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Decisions of the Westmoreland County judges

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Saturday, Sept. 11, 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 period of license suspension. If they satisfactorily complete the program, they may file a petition to have the case expunged. Unless otherwise noted, court costs are placed on the defendant.

• Jesse Charles Macklin, 28, of 600 N. Eighth St., Jeannette.

• Danielle M. McClure, 24, of 102 1C Valley Stream Drive, Delmont.

• Courtney Marie Coffman, 29 of 1162 Murtha Way, Derry Township.

• Lee James Hammer, 27, of 2106 Route 130, Harrison City.

• Brendan K. Conaway, 23, of 3229 Liberty Way, McKeesport.

• Ebonie Shaynel Phillips, 28, of 4228 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh.

• Wayne Kevin Chrestay Jr., 23, of 209 Old Jacks Run Road, North Huntingdon.

• Matthew D. Cornwell, 21, of 4827 Crowfoot Road, Murrysville.

• Brandon James George, 21, of 10 Leslie St., Uniontown.

• Russell C. Bickerstaff, 53, of 4689 Route 982, Latrobe.

• Eric R. Weaver, 33, of 170 Horseshoe Bend, Acme.

• Travis James Armstrong, 22, of 4827 Treesdale Court, Murrysville.

• John Stants, 34, of 115 Emory Lane, Ruffsdale.

• Lauren Kay Stauffer, 20, of 214 Bessemer Road, Greensburg.

• Ruth Stauffer, 54, of 238 Monica Drive, Hempfield.

• Sean P. Rattigan, 31, of 100 Brooklane Drive, Hempfield.

• Tyler Durmis, 19, of 40 Race St., Manor.

• Paul J. Rykaceski, 57, of 225 Marlborough Drive, New Kensington.

• Joshua Allen Burkholder, 28, of 170 Archway Drive, New Alexandria.

• Brian J. Goodlin, 30, of 1578 Business Route 66, Greensburg.

• Ronald Cicco, 54, of 114 Willow Way, Trafford.

• Brian Joseph Brown, 24, of 415 Cyrus St., Jeannette.

• Angela Elizabeth Rokosz, 20, of 1207 Troon Drive, Greensburg.

• Jared Andrew Sunday, 32, of 899 Beacon Valley Road, Greensburg.

• Shannon E. Loughner, 22, of 847B Highland Ave., Greensburg.

• Marcus E. Wisneski, 35, of 4047 Slope Hill Road, Mt. Pleasant.

• Haley Laura Thomas, 20, of 503 St. Andrews Drive, Greensburg.

• Rachel Wynn, 24, of 6247 Old William Penn Highway, Export.

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 an admission of guilt, but participants are placed into the program for up to two years. If they satisfactorily complete the program, they may file a petition to have the case expunged. Unless otherwise noted, court costs are placed on the defendant.

JUDGE JOHN E. BLAHOVEC

• Stacey Fitzgerald O'Neal, 21, of 105 North St., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to identity theft, access device issued to another who did not authorize use and receiving stolen property and was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Lawrence Patrick Csokuly, 23, of 410 Stanton Court, Export, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking. 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.

• Joyce P. Steck, 37, of 8 Galahad Circle, Rostraver, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months, with 40 days of electronic monitoring. She was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and her license was suspended for 12 months.

• Gwen Martin, 25, of 9861 Joan Drive, North Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. She was sentenced to probation for one year, and was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Jody Lynn Cartwright, 25, of 155 Howard St., Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. She was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Orlando Robert Holt, 20, of 7932 St. Lawrence St., Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for six months.

• Merle Michael Eagle, 26, of 1610 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to probation for one year, and was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Joshua James Collier, 23, of 110 S. 15th St., Jeannette, charged with sell/furnish liquor etc. minor, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Sativa Marie Reynolds, 25, of 308 S. Fifth St., Jeannette, charged with interference with custody of children and disorderly conduct, was accepted into the ARD program for six months. She was ordered to follow all the directives of the Children's Bureau.

• Gilwood Lamont Jackson, 22, of 1120 Fox Hill Drive, Monroeville, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to 48 hours to six months in jail. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months.

• Erika Danielle Edwards, 22, of 156 Woodbridge Drive, Graceton, pleaded guilty to unsworn falsification to authorities. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for one year, with six months of electronic monitoring, and was ordered to continue in drug/alcohol and mental health treatment.

