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Decisions of Westmoreland judges

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011
 

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 then file a petition to have the case expunged. Unless otherwise noted, court costs are placed on the defendant.

JUDGE JOHN E. BLAHOVEC

• Denise Wylie, 45, of 2893 Route 286, Saltsburg, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia and was sentenced to probation for six months.

• Shawn Levon Graves, 47, of 1125 Fifth Ave., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking. He was sentenced to 60 days to 12 months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Tara Lynn Sundberg, 31, of 401 Sixth St., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sentenced to three to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Justin Lowe Uhler, 28, of 508 McCandless St., Arnold, pleaded guilty to theft from a motor vehicle. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Ethan Richard Kovalcik, 21, of 600 McKinley Ave., East Vandergrift, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 30 days of electronic monitoring and was granted work/school release.

• Thomas Patrick McLaughlin, 32, of 807 Pittsburgh St., Lower Burrell, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Dakota W. Trimpey, 18, of 277 Route 356, Apollo, charged with unauthorized use of motor/other vehicle, accident involving attended vehicle/property and driving without a license, was accepted into the ARD program for 18 months.

• John William Ebner, 23, of 607 McKinley Ave., East Vandergrift, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for six months, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Kaylee Michelle Sluser, 23, of 48 Aluminum City Terrace, New Kensington, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sentenced to probation for six months, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Frank Dennis Letterine, 50, of 169 Forest Drive, North Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to penalty/failure to procure workers compensation. He was sentenced to probation for five years and was ordered to pay restitution of $25,876.30.

• Isaac Ternell Dollar, 22, of 9 N. Urania Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to two counts of simple assault and was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Leonard S. Morris, 44, of 914 Wallace St., Vandergrift, charged with possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 30 days.

• David F. Bankosh, 39, of 6337 Old William Penn Highway, Murrysville, was sentenced to one to two years in jail for the charges of criminal attempt, indecent assault forcible compulsion and indecent assault without consent of other. He was ordered to undergo a sex offender's evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Clinton Jeremiah Weleski, 19, of 1103 Gordon St., Natrona Heights, pleaded guilty to make/repairs/sell/etc. offensive weapons and loitering and prowling at nighttime. He was sentenced to probation for 12 months.

• Clinton Jeremiah Weleski, 19, 1011 Gordon St., Natrona Heights, pleaded guilty to retail theft. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Dennis Hancock, 53, of 129 Germaine Road, Butler, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with six months of electronic monitoring, was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school, and his license was suspended for 18 months. He was granted work release.

• Matthew James Stritzinger, 45, of 227 Stewart St., Salina, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years with six months of electronic monitoring, was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school, and his license was suspended for 12 months. He was granted work release.

• Todd M. Sacco, 45, of 548 George St., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 60 days of electronic monitoring, was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school, and his license was suspended for 12 months. He was granted work release upon verification.

• John J. Lee, 34, of 160 Steel Lane, Spring Church, 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 upon verification.

JUDGE DEBRA A. PEZZE

• Cesare Palumbi, 19, of 413 S. Maple St., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to one to two years in jail. To separate charges of criminal attempt-burglary, conspiracy-burglary, burglary, theft by unlawful taking and criminal trespass, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two to four years in jail. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Dustin Ross Smetak, 38, o 673 N. Geary St., Mt. Pleasant, was sentenced to probation for one year for the charge of possession of a controlled substance. To separate charges of theft by deception and deceptive business practices, 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. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Alicia Rene Delmastro, 23, of 1521 Ridge Road, Rostraver, charged with possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 12 months.

• Adam E. Lilliock, 31, of 314 N. Second St., West Newton, pleaded guilty to possess instruments of crime, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, defiant trespass and criminal mischief. He was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Nathan Ryan Vandyke, 22, of 580 Arona Road, New Stanton, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Amy Sue Netik, 42, of Brownsville, pleaded guilty to retail theft and possession of a controlled substance. She was sentenced to probation for one year, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Nicholas J. Fincik, 29, of 714 Seventh St., Charleroi, pleaded guilty to flight to avoid apprehension and resisting arrest. He was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Gregory G. Seman, 49, of 1124 Ridge Road, Rostraver, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for 12 months, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Richard Michael Dudas, 51, of 38 Jefferson Drive, Monessen, 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.

• Aaron E. Jackson, 18, of 501 S. 14th St., Monessen, pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering another person. He was sentenced to probation for 12 months.

• Patrick R. Hrabic II, 27, of 612 Sand Hill Road, Mt. Pleasant, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 12 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.

• Alicia L. Depalm, 33, of 621 Clay Pike Road, Mt. Pleasant Township, charged with recklessly endangering another person and driving under the influence, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. She was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school, and her license was suspended for 60 days.

• Glen Joseph Taratko, 44, of 809 Mt. Pleasant Road, West Newton, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 12 months of electronic monitoring, was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school, and his license was suspended for 18 months. He was granted work/school release.

• Denise Sanabria, 32, of 315 Schoonamaker St., Monessen, pleaded guilty to simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct. She was sentenced to time served to 23 months in jail, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. She was ordered not to possess a weapon.

• Nicki Ann Ross, 42, of 333 Main St., Latrobe, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She was sentenced to 72 hours to six months in jail, was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school, and her license was suspended for 12 months.

• John Michael Pisula, 21, of 650 N. Geary St., Mt. Pleasant, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to 72 hours to six months in jail, was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school, and his license was suspended for 12 months.

• Ronald William Shaffer, 70, of 510 Three Mile Hill, Mt. Pleasant, pleaded guilty to indecent exposure, open lewdness and disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to 11 12 to 23 months in jail. To separate charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and open lewdness, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 11 12 to 23 months in jail to be followed by probation for three years. He was ordered to continue in sex offender's treatment. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Ronald Krautz, 26, of 204 Manor Harrison City Road, Harrison City, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal trespass. He was sentenced to 30 days to 12 months in jail, ordered to be evaluated for the day reporting center and follow all recommended treatment.

JUDGE ALFRED B. BELL

• Nicholas Mauro, 22, of 5700 Beatty Drive, Irwin, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for one year, ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. He was ordered to watch the movie "Cinderella Man" and write a letter to the judge.

• Clint John March, 28, of 434 Oregon Ave., Glassport, pleaded guilty to forgery and was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Nicole Deak, 29, of 208 S. Eighth St., West Newton, pleaded guilty to possess control substance, contraband/inmate. He was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail. He was to be evaluated for the day reporting center and follow all recommended treatment.

• Richard Anthony Cancro, 29, of 217 John St., Greensburg, 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.

• Nicholas Guistimo Mauro, 22, of 5700 Beatty Drive, Irwin, 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.

• John Pinto, 21, of 804 Walnut St., Donora, pleaded guilty to sell/furnish liquor etc. minor and disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• John Carl Gross, 51, of 515 N. Second St., Jeannette, was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with six months of intensive monitoring for the charges of possession of a controlled substance and manufacture, deliver, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was ordered to enroll and complete the day reporting program.

 

 
 


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