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Decisions of Westmoreland County judges

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Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007
 

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:

• Trevor D. Gathman, 33, of 608 Slate Run Road, Belleville Wood, W.Va.

• Vincent John Kanala, 50, of 230 Farmbrook Drive, Greensburg.

• John Walter Harvey Jr., 28, of 709 Helman St., Youngwood.

• Robert Damian Buskey, 45, of Slickville.

• Joseph A. Carrolli, 44, of 411 Wood St., Greensburg.

• Kelly M. Barrick, 28, of 202 N. Lincoln Ave., Greensburg.

• Matthew M. Bialota, 35, of 5064 Sequoia Drive, Export.

• Anthony John Mongelluzzo, 46, 4981 School Road, Murrysville.

• Chad D. Sterrett, 26, of 116 Avenue A, Latrobe.

• Joshua Gamble, 21, of 500 Walters St., Jeannette.

• Scott James Greenawalt, 33, of 311 N. Fourth St., Youngwood.

• Lisa Dickun, 50, of 2007 Arlington Court, Export.

• Jessica R. Obremski, 27, of 1650 Robbins Station Road, North Huntingdon.

• Cory W. Ieni, 39, of 4436 Old William Penn Highway, Murrysville.

• Tyler Damien Varney, 20, of Rillton.

• Julian Leigh Johnson, 21, of 1143 Crawford Ave., Vandergrift.

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 defendants to make an admission of guilt, but does 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

• Victor Harris-Berry, 18, of 220B Clay Ave., Mt. Pleasant, charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Steven Dwayne Thurmond, 26, of 38 Potoka Drive, Tarrs, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest/other law enforcement. He was sentenced to probation for one year and he was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Ashlee Giannattasio, 24, of 534 N. Sixth St., Jeannette, charged with retail theft, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Erika Edwards, 19, of 6238 Old William Penn Highway, Export, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sentenced to probation for one year and she was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Kenneth Willingham, 27, of 2217 E. Harrison Ave., Latrobe, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to 59 days to 12 months in jail, with credit for time served. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Tara Lynn Britt, 29, of 82 Old Route 51, Perryopolis, charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and retail theft, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Russell L. Gongaware, 23, of 308 Sawmill Road, Greensburg, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest/other law enforcement. He was sentenced to three to six months in jail.

• Michael Jonathan Fowler Jr., 19, of 510 Chestnut St., Monessen, charged with criminal mischief, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Robert Scott Merryman, 38, of 560 McKean Ave., Donora, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking and forgery. He was sentenced to 45 days to 23 months in jail.

• Cean Britt, 39, of 7879 Thon Drive, Verona, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He 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.

• Craig Alan Carlson Jr., 25, of 30 Knox Ave., Monessen, pleaded guilty to terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another, simple assault and harassment. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Brian Michael Cunningham, 30, of 2444 S. Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He 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.

• Lorie Jean Seybold, 31, of 116 Deer Path Road, Derry, charged with theft by unlawful taking, was accepted into the ARD program for two years.

• Casey Gerard Miller, 27, of 232 Seneca Drive, Harrisburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 10 days of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended. On a separate charge of simple assault, he also pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year.

• William Edward Greenawalt, 25, of 3000 S. Grande Blvd., Hempfield, pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to 11 12 to 23 months in jail.

• Dwight A. Steel, 32, of 493 Hannastown Road, Greensburg, pleaded guilty to possess/safe/use display documents. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Roger Noel Williams Jr., 19, of 511 12 Scott Ave., Jeannette, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.

= Samuel Arthur Sorrels, 18, of 813 Washington Ave., Jeannette, charged with fleeing or attempting to elude, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

= Eugene Herron, 71, of 5013 Northlawn Drive, Murrysville, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 60 days of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months.

• Joseph Michael Hermann, 24, of Lowber, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He 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 L. Dillon, 38, of 1015 Franklin St., Scottdale, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to restrictive intermediate punishment for three years with nine months of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months.

• Justin Miller, 24, of Brownsville, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to 48 hours to 12 months in jail. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months.

Judge Debra A. Pezze

• Bridget Lee Baker, 22, of 116 E. Main St., New Alexandria, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, possession of a controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal conspiracy. She was sentenced to restrictive intermediate punishment for two years.

• Ronald Jon Veitch, 42, of 1034 Bert Circle, Penn, pleaded guilty to accident involving damage attended vehicle/property. He was sentenced to probation for 12 months.

• Joseph Gerald Muto Jr., 42, of 11230 Larwin Lane, North Huntington, 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 also granted work release.

• Kurt Charles Huettner, 29, of 2353 Rexford Drive, Pittsburgh, was sentenced to 11 12 to 23 months in jail for the charges of criminal attempt and criminal use of communication facility. He was ordered not to possess a computer except for business purposes. He was also ordered to successfully complete sex offender's treatment.

• Katherine Langhurst, 32, of 12757 Water St., Ardara, charged with false reports and false statements, was accepted into the ARD program for six months.

• Daniel Edward Schmidt, 19, of 1201 Cocker Drive, Bethel Park, 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 also granted work release.

• Kenneth Charles Cagle, 45, of 1824 Highland Ave., Irwin, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• John Charles Lee II, 39, of 128 Alexander Drive, Irwin, 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 also granted work release.

• Jon E. Weber, 42, of 1213 McClellan St., McKeesport, pleaded guilty to theft by deception and bad checks. He was sentenced to 30 days to six months in jail.

• Garrett Earl Williams, 50, of 6064 Kemerer Hollow, Murrysville, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. 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 his license was suspended for 18 months. He was granted work release, ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

Judge Rita D. Hathaway

• John Stanley Dye, 61, of 103 Harris Road, Butler, pleaded guilty to habitual offenders. He was sentenced to 30 days to 12 months in jail.

• Cheri L. Greco, 36, of 1010 Maple St., Natrona Heights, pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for one year with two months of electronic monitoring.

• Charles Redmond, 27, of 236 Whittier St., Vandergrift, pleaded guilty to bad checks. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Nathan Freeman Parker, 33, of Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with one year of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months.

• Anthony Lamaur Jefferson, 57, of 2403 Byron Court, Indiana, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to probation for six months. He was also ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school.

• Bobbi-Jo Hutchinson, 25, of 128 Round Top Circle, Scottdale, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 30 days of electronic monitoring. She was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and her license was suspended for 12 months. She was also granted work release.

• David Dewayne Walters, 29, of 1835 Seven Sisters Road, Ford City, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. 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 12 months. He was also granted work release.

• Derrick Lamont Cunningham, 35, of 112 N. First St., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest/other law enforcement. He was sentenced to 10 days to 23 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Christopher Julius King, 23, of 825 N. Main St., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to 90 days to five years in jail. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months.

• Ashley Hwostow, 21, of 1718 Freeport St., Kittanning, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She 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 also granted work release.

 

 
 


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