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Decisions of Westmoreland County judges

| Monday, June 11, 2012, 9:38 a.m.

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 Rita D. Hathaway

• Ronald F. Rega, 38, of 455 Old Franklin Road, Stahlstown, 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.

• Michael James Koche, 35, of 5979 Route 982, Blairsville, pleaded guilty to criminal attempt-robbery-inflict threat immediate bodily injury. He was sentenced to 21 to 52 months in jail and was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• James Robert Haman, 19, of 120 Stark Ave., Greensburg, charged with possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for one year.

• Bryan Francis Humberger, 41, of Route 982, Blairsville, pleaded guilty to access device issued to another who did not authorize use. He was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Jason Nicholas Skwara, 25, of 129 Beatty County Road, Unity, pleaded guilty to sell/furnish liquor, etc. minor. He was sentenced to probation for six months and was ordered to pay restitution of $3,276.

• Dustin Milliron, 20, of 3000 S. Grande Blvd., Hempfield, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to one to two years in jail and was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Scott Michael Rodman, 26, of 209 Maruca Drive, Mt. Pleasant, was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months 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 12 months. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Erika Lynn Johnson, 33, of 826 Dornin St., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with eight months of electronic monitoring. To a separate charge of driving under the influence, she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with two 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. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Todd Christopher Knight, 42, of 217 Farmbrook Drive, Hempfield, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to one to 12 months in jail.

Judge John E. Blahovec

• William D. Bluman, 40, of 5524 Highland Ave., Manor, 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.

• Roni K. Boltich, 24, of 116 Lee St., Hutchinson, pleaded guilty disorderly conduct. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

• Kristie L. Bonzer, 36, of 302 Fifth St., Trafford, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 40 days of electronic monitoring. She was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and her license was suspended for 12 months. She was granted work release.

• Michael David Crotti, 23, of 101 Stauffer St., Dawson, pleaded guilty to retail theft, conspiracy and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to intensive probation for three years. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Steven C. Faight, 31, of 409 Sells Lane, Greensburg, charged with bad checks, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Adam M. Foreman, 19, of 131 Baker St., Rimersburg, 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.

• Stacey Lynn Havrilla, 25, of 501 Leo St., Derry, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 180 days 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.

• Christian Jackson, 19, of 1414 Third Ave., Arnold, 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.

Judge Debra A. Pezze

• Michael King Bates Jr., 28, of 132 Railroad St., Ruffsdale, pleaded guilty to dispose of vehicle attend/illegally obtained, receiving stolen property and false/fraud/incomplete insurance claim. He was sentenced to probation for three years.

• Nicholas Bell, 21, of 913 McMahon Ave., Monessen, pleaded guilty to accidents involving damage attended vehicle/property, recklessly endangering another person and driving under a suspended license. He was sentenced to probation for 12 months.

• John Richard Bien, 33, of 243 South Washington St., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to retail theft. He was sentenced to one to two years in jail. At separate charges of robbery, retail theft and simple assault, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one to two years in jail to be followed by state probation for two years. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Scott R. Birdseye, 35, of 9 N. Third St., Youngwood, charged with accidents involving damage to attended vehicle/property, was accepted into the ARD program for 12 months.

• Craig A. Carlson Jr., 28, of 201 Mt. East Road, Everson, pleaded guilty to criminal attempt and possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to one to two years in jail. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Dennis Jay Carini, 54, of 425 Ella St., Belle Vernon, charged with recklessly endangering another person and harassment , was accepted into the ARD program for two years.

• Mark Anthony Cinciripini, 21, of 11210 Brokers Lane, North Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to probation for one year. At a separate charge of use/possession of drug paraphernalia, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year. Sentences are to run consecutively.

• Ricky J. Dalton, 47, of Route 1, Rivesville, W.Va., pleaded guilty to criminal attempt at theft by deception. He was sentenced to probation for five years. He was ordered to continue in his current mental health treatment. Supervision is to be transferred to Marion County, W.Va.

• Vincent D. Deluca, 47, of 235 Loyalhanna Dam Road, Saltsburg, charged with burglary, criminal trespass, possession of marijuana, terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another, simple assault and criminal mischief, was accepted into the ARD program two years. He was ordered to attend and complete anger management classes.

• Joshua R. Dodd, 34, of 16 Collins Ave., Scottdale, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief and harassment. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Bryan Raymond Dillon, 43, of 300 Maple St., Mt. Pleasant, pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of children. He was sentenced to restrictive intermediate punishment for two years. He was ordered to comply with Children's Bureau recommendations and complete parenting classes.

• William S. Ellenberger, 47, of 177 West Hills Drive, Greensburg, charged with retail theft, was accepted into the ARD program for two years. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• John R. Farmer Jr., 47, of 201 N. Fourth St., Youngwood, pleaded guilty to retail theft. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Daniel Fowler, 23, of 705 Rostraver St., Monessen, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to time served to 12 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. He was ordered to attend and complete anger management classes.

• Jerome D. Frankie, 37, of 1212 Knox Ave., Monessen, pleaded guilty to burglary, criminal conspiracy and criminal trespass. He was sentenced to time served to 23 months in jail.

