Three Tamaqua people were among 38 who were admitted by Judge Jacquelyn Russell into a special probation program referred to as the ARD (Accelerated Rehabilative Disposition) program which is restricted to first offenders charged with a non-violent crime.

District Attorney James P. Goodman recommended they be admitted into the program because it was their first criminal offense of a non-violent crime. Judge Russell, presiding at a hearing held recently in the Schuylkill County Court, admitted them into the program.

Russell explained they were not pleading guilty but were agreeing to participate in the program and accepting the sentence imposed by the court. If they successfully complete the sentence, their record will be expunged.

Admitted into the program were:

Jordan M. Flexer, 22, of 20 Field Road, Tamaqua, DUI (driving under the influence), serve 12 months on probation, pay a $500 assessment fee, pay $100 to SAE (Substance Abuse Education) fund, pay $50 to CJEA (Criminal Justice Enhancement Account) fund, make restitution of $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, perform 10 hours of community service and his driver's license is suspended 60 days.

Flexer was cited by Patrolman Robert Minnich, Rush Township Police, on Manor Avenue.

Christopher M. Hyland, 40, of 255 West Rowe Street, Tamaqua, DUI, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, 10 hours community service, receive outpatient counseling and license suspended 60 days.

Hyland was cited by Patrolman Charles Blesse, Coaldale police.

Anthony Joseph Maley, 27, of 330 Spruce Street, Tamaqua, DUI, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, 10 hours community service and license suspended 30 days. On summary charges of careless driving, stop sign violation and operating without an official inspection certificate was fined $25 each plus costs.

Maley was cited by Patrolman Matthew Bynon, Tamaqua police, at Five Points.

Denise Knittle, 53, of 315 West Water Street, Lansford, criminal conspiracy, 12 months probation, $350 assessment, $50 to CJEA fund.

She was cited by Patrolman Michael Bynon, Tamaqua police.

Barbara B. Anderson, 48, Schuylkill Haven, possession of drug paraphernalia, 12 months probation, $350 assessment fee, pay $50 for each month on probation, pay $50 to CJEA fund, pay $100 to SAE fund and make restitution of $176 to Bethlehem Criminal Lab.

She was cited by Schuylkill County Drug Task Force.

Joshua Mychal Bell, 20, Pottsville, possession for consumption alcohol beverages at a under age drinking party, 12 months probation, $50 probation fee and $50 to CJEA fund.

He was cited by Patrolman Joseph Welsh, Pottsville police.

Jason Michael Bowers, 39, Pine Grove, DUI, 12 months probation, $500 assessment fee, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, perform 10 hours of community service and driver's license suspended 12 months.

He was cited by Trooper Michael Becker on New Philadelphia Road in Blythe Township.

Jessica Mae Brobst, 39, Pine Grove, DUI, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Lab, 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days.

Brobst was cited by Trooper Mark Baron on Lowland Drive in Washington Township.

Eric K. Fisher, 44, Fleetwood, driving under the influence of drugs, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days.

Fisher was cited by Patrolman Kenneth Jacoby, Schuylkill Haven police.

Robert Hannaway, 35, Orwigsburg, DUI, 12 months probation, $500 assessment fee, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, 10 hours community service and license suspended 30 days. He also must enroll and complete Group Intervention Program.

Hannaway was cited by Patrolman David George, Schuylkill Haven police.

Joshua A. Hewes, 29, Pine Grove, DUI, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, receive outpatient counseling, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days.

Hewes was cited by Corporal Jeffrey Futchko, Pine Grove police.

Gary A Hull, 35, Landingville, DUI, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, 10 hours community service, license suspended 60 days. Hull was cited by Trooper Kurt Salek.

Charles John Kalankoski, 20, Mahanoy City, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, 12 months probation, $350 assessment, $50 to CJEA fund and $113 to Bethlehem Regional Lab. On a charge of defiant trespass was fined $25 plus $50 costs. He was cited by Patrolman Michael Dissinger, Mahanoy City Police.

Taryn Marie Kleeman, 31, Frackville, acquiring possession of a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy and forgery of prescription, was placed on probation 12 months, assessed $350, pay $100 to SAE fund and $50 to CJEA fund.

She was cited by Trooper Denny Grimm.

Jaimie Koch, 45, Pine Grove, DUI, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, 10 hours community service, outpatient counseling and license suspended 60 days.

Koch was cited Corporal Jeffrey Futchko, Pine Grove police.

Monique Crystal Kozlusky, 41, Port Carbon, gambling device and unlawful acts related to state liquor code in Millie's Crystal Bar, 12 months probation, $350 assessment, $50 to CJEA fund and restitution of $125 to Harrisburg Lab.

She was cited by the state liquor board.

