DECISIONS OF YOUR JUDGES
The following is a partial list of criminal cases handled by judges in a 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.
Judge Alfred B. Bell
• Joshua W. Hyde, 21, of 310 Price St., Bovard, pleaded guilty to retail theft and was sentenced to probation for six months. He was ordered to be evaluated for the day reporting center and follow all recommended treatment.
• Coleen Ann Mathias, 22, of 816 Sidney St., Southwest Greensburg, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and was sentenced to probation for one year. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.
• Joel Henry Charles, 32, of 105 Clay Ave., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to simple assault and was sentenced to 60 days to 12 months in jail, with credit for time served.
• Justin Hall, 18, of 607A Scott St., Penn, charged with simple assault, was accepted into the ARD program for six months. He was ordered to enroll and successfully complete anger management classes.
• Matthew John Reno, 28, of 428 Chestnut St., Jeannette, charged with retail theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy, was accepted into the ARD program for one year, ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.
• Jamie Lynn Kotula, 36, of 123 Center St., Pittsburgh, charged with retail theft, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.
• John B. White, 50, of 3420 Route 130, Harrison City, charged with retail theft, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.
• Shannon Lee Crivella, 32, of 7600 Beatty Drive, Irwin, charged with retail theft and defiant trespass, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.
• Brandon Daniel Zutich, 27, of 2507 Monroeville Blvd., Monroeville, charged with possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 30 days.
• Paul Thomas Bair III, 45, of 508 Market St., Bolivar, was sentenced to 18 to 84 months in jail for the charges of criminal trespass. To a separate charge of simple assault, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 to 24 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo drug/alcohol and mental health evaluations and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run concurrently.
• Robert David Milko, 36, of 108 Campbell St., Lowber, pleaded guilty to harassment and was sentenced to probation for one year. He was ordered to complete anger management classes.
• Robert William Haines, 20, of Irwin, pleaded guilty to burglary, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property and was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail.
• James David Richardson, 55, of 821 Main St., North Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to harassment and was sentenced to probation for 90 days.
• Minh Kurt Truong, 47, of 418 Clay Ave., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to simple assault and was sentenced to two days to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served. He was ordered to complete domestic abuse counseling classes.
• Richard Welsh, 19, of 121 Willow Way, Trafford, charged with possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for one year. To separate charges of forgery, he was accepted into the ARD program for one year. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run concurrently.
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