HOMER CITY DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
Several defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Susanne Steffee in Homer City District Court.
Criminal complaints and affidavits of probable cause are not evidence of guilt in a criminal case.
Defendants are entitled to legal representation and have the right to question the witnesses and evidence presented against them during preliminary hearings in the district court and at trials in the county court of common pleas.
• Russell M. Hoak, 35, Grant Street, Indiana, charged April 8 by state police with DUI and three summary driving infractions at 3:50 a.m. March 14 along Route 422 at Parkwood Road.
Police observed a vehicle traveling 85 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone and initiated a traffic stop. Hoak had a blood alcohol content of 0.238 percent, court papers show. Hoak waived his right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.
• Matthew J. Hendrick, 34, Grant Street, Homer City, charged April 14 by state police with DUI and three summary driving infractions at 2:15 a.m. March 28 along Route 954 at Lucerne Road, White Township.
Police observed a vehicle weaving across the white line of the roadway and initiated a traffic stop. Hendrick had a BAC of 0.246 percent, court papers show. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 30.
• Michelle A. Gelormino, 53, Main Street, Ernest, charged April 14 by state police with retail theft at 10:30 a.m. April 12 at 475 Ben Franklin Road, White Township.
Police responded to a report of retail theft at Giant Eagle. Police say Gelormino attempted to leave the store without paying for five items, valued at $83.91, in her purse. Gelormino pleaded guilty to retail theft and was ordered to pay $451 in fines and costs.
• Tricia M. Adamson, 27, North Ninth Street, Lucernemines, charged April 17 by state police with DUI and two summary driving infractions at 2:27 a.m. March 27 along Indian Springs Road at Wayne Avenue, White Township.
Police observed a vehicle twice swerve out of the lane of travel and initiated a traffic stop. Adamson had a BAC of 0.248 percent, court papers show. Adamson waived her right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.
• Danielle L. Dilts, 29, Hood School Road, Indiana, and Joshua A. Painter, 31, Fire Academy Road, Homer City, charged April 17 by state police with receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle at 11:20 a.m. April 10 at Sanso’s Deli, Center Township, and 8:25 p.m. April 11 at 11 Fire Academy Road, Center Township. Dilts was also charged with theft by unlawful taking during both incidents.
Police investigated two stolen vehicles: a 1994 Jeep Cherokee, taken April 10 from Sanso’s, recovered April 13; and a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, taken April 11 from Fire Academy Road, recovered April 15. Witnesses at both locations gave descriptions that matched Dilts and Painter. On April 16 Dilts was interviewed, and she admitted to taking both vehicles, saying they needed rides to buy heroin.
Dilts and Painter waived their right to hearings and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.
• David P. Dilts Jr., 30, Wayne Avenue, Indiana; Jacob M. Weber, 27, Kauffman Road, Indiana; and Danielle L. Dilts, 29, Hood School Road, Indiana, charged April 17 by state police with conspiracy — receiving stolen property at an undetermined time between April 2 and May 14 at 1170 Wayne Ave., White Township; Water Tower Road, Burrell Township; and 2015 Oakland Ave., White Township. Romman P. Dilts, 28, Blairsville, and Britney L. Frederick, 26, Hood School Road, Indiana, charged April 17 by state police with burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property at 280 Water Tower Road, Burrell Township.
Police investigated two robberies involving firearms, a computer, jewelry, old coins and a Play Station 3 video game console on Water Tower Road, Burrell Township. A victim told police that David Dilts informed her that Romman Dilts and Frederick were involved in the robberies. Police were informed that multiple firearms were seen being carried into David Dilts’ residence. Danielle Dilts told police she received jewelry from Frederick and Weber and sold it to Cash for Gold.
David Dilts, Danielle Dilts, Romman Dilts and Frederick waived their right to hearings and opted to face action in Indiana County Court. A preliminary hearing for Weber is scheduled for June 23.
• A retail theft charge against Jamie R. Zimmerman, 22, Blairsville, filed April 7, was withdrawn May 12.