New Castle News


June 27, 2014

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



To Todd and Linsey Cook Hooper of New Castle, a son on June 26, 2014.



•Charged. Matthew Gregory Pecorelli, 30, of Sharpsville, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Police said the items were found during a traffic safety checkpoint on Sampson Street about 4 p.m. May 29.

•Accident. Police said Amani A. Kassir, 26, of New Castle, was eastbound on Interstate 376 in Wilmington Township, about 6:15 p.m. Monday but failed to remain in the correct lane in a construction zone. Police said the right front tire of his car struck a hole cut out of the road, damaging the front wheel and tire and causing other mechanical damage, rendering the vehicle undrivable. He was sited for careless driving. No injuries were reported.

•Criminal mischief. Police said a foreign substance was poured into the gas tank of a vehicle parked in the 500 block of Heckathorne Road, Scott Township, between 4 p.m. June 17 and 3 p.m. June 18.


•Criminal mischief. Two windows were broken on an apartment in the 300 block of Halco Drive. The resident said he was asleep around 4 a.m. June 11 when he heard glass breaking and someone yelling.

•Criminal mischief. Two tires were slashed on a car parked on North Cedar Street between 10 p.m. June 19 and 7:30 a.m. June 20.

•Burglary. A chrome stand and a metal extension ladder were stolen from a house at 729 Butler Ave. overnight June 19 to 20.

•Theft. Two pieces of paranormal ghost hunting equipment were stolen from a delivered package between 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. June 20 in the 500 block of Wildwood Avenue.

•Charged. Charlene Davis, 29, of 1718 Stoughton Road, Slippery Rock Township, was pulled over for vehicle violations around 11:15 p.m. Saturday and police allege they found a cigarette pack containing three folded lottery tickets and a straw, all with suspected heroin residue, in the driver’s side door pocket. Davis is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and a lighting violation.

•Accident. Police said Andrew Edwards Jr., 29, of 4 1/2 Mahoning Ave. drove through a parking lot at Country Fair around 7:15 p.m. June 20 and crashed into a steel barrier in front of a gasoline pump, then walked away. The owner of the car was a passenger and provided the store with insurance information, police said. The car was towed.

•Attempted theft. Someone tried to steal various items from a car parked in the 200 block of East Sheridan Avenue around 3 a.m. Sunday. The owner told police he had seen a man getting out of the back seat with two other people. They left three bicycles and a pair of sunglasses in his yard, police said.

•Theft. Someone stole loose change from the console of a car parked in the 300 block of East Fairmont Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Saturday. A witness said she saw a man getting out of the car.

•Criminal mischief. A tire was punctured numerous times on a car parked in the 400 block of North Liberty Street between 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday morning.

•Attempted theft. A caller reported seeing two males taking scrap metal from rail cars in the 300 block of Mahoning Avenue Sunday, then running down the tracks around 7:30 p.m. Police found a pile of scrap near the rail cars owned by New Castle Railroad Co., but the males were gone.

•Accident. Kristina Wilkins, 23, of Enon Valley, stopped at a stop sign at Pearson Street around 9:20 p.m. June 20 and Paul Lombardo Jr., 37, of 465 Faddis Ave., was eastbound on Taylor Street, police said. Wilkins continued into the intersection without clearance, according to police, and Lombardo’s sport utility vehicle struck her car on the passenger side in the intersection. A passenger in Wilkins’ car, Donna Wilkins of 44, of Enon Valley, was injured and taken to Jameson Hospital by ambulance, police said. Kristina Wilkins sustained minor injuries, according to police, but no other injuries were reported. Police said Wilkins was cited.

•Accident. Police said Timothy Patrick, 39, of Lot 112, 168 Carol Lane, Edinburg, was eastbound on Long Avenue around 5:15 p.m. June 20 when his car struck a utility pole. Patrick told police he had sneezed and took his eyes off the road. Four passengers, Shelly Rush, 28, Aiden Patrick, 3, Zachary Rush, 9, and Damian Carbone, 6, all of the same address as Patrick, were taken by ambulance to Jameson Hospital with minor head and neck injuries, according to police. Patrick, who was not injured, was cited for careless driving.

•Criminal mischief. The hood and windshield of a car were damaged by a piece of asphalt while parked on North Ashland Avenue between 2:30 and 7:10 p.m. Tuesday.

•Theft. Two $20 bills were stolen from an employee’s purse at Silver Oaks Nursing Center, 715 Harbor St., between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday.

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