Forty-two defendants in pending criminal cases were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program for first time offenders on Tuesday by Judge Steven R. Serfass, during a daylong court proceeding.

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, they will face trial on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

All were placed for a year, unless otherwise noted.

Michael Richard Gremling, 48, of Lehighton, was placed for two years on a charge of recklessly endangering another person. He was arrested by state police at Lehighton for an incident on Jan. 6 at 935 Forest St., in Towamensing Township.

He went to the property, which he was renting to Alan Jannone, because he said Jannone was not paying his rent. He had a handgun and fired a shot at the feet of Jannone. Gremling claimed Jannone ran after him when he went to a garage on the property to see if Jannone was storing anything in it. He also claimed Jannone reached inside his coat and he thought he might have a gun, and fired the shot.

Serfass said he was granting the ARD application because the victim and arresting state troopers agreed to it.

Grembling was assessed $450 for the cost of the program, and ordered to render 100 hours of community service, and attend and complete anger management counseling.

Dr. Jose Parada, 51, of Kunkletown, was placed for two years on a charge of simple assault. He was arrested by state police at Lehighton for an incident on Nov. 29, 2012, with Georganna Connell the listed victim. The two had a relationship at the time and were returning from a restaurant when they got into an argument. Troopers alleged that Parada punched Connell in the face during the dispute.

Serfass agreed to the ARD application because the victim and arresting officer agreed to it.

Parada was assessed $450 for the cost of the program, and ordered to render 100 hours of community service, and attend and complete anger management counseling.

Lauren Bugge, 19, of Lansford, was placed for 18 months on a charge of possession of a controlled substance-suboxone. She was arrested by Mahoning Township police on Aug. 9, 2012, following a vehicle stop along Mahoning Drive East.

She was assessed $450 for the cost of the program, and ordered to get a drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, and render 80 hours of community service.

Daniel A. Copes, 32, of Bloomsburg, was placed on a charge of possession of a controlled substance-marijuana. He was arrested on Sept. 29, 2012, by Lehighton police following a vehicle stop.

He was assessed $450, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, and render 50 hours of community service.

George Michael Dougherty, 21, of Lansford, was placed on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested on Aug. 9, 2012, by Mahoning Township police along Mahoning Drive East.

He was assessed $450, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation,and render 50 hours of community service.

Eric Ryan George, 21, of Orefield, Lehigh County, was placed on a charge of possession of marijuana. He was arrested on Sept. 22, 2012, along N. Firrst St., by Mahoning Township police.

He was assessed $650, and ordered to render 50 hours of community service.

Millie Hernandez, 28, of Lehighton, was placed on a charge of fraud-obtaining food stamps/assistance when not entitled to them. She was arrested by the Department of Welfare.

She was assessed $450, and ordered to render 50 hours of community service, and make restitution to the state $1,636.68 in illegally obtained funds.

Jesse Dale Krum, 20, of Lehighton, was placed on a charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana. He was arrested on Dec. 21, 2012, by Mahoning Township police along Mahoning Mountain Drive.

He was assessed $450, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, and render 50 hours of community service.

Tayler Rhoades, 18, of Lehighton, was placed on a charge of possession of marijuana. She was arrested on Dec. 6, 2012, by Mahoning Township police along Mauch Chunk St.

She was assessed $450, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, and render 50 hours of community service.

Dereck Joseph Swingle, 20, of Springville, Susquehanna County, was placed on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested on Sept. 29, 2012, following a vehicle stop by Lehighton police along SR209.

He was assessed $450, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, and render 50 hours of community service.

John Tworkowsky, 20, of Lehighton, was placed on a charge of theft by unlaweful taking. He was arrested on Dec. 5, 2012, by Mahoning Township police for an incident invovling Jeanine Graham as the victim and a necklace being stolen.

He was assessed $450, and ordered to render 50 hours of community service.

Shannon Louise Ahner, 29, of Shenandoah, formerly of Lehighton, was placed for two years on a charge of possession of a controlled substance-heroin. She was arrested on Oct. 26, 2012, by agents of the state Attorney General's office for an incident along W. Lizard Creek Drive in East Penn Township.

She was assessed $450, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, zero tolerance on D&A use, and render 100 hours of community service.

Alice A. Carsia, 66, of Hazleton, was placed on a charge of accidents involving damage to attended vehicle/property. She was arrested on Oct. 16, 2012, by state police at Lehighton following a crash along SR248 in Parryville.

She was assessed $650, and ordered to render 50 hours of community service.

Matthew Scott Fritzinger, 23, of Lehighton, was placed on a charge of theft by unlaweful taking. He was arrested by Franklin Township police for an incident on July 22, 2012, and involving Stefanie Devine as the victim and the theft of her Iphone, which has since been returned to her.

He was assessed $450, and ordered to render 50 hours of community service.

Gerard George Nieroda, 20, of Kunkletown, was placed on a charge of possession of a controlled substance-oxycodone. He was arrested by state police at Lehighton for an incident along SR209 in Towamensing Township.

He was assessed $450, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, and render 50 hours of community service.

DUI cases

The following defendants were placed on driving under the influence (DUI) charges.

Derick R. Berger, 24, of Lehighton, was arrested on Nov. 21, 2012, along First St., by Lehighton police. Given a test, the result was .09BAC.

He was assessed $450, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, and render 50 hours of community service.

