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Decisions of the Westmoreland County judges

By The The Tribune-Review
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010
 

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 must then file a petition to have the case expunged. Unless otherwise noted, court costs are placed on the defendant.

• Ryan Jacob Johnston, 20, of 580 Hawkeye Road, Scottdale.

• Coy Alan Maloy Jr., 19, of Main Street, Slickville.

• Elizabeth Cararini, 43, of 2503 Sulfolk St., Grapeville.

• Christopher G. Thompson, 37, of 568 Grant St., Torrance.

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 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 John E. Blahovec

• Arnold T. Cramer, 45, of 177 Mt. Vernon Towers, Uniontown, pleaded guilty to deceptive business practices, theft by deception and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Ryan Thomas Wilson, 31, of 884 Blue Ridge Road, Plum, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to probation for one year, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Alyssa Hetrick, 33, of 225 Macbeth Drive, Lower Burrell, charged with false reports, accident involving damage and reckless driving, was accepted into the ARD program for 12 months.

• Alysa D. Kelly, 21, of 2122 First St., Wyano, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and criminal mischief. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with six months of electronic monitoring, was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and her license was suspended for 18 months.

• Darries Harfield, 25, of 1123 Fifth Ave., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Joseph Dean Weaver, 18, of 8225 Route 22, New Alexandria, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to 71 days to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Stefan Shane Houser, 19, of 31 Zalenski St., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to 30 days to two years less one day in jail.

• George Patrick Krinock, 38, of 1013 St. Vincent Shaft St., Unity, charged with allow gambling, was accepted into the ARD program for six months.

• Larry J. Gray Jr., 31, of 816 W. Fourth Ave., Derry, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Robert Quinn Lewis, 18, of 219 Indiana Ave., Avonmore, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to 30 days to two years less one day in jail.

• Edward Darbous, 35, of 3041 Ligonier St., Latrobe, charged with fleeing or attempting to elude officer, reckless driving and unlawful operation, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Hershel Ray Rice Jr., 41, of 128 Graco Lane, New Alexandria, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence-second offense. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 180 days of electronic monitoring, was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school, and his license was suspended for 18 months.

• Justin W. Rhodes, 33, of 35 William Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to simple assault and harassment. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Wendy Kae Robinson, 54, of 1707 Fourth Ave., Arnold, pleaded guilty to retail theft. She was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Dallas Matheny 24, of 616 Sparrow Court, Apollo, charged with unauthorized use of motor/other vehicle and criminal mischief, was accepted into the ARD program for three months.

• John T. Russ, 38, of 464 Fourth Ave., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to 55 days to 12 months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Shaun David Gallagher, 29, of 25 Foxglove Drive, Greensburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence-second offense. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 60 days 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.

• Tyler A. Roby, 21, of 825 N. Main St., Greensburg, charged with simple assault and criminal mischief, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• David Shawn Stumpf, 23, of 1209 Truman Ave., Latrobe, charged with false reports, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• John Staus, 18, 229 Sixth Ave., New Kensington, charged with indecent assault without consent of other, was accepted into the ARD program for six months.

• Eboni McCree, 22, of 8 Elmont St., Pittsburgh, charged with defiant trespass actual communication, theft of property and receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Tana Marie Simpson, 41, of 114 W. Seventh Ave., Tarentum, pleaded guilty to retail theft. She was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Phillip Griffin, 29, of 831 Highland Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to failure to comply with registration of sexual offenders requirements. He was sentenced to one year less one day to two years less two days in jail.

• Ronald Williams, 42, of 335 Good St., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 40 days of electronic monitoring, ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school, and his license was suspended for 12 months. He was granted work release.

Judge Debra A. Pezze

• John Vincent Edmundson, 19, of 1050 Fells Church Road, Rostraver, pleaded guilty to theft from a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy. He was sentenced to two days to 23 months in jail.

• Andrea Nicole Bloom, 22, of 466 Apple St., Mill Run, pleaded guilty to retail theft. She was sentenced to time served to 12 months in jail, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• James Steven Womack, 18, of 1598 Summit Ave., Monessen, pleaded guilty to simple assault and resisting arrest/other law enforcement. He was sentenced to nine to 23 months in jail to be followed by probation for one year.

• John Lisbon, 49, of 424 Market St., Belle Vernon, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence-third offense. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 12 months of electronic monitoring, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation, and his license was suspended for 18 months. He was granted work release.

• Kevin Lee Hunt, 43, of 234 N. Water St., West Newton, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence-second offense. 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.

• Quinton Martin, 23, of 306 Highland Ave., Monessen, pleaded guilty to false reports, false identification to law enforcement, disorderly conduct, possession of a controlled substance, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to probation for two years. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Robert Lee Childs, 38, of 2 Lowery Drive, Dunbar, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking. He was sentenced to probation for three years.

• Thomas George Gebhardt, 31, of 825 Heslep Ave., Donora, pleaded guilty to criminal attempt and procure for self/other drug by fraud. He was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Clinton Wayne Fisher, 34, of 138 Meldon Ave., Donora, pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of children. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for 24 months with six months of electronic monitoring.

• Douglas Eugene Kelly, 47, of 202 Candleberry Lane, Adamsburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence-second offense. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 12 months of electronic monitoring, was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation. His license was suspended for 18 months, and he was granted work release.

• James L. Cole, 43, of 576 Fairfield Drive, West Point, Hempfield, 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 18 months. He was granted work release.

• Eric W. Whitehead, 45, of 10640 Airview Drive, North Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence-third offense. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 12 months of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation. His license was suspended for 18 months and he was granted work release.

• Brian Neal Lundgren, 22, of 5801 Lincoln Ave., Export, pleaded guilty to burglary and corruption of minors. He was sentenced to 11 to 23 months in jail to be followed by probation for one year. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation.

• Christopher Phillip Griffin, 20, of 528 Eighth St., Irwin, pleaded guilty to burglary, aggravated assault, criminal trespass, simple assault and theft by unlawful taking. He was sentenced to 11 to 24 months in jail.

Judge Richard E. McCormick Jr.

• Lindsey Thomson, 21, of 659 Reed Ave., Monessen, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking. She was sentenced to probation for six months.

• Vallarie Lee Ureta, 51, of 537 Steel St., Hannastown, charged with theft from a motor vehicle, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. She was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Lester Frank Waggoner, 60, of 14 Myer St., Monessen, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Jessica Weishner, 28, of 73 Shady Drive, Indiana, charged with retail theft, was accepted into the ARD program for six months.

Judge Rita D. Hathaway

• Jason Alan Kirkpatrick, 24, of 3459 MacArthur Drive, Murrysville, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and accident involving death or personal injury. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 12 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. To a separate charge of driving under the influence, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 40 days of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run consecutively.

• Rebecca J. McDonald, 22, of 11 N. Lime St., Lancaster, pleaded guilty to retail theft. She was sentenced to probation for two years, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Patrick Mohan Jr., 29, of 1041 Red Lane, North Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence-second offense. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 6 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.

• Michael D. Sebula, 26, of 11454 Guffey-Rillton Road, North Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence-second offense. 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 18 months. He was granted work release.

 

 
 


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