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Published: Sunday, December 2, 2007

MERCER COUNTY \ Sentencings



These people were sentenced last week in Mercer County Common Pleas Court:

Brett Budetich, 20, of South Irvine Avenue, Sharon, seven days to one year in the Mercer County Jail and ordered to make restitution for criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. Court documents state he spray-painted obscenities on a building belonging to Valley Plumbing, 611 S. Irvine Ave., Sharon, as well as vehicles on Lafayette Avenue, South State Line Road and Harley Road, all in Sharon. He caused between $1,000 and $5,000 damage.

Garon Hull, 34, of Andrew Street, Sharon, one to two years in jail followed by five years' probation for corruption of minors, a misdemeanor. According to court documents, Hull had sexual contact with a 4-year-old girl at a Sharon residence in May or June 2006.

Adam Opalenik, 18, of Fleetwood Court, Wheatland, to one to four years in prison for felony conspiracy to commit burglary for his part in burglarizing a Fisher Hill, Sharon, residence. Court documents state that Opalenik conspired with three other men to commit the Oct. 21, 2006, offense.

Douglas Williams, 18, of Park Drive, Hermitage, 31/2 to 10 years in prison for felony robbery for robbing the Sharpsville Food Mart, 707 Ridge Avenue, Sharpsville, on Feb. 24 with another man. They got away with $870.

William Boozer, 19, of Perry Highway, Hadley, placed on two years' probation for possession with intent to manufacture, a felony. He was apprehended at his home April 9 with three marijuana plants and four plastic cups with marijuana residue, court documents state.

Robert Gill, 23, formerly of Orchard Street, Sharon, 48 months to 10 years in prison for aggravated indecent assault. He was given 411 days credit for time served. Court documents state that on Sept. 10, 2006, Gill engaged in sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion with a woman at a Sharon apartment.

Chad Miklo, 26, of South River Road, 11 to 22 months in the Mercer County Jail followed by six months parole for forgery and unauthorized use of an automobile, both misdemeanors and felony criminal trespass. Court documents state that in January 2007, he entered a McDowell Road residence in Delaware Township and stole a checkbook, necklace and camera worth a total $725. He then forged the owner's signature on six checks which he wrote for a total $310. He also took a Lincoln Continental without the owner's permission Feb. 24 in Sharon.

Dominic Mshar, 27, of Stewart Avenue, Hubbard, 11 to 22 months in the Mercer County Jail followed by four months' probation. He was ordered to make restitution for receiving stolen property, a felony. Court documents state that on Dec. 28, 2005, he entered a residence on Baldwin Avenue, Sharon, taking $8,000 cash and a handgun.

Latonya Roye, 20, of Prospect Street, Sharon, 18 months' probation for resisting arrest, a misdemeanor. Court documents state that on Feb. 28, 2007, she was trying to prevent a Sharon police officer from removing an arrested juvenile from a Prospect Street residence. She pushed the juvenile into the police officer, causing both the juvenile and Officer William Gregg to fall through a broken glass panel of a porch door.

Joseph Vardaro, 24, no address listed, five years' probation for corruption of minors. On Sept. 8, 2006, Vardaro enticed a 15-year-old girl to leave her residence and ride in a motor vehicle with him after he was told he was not to be near the girl. The incident occurred in Greenville.

Thomas Bonaquist, 20, of South Neshannock Road, Hermitage, one-year probation for underage drinking and fined $1,000 for furnishing liquor to minors, both misdemeanors.

Jonathan Corrigan, 21, formerly of Leetsdale, Pa., and now of the Allegheny County Jail, Pittsburgh, 111/2 to 23 months in jail for theft by unlawful taking, a misdemeanor. Corrigan pulled a handgun on three women about 8:30 p.m. Oct. 3, 2003, in the parking of Prime Outlets, on Pa. Route 208, Grove City. When he threatened to shoot the women if they did not hand over their purses, one woman fell and hit her head.

Curt Wheaton, 24, formerly of Delaware Street, Sharon and now of the Mercer County Jail, two to six years in prison for possession with intent to deliver cocaine, a felony. Court documents state he was apprehended Feb. 26 at a Roemer Boulevard, Farrell, address with 4.5 grams of cocaine and a Vicodin pill.