Maria Jean Kramer, 20, Pottsville, four counts of simple assault, 24 months probation, $350 assessment, $50 to CJEA fund and attend Anger Management Clinic.

Kramer was cited by Trooper Michael Becker.

Shane Jaysen Kramer, 34, Pottsville, DUI, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, 10 hours of community service and license suspended 60 days. On a charge of careless driving was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Kramer was cited by Patrolman Richard C. Clink, Minersville police.

Jesse Lee Long, 21, Saint Clair, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, placed on probation 12 months, assessed $350, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund and $113 to Bethlehem Regional Lab.

Long was cited by Trooper Mark Ruscavage in Middleport.

Joshua Elwood Ludwig, 18, Reading, criminal conspiracy to commit theft at Wal-mart in Frackville, 12 months probation, $350 assessment and $50 to CJEA fund.

Ludwig was cited by Corporal Marvin Livergood, Frackville police.

Jared Scott Luscavage, 21, Pottsville, simple assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, placed on probation 12 months, assessed $350 and pay $50 to CJEA fund.

He was cited by Patrolman Joseph Krammes, Pottsville Police.

Walter S. MacCorkle, III, 42, Pottsville, DUI, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days.

He was cited by Patrolman Warren Finney, Schuylkill Haven police.

Edward L. Matternas, 26, Pine Grove, DUI, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days. On three summary charges of stop sign violation he was fined a total of $75 plus $150 costs.

He was cited by Trooper David Beam on Route 443 in Wayne Township.

Joshua Thomas McGovern, 23, Bethelsville, DUI, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, 10 hours of community service, receive outpatient substance abuse counseling and license suspended 60 days.

He was cited by Trooper Thomas Hornung on Route 901 in North Manheim Township.

Robert Joseph McShaw, 18, Pottsville, harassment of a 14 year old girl, placed on probation 12 months, assessed $350 and pay $50 to CJEA fund and have no contact with the victim.

Stephanie L. Miller, 18, Friedensburg, DUI, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, 10 hours community service, undergo alcohol education program and license suspended 90 days. On summary charges of failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic and careless driving was fined $25 each plus $100 in costs.

Miller was cited by Trooper Thomas Hornung on Adamsdale Road in North Manheim Township.

Ashley M. O'Connor, 21, Pottsville, DUI 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days.

O'Connor was cited by Trooper Thomas Hornung in Pottsville.

Joseph T. Parry Jr., 60, Pottsville, DUI, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days. On a charge of careless driving was fined $25 plus $50 costs.

Parry was cited by Trooper Alyssa Becker on Paradise Road, North Manheim Township.

Linda Elizabeth Pennypacker, 42, Ashland, theft of $5,333.12 of funds belonging to Ashland Black Diamond Cheerleader Association while serving as treasurer. Since restitution has been paid in full the judge after a long discussion with counsel to learn the injured parties were in agreement she be placed in the special program, placed her on probation for 24 months, assessed $350 and $50 to CJEA fund.

Heather Pryce, 27, Ashland, DUI, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, 10 hours community, undergo intensive outpatient substance abuse counseling and license suspended 30 days. On a summary charge of failing to have a driver's license was fined $200 plus $50 costs.

Pryce was cited by Patrolman Thomas Rodgers, Tamaqua police, when stopped on Mauch Chunk Street.

Andrew Michael Reiber, 27, Tower City, DUI, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, 10 hours community service and license suspended 30 days. On a summary charge of failing to activate his turning signals was fined $25 plus $50 costs.

Reiber was cited by Trooper Randy Orlic on Route 209 in Tower City.

Jessica A. Shala, 35, Mahanoy City, endangering welfare of children, 24 months probation and $50 CJEA fund.

Shala was cited by Patrolman Michael Dissinger, Mahanoy City Police.

John Jared Smulley, 24, Pottsville, DUI, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days.

Smulley was cited by Patrolman Richard Pugh, Pottsville police.

Hannah Valeno, 29, Ashland, 12 counts of forgery of prescriptions, placed on probation 24 months, assessed $350 and pay $50 to CJEA fund.

Valeno was cited by Trooper Denny Grimm.

Carlos J. Vega, 44, Shenandoah, terroristic threat, 12 months probation, $350 assessment and $50 to CJEA fund.

Vega was cited by Patrolman George Carada, Shenandoah police.

William Weikel, 25, Ashland, DUI, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days.

Weikel was cited by Lieutenant Daniel Holderman, Butler Township police.

Kim Leah Wiest, 47, Pine Grove, DUI, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days. On a summary charge of failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic was fined $25 plus $50 costs.

Wiest was cited by Trooper Eric Reber on Mountain Road, Washington Township.

Alyssa Ann Yotko, 21, Ringtown, DUI 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days. On a summary charge of failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic fined $25 plus $50 costs.