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Decisions of the Westmoreland County judges

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Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011
 

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.

• Michael John Coll, 29, of 610 Fairmont St., Greensburg

• Steven Robert Howard, 49, of 442 Albrights Lake Road, Hempfield

• John A. Zebre, 50, of 401 Dunbar Drive, Penn Hills

• John Ridgeway, 55, of 224 Cavitt Ave., Trafford

• Sandra J. Nellis, 49, of 3007 Davies St., Lower Burrell

• Scott Evans Cameron, 51, of 323 Frederick Drive, Lower Burrell

• Judson C. Hertzog, 69, of 200 Main St., Adamsburg

• Laura Lee Berberich, 46, of 209 Lexington Drive, Cranberry

• Dominique Marie Steban, 19, of 549 Woodmere Drive, New Stanton

• Amanda Lynn Roppolo, 30, of 507 12 First St., Leechburg

• David Deway Bashioum Jr., 27, of 243 W. 10th Ave., Tarentum

• Michael Jeffrey Opel, 23, of 1859 Colleen Drive, North Huntingdon

• Carl Scott Greeniee, 25, of 128 Thompson Ave., Donora

• Phillip Joseph Sanders, 26, of 200 Paddock Place, Everson

• Karla A. Armitage-Kraucz, 33, of 128 Candleberry Lane, Hempfield

• Stacy Lynn Kronander, 34, of 459 S. Aiken Ave., Pittsburgh

• Jonathan Steven Hartz, 19, of 927 Arch St., Pittsburgh

• Shawn Anthony Hixson, 19, of 728 Robbins Way, Derry

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 in 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

• Dawn M. Miller, 43, of 521 Pleasant View Drive, Apollo, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years, with one year of electronic monitoring. She was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and her license was suspended for 18 months.

• Thomas Albert Byrd, 50, of 155 Elrico St., Slickville, was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months, with 40 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.

• Stephen Mark Stedrak, 26, of 111 Beverly Court, Apollo, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to two to five years in jail.

• Shawn M. Karcher, 41, of 1246 Leishman Ave Rear, New Kensington, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years, with nine months of electronic monitoring.

• Billy V. Barker, 29, of 229 MacBeth Drive, Lower Burrell, pleaded guilty to fraud obtaining food stamps/assistance. He was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Marianne L. Barker, 27, of 229 MacBeth Drive, Lower Burrell, charged with fraud obtaining food stamps/assistance, was accepted into the ARD program for two years.

• Carl Lynn Walters, 58, of 367 Kemp Road, New Alexandria, charged with false reports and give false information, was accepted into the ARD program for six months.

• Holly L. Pedder, 35, of 804 N. Railroad St., Penn, 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 granted work release.

• Dylan Andrew Rogacki, 19, of 1018 12 Poe St., Vandergrift, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and loitering and prowling at nighttime. He was sentenced to probation for two years. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Brian Matthew Clever, 32, of 133 Steele Lane, Spring Church, 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.

• Douglas James Corbett Jr., 21, of 110 Village Green Drive, Natrona Heights, charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct, was accepted into the ARD program for two years.

• Barry James Thompson, 25, of 904 Alpine Blvd. Rear, Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for six months. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Stephanie Ann Swindler, 20, of 511 N. Fifth St., Apollo, charged with terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Brian Parkhill, 44, of 250 Florida Ave., Lower Burrell, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to 48 hours to six months in jail, was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school, and his license was suspended for 12 months.

• Dennis R. Davis II, 39, of 5730 Verona Road, Verona, pleaded guilty to 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.

• Richard Jeremy Sims, 36, of 333 Fifth St. Ext., Verona, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass. He was sentenced to 11 12 to 23 months in jail.

• Zachary James Stone, 21, of 517 Lytle Road, Saltsburg, charged with retail theft, was accepted into the ARD program for six months.

• Sunni Ann Stedrak, 58, of 111 Beverly Court, Apollo, charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution, was accepted into the ARD program for six months.

• Gino Petrilla, 18, of 338 Upper Drennen Road, New Kensington, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.

• Duane Earl Swarmer Jr., 24, of 269 Larimer Trail, Apollo, charged with accident involving damage to attended vehicle/property, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Scott Andrew Kun, 41, of 129 Caribou Circle, Lower Burrell, pleaded guilty to simple assault and resisting arrest/other law enforcement. To charges of driving under the influence, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three to six months in jail. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months. Sentences are to run concurrently.

Judge Rita D. Hathaway

• Benjamin Lauder Kissel, 20, of 40 Prospect Ave., Washington, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Kristen Hall, 24, of 354 Gertrude St., Latrobe, charged with possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 30 days.

• Osman Edgardo Mendez, 36, of 429 S. Maple Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to indecent assault and corruption of minors. He was sentenced to eight to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Scott William Conrath, 22, of 140 Toll Gate Road, Greensburg, pleaded guilty to false reports. He was sentenced to time served to 23 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Scott Alan Schmidt, 37, of 17 Madison Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Francis Edward Sikora, 24, of 1074 Schultz Road, Unity, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to probation for one year. To a separate charge of disorderly conduct, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation, follow all recommended treatment and successfully complete anger management classes. Sentences are to run consecutively.

• Stephen Allen Piper, 23, of 125 Davis Lane, Latrobe, pleaded guilty to retail theft. He was sentenced to time served to 23 months in jail.

• Collin Ruffner, 24, of 615 W. First Ave., Derry, 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.

• Brett E. Stouffer, 57, of 2436 Jodi Ave., Latrobe, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months, with 120 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.

• Ulysses Johnson, 24, of 437 Harrison Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana and was sentenced to probation for 30 days.

• Sheldon Barry Faulks Jr., 21, of 49 N. Spring St., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to forgery, access device issued to another who did not authorize use, theft of property and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Daniel A. McManus, 24, of 1026 Orchard Ave., Greensburg, charged with theft from a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property and loitering and prowling at nighttime, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

Judge Debra A. Pezze

• Frank J. Chain, 31, of 111 Mayapple Lane, Mt. Pleasant, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. 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.

• Marie E. Pappasergi, 58, of 805 Park Manor, Monessen, pleaded guilty to conspiracy-acquire or obtain possession of a controlled substance. She was sentenced to restrictive intermediate punishment for two years.

• Erich L. English, 35, of 1407 Walnut Ave., Monessen, pleaded guilty to conspiracy-acquire or obtain possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to restrictive intermediate punishment for two years.

• Martin J. McGrogran, 50, of 705 Skyline Drive, Rostraver, 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 granted work release.

• Isaac Mark Deitt, 21, of 956 Academy Heights Drive, Hempfield, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and conspiracy. He was sentenced to probation for three years. To a charge of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for two years. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Jonathan Michael Bennett, 41, of 2112 Candee St., Hempfield, 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 granted work release.

• Nicholas J. Vogle, 32, of 1421 Broad St., South Greensburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years, with six months of electronic monitoring. To a separate charge of driving under the influence, he pleaded guilty and 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. Sentences are to run concurrently.

 

 
 


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