Joshua Bober, 28, of Wampum, Pa., three years' probation for retail theft, a misdemeanor.

Lisa Dickens, 19, of Orangeville Street, Greenville, two years' probation for one consolidated count of theft by deception and false reports to law enforcement officers, both misdemeanors. According to court documents, on Dec. 11, 2006, she signed another person's name to a special charge account for items worth $424 at Giant Eagle, 50 Hadley Road, Hempfield Township. She also falsely accused another person of trying to charge $14,220 on a special charge account at the store.

Joseph Free, 34, of Smith Road, Hadley, resentenced to six to 12 months in the Mercer County jail for misdemeanor disorderly conduct/engage in fighting. Free had been on parole for assaulting a woman and her 14-year-old daughter in West Salem Township in March 2006. His parole was revoked because he had a new criminal violation.

Marc Morris, 40, of Martha Avenue, Campbell, Ohio, two years' probation for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor.

Matthew Quercioli, 22, of Superior Street, Grove City, 36 to 90 months in prison for one consolidated count of misdemeanor theft from a motor vehicle, and theft by unlawful taking, persons not to possess a firearm and criminal trespass. Court documents state that Quercioli took an open case of beer and a wallet Oct. 7, 2006, from a motor vehicle parked at an address on State Street, Grove City. On Oct. 8, 2006, he illegally entered an Edgewood Avenue, Grove City building. And on Dec. 25, 2006, he stole a revolver from a motor vehicle at another State Street address despite having been convicted previously of an offense which prohibits him from carrying a firearm.

John Rice, 51, of Orangeville Street, Greenville, three to six months in the Mercer County Jail with work release followed by 54 months probation for indecent assault of a child, a misdemeanor. Court documents state that between May and August 2006, he had indecent contact with a 9-year-old girl at a Greenville residence.

Melissa Zahniser, 33, of South Otter Street, Mercer, five years' probation and ordered to make restitution for two misdemeanor counts of passing bad checks.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

These people were sentenced last week in Mercer County Common Pleas Court:

Brett Budetich, 20, of South Irvine Avenue, Sharon, seven days to one year in the Mercer County Jail and ordered to make restitution for criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. Court documents state he spray-painted obscenities on a building belonging to Valley Plumbing, 611 S. Irvine Ave., Sharon, as well as vehicles on Lafayette Avenue, South State Line Road and Harley Road, all in Sharon. He caused between $1,000 and $5,000 damage.

Garon Hull, 34, of Andrew Street, Sharon, one to two years in jail followed by five years' probation for corruption of minors, a misdemeanor. According to court documents, Hull had sexual contact with a 4-year-old girl at a Sharon residence in May or June 2006.

Adam Opalenik, 18, of Fleetwood Court, Wheatland, to one to four years in prison for felony conspiracy to commit burglary for his part in burglarizing a Fisher Hill, Sharon, residence. Court documents state that Opalenik conspired with three other men to commit the Oct. 21, 2006, offense.

Douglas Williams, 18, of Park Drive, Hermitage, 31/2 to 10 years in prison for felony robbery for robbing the Sharpsville Food Mart, 707 Ridge Avenue, Sharpsville, on Feb. 24 with another man. They got away with $870.

William Boozer, 19, of Perry Highway, Hadley, placed on two years' probation for possession with intent to manufacture, a felony. He was apprehended at his home April 9 with three marijuana plants and four plastic cups with marijuana residue, court documents state.

Robert Gill, 23, formerly of Orchard Street, Sharon, 48 months to 10 years in prison for aggravated indecent assault. He was given 411 days credit for time served. Court documents state that on Sept. 10, 2006, Gill engaged in sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion with a woman at a Sharon apartment.

Chad Miklo, 26, of South River Road, 11 to 22 months in the Mercer County Jail followed by six months parole for forgery and unauthorized use of an automobile, both misdemeanors and felony criminal trespass. Court documents state that in January 2007, he entered a McDowell Road residence in Delaware Township and stole a checkbook, necklace and camera worth a total $725. He then forged the owner's signature on six checks which he wrote for a total $310. He also took a Lincoln Continental without the owner's permission Feb. 24 in Sharon.

