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Decisions of Westmoreland County judges

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By The The Tribune-Review
Sunday, May 4, 2008
 

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

• Wayne Hamilton, 48, of 54 Gongaware Road, Jeannette, 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.

• William Boyd Allen, 45, of 206 Shade St., Derry, pleaded guilty to driving under a suspended license and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• David John Roman, 39, of 808 Sixth Ave., Ford City, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to 10 days to 23 months in jail.

• Mark David Stevens, 40, of 111 Market St., Herminie, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years with six months of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. He was also granted work release.

• Christopher Showman, 23, of 133 Smith Lane, Everson, pleaded guilty to sell/furnish liquor etc. minor. He was sentenced to probation for six months.

• Christopher L. Blasco, 45, of 123 Robin Drive, Jeannette, 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.

• Nicole Kominsky, 27, of 9925 Tyler St., Irwin, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.

• Kimberly Williams, 31, of 351 Third St., Smithton, pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy. She was sentenced to probation for 18 months. She was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Nathaniel Bell, 50, of 3000 South Grande Blvd., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to six to 12 months in jail.

• Leroy Headen, 40, of 1926 Leishman Ave., Arnold, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years with six months in jail.

• Anthony Lee Redish, 22, of 172 Forbes Trail Drive, Export, pleaded guilty to retail theft. He was sentenced to two to four months in jail.

• Joseph Samuel Jenniches, 50, of 130 First St., Saltsburg, pleaded guilty to driving under a suspended license. He was sentenced to electronic monitoring for 60 days.

• Anthony C. Markitell, 42, of 510 Birch St., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to make repairs/sell/etc. offensive weapons. He was sentenced to six days to 23 months in jail.

• Ronald Yohe, 78, of 2768 Lori Drive, Lower Burrell, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to probation for six months.

• James V. Brooks Jr., 41, of 355 College Ave., Greensburg, 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.

• Jill Garcia, 40, of 506 Tenth St., Donora, pleaded guilty to two counts of bad checks. She was sentenced to probation for 18 months.

• Joseph Danielle Berger, 19, of 538 Blank School Road, Greensburg, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to four to 23 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Dolores Campbell, 40, of 2416 Jodi Ave., Latrobe, was sentenced to 21 days to 23 months in jail, to be followed by probation for two years, for the charges of simple assault and resisting arrest. She was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

Judge Richard E. McCormick Jr.

• Kevin James Pennington, 20, of 12 Magee Ave., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to defiant trespass, harassment, disorderly conduct and terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another. He was sentenced to five days to 23 months in jail, to be followed by probation for one year. He was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and attend anger management classes.

• Kenneth Adam Shipley, 25, of 146 Allen Road, Rector, pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy. He was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Chera Lynn Keselich, 19, of 10261 Center Highway, North Huntingdon, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia was accepted into the probation without verdict program for three days.

• Janine Howell, 42, of 607A Scott St., Penn, pleaded guilty to retail theft.She was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Rachel Irene Lunn, 22, of 1401 Latrobe-Derry Road, Loyalhanna, charged with receiving stolen property was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Benjamin W. Furrer, 18, of 125 Orchard Drive, Trafford, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Bruce Robert Murin, 41, of 490 Fifth Ave., New Kensington, 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.

• David L. Bowland, 28, of 111 Church St., Herminie, pleaded guilty to false identification to law enforcement. He was sentenced to 14 days to six months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Richard F. Foster, 52, of 641 Broadway Ave., McKeesport, pleaded guilty to acquire or obtain possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to one to 12 months in jail. At a separate charge of forgery, he also pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for two years. Sentences are to run consecutively.

• Cassius Gantt, 33, of 770 N. Main St., Hawksworth Apts., pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to 56 days to 12 months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Marcus A. Hunter, 28, of 926 Wood St., Latrobe, charged with forgery, criminal conspiracy, theft by deception, criminal conspiracy and receiving stolen property was accepted into the ARD program for two years. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $6,015.

• Anthony Scott Clawson Jr., 25, of 43 E. Second Ave., Latrobe, pleaded nolo contendre to theft by unlawful taking. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for three years with one year or electronic monitoring. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $12,264.61.

• Tanya Ribblet, 23, of 1941 15th St., New Florence, pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of children. She was sentenced to probation for one year. She was also ordered to complete parenting classes.

• Melody C. Yorio, 22, of 1412 Ridge Road, Jeannette, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months. She was also ordered to undergo a drug an alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Christa Murray, 23, of 2214B Church St., Claridge, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months. She was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Justin W. Armstrong, 23, of 5555 Route 982, Derry, charged with criminal mischief was accepted into the ARD program for six months. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,355.65.

• Robert Young, 21, of 1017 Arlington Ave., Jeannette, charged with burglary, defiant trespass and simple assault was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Kenneth Keener, 26, of 83 South Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, pleaded guilty to retail theft. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Jarod C. Gorton, 28, of 209 Flowers Road, New Alexandria, pleaded guilty to flight to avoid apprehension/trial/punishment, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to 66 days to 12 months in jail.

• Eric Vogel, 19, of 1217 Hillview Ave., Latrobe, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for one year and was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Jeremy Leeches, 20, of 630 South Millvale St., Pittsburgh, charged with possession of a controlled substance was accepted into the probation without verdict program for one year. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Travis Herriot, 20, of 205 Seminary Ave., Greensburg, charged with possession of a controlled substance was accepted into the probation without verdict program for one year. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Joshua James Brisson, 22, of 3000 South Grande Blvd., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to retail theft. He was sentenced to three to 23 months in jail. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Tiffany Lee Politt, 28, of 15 Placid Manor, Adamsburg, pleaded guilty to retail theft and criminal conspiracy. She was sentenced to three to 23 months in jail. At separate charges of retail theft, she also pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for five years.

• Dennis Anthony Vargo, 27, of 105B Watson Drive, Turtle Creek, pleaded guilty to retail theft and criminal conspiracy. He was sentenced to two to 23 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Kathleen Dittmar, 24, of 823A Cambria Circle, Greensburg, pleaded guilty to retail theft. She was sentenced to probation for one year.

Judge Rita D. Hathaway

• Robert J. Dececco, 69, of 317 25th St., McKeesport pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for four years with six months of electronic monitoring. He was also granted work release.

• Joshua P. Caccia, 23, of 2406 Cypress Hill, Greensburg, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and sell/furnish liquor etc. minor was accepted into the ARD program for one year. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Jeffrey Brian Hill, 23, of 5265 State Route 982, Bradenville, charged with defiant trespass and disorderly conduct was accepted into the ARD program for six months.

• Bryan Michael Novak, 23, of 2149 Dailey Ave., Latrobe, charged with defiant trespass and disorderly conduct was accepted into the ARD program for six months.

• Luke Walters, 27, of 240 Sandlewood Drive, Leechburg, pleaded guilty to false reports. He was sentenced to probation for one year. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Thera Chapman, 28, of 404 Arogonne Drive, New Kensington, charged with sell/furnish liquor etc. minor was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Marlin Kelly Polke, 32, of 1411 12 Fifth Ave., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• David James, 23, of 1120 Seventh St., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for one year with six months of electronic monitoring. He was also granted work release.

• Joseph A. Minter, 36, of 3000 South Grande Blvd., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to 18 to 36 months in jail.

• Justin Christopher Levay, 22, of 1615 Latrobe-Derry Road, Loyalhanna, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

 

 
 


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