• Harley Nicole Shaulis, 20, of 179 Palmerton Road, Blairsville, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. She was sentenced to probation for one year. She was ordered to continue in drug and alcohol treatment until successfully discharged.

• Patrick Joel Irvin, 30, of 112 Zeller St., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to fleeing or attempting to elude officer. He was sentenced to six to 12 months in jail. To a charge of driving under the influence-second offense, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months to five years in jail. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Jessica Lynn Henderson, 25, of 32 Marion Villa, Washington Township, pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy. She was sentenced to probation for six months.

• Christopher Michael Bujanowski, 38, of 410 Coal Alley, Belle Vernon, pleaded guilty to corrupt organizations-employee. He was sentenced to 21 to 42 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Maria C. Harshey, 34, of 952 Union Cemetery Road, Greensburg, pleaded guilty to theft by deception and receiving stolen property. She was sentenced to probation for one year, and was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Amanda Louise Harris, 22, of 214 Cooperage Court, Mt. Pleasant Township, pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy, theft by deception and receiving stolen property. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years, with nine months of electronic monitoring, to be followed by probation for one year.

• Sheree Lynn Henry, 52, of 3150 Jacks Run Road, White Oak, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years, with three months of electronic monitoring.

• William David Brown, 31, of 14 Reed Ave., Monessen, pleaded guilty to statutory sexual assault, corruption of minors and indecent assault person less than 16 years of age. He was sentenced to 11 12 to 23 months in jail, to be followed by probation for two years. He was ordered to have no direct or indirect contact with any minor younger than 16.

• Aaron Gordon Kimmel 34, of 13 Sparta Drive, Hempfield, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for six months.

JUDGE ALFRED B. BELL

• Amber Dawn Schneider, 21, of 117 S. Third St., Youngwood, charged with possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for one year. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Kyle Douglas Clem, 19, of 415 Hillcrest Drive, Latrobe, charged with possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 30 days.

• Nicholas A. Bibel, 22, of 188 Candleberry Lane, Adamsburg, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.

• Rick Alan Fait, 23, of 143 Armstrong Road, Hempfield, charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Mark Nicholas Coughanour, 24, of 2060 Northview Drive, North Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief. He was sentenced to probation for five years. He was ordered complete inpatient drug and alcohol treatment and pay restitution of $1,148.

• Timothy Alfred Lavelle, 52, of 1087 Bert Circle, Penn, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years, with 180 days 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.

• Sean Bittner, 32, of 445 Wilbur Ave., Turtle Creek, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 180 days 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.

• John Lash, 26, of 130 Daisy St., Lowber, pleaded guilty to violation of state drug law. He was sentenced to probation for three years and was ordered to continue in drug and alcohol treatment.

• Michael Dwayne Karraker, 23, of 3000 S. Grande Blvd., Hempfield, pleaded guilty to aggravated indecent assault and statutory sexual assault. He was sentenced to 2 12 to 5 years in jail. To a charge of corruption of minors, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for five years. He was ordered to continue in mental health treatment and have no direct/indirect contact with children younger than 16. Sentences are to run consecutively.

• Brett Louis Franci II, 20, of 2240 Justin Court, Delmont, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months, with six months of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school, and his license was suspended for 12 months. He was granted work release.

• Janine M. Fresch, 24, of 4854 Hialeah Drive, Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to sale give controlled substance and forgery. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years, with nine months of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Todd Michael Lewis, 31, of 32 Rear Jefferson Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to retail theft. He was sentenced to probation for one year, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Jenna Puckey, 19, of 30 Mulberry St., Belle Vernon, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sentenced to probation for one year, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. She was ordered to watch "Cinderella Man."

• Robert Al Frohnhofer Jr., 34, of 1409 Mt. Pleasant Road, West Newton, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to restrictive intermediate punishment for two years, with six months of electronic monitoring. To charges of receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for two years. Sentences are to run consecutively.

• Joseph E. Williams, 36, of 120B Custer Ave., Vandergrift, was sentenced to probation for one year for the charge of disorderly conduct.

• Jennifer Lee Sisk, 35, of 423 Chicago Ave., New Kensington, was sentenced to probation for two years for the charges of recklessly endangering another person, simple assault and aggravated assault.

• Zachary Scott Reichert, 19, of 1014 Manor Road, New Kensington, was sentenced to two to 23 months in jail for the charges of criminal conspiracy and possession of instruments of crime.

 

 
 


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