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Decisions of the Westmoreland County judges

| Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 2:18 p.m.

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.

-- Andrew Edward Fetsko, 49, of 754 S. Main St., Greensburg.

-- Eileen M. Farmer, 41, of 1101 Route 136, Rostraver.

-- John William Saunders, 60, of 700 S. Broadway, Scottdale.

-- Jesse A. Kring, 22, of 2532 Route 981, Mt. Pleasant.

-- Amber Lee Roberts, 35, of 85 Albright Court, Landisburg.

-- Kory Daniel Crowley, 23, of 2229 Stoystown Road, Friedens.

-- Peter Michael Billey, 60, of 529 Middletown Road, New Stanton.

-- Kristine L. Weaver, 47, of 10911 Fairview Drive, North Huntingdon.

-- Frances A. Loub, 59, of 250 McKim Drive, Pittsburgh.

-- Carol A. Wilson, 55, of 545 Bovard-Luxor Road, Hempfield.

-- Robert Joseph Tempo, 49, of 488 Bovard-Luxor Road, Hempfield.

-- Adam Christopher Haines, 21, of 622 Stamford Drive, Hempfield.

-- Gregory M. Thomas, 47, of 1021 Bennett Ave., Jeannette.

-- Thomas Ernest Priest, 67, of 602 Pine St., Jeannette.

-- Andrew J. Nagy, 27, of 642 Parkview Ave., Pittsburgh.

-- Jill Theresa Brant, 34, of 226 Irving Ave., Latrobe.

-- Jeffrey Alan Trout, 45, of 111 John P. Reese Way, Greensburg.

-- Linda J. Robert, 57, of 602 Walnut St., Irwin.

-- Alexa Noel Warren, 35, of 3404 Evergreen Drive, Murrysville.

-- Douglas Stephen Jarrett, 21, of 1301 Peachtree Lane, North Huntingdon.

-- Andrew Skuta, 19, of 123 Alexander Drive, Irwin.

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 guilty, 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

-- Edward Alan Stein, 21, of 100 Church St., Penn, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment. He was sentenced to 11 1/2 to 23 months in jail and was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

-- Brandon Scott Layton, 29, of 2525 Radebaugh Road, Grapeville, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking, retail theft and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to one year less one day to two years less one day in jail. To charges of criminal trespass and conspiracy, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for four years. Sentences are to run consecutively.

-- Brian E. Fulton, 42, of 232 Wiltrout Hollow Road, White, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking. He was sentenced to probation for two years.

-- James Walter Schade, 40, of 320 Burning Oaks Road, North Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He 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.

-- Keisha L. Dessify, 24, of 419 Oneida St., Monessen, pleaded guilty to sale of noncontrolled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sentenced to three to 12 months in jail. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

-- Michael Allen Lilliock, 27, of 314 N. Second St., West Newton, pleaded guilty to driving under a suspended or revoked license and habitual offenders. He was sentenced to 30 to 120 days in jail, and was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

-- Brian Grosser, 41, of 108 S. Depot St. Rear, Mt. Pleasant, pleaded guilty to retail theft and was sentenced to probation for one year.

-- Craig S. Dubich, 50, of 44 S. Ninth St., Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to 90 days to five years in jail and was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school. His license was suspended for 18 months.

Judge Debra A. Pezze

-- Wanetta Scagline, 52, of 916 McKean Ave., Charleroi, pleaded guilty to retail theft and conspiracy. She was sentenced to time served to 12 months in jail. To a separate charge of theft of leased property, she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to time served to 12 months in jail. Sentences are to run concurrently.

-- Cindy Leigh Brown, 34, of 135 Route 711, Champion, was sentenced to state intermediate punishment for two years for charges of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

-- Chad S. Ferrero, 35, of 216 Emerson St., Vandergrift, was sentenced to probation for one year for the charge of terroristic threats. He was ordered to attend and successfully complete anger management classes.

-- Andrew Joseph Loeffler, 24, of 1226 Taylor Ave., New Kensington, was sentenced to make repairs/sell/etc. offensive weapons. He was sentenced to 42 to 84 months in jail.