Todd Raymond Conklin, 24, of Palmerton, was arrested on Aug. 24, 2012, along SR209 in Lehighton by state police at Lehighton. Given a test, the result showed the presence of a controlled substance.

He was assessed $600, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Lewis Dunbar, 38, of Lehighton, was arrested on Nov. 22, 2012, by Lehighton police along First St. Given a test, the result was .15BAC.

He was assessed $500, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 30 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Esther M. Ermlick, 23, of Palmerton, was arrested on June 14, 2012, by Mahoning Township police along Beaver St. Given a test, the result showed the presence of a controlled substance.

She was assessed $600, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Charlene Flowers, 61, of Weatherly, was arrested on Jan. 1 by Jim Thorpe police along North St. Given a test, the result was .21BAC.

She was assessed $550, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Ashley E. Gery, 28, of Lehighton, was arrested on Jan. 1 by Lehighton police along First St. Given a test, the result was .11BAC.

She was assessed $500, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 30 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Kevin Paul Gill, 30, of Jim Thorpe, was arrested on Dec. 24, 2012, along SR903 in Penn Forest Township by state police at Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .11BAC.

He was assessed $500, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 30 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Melanie Ann Green, 45, of Lehighton, was arrested on Nov. 13, 2012, along Bridge St., by Lehighton police. Given a test, the result was .14BAC.

She was assessed $500, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 30 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Haja L. Highland, 22, of Lehighton, was arrested on Nov. 13, 2012, along Second St., Lehighton, by state police at Lehighton. A test showed the presence of a controlled substance.

Highland was assessed $600, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Kaila B. Larson, 21, of Schnecksville, Lehigh County, was arrested on Dec. 23, 2012, by state police at Lehighton along Bridge St., in Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .11BAC.

She was assessed $500, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 30 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Brent T. Mertz, 25, of Palmerton, was arrested on Dec. 9, 2012, by state police at Lehighton along First St., in Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .11BAC.

He was assessed $500, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 30 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Frank M. Miller, 32, of Jim Thorpe, was placed for six months and arrested on Nov. 22, 2012, by Jim Thorpe police along Front St. Given a test, the result was .18BAC.

He was assessed $550, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Paul C. Myers, 22, of Lehighton, was arrested on Nov. 22, 2012, by state police at Lehighton at Third and Bridge sts., Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .17BAc.

He was assessed $500, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Brian J. Polaha, 34, of Lehighton, was arrested on Dec. 1, 2012, along North St., by Lehighton police. Given a test, the result was .11BAC.

He was assessed $500, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 30 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Rosemarie B. Risteter, 57, of Parryville, was arrested on Sept. 1, 2012, along Mauch Chunk St., by Mahoning Township police. Given a test, the result was .24BAC.

She was assessed $550, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Robert D. Schaeffer Jr., 37, of Lehighton, was arrested on Jan. 27 along Coal St., by Lehighton police. Given a test, the result was .09BAC.

He was assessed $450, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, and render 50 hours of community service.

Brady Wood, 23, of Springville, Susquehanna County, was arrested on Sept. 29, 2012, along SR209 by Lehighton police. Given a test, the results showed the presence of a controlled substance.

He was assessed $600, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Michael C. Yoo, 50, of Nesquehoning, was arrested on Sept. 30, 2012, by Jim Thorpe police along North St. He refused a blood test and will lose his license for a year for the refusal.

He was assessed $600, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Ian M. Brobst, 31, of Palmerton, was arrested on Dec. 23, 2012, along Delaware Avenue by Palmerton police. Given a test, the result was .27BAC.

He was assessed $550, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Todd Andrew Dalrymple, 48, of Northampton, was arrested on Sept. 30, 2012, along Forest Inn Road, in Towamensing Township, by state police at Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .18BAC.

He was assessed $500, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Bryan Christopher Eitner, 33, of Saylorsburg, was arrested on Nov. 25, 2012, along Delaware Avenue in Palmerton, by state police at Lehighton. Given a test, the result showed the presence of a controlled substance.

He was assessed $600, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Rhonda Lynne Hoffman, 41, of Lehighton, was arrested on Nov. 14, 2012, along Long Run Road, in Franklin Township, by state police at Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .21BAC.

She was assessed $550, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Delores Ann Kintz, 57, of Lehighton, was arrested on Nov. 22, 2012, along SR209 in Franklin Township by state police at Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .17BAC.

She was assessed $550, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Larry Lee Miquel, 64, of Palmerton, was arrested on Dec. 9, 2012, along Mauch Chunk Rd., in Bowmanstown, by state police at Lehighton. Given a test, the result ws .18BAC.

He was assessed $550, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Richard Penberg, 43, of Bowmanstown, was arrested on Nov. 22, 2012, along Mauch Chunk Rd., in Bowmanstown, by state police at Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .14BAC.

He was assessed $500, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Christopher Preston, 41, of Kunkletown, was arrested on Nov. 4, 2012, along SR2015 by Franklin Township police. Given a test, the result was .30BAC.

He was assessed $550, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Dean Michael Skala, 19, of Saylorsburg, was arrested on Aug. 12, 2012, by officers of the fish and game commission for operating a watercraft while under the influence of a controlled substance-marijuana. The incident occurred at Beltzville Lake in Towamensing Township.

He was assessed $600, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, his boating license was suspended for six months, and he must render 50 hours of community service.

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