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Decisions of the Westmoreland County judges

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
 

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

Judge John E. Blahovec

-- Alec Stojek, 20, of 17 S. Fourth Ave., Reynoldsville, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia and was sentenced to probation for six months.

-- Victor Anthony Rossi Jr., 24, of 3400 Sweetbriar Drive, Irwin, charged with possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.

-- Tara Lynn Sundberg, 31, of 401 Sixth St., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to simple assault, criminal mischief and defiant trespass. She was sentenced to three to 23 months in jail.

-- James Mark Johnston, 43, of 370 Davis Road, Salem, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and 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.

-- William Robert Fundy, 21, of 880 Seventh St. Ext., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to intermediate punishment for one year, with three months of electronic monitoring. To separate charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years, with one year of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run concurrently.

-- Brian E. Johnson, 20, of 100 Linden Ave., Monessen, pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering another person and was sentenced to probation for one year.

-- Thomas Richard Klems, 40, of 2728 Edith St., Lower Burrell, was sentenced to seven to 23 months in jail for the charges of contact/communication with minor-sexual offenses, indecent assault - over 18/under 14, indecent assault person less than 16 years of age, indecent assault and endangering the welfare of children. To a separate charge of indecent assault person less than 13 years of age, he was sentenced to probation for seven years. He was ordered to undergo a sex offender's evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run consecutively.

-- Nicholas J. Marchezak, 30, of 259-A Mamont Drive, Washington Township, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, retail theft and criminal conspiracy and was sentenced to 18 to 36 months in jail. To separate charges of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 to 24 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run concurrently.

-- Tyequawn S. Gray, 19, of 351 McCandless St., Arnold, charged with terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another and simple assault, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

-- Robert William Clark, 26, of 5902 Stanton Ave., Pittsburgh, was sentenced to one to two years in jail for the charge of manufacture, deliver, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver.

-- Joshua McNeil, 20, of 1805 Fifth St., Lower Burrell, pleaded guilty to manufacture, deliver, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for one year with 90 days of electronic monitoring.

-- Reginald Alan Patterson, 45, of 167 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, was sentenced to five to 12 months in jail for the charge of simple assault.

Judge Debra A. Pezze

-- Tracy Lynn John, 34, of 1506 Penn Ave., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to retail theft and was sentenced to probation for six months. To separate charges of defiant trespass and harassment, she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for six months. Sentences are to run concurrent.

-- Joseph Mark Hanscom, 29, of 65 Oak Lane, Youngwood, pleaded guilty to manufacture, deliver, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to probation for three years. To separate charges of manufacture, deliver, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and possession of a controlled substance, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for three years. Sentences are to run concurrently.

-- Saundra R. Kushak, 26, of 500 Thomas School Road, Hempfield, pleaded guilty to contraband/controlled substance and possession of marijuana and was sentenced to 11 12 to 23 months in jail.

-- Dennis M. Millon, 56, of 104 Reed St., Belle Vernon, was sentenced to intermediate punishment for three years with six months of electronic monitoring for the charge of manufacture, deliver, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver.

-- Deborah Rogers, 46, of 17 12 S. Fourth St., Youngwood, pleaded guilty to four counts of forgery and was sentenced to restrictive intermediate punishment for two years.

-- Robert J. Popelas, 23, of 1120 State Road, Monessen, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and 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.

-- Todd Edward Trice, 33, of 207 Westland Drive, Hempfield, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence 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 upon verification.

-- Michael E. Nuss, 25, of 611 Third & N Street, Seaford, Del., pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and 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.

-- April M. Harris, 30, of 167 Lennox Road, Mt. Pleasant Township, pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of children. She was sentenced to probation for two years and was ordered to successfully complete parenting classes.

-- Stephen P. Dolence III, 41, of 1108 Keith Drive, Plum, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and 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.

