Three area residents were among 26 who were admitted into the Schuylkill County Accelerated Rehabilatative Disposition (ARD) probation program, which is reserved for first offenders charged with committing a non-violent crime. If they complete all conditions of the program their record is wiped clean.

District Attorney James P. Goodman made a motion to admit the 26 before Senior Judge D. Michael Stine. All were placed for a year, unless otherwise noted:

Brent F. Kunkel, 61, of 355 W. Water St., Lansford, on a driving under the influence (DUI) charge was assessed $500 assessment to defray cost of program, $100 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) program, $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA), enroll in alcohol highway safety school, perform 10 hours community service and driver's license suspended 30 days. Kunkel was cited by Coaldale Patrolman Jeremy Talanca.

Dorothy Lois Molion, 40, of 27 Center St., Tamaqua, retail theft of three packs of gum from Boyer's Food Market, pay $350 assessment, $50 to CJEA, and perform 10 hours community service. Molion was cited by Tamaqua Patrolman Michael Hobbs.

John F. Stumer, 24, of 1051 Sanderson St., Tuscarora, Schuylkill Township, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, pay $350 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA and perform 10 hours community service. On a summary charge of duty of driver to drive carefully in emergency response area, was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Stumer was cited by Tamaqua Patrolman Matthew Houser, who was standing by a stopped vehicle when Stumer drove past.

Heather Nicole Breidigan, 21, Cressona, DUI, assessed $500, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, complete safety school, receive outpatient substance abuse treatment, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days. Breidigan was cited by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman David T. George.

Kenneth Robert Burke, 54, Friedensburg, DUI, assessed $500, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, perform 10 hours community service, complete safety school, undergo a short-term outpatient substance abuse treatment and license suspended 30 days. Burke was cited by Trooper Mark Baron when stopped on Pleasant Valley Road in Walker Township.

James Mark Charowski, 50, Pottsville, DUI, assessed $500, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, complete schooling, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days. Charowski was cited by Minersville Patrolman Eric C. Sterner.

Ashley Firestone, 22, Minersville, violation of public welfare, assessed $350, pay $50 to CJEA, perform 10 hours community service and make restitution of $1,988 to Department of Public Welfare. Firestone was cited by state attorney general's office.

Raymond Gallagher, 26, Mahanoy City, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, assessed $350, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, make restitution of $176 to Bethlehem Regional Lab and perform 10 hours community service. Gallagher was cited by Mahanoy City Cpl. Michael Dissinger.

Christopher George Sauer, 23, West Hazleton, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, assessed $350, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, make restitution of $176 to Bethlehem Regional Lab and perform 10 hours community service. Sauer was cited by Cpl. Michael Dissinger.

Frederick Anthony Yeastedt, 28, Saint Clair, DUI, assessed $500, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, complete safety school, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days. Yeastedt was cited by Pottsville Patrolman Eugene M. Yourey.

Christopher Chester Colna Jr., 21, Pottsville, DUI, assessed $500, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, complete safety school, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days. Colna was cited by Trooper Stephen D. Kleeman on Port Carbon/Saint Clair Highway.

Dennis Charles Gauker, 24, Pottsville, DUI, assessed $500, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, complete safety school, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 30 days. Gauker was cited by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman David T. George.

Avery Tyler Greenawalt, 19, Orwigsburg, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, assessed $350, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, and perform 10 hours community service. Greenawalt was cited by Patrolman David T. George.

Tyler William Naus, 19, Schuylkill Haven, DUI, assessed $500, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, complete safety school, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 90 days. Naus was cited by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman George S. Meisner.

Jacqueline Elizabeth Derr, 22, Ashland, retail theft from Kmart Store in Schuylkill Mall, Frackville, assessed $350, pay $50 to CJEA, and perform 10 hours community service. Derr was cited by Trooper Timothy M. Keating.

Richard Edmond Moran, 44, Schuylkill Haven, simple assault and recklessly endangering Jeremy Schaner at the Rainbow Hose Company, Schuylkill Haven, placed for 24 months, assessed $350, pay $50 to CJEA, perform 20 hours community service and make restitution of $3,560.44 to victim. Moran was cited by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman Warren G. Firing.

Anelle Homovich, 31, Saint Clair, DUI, assessed $500, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $180 to Schuylkill Medical Center, complete safety school, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 30 days. Homovich was cited by Trooper Todd W. Heintz when stopped on Industrial Park Road in East Norwegian Township.

Nicholas William Mindler, Tremont, DUI, assessed $500, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $180 to Schuylkill Medical Center, complete schooling, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days. Mindler was cited by Trooper Mark Knock when stopped in Tremont.

William Michael Schaeffer, 67, Schuylkill Haven, DUI, assessed $500, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, complete safety school, undergo outpatient substance abuse treatment, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days. Schaeffer was cited by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman Gregory S. Meisner.

Rebecca Jean Shaulis, 45, Auburn, DUI, assessed $500, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, complete safety school, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 30 days. Shaulis was cited by Trooper David F. Beam when stopped on SR183 in Wayne Township.

Thomas William Wetzel, 53, Hegins, DUI, assessed $500, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, complete safety school, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 30 days. Wetzel was cited by Hegins Township Patrolman Troy Maurer.

Keith Michael Kalkiewicz, 25, Mahanoy City, DUI, assessed $500, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, complete safety school, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days. Kalkiewicz was cited by Trooper Scott Grochowski when stopped on Gold Star Highway, Frackville.

John Vasil Kontogiannis, 24, Pottsville, DUI, assessed $500, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, complete safety school, undergo outpatient substance abuse treatment and license suspended 60 days. He was cited by Trooper Alysia J. Becker when stopped on SR183 in North Manheim Township.

Peter Michael Ryon, 31, Pottsville, DUI, assessed $500, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, complete safety school, undergo outpatient substance abuse treatment, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days. Ryon was cited by Trooper John B. Carr on Greenwood Road in North Manheim Township.

Robert G. Schilling, 33, Pottsville, theft by deception, assessed $350, pay $50 to CJEA, perform 20 hours community service and make restitution of $3,164 to Pottsville Housing Authority. Schilling was cited by Patrolman Eugene M. Yourey.

Sunja Song, Reading, prostitution, assessed $350, pay $50 to CJEA, and perform 10 hours of community service. Song was cited by detectives from district attorney's office. She was employed in a spa parlor on SR61 in North Manheim Township.

Each defendant must also pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while in the program.