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Decisions of the Westmoreland County judges

Sunday, Oct. 9, 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.

• Kenneth B. Hill, 48, of 3394 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Cleveland, Ohio.

• Josh Antonio Lopez, 18, of 239 Tomer Lane, Greensburg.

• Jaime Allen Olescyski, 42, of 104 Braden Court, Pittsburgh.

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

• Ronica Paine, 37, of 1109 Fifth Ave., New Kensington, charged with conspiracy and theft by unlawful taking, was accepted into the ARD program for two years.

• Neva Aynn Thomas, 46, of 246 Sandalwood Drive, Leechburg, pleaded guilty to retail theft and was sentenced to probation for 18 months.

• Douglas Briscoe, 24, of 103 Vincent Drive, New Kensington, charged with possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 30 days.

• Donald Ferrell Lawrence, 29, of 443 Freeport St., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to obstructing administration of law/other government function. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• William Samuel Hutchinson, 23, of 3307 Jude Court, Murrysville, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for one year.

• Jesse Smith, 29, of 400 Oak Hill Drive, Pittsburgh, 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 recommended treatment.

• Keith Brian Banichar, 20, of 3951 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and false identification to law enforcement officer. He was sentenced to two to 12 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow recommended treatment.

• Jason C. Fronius, 30, of 400 Corbitt St., Tarentum, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking. He was sentenced to two to 12 months in jail.

• Paul Douglas White Jr., 25, of 224 Greenbriar Road, Bear Rocks, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to three to 23 months in jail.

• Timothy Keith Tarr, 26, of 1418 Poplar St., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to fraud obtaining food stamps/assistance. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Ryan Scott Ahern, 33, of 637 Second St., Verona, 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 recommended treatment.

• Jeffrey David Krajci, 22, of 815 Irving St., Vandergrift, pleaded guilty to simple assault, criminal trespass and conspiracy. He was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail. To charges of retail theft and criminal trespass, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail. To charges of resisting arrest/other law enforcement, retail theft, smell/inhale toxic releasing substances and possession of solvent for release of toxic vapors/fumes, he was sentenced to three to 23 months in jail. He was ordered to be evaluated for the Day Reporting Program. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Darwin Albert Cline, 50, of Delmont, pleaded guilty to stalking, recklessly endangering another person and retaliation against witness or victim. He was sentenced to 30 days to 23 months in jail. He was ordered to continue with mental health treatment and to be evaluated for the Day Reporting Program.

• Jonathan Fry, 30, of 1607 Freeport Road, Arnold, pleaded guilty to false/fraud/incomplete insurance claim. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Richard P. Graff, 43, of 1005 Oak Ave., Turtle Creek, 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.

• Thomas Edward Buchinsky, 21, of 425 Robinson Road, Saltsburg, pleaded guilty to corruption of minors and statutory sexual assault. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years, with one year of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to obtain a sex offender's evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Sheri Matthew, 49, of 1513 Sugar Loaf Drive, Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. She was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Darob Wright, 29, of 204 17th St., Arnold, pleaded guilty to accident involving death or injury, prohibited offensive weapons, delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to probation for five years. To charges of robbery and possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, he was sentenced to three to six years in jail. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Jesse Delarosa, 42, of 17th St., Arnold, pleaded guilty to simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and terroristic threats. He as sentenced to 11 12 to 23 months in jail. To a charge of endangering the welfare of children, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for two years. He was ordered to undergo drug/alcohol and mental health evaluations and follow recommended treatment.

• Joseph Paul Yaklich, 53, of 540 Fifth St. Ext., Trafford, was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with six months of electronic monitoring for driving under the influence. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months. He was granted work release.

Judge Rita D. Hathaway

• Aaron T. Hopkins II, 30, of 1022 Pizza Barn Road Ext., Blairsville, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for two years. He was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and follow recommended treatment.

• Nicholas Anthony Runco, 21, of 524 Hickory Drive, Greensburg, 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.

• Austin James Heasley, 18, of 277 Fenneltown Road, New Alexandria, pleaded guilty to simple assault, harassment and purchase etc. alcoholic beverage by a minor. He was sentenced to probation for one year. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow recommended treatment and to complete anger management classes.

• Jennifer L. Livingstone, 30, of 522 First Ave., Sutersville, charged with fraud obtaining food stamps/assistance, was accepted into the ARD program for two years. She was ordered to pay restitution of $5,137.50

• David Lee Jellison, 19, of 109 First St., Hostetter, 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.

• Jenyl Leigh Piper, 24, of 149 Valley St., Derry, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sentenced to probation for one year.

• John Joseph Waldenville, 21, of 1740 Palmerton Road, Blacklick, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and retail theft. He was sentenced to probation for one year. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow recommended treatment.

• Michael J. Morris, 26, of 1960 Harrison Ave., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to retail theft. He was sentenced to probation for two years. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow recommended treatment.

• Bryan D. Gamble, 55, of 1610 Briarwood Drive, Latrobe, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to six months to one year in jail.

• Tenessa Patrice Morton, 40, of 420 Walnut Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to false identification to law enforcement, criminal conspiracy and retail theft. She was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Seth M. Vanderella, 19, of 230 N. Hamilton Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to simple assault and resisting arrest/other law enforcement officer. He was sentenced to time served to one year in jail. He was ordered to complete anger management and to undergo drug/alcohol and mental health evaluations and follow recommended treatment.

Judge Debra A. Pezze

• Rayla H. McKenzie, 25, of 809 Duquesne Place Drive, Duquesne, pleaded guilty to manufacture/deliver/possession/with intent to manufacture or deliver. She was sentenced to two years at the Day Reporting Center.

• Bridget Marie Ross, 33, of 801 Stockdale Ave., Monongahela, pleaded guilty to theft by deception. She was sentenced to probation for one year. To a separate charge of theft by deception, she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow recommended treatment. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Craig A. Mologne, 46, of 410B Sewickley Ave., Herminie, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and conspiracy. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years, with six months of electronic monitoring. To separate charges of theft by unlawful taking, possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for two years. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• David Ingram, 25, of 2713 Brackenridge St., Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to manufacture, deliver, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to 3 12 to 10 years in jail.

• James T. Brock, 28, of 2641 N. Reese St., Philadelphia, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. He was sentenced to two to four years in jail. To a separate charge of aggravated assault, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two to four years in jail. Sentences are to run concurrently.

Judge Alfred B. Bell

• Samuel Thornton, 54, of 2339 Levens St., Akron, Ohio, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He 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.

• Gregory John Klavora, 39, of 103 Brownsferry Road, Adamsburg, was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years, with six months of electronic monitoring for driving under the influence. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months. He was granted work release.

• Jeff Alan Furin, 20, of 358 Mineral St., North Huntingdon, charged with possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 30 days.

• George R. Weightman III, 32, of 110 N. Fourth St., Youngwood, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest/other law enforcement and simple assault. He was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Shawn Patrick Murray, 31, of 10421 Barnes Lake Road, North Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years, with 180 days of electronic monitoring. He was granted work release.

 

 
 


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