Court cases March 15
Numerous people recently appeared in Washington County Court on criminal charges. Appearing before Judge Edward J. Borkowski were:
James M. Stout, 27, of 132 Country Club Road, Washington; theft by deception; charged for a fradulent return on Dec. 9 at Walmart, Trinity Point, South Strabane Township; sentence – 18 months of probation, with the first 90 days on intensive supervision.
Brenda K. Applegate, 56, of 23 Walnut St., Monongahela; false reports; charged Nov. 8 for telling police she was being shot at by her son while they were driving separate vehicles. Her son was found at his residence in South Carolina; sentence – 6 months of probation, mental health evaluation.
Brendan C. Atchison, 25, of 3121 Southern Drive, South Park; two counts of theft; charged Aug. 22 for stealing $1,500 and charged Sept. 12 for stealing $800 from his co-worker’s vehicle at the Alta Vista Industrial Park, Fallowfield Township; sentence – 12 months of probation.
George Sadler, 22, of 63 W. Hallam Ave., Washington; possession of a small amount of marijuana; charged Oct. 4 at KFC, 120 Murtland Ave., South Strabane Township, where he was an employee; sentence – 30 days of probation and $184 restitution to drug task force.
Muhammad S. Shuman, 38, of 3929 Stonecliff Drive, Monroeville; defiant trespass; charged Dec. 30 for being at The Meadows Casino after signing a self-exclusion agreement on Nov. 22, 2011; sentence – 12 months of probation.
Mason C. Hannen, 19, of 310 Duncan Ave., Apt. 2, Washington; possession of a small amount of marijuana; charged Sept. 30 during a traffic stop on Walnut Street and Highland Avenue, Washington; placed in the Probation Without Verdict program for 30 days.
Susan M. Doak, 46, of 25 Ramsey Road, Washington; possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia; charged during a traffic stop on Nov. 12 at Wheeling and South Wade avenues, Washington; placed in the Probation Without Verdict program for 6 months.
Derrick S. Sapp, 23, of 709 1/2 Lincoln Ave., North Charleroi; endangering the welfare of children, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft from a motor vehicle; charged Jan. 10 during a search of his residence with a search warrant; sentence – 18 months of probation, mental health evaluation, parenting classes.
Raymond N. Hewitt, 29, of 408 Coal Alley, Belle Vernon; possession of drug paraphernalia; charged following a traffic stop on Dec. 10 in the 900 block of Meadow Avenue, Charleroi; placed in the Probation Without Verdict program for 6 months.
Gary P. Bieneck, 23, of 4 Colonial Drive, Monessen; possession of drug paraphernalia; charged Nov. 10 in Luntsky’s Market parking lot, Roscoe Borough; sentence – 6 months of probation consecutive to a previous sentence of receiving stolen property.
Daniel P. O’Leary, 23, of 588 Orchard St., Carnegie; first offense of driving under the influence; charged after hitting a bus head-on on Jan. 1, 2012, at The Meadows Casino with a blood-alcohol content of 0.091 percent and testing positive for marijuana; sentence – 3 days to 6 months probation, 12-month license suspension, $1,000 fine, ordered to pay $134 restitution.
Several people were admitted to the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program for first-time offenders. If they successfully complete the program, they can petition the court to expunge their records. Admitted were:
Ashley N. O’Brien, 27, of 110 Wilson Road, Eighty Four, was admitted for 12 months for retail theft. She was charged Jan. 25 at the Giant Eagle in Peters Township.
Breigh R. Devecka, 21, of 125 Second St., Clarksville, was admitted for 6 months for false reports for falsely reporting that her car had been stolen from Vulcan Village, California, on Sept. 22.
Catherine McClelland, 60, of 364 Clearfield Ave., Washington, was admitted for 18 months for endangering the welfare of children. She was charged Jan. 7 for leaving her two grandchildren home alone to go to work.
Vincent Bevilacqua, 24, of 201 Waterdam Road, McMurray, was admitted for 12 months for simple assault. He was charged Jan. 1 for pushing his girlfriend to the ground and causing her to strike her head on a wall at The Meadows Casino.
Beatricia Meriweather, 21, of Washington, was admitted for 9 months for theft. She was charged Dec. 28 as an employee at Sears, 1500 W. Chestnut St., North Franklin Township, for taking $1,200 from her work station.