-- Amy Large, 36, of 420 Delaware St., Monessen, charged with theft from a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

-- Todd E. Houseman, 35, of 219 Indiana Ave., Slickville, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to probation for six months and was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school.

-- Ashley Lynn Deberry, 26, of 1719 Grindstone Road, Grindstone, pleaded guilty to retail theft. She was sentenced to probation for one year, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

-- Syna D. McOsker, 34, of 1 Oak St., Ellsworth, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to five to 10 days in jail, with credit for time served.

-- Randy Weaver, 45, of 174 McKenery Drive, Rostraver, pleaded guilty to retail theft and was sentenced to probation for one year. To a separate charge of retail theft, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year. Sentences are to run concurrently.

-- Christina Lee Cappa, 31, of 5003 Trail Side Court, Penn Township, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years with 90 days of electronic monitoring. She was ordered to attend and alcohol highway safety school and her license was suspended for 18 months.

-- Brian E. Ball Jr., 26, of 1277 Newton St., Larimer, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and access device. He was sentenced to two to four years in jail, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

-- Zachery Ray Shutterly, 22, of 406 Todd Farm Road, Rostraver, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 6 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.

-- Russell Douglas Tolbert, 40, of 415 W. First Ave., Derry, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for three years with nine months of electronic monitoring, was ordered to attend and alcohol highway safety school, and his license was suspended for 18 months. He was granted work release.

-- Shawn Michael Litrun, 45, of 73 Oak St., Manor, charged with driving under the influence, was accepted into the ARD program for two years. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school, and his license was suspended for 60 days.

-- Brian Lemont Grooms, 38, of 2008 Railroad St., Cardale, pleaded guilty to robbery, simple assault and conspiracy. He was sentenced to 11 12 to 24 months in jail.

-- James Vincent Wolfe, 31, of 10231 Fairmont St., North Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to driving under t he influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for three years, with 12 months of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend and alcohol highway safety school, and his license was suspended for 18 months. He was granted work release.

-- Adam K. King, 27, of 1201 Howard St., West Newton, pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering another person and accident involving damage attended vehicle/property. He was sentenced to probation for two years, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

-- Joshua Gazdik, 34, of 225 Shawnee Ave., Monessen, was sentenced to three years of intensive probation with 12 months of electronic monitoring for the charges of manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and possession of a controlled substance.

-- Ashley Herre-Bagwell, 30, of 708 Arensburg Road Ext., East Millsboro, was sentenced to intensive probation for 24 months with 12 months of electronic monitoring for the charge of unlawful contact with minor-sexual offenses. To separate charges of criminal use of communication facility, corruption of minors and indecent assault without the consent of other, she was sentenced to probation for five years. She was ordered to attend sexual abuse treatment. Sentences are to run consecutively.

-- Daron Hanner, 25, of 317 Mayflower St., Pittsburgh, was sentenced to two to four years in jail for the charges of manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- Andre Lamont Jackson, 31, of SCI-Greensburg, Hempfield, was sentenced to one to two years in prison for the charges of aggravated assault and simple assault.

-- Willie Lewis Todd, 20, of 8204 Chaske St., Verona, was sentenced to two to four years in jail for the charges of manufacture, deliver, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and possession of a controlled substance.

-- Vicky Marie Warren, 30, of 8531 Liberty Ave., Westmoreland City, pleaded guilty to hindering apprehension. She was sentenced to probation for two years, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

-- Thomas Morgan Boyle, 41, of 378 Malden Road, California, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 180 days 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.

-- Christopher Burns, 26, of 11 Luce Ave., Monessen, was sentenced to intensive probation for five years, with six months of electronic monitoring for the charges of burglary, theft by unlawful taking and conspiracy-burglary. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. He was granted work/treatment release.

-- John Thomas Miller II, 24, of 103 Wood St., Belle Vernon, charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, conspiracy and loitering and prowling at nighttime, was accepted into the ARD program for 12 months.

