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INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET

by The Indiana Gazette on July 27, 2014 1:58 AM

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 were:

• Robert A. Beskid, 30, Apollo, Armstrong County, charged June 5 by state police with delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance at 10:18 p.m. Sept. 23 at 380 Philadelphia St.

Police say a confidential informant purchased two bundles of heroin from Beskid in exchange for $240. Beskid waived his right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.

• Sidney S. Shupe, 20, Chestnut Street, Indiana, charged June 5 by Indiana Borough police with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at 12:01 a.m. June 1 in the 300 block of North 12th Street.

Police observed a vehicle in the parking area of the Fourth Ward Park and investigated as the park is closed after sunset. Upon approach, police detected the smell of burning marijuana. Shupe claimed ownership of the marijuana and paraphernalia. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 14.

• Brandon D. Bolton, 44, South Park, Allegheny County, charged June 5 by Indiana Borough police with driving under the influence and two summary driving infractions at 8:45 p.m. May 7 in the 1300 block of Oakland Avenue.

Police responded to a report of a driver throwing a bottle at another vehicle. Bolton’s vehicle also had two mattresses improperly secured on the roof, and police initiated a traffic stop. Bolton told police he threw a package of noodles at the other vehicle. Bolton had a BAC of 0.16 percent, court papers show. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 20.

• Kimberly Blazavich, 38, Lincoln Avenue, Indiana, charged June 5 by Dollar General with issuing bad checks Feb. 15 and 16 at 421 N. Fourth St., Indiana.

On Feb. 15, Blazavich wrote a check for $30.24, and on Feb. 16, she wrote another for $45.14. Both checks were returned. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 24.

• Joshua D. Beverly, 21, address unknown, charged June 6 by Indiana Borough police with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at 3:55 p.m. June 6 in the 600 block of South Sixth Street.

Police observed a vehicle with a cracked windshield and initiated a traffic stop. Beverly, a passenger in the vehicle, was seen making suspicious movements. Beverly told police that he had marijuana in his pants. Beverly waived his right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.

• Bevan D. Day, 31, Byron Court, Indiana, charged June 16 by Indiana Borough police with DUI and a summary driving infraction at 2:24 a.m. June 1 in the 1300 block of Philadelphia Street.

Police observed a vehicle traveling with a broken taillight and initiated a traffic stop.

Day had a BAC of 0.17 percent, court papers show. Day waived her right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.

• Jordan M. Pletcher, 24, Seward, Westmoreland County, charged June 16 by Indiana Borough police with possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and a summary driving infraction at 12:07 a.m. March 1 in the 800 block of Wayne Avenue.

Police observed a vehicle make a turn without a signal and initiated a traffic stop. Upon contact, police detected the smell of marijuana and observed marijuana in plain view on the center console. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 31.

• Crystal J. Depetris, 35, East Pike, White Township, charged June 19 by Indiana Borough police with retail theft at 1:14 p.m. May 24 at 701 Philadelphia St.

Police responded to a report of a shoplifter at Gatti Pharmacy. Depetris was observed removing a sales tag from a watch and placing it on her wrist.

She was also found with two rings with the tags removed. Depetris waived her right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.

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