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INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET

by The Indiana Gazette on March 21, 2014 10:59 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.

• Marco A. Lopez Avalos, 20, of South Seventh Street, Indiana, charged Jan. 30 by Indiana Borough police with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility at various times Sept. 21, 2012, Oct. 31, 2012, and Feb. 7, 2013, at 15 S. Seventh St.

On three occasions a confidential informant purchased marijuana from Lopez Avalos after making arrangements by text message. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 11.

• Joseph V. Dryer, 19, of Murrysville, Westmoreland County, charged Jan. 30 by IUP police with possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct at 12:54 a.m. Jan. 28 at Elkin Hall.

Police responded to a report of a disorderly male running in the halls and screaming in Elkin Hall.

Police say Dryer admitted to taking LSD. Dryer pleaded guilty to possession of a small amount of marijuana and was ordered to pay $663 in fines and costs. The remaining charges were withdrawn.

• Emily A. Georgieff, 19, of Alexandria, Va., charged Jan. 31 by Indiana Borough police with underage drinking, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 10:54 p.m. Jan. 30 at 1039 Washington St.

Police responded to a report of an intoxicated female. The caller claimed Georgieff had been emotionally distraught and combative. Georgieff pleaded guilty to underage drinking and was ordered to pay $301 in fines and costs. The remaining charges were withdrawn.

• Gregory D. Berry, 53, of Hood School Road, Indiana, charged Feb. 3 by Indiana Borough police with receiving stolen property at 8:48 p.m. Jan. 31 at 1235 Oakland Ave.

Police took Berry into custody for a probation violation and found him in possession of four DVDs from Family Video that had been stolen. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Thursday.

• Joseph M. Bono, 21, of Ebensburg, Cambria County, charged Feb. 4 by Indiana Borough police with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness at 3:14 a.m. Feb. 1 in the 700 block of Philadelphia Street.

Police responded to a report of an assaulted male. Bono told police he walked a girl home from a bar and was physically removed from the building by a group of males. Police couldn’t find anyone to corroborate his story and took him into custody due to his level of intoxication.

Bono pleaded guilty to public drunkenness and disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay $774.50 in fines and costs. The resisting arrest charge was withdrawn.

• Clarence P. Samuel, 20, of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, charged Feb. 4 by Indiana Borough police with possession of a small amount of marijuana at 12:19 a.m. Feb. 1 in the 1300 block of Oakland Avenue.

Police responded to a noise complaint at the Carriage House apartments and observed Samuel smoking marijuana in a hallway. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 10.

• Jeremy J. Urso, 34, of Wood Ridge Drive, Graceton, charged Feb. 4 by Indiana Borough police with DUI and two summary driving infractions at 12:57 a.m. Dec. 28 in the 1500 block of Philadelphia Street.

Police observed a vehicle traveling 65 miles per hour in a 35 zone and initiated a traffic stop. Urso had a blood alcohol content of 0.176 percent, court papers show. Urso waived his right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.

• Daniel J. Hildreth, 22, of Fairfax, Va., charged Feb. 4 by Indiana Borough police with criminal mischief, disorderly conduct — hazardous condition, disorderly conduct — obscene language and resisting arrest at 12:42 a.m. Jan. 25 in the 00 block of South Seventh Street.

Police observed Hildreth kicking an Indiana Gazette newspaper box. After being cited, Hildreth was argumentative and refused to leave the scene. Hildreth pleaded guilty to criminal mischief and disorderly conduct — hazardous condition and was ordered to pay $774 in fines and costs and $217.90 in restitution. The remaining charges were withdrawn.

• Anthony Z. Zanetti, 21, of Cadogan, Armstrong County, charged Feb. 6 by Indiana Borough police with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility and possession of a controlled substance on three occasions between Aug. 13 and Oct. 10 at 1002 Church St.

A confidential informant purchased an ounce of marijuana for $300 from Zanetti on three occasions after arranging the deals through text messages. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 17.

• Erica L. Valles, 18, of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, charged Feb. 6 by IUP police with DUI, underage drinking and two summary driving infractions at 2:19 a.m. Jan. 24 in the 1000 block of Oakland Avenue.

Police observed a vehicle make a right turn on a red light at an intersection clearly marked no turn on red. Valles had a BAC of 0.062 percent, court papers show. Valles waived her right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court on the charges of DUI and one summary driving infraction.

The remaining charges were withdrawn.

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