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By The Tribune-Review

Published: Saturday, May 1, 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 one-month driver's license suspension. The ARD program does not require defendants to admit guilt, but does require that they be placed on probation. If they satisfactorily complete the probation, they must then file a petition to have the case expunged. Unless otherwise noted, court costs are placed on the defendant.

• Klayton Bradley Hawkins, 27, of 276 Shrum Hill Road, New Florence.

• Thomas Cody Funk, 21, of Schultz Road, Mt. Pleasant.

• Steven Joseph Salamon, 22, of 841 Altman St., Irwin.

• Stacy L. Yvanek, 28, of 246 W. Vincent St., Ligonier.

• Anthony Michael Novak, 44, of 26 Avenue D, Latrobe.

• Kevin Thomas Gribben, 64, of 260 Laurel Drive, Greensburg.

• Kevin Edward McFadden, 54, of 245 Saunders Station Road, Trafford.

• Matthew Ryan Shaner, 22, of 512 Eleanor Ave., Scottdale.

• Douglas Charles Bueche, 50, of 1429 Anthony Way, Latrobe.

• Amy Elizabeth Weightman, 25, of 11000 Old Trail Road, North Huntingdon.

• Brittany Dawne Tierney, 21, of 171 Wencliff Lane, Jeannette.

• Dave L. Metzgar, 35, of 115 Kodiak Lane, New Kensington.

• Jacqueline C. Hellein, 55, of 1809 Acheson Ave., North Apollo.

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 requires that they be placed on probation for up to two years. If they satisfactorily complete the probation, 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

• Derek Sharpe, 28, of 1728 Horne Blvd., Arnold, charged with escape, resisting arrest/other law enforcement and fleeing or attempting to elude officer, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Kimberly S. Zdobinski, 25, of 350 Oak Road, Gibsonia, charged with fraud obtaining food stamps/assistance, was accepted into the ARD program for two years. To a separate charge of fraud obtaining food stamps/assistance, she was accepted into the ARD program for two years. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Jessica May Welteroth, 24, of 1011 Victoria Ave., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. She was sentenced to probation for two years and was ordered to attend and complete anger management classes.

• Ronald Edward Smith Jr., 36, of 1704 Fourth Ave., Arnold, pleaded guilty to escape. He was sentenced to probation for six months consecutive to his state case.

• Perry Alan Geracia, 50, of 1141 Fourth Ave., New Kensington, charged with theft of property lost, etc., by mistake, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Dawn Marie Beck, 41, of 134 Recreation Drive, Apollo, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence • second offense. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 60 days of electronic monitoring, was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school, and her license was suspended for 12 months. She was granted work release.

• Jeffrey Dunsworth, 46, of 474 Campbell Ave., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence/second offense. He was sentenced to six months to five years in jail, was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school, and his license was suspended for 18 months.

• William Raymond Moore, 29, of 253 Fifth Ave., New Kensington, 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. To a separate charge of retail theft, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for two years. Sentences are to run consecutively.

• Donald Joseph Kelly, 32, of 1281 Old William Penn Highway, New Alexandria, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to 30 days to six months in jail, was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school, and his license was suspended for 12 months.

• Rayshawn Taquan Jones, 21, of 529 Greensburg Ave., East McKeesport, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to probation for one year. To a separate charge of fleeing or attempting to elude officer, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for six months. Sentences are to run consecutively.

• Christina Lynn Bailey, 30, of 608 S. Pike Road, Sarver, charged with possession of a controlled substance, 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.

• Dennis C. Weston, 21, of 410 Hillcrest Drive, Youngstown, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to probation for two years, and was ordered to comply with all the directives of the Children's Bureau.

• Patricia Primus, 18, of 1125 Victoria Ave., New Kensington, charged with aggravated assault and simple assault, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. She was ordered to attend and complete anger management classes.

• Mark J. Morrison, 51, of 628 Keystone St., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to 72 hours to six months in jail, ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school, and his license was suspended for 12 months.

• David Dwight Matter, 55, of 16 Dunham Drive, Greensburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to three days to six months in jail, with credit for time served. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school, and his license was suspended for 12 months.

Judge Alfred B. Bell

• Kevin James Gaudino, 45, of 305 County Road, Derry Township, was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years with 60 days of electronic monitoring for the charges of habitual offenders and driving without a license.

Kacey Marie Burd, 35, of 524 10th St., Irwin, pleaded guilty to retail theft. She was sentenced to four months, 15 days to 23 months in jail. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Derrick Lamont Cunningham, 37, of 112 North First St., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to retail theft. He was sentenced to 15 days to 12 months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Matthew Joseph Conrad, 24, of 134 Bus Garage Road, Greensburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence-second offense. 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 ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. He was granted work release.

• Justin L. Caldwell, 28, of 811 Warren St., 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. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Larry Allen Walker Jr., 21, of 3346 Jameson Drive, Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to probation for one year. He was ordered to attend and complete anger management classes.

• David Vernon Thompson Jr., 30, of 13 Glenmeade Road, Greensburg, 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.

• James Francis Riley Jr., 49, of 1724 Mt. Pleasant Road, 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. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Stephen Jude Nemetz, 51, of 3000 South Grande Blvd., Hempfield, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking. He was sentenced to four to 23 months in jail. At a separate charge of fleeing or attempting to elude officer, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year. Sentences are to run consecutively.