Dominic Mshar, 27, of Stewart Avenue, Hubbard, 11 to 22 months in the Mercer County Jail followed by four months' probation. He was ordered to make restitution for receiving stolen property, a felony. Court documents state that on Dec. 28, 2005, he entered a residence on Baldwin Avenue, Sharon, taking $8,000 cash and a handgun.

Latonya Roye, 20, of Prospect Street, Sharon, 18 months' probation for resisting arrest, a misdemeanor. Court documents state that on Feb. 28, 2007, she was trying to prevent a Sharon police officer from removing an arrested juvenile from a Prospect Street residence. She pushed the juvenile into the police officer, causing both the juvenile and Officer William Gregg to fall through a broken glass panel of a porch door.

Joseph Vardaro, 24, no address listed, five years' probation for corruption of minors. On Sept. 8, 2006, Vardaro enticed a 15-year-old girl to leave her residence and ride in a motor vehicle with him after he was told he was not to be near the girl. The incident occurred in Greenville.

Thomas Bonaquist, 20, of South Neshannock Road, Hermitage, one-year probation for underage drinking and fined $1,000 for furnishing liquor to minors, both misdemeanors.

Jonathan Corrigan, 21, formerly of Leetsdale, Pa., and now of the Allegheny County Jail, Pittsburgh, 111/2 to 23 months in jail for theft by unlawful taking, a misdemeanor. Corrigan pulled a handgun on three women about 8:30 p.m. Oct. 3, 2003, in the parking of Prime Outlets, on Pa. Route 208, Grove City. When he threatened to shoot the women if they did not hand over their purses, one woman fell and hit her head.

Curt Wheaton, 24, formerly of Delaware Street, Sharon and now of the Mercer County Jail, two to six years in prison for possession with intent to deliver cocaine, a felony. Court documents state he was apprehended Feb. 26 at a Roemer Boulevard, Farrell, address with 4.5 grams of cocaine and a Vicodin pill.

Joshua Bober, 28, of Wampum, Pa., three years' probation for retail theft, a misdemeanor.

Lisa Dickens, 19, of Orangeville Street, Greenville, two years' probation for one consolidated count of theft by deception and false reports to law enforcement officers, both misdemeanors. According to court documents, on Dec. 11, 2006, she signed another person's name to a special charge account for items worth $424 at Giant Eagle, 50 Hadley Road, Hempfield Township. She also falsely accused another person of trying to charge $14,220 on a special charge account at the store.

Joseph Free, 34, of Smith Road, Hadley, resentenced to six to 12 months in the Mercer County jail for misdemeanor disorderly conduct/engage in fighting. Free had been on parole for assaulting a woman and her 14-year-old daughter in West Salem Township in March 2006. His parole was revoked because he had a new criminal violation.

Marc Morris, 40, of Martha Avenue, Campbell, Ohio, two years' probation for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor.

Matthew Quercioli, 22, of Superior Street, Grove City, 36 to 90 months in prison for one consolidated count of misdemeanor theft from a motor vehicle, and theft by unlawful taking, persons not to possess a firearm and criminal trespass. Court documents state that Quercioli took an open case of beer and a wallet Oct. 7, 2006, from a motor vehicle parked at an address on State Street, Grove City. On Oct. 8, 2006, he illegally entered an Edgewood Avenue, Grove City building. And on Dec. 25, 2006, he stole a revolver from a motor vehicle at another State Street address despite having been convicted previously of an offense which prohibits him from carrying a firearm.

John Rice, 51, of Orangeville Street, Greenville, three to six months in the Mercer County Jail with work release followed by 54 months probation for indecent assault of a child, a misdemeanor. Court documents state that between May and August 2006, he had indecent contact with a 9-year-old girl at a Greenville residence.

Melissa Zahniser, 33, of South Otter Street, Mercer, five years' probation and ordered to make restitution for two misdemeanor counts of passing bad checks.

Sunday, December 2, 2007
These people were sentenced last week in Mercer County Common Pleas Court: Brett Budetich, 20, of South Irvine Avenue,...