Four placed in probation program
Four first time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program on Tuesday.
If a person who successfully completes all the conditions of the program their record is wiped clean. However, if they fail to complete the program and 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.
Senior Judge Richard W. Webb placed the four, all for one year, unless otherwise noted.
Corey James Bossart, 19, of Ashfield, was placed on a charge of theft. He was arrested on Nov. 24, 2009, by East Penn Township police for an incident in which Sandra Ahner is the listed victim involving the theft of jewelry.
Bossart was ordered to pay $350 for the program, get a mental health evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment and render 15 hours of community service.
Christine Louise Getz, 29, of Andreas, was placed for six months on a charge of retail theft. She was charged by Mahoning Township police for an incident at the Walmart store involving items valued at $169.20.
She was ordered to pay $350 and costs and render three hours of community service.
William L. Wagner Jr., 58, of Summit Hill, was placed on a charge of DUI. He was arrested along the northeast extension of the turnpike in Parryville on April 23, 2009. Given a test, it revealed he was driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
He was ordered to pay $500 for the program, get a D&A evaluation and his license was suspended for 60 days.
Gary Wieand, 38, of Coplay, was placed for a year on a charge of criminal trespass. He was arrested on Oct. 29, 2009, by Lehighton police for an incident at 208 Gypsy Hill Apartments with Bonnie Leiby the listed victim.
He was ordered to pay $500 for the program, render 15 hours of community service and make restitution of $295 to the victim.
The four must also pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee.