender requirements. He was sentenced to one to five years in jail.

— Heidi Marie Mathews, 27, of 1230 Highland Drive, California, pleaded guilty to corrupt organization-employee. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years with nine months of electronic monitoring. To a separate charge of acquire or obtain possession of a controlled substance, she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for five years. To another charge of conspiracy, she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for five years. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are run consecutively.

— Matthew Joseph Mazziotti, 31, of 1630 Constitution Blvd., Arnold, pleaded guilty to driving under a suspended or revoked license. He was sentenced to electronic monitoring for 63 days. To a separate charge of accident involving damage attended vehicle/property, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year. Sentences are to run consecutively.

— Joseph D. McCutcheon Jr., 30, of 2385 Route 819, Greensburg, charged with possession of a controlled substance, was sentenced to six to 12 months in jail.

JUDGE ALFRED B. BELL

— Jamie Lynn Reitz, 20, of 178 Bellbridge Road, Elizabeth, charged with criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking, was accepted into the ARD program for two years. She was ordered to pay restitution of $7,300.

— Trella Snyder, 49, of 4573 Route 711, Bolivar, pleaded guilty to theft by deception and false reports. She was sentenced to probation for two years and was ordered to pay restitution of $1,136.

— Marte B. Urban, 51, of 1054 Sunset Drive, Somerset, 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.

JUDGE RITA D. HATHAWAY

— Eric David Anderson, 46, of 534 Brinton Ave., Trafford, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to probation for six months and was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school.

— Matthew Howard Bennett, 31, of 361 12A Beatrice Ave., Johnstown, pleaded guilty to unsworn falsification to authorities and false identification to law enforcement officer. He was sentenced to 30 days to 12 months in jail, with credit for time served.

— Lauren Marie Celko, 27, of 239 E. Edgewood Drive, McMurray, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sentenced to probation for six months, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

— Johnathon A. Checca, 21, of 524 N. Chestnut St., Derry, pleaded guilty to make repairs/sell/etc. offensive weapons. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for one year with six months of electronic monitoring. He was granted work release.

— John Charles Darazio, 39, of 422 N. Chestnut St., Derry, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. 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.

— Tyeisha Marie Elliott, 26, of 2500 Knights Road, Bensalem, Bucks County, charged with endangering the welfare of children, was accepted into the ARD program for two years. She was ordered to comply with the requirements of the Children's Bureau and successfully complete parenting classes.

 

 
 


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