New Castle News


October 16, 2013

On the Record: Today’s births, police items and district judge reports



To Brittany Flickner of New Castle and Daniel Watt of New Castle, a son on Oct. 14, 2013.

To Jessica Spiecher of Slippery Rock and Chad Gumpp of Slippery Rock, a son on Oct. 14, 2013.


To Matthew Scott and Angela Vereb Fowler of New Castle, a son on Oct. 10, 2013, in Horizon Hospital, Farrell.

To Kayla M. McDanel of Mercer and Tom L. Filer of Mercer, a daughter on Oct. 11, 2013, in Horizon Hospital, Farrell.



•Theft. Jewelry was taken from a home on Frew Mill Road between Oct. 6 and 9. The value of the loss was set at $1,550.


•Accident. Police said Roger A. Monaco, 27, of New Castle, was eastbound on Route 422 in Pulaski Township at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and hit a Ford Explorer driven by Michael J. Lynch, 35, of New Castle, also eastbound. No injuries were reported. Police said Monaco’s car sustained moderate damage and was towed. Monaco was charged with driving under the influence and following too closely.


•Theft. An iPod was taken from an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway of a house in the 100 block of Worthington Avenue about 4:45 a.m. Sunday.


•Assault. Samuel Adam Tanner, 34, of 1917 Prospect St., is accused of punching a woman in the face several times. Police said she blacked out during the alleged assault and later sought hospital treatment. The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. Saturday at Tanner’s home, police said. He has been charged with aggravated and simple assault.

•Assault. Police said Jonathan Paul Cunning, 22, of Youngstown allegedly fought police and had to be stunned with a Taser following an incident around 8:20 p.m. Friday on Fifth Street, where police said he kicked in the front door of a house. Police in Bessemer later arrested Cunning and he allegedly tried to kick the window out of the cruiser and was taken to jail.

•Threats. Jason J. DiSalvatore, 37, of 109 Angela Lane, was arrested for allegedly harassing a couple by text messages Oct. 7 and 8 and posting threats on Facebook. Police said he also posted pictures of a handgun on Facebook. He is charged with terroristic threats and two counts of harassment.

•Possession. Antonio DeShawn Gardner, 29, of 1106 Delaware Ave., formerly of Detroit, is charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop around midnight Saturday. Police said he was a passenger in a pickup truck and was wanted on a bench warrant and two felony arrest warrants for drug and firearms-related charges in New Castle. Police reportedly found $1,370 in his possession, along with a digital scale that had suspected cocaine residue.

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