• Andrew Ward, 28, of 135 Fern Hollow Rod, Moon Township, pleaded guilty to false identification to law enforcement and driving without a license. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Allan Lomax, 19, of 805 Park Manor, Monessen, pleaded guilty to theft of leased property. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Aaron David Bell, 21, of 17 Redgrave Drive, Greensburg, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to seven days to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served. At a separate charge of terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are concurrent.

• William Paul Hickman, 33, of 118 Hidden Valley Road, McMurray, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking. He was sentenced to four to 23 months in jail. At a separate charge of resisting arrest/other law enforcement, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year. Sentences are to run consecutively.

• Diane Jean Layton, 48, of 2525 Radebaugh Road, Grapeville, pleaded guilty to retail theft. She was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Robert Franklin Glover, 20, of 28 Johnson St., Republic, pleaded guilty to retail theft. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Carrie A. Maloney, 29, of 2404 Saunders Road, Monroeville, charged with simple assault, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. She was ordered to attend and complete anger management classes.

• John Eric Pierce, 40, of 631 Buchanan Road, Normalville, charged with possession of marijuana, corruption of minors and disorderly conduct, was accepted into the ARD program for six months. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Matthew F. Felton, 20, of 107 Wynwood Court, Irwin, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to probation for one year, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. To a separate charge of possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year. He was ordered to watch the movie Cinderella Man. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Andrea Nicole Bloom, 22, of 466 Apple St., Mill Run, pleaded guilty to manufacture etc. controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sentenced to probation for one year. To separate charges of possess controlled substance, contraband/inmate and possession of a controlled substance, she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years with six months of electronic monitoring. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• David James Streett, 27, of 4019 Pin Oak Court, Murrysville, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for nine months. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment and watch the movie Cinderella Man.

• Carl Vincent Cancro, 35, of 270 Candleberry Lane, Adamsburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 60 days of electronic monitoring. To a separate charge of driving while blood-alcohol content was 0.02 percent or greater while license suspended, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 90 days of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Tracijo Marie Pletcher, 25, of 251 Oak St., Mt. Pleasant, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 40 days of electronic monitoring, was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school, and her license was suspended for 12 months. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment, and pay restitution of $36,022.80.

• Margaret Bever, 28, of 410 Truby St., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to acquire or obtain possession of a controlled substance. She was sentenced to probation for two years, was ordered to continue with counseling and is not permitted to obtain employment as a nurse.

• Jay Anthony Chobirko, 23, of 96 Beeno Road, Darragh, 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, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Mitchell D. Harrison, 18, of 218 Edgewood Ave., Trafford, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to probation for one year, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation, follow all recommended treatment and watch the movie Cinderella Man.

• Christopher Alan Soliday, 23, of 3000 S. Grande Blvd., Hempfield, pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy, endangering the welfare of children, possession of a controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to 90 days to 23 months in jail, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment, attend parenting classes and an alcohol highway safety school. He was granted work release.

• Joshua Todd Neiderhiser, 23, of 2889 Route 31, Acme, pleaded guilty to insurance fraud, criminal conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail. To a separate charge of criminal conspiracy, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year. Sentences are to run consecutively.

Judge Debra A. Pezze

• Matthew Randall Goodwin, 31, of 2245 Green Hills Lane, Hempfield, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and harassment. He was sentenced to probation for two years. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• John Michael Higginbotham, 28, of 2252 Jakes Run Road, Fairmont, W.Va., pleaded guilty to fleeing or attempting to elude officer and driving without a license. He was sentenced to two to 12 months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Shawn Patrick Stenger, 25, of 39 Fayette St., Dunbar, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Jamie A. Stalowski, of 3472 Route 130, Harrison City, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 40 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.

• Jamie Lynn Hardy, 34, of 509 South Fourth St., Youngwood, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence-third offense. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 12 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.

• Jamie L. Morriston, 33, of 317 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for six months.

• Erik Scott Karasek, 28, of 107 Rays Lane, Smithton, pleaded guilty to theft by deception and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to three to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Brian Lynn Garman, 30, of 3000 S. Grande Blvd., Hempfield, pleaded guilty to forgery and theft by unlawful taking. He was sentenced to time served to 23 months in jail.

• Ramham Dupriest, 20, of 3000 S. Grande Blvd., Hempfield, pleaded guilty to escape and flight to avoid apprehension/trial or punishment. He was sentenced to 68 days to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Aaron Kolenc, 24, of 243 Walnut St., Shippensburg, 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/school release.

• Donald Sciulli, 25, of 13 Harding St., Manor, was sentenced to four to 10 years in jail for the charges of burglary, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal trespass and criminal mischief. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Harold C. Klink, 24, of 134 Stoney Road, Dunbar, pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years. To a separate charge of possession of a controlled substance, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• David Raymond Sladky, 39, of 537 Ridgeview Road, Mt. Pleasant, pleaded guilty to criminal attempt-burglary. He was sentenced to one year less one day to two years less one day in jail to be followed by probation for three years. To separate charges of possession of firearm prohibited, make repairs/sell/etc. offensive weapons, theft by unlawful taking, alteration/destruction of vehicle identification number, receiving stolen property, false/fraud/incomplete insurance claim, criminal solicitation and criminal conspiracy, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year less one day to two years less one day in jail. He was granted work release. Sentences are to run concurrently.

 

 
 


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