• Lori K. Greyno, 35, of 897 Greenhills, Greensburg, pleaded guilty to procure for self/other drugs by forgery. She was sentenced to probation for one year. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Bradley C. Hines, 30, of 227 West Newton Road, Madison, pleaded guilty to theft by deception. He was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Valerie Lee Jeffcoat, 51, of 649 Henry St., Yukon, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She 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. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Michael Allyn King, 42, of 154 Morgantown St., Fairchance, charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for two years. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment and pay restitution of $16,033.

• Chad McCarthy, 33, of 1009 N. Second St. Ext., Jeannette, was sentenced to three to six years in jail for aggravated assault and criminal mischief. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and complete domestic abuse counseling.

• Amy L. Schwartz, 35, of 4916 Walnut St., McKeesport, pleaded guilty to acquire or obtain controlled substance by misrepresentation. She was sentenced to probation for two years. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Benjamin L. Kissell, 19, of 148 Farmington Place, Hempfield, pleaded guilty to retail theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy. He was sentenced to time served to two years less one day in jail.

• Leah Sue Rae, 21, of 1069 School Hill Road, Larimer, pleaded guilty to three counts of receiving stolen property and two counts of theft. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with two years of electronic monitoring. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Nicole T. Petrulak, 40, 619 Wendel Road, Hempfield, pleaded guilty to access device issued to another who did not authorize use, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, forgery and criminal conspiracy. She was sentenced to 28 days to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Stephen Michael Gleisner, 18, of 137 Sioux Drive, Hempfield, charged with retail theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy, was accepted into the ARD program for two years. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Brian David Fairman, 35, of 1217 Hillview Ave., Latrobe, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and unsworn falsification to authorities. He was sentenced to probation for one year. To a separate charge of use/possession of drug paraphernalia, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year. Sentences are to run consecutively.

• Duane Robert Dunn, 46, of 2080 Warren Ave., North Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Corey Nicholas Tarr, 22, of 207 Rhode Island Lane, New Florence, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Crystal Marie Chalfant, 28, of 315 Conrad Ave., Charleroi, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance by person not registered. She was sentenced to probation for one year. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Heather L. Kosmatine, 33, of 135 Abbe Place, Delmont, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 180 days 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.

• Joseph Harold Donachy, 29, of 2033 Monroe Ave., Swissvale, charged with theft by unlawful taking and unauthorized use of motor/other vehicle, was accepted into the ARD program for 12 months.

• Ashley Sheppard, 25, of 813 Lookout Ave., Charleroi, pleaded guilty to theft of leased property. She was sentenced to probation for two years and ordered to pay restitution of $1,343.73.

• Jerome D. Frankie, 37, of 1212 Knox Ave., Monessen, pleaded guilty to retail theft. He was sentenced to two to 12 months in jail. To a separate charge of simple assault, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two to 12 months in jail. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Joseph Patrick Murtha, 48, of 3191 State Route 981, Mt. Pleasant, 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.

• Jeff Stock, 43, of 1544 Mt. Pleasant-Connellsville Road, Mt. Pleasant, was sentenced to probation for two years for the charge of criminal trespass. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Thomas Kubinec, 32, of 130 Westmoreland Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence and driving under the influence/second offense. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years with six months 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.

• Brian E. Sager, 38, of 314 Sager Lane, West Newton, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to five days to six months in jail.

• Jenna Puckey, 19, of 30 Mulberry St., Belle Vernon, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property. She was sentenced to probation for one year. To a separate charge of receiving stolen property, 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.

• Paul Crystaloski Jr., 47, of 113 Pin Oak Drive, New Stanton, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to restrictive intermediate punishment for two years with six months of electronic monitoring.

• Steven N. Major III, 21, of 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Unity, charged with burglary, criminal trespass, criminal conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for two years. To separate charges of burglary, criminal conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal trespass, he was accepted into the ARD program for two years. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run concurrently.

Judge Alfred B. Bell

• Nicholas C. Wolfe, 26, of 505 Park Ave., Scottdale, charged with make repairs/sell/etc. offensive weapon, firearms not be carried without a license and 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 30 days.

• Jason William Thompson, 29, of 127 Steele Road, Saltsburg, was sentenced to 30 days to 12 months in jail for one count of retail theft.

• Cynthia L. Stepinsky, 43, of 130 Sunview Ave., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to retail theft and corruption of minors. She was sentenced to probation for two years. She was ordered to complete parenting classes and continue with mental health treatment.

• Anthony E. Smoody, 35, of 349 Michigan Lane, North Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence-second offense. 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 12 months. He was granted work release.

• Timothy Robert Starenchak, 48, of 518 N. Eighth St., Youngwood, pleaded guilty to five counts of retail theft. He was sentenced to nine to 24 months in jail.

• Paul Dominick Scagline II, 22, of 123 Branthoover St., Belle Vernon, pleaded guilty to corruption of minors and sell/furnish liquor etc. minor. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Wanda Lee Minni, 43, of 100 Modisette Ave Rear, Donora, pleaded guilty to retail theft. She was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Jamie Lynn Minmaugh, 25, of 107 Indigo Road, Mt. Pleasant, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, accident involving damage attended vehicle/property and simple assault. She was sentenced to probation for one year and was ordered to complete anger management classes.

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