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INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET

by The Indiana Gazette on December 15, 2013 2:00 AM

Numerous defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Guy Haberl, of Indiana.

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.

Charged are:

• Andrea Colaizzi, 43, of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, charged Sept. 30 by the Indiana County Detective Bureau with theft by deception and bad checks March 10 at the Indiana County Court House. The Indiana County Tax Claim Bureau received a check from the Colaizzi Law Firm in the amount of $12,853.39. It was returned due to a closed bank account. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

• Robert Zimmerman III, 21, of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, charged Oct. 1 by IUP police with furnishing alcohol to minors and disorderly conduct at 1:11 a.m. Sept. 29 in Elkin Hall when police responded to a report of a domestic dispute.

Zimmerman pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay $200.50 in fines and costs. The furnishing alcohol to minors charge was withdrawn.

• Jason Douglas Rummel, 41, of Philadelphia Street, Indiana, charged Oct. 3 by Indiana Borough police with DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia and a summary driving infraction at 5:04 p.m. Aug. 1 in the 400 block of Philadelphia Street.

Police responded to a report of drug activity and initiated a traffic stop when a brake light on Rummel’s vehicle was observed to be inoperable. A hypodermic needle was found in the vehicle. A toxicology report indicated that Rummel had recently used morphine/ heroin, court papers show. The case was held for court.

• Alexander Hassan, 21, of Newtown Square, Delaware County, charged Oct. 3 by Indiana Borough police with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at 2:55 p.m. July 16 at 1156 Grant St.

Police responded to a 911 call of a man having chest pains after drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana and taking an Adderall pill.

Hassan pleaded guilty to possession of a small amount of marijuana and was ordered to pay $662 in fines and costs. The drug paraphernalia charge was withdrawn.

• Matthew McTighe, 23, of Ambridge, Beaver County, charged Oct. 3 by Indiana Borough police with DUI, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and two summary driving infractions at 8:55 p.m. Aug. 10 in the 1000 block of Wayne Avenue. Police responded to a report of a hit-and-run. McTighe had a blood alcohol content of 0.03 percent and also had recently used marijuana, court papers show. McTighe waived his right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court. The possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges and one summary driving infraction were withdrawn.

• Douglas Guelich, 25, of Ray Road, Penn Run, charged Oct. 3 by Indiana Borough police with DUI at 3:06 a.m. Aug. 26 in the 500 block of Church Street. Officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. It became apparent that the 911 call was a false report as Guelich was the owner of the vehicle. Guelich had a BAC of 0.174 percent, court papers show.

Guelich waived his right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.

• Jason Arnold, 30, of Maple Street, Glen Campbell, charged Oct. 4 by state police with criminal attempt/rape, criminal attempt/involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault — less than 13 years of age, indecent assault — less than 13 years of age, and incest of a minor under 13 years of age between May 20, 2012, and Aug. 17 at 3 Maple St., Glen Campbell.

State police investigated a report of a sexual assault, following an Indiana County CAC interview with a 10-year-old juvenile. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

• Erin Martin, 23, of Blawnox, Allegheny County, charged Oct. 3 by Indiana Borough police with DUI and a summary driving infraction at 1:42 a.m. Aug. 31 in the 500 block of Gompers Avenue, following a traffic stop for driving the wrong way on a one-way street. Martin had a BAC of 0.117 percent, court papers show.

Martin waived her right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.

• Kyle Vanalstine, 19, of St. Marys, Elk County, charged Oct. 3 by Indiana Borough police with possession of a small amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and two summary driving infractions at 7:59 p.m. Sept. 10 in the 1000 block of Philadelphia Street. An officer driving behind Vanalstine detected the smell of burning marijuana coming from the vehicle. The vehicle also had a broken muffler.

Vanalstine pleaded guilty to possession of a small amount of marijuana and was ordered to pay $662 in fines and costs. The remaining charges were withdrawn.

• Wesley Stauber, 22, of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, charged Oct. 3 by Indiana Borough police with furnishing alcohol to a minor at 6:22 p.m. Sept. 13 in the first block of South Sixth Street.

Officers observed a vehicle turn without signaling and then stop to pick up a male with bags from a liquor store. Stauber admitted to purchasing alcohol for a minor in the vehicle. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 29.

• Duke Valenti, 20, of Lehighton, Carbon County, and Tyler Kocis, 21, of Aliquippa, Beaver County, charged Oct. 3 by Indiana Borough police with possession of a small amount of marijuana at 12:24 a.m. Sept. 23 at 221 West Ave. Kocis was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers responded to a noise complaint and smelled burning marijuana when the door was opened.

Valenti and Kocis pleaded guilty to possession of a small amount of marijuana and were ordered to pay $662 each in fines and costs. Kocis’ drug paraphernalia charge was withdrawn.

CASES ADJUDICATED

• Theft by unlawful taking and access device fraud charges against Nicole Gilbert, 20, of Champion, Fayette County, filed Oct. 2, were dismissed Oct. 10.

• A criminal mischief charge against Dawn Crawford, 55, of Indiana, filed Oct. 3, was withdrawn Nov. 7.

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