Thirteen first time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program on Tuesday by Judge Joseph J. Matika.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record is wiped clean. However, if they fail to complete it, or are revoked from it, the Commonwealth reserves the right to prosecute them on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

All were placed for a year, unless otherwise noted.

Paul James Berger II, 19, of Summit Hill, was placed for six months on a charge of hindering apprehension. He was arrested on Jan. 18 in the area of Gun Club Road in Lower Towamensing Township by state police following a vehicle stop. In the car was Keith Johnson, of Jim Thorpe, who was wanted on a warrant. Berger allegedly interfered with police in taking Johnson into custody.

Matika ordered he pay $350 for the program and render 25 hours of community service.

Elizabeth Alexis Kane, 18, of Summit Hill, was placed for six months on a charge of hindering apprehension. She was arrested on Jan. 18 in the area of Gun Club Road in Lower Towamensing Township. This is a companion case to Berger.

She was ordered to pay $350 for the program, and render 50 hours of community service.

Jason Lee Bond, 19, of White Haven, was placed on a charge of criminal solicitation-theft. He was arrested on June 20, 2011, by Weatherly police for his part in stealing street signs.

Matika ordered he pay $350 for the program, render 50 hours of community service, and make restitution to the borough in an amount to be determined by the adult probation office.

Frances E. Capparell, 54, of Hazleton, was placed on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI). She was arrested on Nov. 6, 2011, along Main St., in Weatherly. She refused a test and will lose her license for a year.

She was ordered to pay $450 for the program, get a drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Jean Ruth Desy, 67, of Marshals Creek, was placed on a DUI charge. She was arrested on Aug. 23, 2011, along Interstate 80 in Kidder Township. Given a test, the result was .19BAC.

She was ordered to pay $450 for the program, get a D&A evaluation, and license suspended for 60 days.

Chad D. Fisher, 28, of Lehighton, was placed on a DUI charge. He was arrested on Nov. 24, 2011, along SR248 in Bowmanstown. Given a test, the result was .10BAC.

He was ordered to pay $400 for the program, get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 30 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Gina Lesette Guerra, 20, of Palmerton, was placed on a charge of DUI. She was arrested on Nov. 26, 2011, along SR209 in Towamensing Township. Given a test, the result was .14BAC.

Matika ordered her to pay $400 for the program, get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 90 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Mitchell Kenlon McClure, 51, of Palmerton, was placed on a charge of DUI. He was arrested on Nov. 5, 2011, along SR248 in Lower Towamensing Township. Given a test, the result was .25BAC.

He was ordered to pay $450 for the program, get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Justin Schmidt, 32, of Hellertown, was placed on a DUI charge. He was arrested on Oct. 16, 2011, along SR248 in Parryville. Given a test, the result was .15BAC.

He was ordered to pay $400 for the program, get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 30 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Christopher Lee Shutovich, 26, of Hazleton, was placed on a charge of DUI. He was arrested on Sept. 3, 2011, along N. Beech Alley, in Banks Township. Given a test, the result was .17BAC.

Matika ordered he pay $450 for the program, get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Christopher Lee Simonson, 24, of Media, Delaware County, was placed on a charge of DUI. He was arrested on July 4, 2011, along the turnpike in Kidder Township. Given a test, the result was .23BAC.

He was ordered to pay $450 for the program, get a D&A evaluation, zero tolerance imposed on D&A use, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Leonard R. Vanhorn III, 21, of Parryville, was placed on a charge of theft. He was arrested on Sept. 15, 2011, for taking the gold necklace of Jeffrey Silliman of East Penn Township.

Matika ordered he pay $350 for the program, make restitution of $500 to the victim, and render 50 hours of community service.

Julie M. Williams, 43, of Nesquehoning, was placed on a charge of false reports. She was arrested by Nesquehoning police on Oct. 15, 2011, for making a false report concerning an offense that did not occur.

She was ordered to pay $350 for the program, get a D&A evaluation, zero tolerance on D&A use, and render 50 hours of community service.

Each defendant must also pay court costs, which average about $1,000, and a $50 per month supervision fee while in the program.