Six removed from ARD program
Six people who were given a chance to clear their name of a criminal charge, failed to do so, and now must face trial and if convicted the record follows them for the rest of their lives.
President Judge William E. Baldwin, at a hearing in the Schuylkill County Court, removed them from the ARD (Accelerated Rehabilative Disposition) Program, which is a probation program limited to first offenders of non-violent crime. They were sentenced to serve 12 months on probation and had they completed it their names would be cleared of the criminal charges.
Removed from the program for violating the terms set by the court were the following:
Marissa Stevens, 22, of 11 Nolania Road, Barnesville, who faces charges of alleged theft from the Game Stop Video Game Store, New Castle Township. which were brought by Trooper Brent Spleen.
John Kenneth Guidice, 25, Manville, New York, faces charges of alleged driving under the influence of alcohol. He was cited by Corporal Jeffrey Futchko, Pine Grove Police.
Tiffany M. Jadus, Shenandoah, faces charges of criminal conspiracy, theft from a woman's purse, receiving stolen property and criminal attempt to commit access device fraud brought by former Shenandoah Chief Matthew Nestor, Shenandoah Police.
Jessical Rachel Hoffman, 28, Ashland, faces alleged charges of identity theft, access device fraud, theft by deception and receiving stolen property filed by Chief Adam Bernodin, Jr., Ashland Police.
Amanda J. Gill, 41, Pottsville, faces alleges charges of altering car plate, driving an unregistered vehicle and failing to have car insurance, filed by Patrolman Brian Pyle, Minersville Police.
Angelica Rae Harkins, 26, Minersville, faces alleged charges of driving under the influence of alcohol as filed by Corporal Mark O'Toole, Pottsville Police.
Jeremy A. Snyder, 29, of 62 Heckman Street, Quakake, Rush Township, had his parole revoked by Judge Baldwin and he was committed to the Schuylkill County Prison to serve the balance of his original sentence on an assault charge and his 249 days of liberty was disallowed. He received credit for serving 398 days in prison. On a charge of harassment he will have to serve an additional 12 months on probation when released. The charges were brought by Patrol Officer Melissa Johnson, West Penn Township Police.
Lawayne Arthur Kline, Jr., 44, Mahanoy City, pleaded guilty to violations of the motor vehicle code and was sentenced by Judge John E. Domalakes on a charge of driving an unregistered vehicle, $75; unauthorized transfer of registration, $25; failing to have car insurance, $300 and failing to wear a helmet while operating a motorcycle, fined $25 plus $200 costs. He as cited by Trooper Mario Pompei.