-- Sean Henry Garland, 21, of 716 Leighty Road, Ruffsdale, pleaded guilty to robbery and was sentenced to six to 24 months in jail.

-- Brenda Lee Hawke, 45, of 221 W. Main St., West Newton, pleaded guilty to retail theft and was sentenced to probation for six months.

-- Darrell Wayne Adams, 49, of 214 Bells Mills Road, Wyano, pleaded nolo contendere to false identification to law enforcement authorities and was sentenced to 50 days to 12 months in jail, with credit for time served.

-- Zachary J. Pollock, 20, of 889 Lowber Road, Sewickley, charged with bad checks, was accepted into the ARD program for 24 months.

-- Nicholas Mastracci, 49, of 126 Ida St., Donora, pleaded guilty to retail theft, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, criminal mischief and defiant trespass. He was sentenced to nine to 23 months in jail, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

-- Matthew Timothy Garland, 19, of 716 Leighty Hollow Road, Ruffsdale, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property and was sentenced to probation for two years.

-- Christopher George Livingstone, 26, of 109 Steel Lane, Rostraver, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

Judge Alfred B. Bell

-- David Lee Rogers, 44, of 1408 Greenwich Road, Cherry Tree, pleaded guilty to make repairs/sell/etc. offensive weapons and was sentenced to intensive probation for two years. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

-- Jeffrey Michael Miller, 31, of 7816 Edgewood Ave., Swissvale, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and possession of instruments of crime. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for four years, with one month of electronic monitoring. To separate charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to intermediate punishment for four years, with one month of electronic monitoring. Sentences are to run concurrently.

-- Timothy Clayton Lenhart, 56, of 303 Clay Ave., Jeannette, was sentenced to 20 to 60 months in jail for the charges of aggravated assault and criminal trespass. To charges of burglary and criminal trespass, he was sentenced to 15 to 30 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run consecutively.

-- Khalil Malcolm Muhammad, 22, of 8042 Chaske St., Verona, 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.

-- Kathleen P. Pacelli, 46, of 209 W. Third St., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was sentenced to 72 hours to six months in jail. She was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and her license was suspended for 12 months.

-- Christopher Daniel Lewis, 31, of 940 Gaskill Ave., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and 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.

-- Ashley L. Converso, 25, of 105 Madison Ave., Herminie, charged with retail theft, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

-- Angela M. Sages, 35, of 56 Butler St., Uniontown, charged with retail theft, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

-- Diana K. Hamilton, 34, of 401 Bierer St., Greensburg, charged with retail theft, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

-- Bobbi Jo Hobaugh, 41, of 129 Lenhart Ave., Irwin, pleaded guilty to retail theft and receiving stolen property and was sentenced to intermediate punishment for one year, with three months of electronic monitoring. To a separate charge of retail theft, she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run concurrently.

-- Matthew John Matesic, 30, of 111 Oak Drive, Trafford, pleaded guilty to loitering and prowling at nighttime and theft from a motor vehicle. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for one year, with six months of electronic monitoring to be followed by probation for one year. He was granted work/school release.

-- Robert James Plyler, 40, of 12731 Water St., Ardara, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. and 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.

-- Robert L. Demery, 28, of 531 Coursin St., McKeesport, pleaded guilty to false identification to law enforcement officer and was sentenced to 12 days to 12 months in jail, with credit for time served.

-- Crista Lynne Santee, 40, of 189 Wible Run Road, Shaler, pleaded guilty to retail theft and receiving stolen property and was sentenced to probation for one year.

-- Linda Mary Defalco, 53, of 138 Dolphin Lane, Hempfield, pleaded guilty to retail theft and was sentenced to probation for one year.

-- James Samuel Longo, 23, of 12820 Ridge Road, North Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to time served to 23 months in jail, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation, and follow all recommended treatment.

-- Marianna L. Johnson, 29, of 1103 Craig St., McKeesport, charged with marijuana-small amount for personal use and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 30 days.

 

 
 


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