-- Stephen E. Roberts, 39, of 471 Fifth Ave., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to forgery and theft. He was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail. To separate charges of forgery and receiving stolen property, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail. Sentences are to run concurrently.

-- Caleb Kolbeck, 23, of 1019 Highland Manor, Monessen, pleaded guilty to flight to avoid apprehension/trial or punishment, escape and resisting arrest/other law enforcement. He was sentenced to 10 days to 12 months in jail, with credit for time served. To separate charges of simple assault, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 days to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run concurrently.

-- Michael MacDougall, 24, of 1018 Plummer School Road, West Newton, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, firearms not to be carried without a license, theft from a motor vehicle, resisting arrest/other law enforcement, recklessly endangering another person and loitering and prowling at nighttime. He was sentenced to 11 1/2 to 23 months in jail, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

-- Dustin Jacob Beck, 24, of 927 Fleming Ave., Indiana, 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.

-- Charles Richard Sanner, 29, of 921 Tyrol Blvd., Rostraver, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years, with six months of electronic monitoring. To a separate charge of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years, with six months of electronic monitoring. Sentences are to run concurrently.

-- Raymond Daniel Spencer, 20, of 103 University Drive, Hempfield, was sentenced to intensive probation for five years, with 12 months of electronic monitoring for burglary, criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking. To separate charges of burglary, criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking, he was sentenced to intensive probation for five years, with 12 months of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to continue in drug and alcohol treatment. Sentences are to run concurrently.

-- Devin Whitlock, 47, of 440 Reed Ave., Monessen, was sentenced to restrictive intermediate punishment for one year for possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- Jason Michael Walters, 28, of 338 Third St., Smithton, pleaded guilty to simple assault, resisting arrest/other law enforcement and criminal mischief. He was sentenced to four to 23 months in jail, was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation, follow all recommended treatment and complete anger management classes.

-- Bradley P. Swain, 31, of 1405 Fallen Timber Road, Elizabeth, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 12 months of electronic monitoring and was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school. His license was suspended for 18 months. He was granted work release.

-- Robert Eugene Beeman Jr., 50, of 217 Main St., Boswell, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to six to 24 months in jail.

-- Michelle Lynn Puskar, 38, of 3335 Route 981, Mt. Pleasant, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 180 days of electronic monitoring and was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school. Her license was suspended for 18 months. She was granted work release.

-- Thomas Jonathan Brangard, 23, of 467 White Road, White, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.

-- Devin A. Kisak, 21, of 345 Comstock Drive, North Huntingdon, pleaded charged with possession of a small amount and possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for one year. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

Judge Alfred B. Bell

-- Kimberly Soderholm, 48, of 620 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, charged with procure for self/other drug by fraud, 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.

-- Mark Robert Castin, 29, of 107 Dubois St., Scottdale, charged with unsworn falsification to authorities and statement under penalty, was accepted into the ARD program for two years.

-- Jennifer L. Pennington, 40, of 802 Western Ave., Jeannette, charged with forgery, procure for self/other drug by fraud and theft by deception, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

-- Lee Edwards Dobies, 36, of 199 N. Lincoln Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to 30 days to 23 months in jail, with credit for time served, and was ordered to complete anger management classes.

-- Michael J. Lapaglia, 21, of 324 Pine Hollow Road, Trafford, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass, conspiracy-burglary and conspiracy-theft by unlawful taking. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years, with six months of electronic monitoring. To separate charges of burglary and theft by unlawful taking, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to intermediate punishment for two years with six months of electronic monitoring. To charges of possession of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for one year. He was ordered to pay restitution of $7,060, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run concurrently.

-- Elizabeth L. Dobransky, 61, of 6 Dover Road, Penn Township, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years, with six months of electronic monitoring and was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school. Her license was suspended for 18 months. She was granted work release.

-- Michael Chester Rush, 30, of 44 Avenue A, Latrobe, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia and was sentenced to probation for six months.

-- John Paul Mathias, 47, of 55 Corbett Ave., Irwin, pleaded guilty to simple assault and was sentenced to 30 days to 23 months in jail. To a charge of disorderly conduct, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 days to 12 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. Sentences are to run concurrently.

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