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Decisions of Westmoreland County judges

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By The The Tribune-Review
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
 

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.

• Bruce Alden Verish, 44, of 1566 Fairmont St., Pittsburgh.

• Melissa K. Salzmann, 30, of 2 Princess Circle, Rostraver.

• Joshua K. Lester, 20, of 209 Front St., Mooresville, N.C.

• Mark Lemley, 24, of 120 N. Fourth St., Youngwood.

• James Jeffrey Zamerski, 27, of 248 Brinker St., Latrobe.

• Christopher Joseph Coniglio, 31, of 2509 Radebaugh Road, Grapeville.

• Tiffany E. Stepanik, 27, of 630 Northeast Drive, North Huntingdon.

• Stanley Young, 18, of 118 Timber Lane, Acme.

• Douglas William Busler, 46, of 126 Clark Ave., North Apollo.

• Edward L. Waibel III, 26, of 42 Lincoln Ave., North Irwin.

• Peter J. Markley, 22, of 3801 P. Logan Ferry Road, Pittsburgh.

• David N. Lobingier, 38, of 647 South Geary St., Mt. Pleasant.

• Marie Hensler, 34, of 405 First St., Trafford.

• Mallory A. Booth, 22, of 11510 Dennis Circle, North Huntingdon.

• Desiree Brooke Tomey, 19, of 1913 Western Ave., South Greensburg.

• Diane Kolar, 59, of 470 Riverview Drive, New Kensington.

• Renee Lynn Gorski, 45, of 1313 St. Clair St., Latrobe.

• Michelle Renee Kubistek, 32, of 361 Churches Hill Road, Mt. Pleasant Township.

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

• Nicole Perne, 23, of 419 Westmoreland Ave., North Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of children. She was sentenced to probation for 18 months. She was also ordered to complete parenting classes.

• Heather Stevens, 39, of 90 Milbee Lane, Unity, charged with retail theft, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• William Pearson, 19, of 452 Reed Ave., Monessen, pleaded guilty to simple assault and disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to 15 days to 12 months in jail.

• Charles E. Jordan, 39, of 123 Terrace Acres, Connellsville, 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. He was also ordered to undergo an evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Andrew Aron Pletcher, 23 of 247 Oglevee Lane, Dunbar Township, pleaded guilty to indecent assault person less than 16 years of age and corruption of minors. He was sentenced to four to 23 months in jail to be followed by probation for two years.

• Daniel Thomas Trosch, 45, of 12821 Wisperwood Way, Fishers, Ind., pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to probation for one year. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Timothy Joseph Stawovy, 52, of 826 Cleardale Road, Hempfield, 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.

• Heather McKeel, 32, of Lowber, charged with retail theft, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. She was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

Judge Rita D. Hathaway

• Charles Hamilton Jones, 67, of 285 Congruity Road, Avonmore, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to 30 days to six months in jail. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months.

• Melissa Turner, 46, of 45 Zane Ave., Lower Burrell, pleaded guilty to false reports. She was sentenced to probation for six months.

• Jennine Gibson, 31, of 1329 Taylor Ave., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to corruption of minors. She was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Shawn Matthew Bortz, 23, of 402 Hawthorne St., Greensburg, was sentenced to 12 to 48 months in jail for the charges of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and possession of a controlled substance by person not registered.

• Melissa Ann Chaya, 28, of 5006 Beech Road, Murrysville, pleaded guilty to simple assault. She was sentenced to probation for one year. She was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Jason Lee Mutter, 31, of 35A Cordova St., Asheville, N.C., pleaded guilty to accident involving damage attended vehicle/property. He was sentenced to time served to 12 months in jail. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,582.23.

• Jonathan David Metcalf, 26, of 1980 Route 981, New Alexandria, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail.

• Raymond Cecchetti II, 27, of 1009 Wallace St., Vandergrift, 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.

Judge Debra A. Pezze

• Michelle Lynn Young, 35, of 155 Elrico St., Slickville, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 12 months. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• William Barnhardt, 42, of 226 Hillside Ave., Pitcairn, 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. He was also granted work release.

• Melissa Lotz, 19, of 144 Talbot Ave., Greensburg, charged with retail theft, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Allan Anthony Razza, 38, of 375 Wilson St., Derry, pleaded guilty to retail theft. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Eric D. Polischak, 32, of 201 Dorothy St., Wilkins Township, Allegheny County, charged with possession weapon on school property, 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 also ordered not to possess a firearm.

• William Brummett, 21, of 104 E. Broad St., Jeannette, 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. He was also granted work release.

• David E. Horvath, 22, of 14370 Route 993, Trafford, charged with corruption of minors and sell/furnish liquor etc. minor, was accepted into the ARD program for two years.

• Beth Mayer, 40, of 207 Bryant St., Herminie, charged with retail theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Holly Lynn Hubbard, 37, of 5620 Lincoln Ave., Export, charged with retail theft, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Krista Marie Muir, 19, of 16 Sycamore St., Wendel, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.

• Donald Richard McGhee, 19, of 5853 Madison Ave., Export, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the ARD program for six months.

• James B. Gallone, 44, of 698 Mennock Manor Court, Hempfield, pleaded nolo contendere to possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, forgery, access device fraud, theft, receiving stolen property and bad checks. He was sentenced to nine to 23 months in jail to be followed by probation for two years.

• Jamie Lawrence Belli, 30, of 2656 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 12 months of electronic monitoring for the charge of driving under the influence. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months. On a separate charge of possession of a controlled substance, he also pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Christopher Daniel Gilroy, 21, of 3000 South Grande Blvd., Hempfield, pleaded guilty to failure to comply with registration of sexual offenders requirements. He was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail.

• Ronald George Yunker, 40, of Jeannette, pleaded guilty to burglary, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to four to eight years in jail. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Jack Cecconello Sr., 52, of 437 S. Fifth St., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years with eight months of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. He was also ordered not to own or possess any weapons and was ordered to complete anger management classes.

• Raymond Clyde Harper Jr., 39, of 227 Columbia Court, Jeannette, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass. He was sentenced to six to 12 months in jail.

• Mark T. Aleandri, 51, of 111 Wineman Road, Youngwood, pleaded guilty to criminal attempt. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Tina M. Sigwalt, 24, of 502 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, 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.

• Micah Matthew Hall, 19, of 752 Five Pines Road, North Huntingdon, was sentenced to probation for five years for the charges of statutory sexual assault, indecent assault forcible compulsion, corruption of minors and indecent assault. He was sentenced to probation for five years. On separate charges of indecent deviate sexual intercourse person less than 16 years of age, corruption of minors and indecent assault, he was sentenced five to 10 years in jail. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Charles George Carson, 52, of 757 Pine Tree Circle, East Palestine, Ohio, was sentenced to five to 10 years in jail for the charges of indecent deviate sexual intercourse person less than 16 years of age, endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors and indecent assault person less than 16 years of age. He was ordered to complete sex offender's treatment.

Judge Richard E. McCormick Jr.

• Edward T. Bien, 50, of 33 W. Pittsburgh St., Delmont, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for two years. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Wayne E. Powell, 41, of 112 Ligonier St., New Florence, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for one year. He was also ordered to undergo to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Marie A. Pape, 42, of 615 Rear Sidney St., Southwest Greensburg, 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.

• Howard W. Durcan, 37, of 122 Lambert Lane, Greensburg, was sentenced to nine to 23 months in jail for the charge of simple assault. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

 

 
 


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