Three charged in vandalism spree placed in ARD program
Three Pine Grove youths who went on a crime spree last May by shooting at passing vehicles with BB guns and also vandalizing a number of parked vehicles got the break of their life when District Attorney James P. Goodman made a recommendation at a hearing held recently in the Schuylkill County court to have them admitted to the Accelerated Rehabilative Disposition (ARD) probation program for first time offenders.
However, Judge John E. Domalakes did not impose the standard 12 months probation but placed all three in the program for two years and all were liable to make restitution totaling $10,339.02.
"The restitution will be joint and several" Domalakes told the youths. Each also must perform 100 hours of community service instead of the usual 10 hours and all must pay a $50 monthly supervision fee and $350 towards the cost of the program.
Placed in this special program were Matheus Aguir Barbosa, 19, John Q. Still, 19, and Russell D. Lymaster, 20.
The prosecutor was Cpl. Michael Sadusky, state trooper, who charged each with criminal conspiracy, criminal mischief, theft from a motor vehicle and criminal attempt to commit theft from a motor vehicle. The information filed to court stated last May 8 the three fired BB guns at various vehicles in Pine Grove, Tremont, Washington, Wayne and Porter townships, and in the Tower City and then crossed into Dauphin County and did the same in a number of municipalities. They also vandalized a number of vehicles.