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Decisions of Westmoreland County judges

Saturday, Jan. 2, 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 may file a petition to have the case expunged. Unless otherwise noted, court costs are the responsibility of the defendant.

• David A. Ulishney, 22, of 307 Pardus Court, Greensburg.

• Thomas Eugene Mills, 29, of 412 Pershing Drive, New Kensington.

• Todd Christopher Knight, 41, of 217 Farmbrook Drive, Greensburg.

• Vincent Edward Carbone Jr., 20, of 16 Sparta Drive, Greensburg.

• Jason Wesley Pirl, 36, of 405 S. Broadway, Scottdale.

• Donald Christopher Palumbo, 30, of 16 Faith Drive, Delmont.

• Zachary Richard Murphy, 20, of 102A Church St., Penn.

• Joseph B. Shuttleworth, 43, of 742 Eastmont Drive, Greensburg.

• Albert A. Bortak, 25, of 1834 Ivanhoe Drive, North Huntingdon.

• William S. Hohnman, 30, of 146A Long Drive, Irwin.

• Cody A. Fullman, 22, of 204 Washington St., Southwest.

• Darlene Gensler, 38, of 247 Maple Drive, Monroeville.

• Andrew David Leon, 27, of 1 Windsor Drive, Pittsburgh.

• Michael Kane Krisfalusi, 25, of 192 Kunkle Acres Lane, Latrobe.

• Gretchen E. Zeglin, 30, of 1339 Mt. Pleasant Road, Mt. Pleasant.

• Derrick Lamen Thornton, 29, of 1332 Sixth St., Westmoreland City.

• Marcy L. Suppa, 42, of 252 Dewey St., New Kensington.

• Jennifer Lynn Fouse, 35, of 2534 Brown Ave., Grapeville.

• Zeb H. Zinzella, 32, of 105 Madison Drive, Lower Burrell.

• Linda Sharon Johnson, 48, of 643S 14th St., Monessen.

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 requires that they be placed on probation for up to two years. If they satisfactorily complete the probation, they may file a petition to have the case expunged. Unless otherwise noted, court costs are the responsibility of the defendant.

Judge John E. Blahovec

• Marla Jo Monroe-Downs, 43, of 1405 Wood St., Latrobe, 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.

• Scott M. McCann, 19, of 525 12 Freeport Road, New Kensington, charged with criminal conspiracy, criminal mischief and criminal trespass, was accepted into the ARD program for two years.

• Mel R. Anastasiu, 32, of 201 Luzerne St., 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.

• William Bruce Palmer, 55, of 510 Lees Lane, New Alexandria, pleaded guilty to retail theft. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Charles William Spicola Jr., 47, of 112 E. Otterman St., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to criminal attempt. He was sentenced to probation for six months.

• Lawerence Scott Kumpf, 43, of 42 Enon Way, Pittsburgh, was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months, with 30 days 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 12 months. He was granted work release.

• Charles Earl Ream, 39, of 2152 Harrison Ave., Latrobe, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking. He was sentenced to 13 days to 12 months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Ashlee Marie Johnson, 25, of 426 Rear Gaither Way, Greensburg, charged with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Daniel Harris Ernst, 23, of 108 E. Third Ave., Derry, charged with theft by unlawful taking, was accepted into the ARD program for six months.

• Paul Scott Scratchard, 42, of 2511 Seventh St., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another. He was sentenced to 364 to 729 days in jail. He was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Melissa Ann Bellish, 34, of 606 Longview Court, New Derry, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years, with six months of electronic monitoring.

• Michele Renee Krehlik, 21, of 132 Racquet Club Drive, Greensburg, charged with possession of a controlled substance, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Robert Casimer Nickel, 41, of 3606 Perrysville Ave., Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months, with 40 days of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months. He was granted work release.

• Rachel Marie Wise Mautino, 31, of 1363 Brownstown Road, Apollo, pleaded guilty to retail theft and identity theft. She was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Mark Samuel Paletta, 20, of 138 Mcgiffin Ave., Washington, 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 William Long, 27, of 7148 Lemington Ave., Pittsburgh, was sentenced to 2 12 to five years in jail for the charges of criminal conspiracy, possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, firearms not to be carried without a license, receiving stolen property and possession of firearm prohibited.

• Garnett Lee Long-Parham, 24, of 419 Peebles St., Pittsburgh, was sentenced to 18 to 36 months in jail for the charges of criminal conspiracy, possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, firearms not to be carried without a license and receiving stolen property.

• William James Rusko, 40, of 224 Mack Hollow Road, Georgetown, charged with false reports, was accepted into the ARD program for six months.

• Christine B. Penrose, 34, of 796 Gamble Road, New Florence, charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

Judge Richard E. McCormick Jr.

• Rodnetta R. Jenkins, 39, of 321 N. York St., Wheeling, W.Va., pleaded guilty to theft property lost etc. by mistake and receiving stolen property. She was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Thomas Haskins, 19, of 123 Rose Ave., Harrison City, charged with theft by unlawful taking, was accepted into the ARD program for six months.

• Ronald Wesley Struble, 71, of 1186 W. Laurel Circle, Norvelt, was sentenced to probation for four years for the charges of indecent assault person younger than 13 years of age, unlawful contact with minor, endangering the welfare of children, criminal solicitation, indecent exposure and corruption of minors. He was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and follow all recommended treatment and attend sex offender's treatment.

• Christina Daniel Thomas, 25, of 401 Carbon St., North Huntingdon, charged with gambling devices and allow gambling, was accepted into the ARD program for eight months.

• Victoria Schneider, 29, of 2175 Nicholas Lane, Greensburg, charged with gambling devices and allow gambling, was accepted into the ARD program for eight months.

• Shawn Patterson, 25, of 605 Reed Ave., Monessen, was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail for the charges of simple assault and fleeing or attempting to elude officer.

• Jonathan R. Dececco, 32, of 12160 Pine Crest Court, Trafford, 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.

• Matthew Joseph Abate, 39, of 4 W. Hillcrest Drive, Eighty Four, pleaded guilty to false identification to law enforcement and retail theft. He was sentenced to probation for six months.

• Raymond Bernard Resavy Jr., 56, of 210 Lancelot Circle, Belle Vernon, pleaded guilty 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.

• Sharon Buckley, 44, of 120 College Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to retail theft. She was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Ryan Paul Moffa, 18, of 424 Athena Drive, Delmont, charged with possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 30 days.

• Douglas Jay Morgan, 35, of 805 Zimmerman St., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to nine to 23 months in jail.

• Timothy James Martisko, 28, of 503 Hamill St., Crossville, Ill., pleaded guilty to theft by deception and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to three to 12 months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Michael Anthony Santavicca, 39, of 1430 Clay Pike Road, Rillton, pleaded guilty to retail theft and driving under the influence. He was sentenced to four days to 18 months in jail. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months.

• Steven Ray Sleasman, 20, of 161 Chearney Road, Acme, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property and theft by unlawful taking. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Justin Radabaugh, 20, of 312 Painter Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to fleeing or attempting to elude officer and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for one year. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• James Douglas Niedermeyer, 35, of 3217 School Road, Murrysville, 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.

• Brendan A. Bartko, 20, of 243 Hannah Drive, North Huntingdon, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.

• Alexander R. Irr, 26, of 113 Windsor Court, Monroeville, pleaded guilty 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 granted work release.

• John Anthony Gyergyo, 48, of 209 Highland Ave., Herminie, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to probation for two years. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment and complete domestic abuse counseling classes.

• Alexandra Morgan Kiraly, 18, of 401 N. Fifth St., Jeannette, charged with retail theft, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Joshua Ray Perne, 20, of 4075 Colorado Court, Export, pleaded guilty 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.

 

 
 


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