New Castle News

March 25, 2013

On the Record: Today's births, police reports and court sentences

By Staff
New Castle News



To Nicholas Parrott of New Castle and Amy DeMatteo of New Castle, a daughter on March 22, 2013.

To Nathan and Jennifer Roe Verba of Industry, Pa., a son on March 22, 2013.

To Michael and Kristen Johnson of New Castle, a son on March 21, 2013.



•Theft. A silver chain with a silver charm was stolen from a car parked in a lot in the 400 block of Long Avenue between Jan. 10 and Wednesday.


•Burglary. A pistol, five long guns from shotguns to rifles, cash, jewelry and a coin collection were taken from a house on Old Enon-Unity Road, Little Beaver Township, between 2:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Wednesday. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania state police at (724) 598-2211.

•Theft. An Ellwood City resident reported a metal case containing drum accessories fell from the back of his vehicle on Route 488 at Mercer Road in Perry Township about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and was picked up and taken by someone.

•Accident. Police said Lavarr W. McBride, 50, of Beaver, westbound on Interstate 376 in Union Township at 10:40 a.m. March 13, lost control of his vehicle on the snow-covered road, slid off the north side of the road and struck a guide rail, causing the vehicle to spin counterclockwise. It came to rest facing south on the north side berm. No injuries were reported.

•Accident. Police said Janice Grim, 49, of New Castle, westbound on Route 317 in North Beaver Township at 9 a.m. Monday, was hit by a white vehicle that had pulled from the entrance of Mohawk schools but did not stop. No injuries were reported.

•Assault. Police said Stephanie Ann Blews-West, 36, and Shawan Albert Lyskowka, 42, both of New Castle, got into an argument at 8:30 p.m. March 11 while on Old Route 422 in Slippery Rock Township. Officers said the argument escalated and Blews-West struck Lyskowka in the face breaking his nose. Police said she was charged with simple assault.

District judges

Melissa A. Amodie

New Castle police charged the following people:

•Dewon R. Harper, 23, of New Castle, defiant trespass.

•Johnathan B. Malinchak, 24, of New Castle, intimidating a witness or victim.

•Tiffany Viggiano, 32, of New Castle, corruption of minors.

Jennifer Nicholson

•James Landovis Jones, 43, of New Castle, charged by New Castle police with two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of flight to avoid apprehension or punishment, driving while operating privileges are suspended or revoked and driving with no rear lights.

David B. Rishel

Shenango Township police charged the following people:

•Charlene Ann Tanner, 59, of New Castle, address signs violation.

•Sarah D’angelo, 32, of New Castle, address signs violation.

•Patricia Sorbo, 51, of New Castle, refuse collection violation.

Common pleas

court sentences

Thomas M. Piccione

•Lisa Ann Dean, 38, McKees Rocks — A $200 fine and costs of prosecution, to be paid within six months. She pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Ashley Nicole Baxter, 25, New Castle — Nine to 23 1/2 months in a state correctional institution with credit for 15 days served, costs of prosecution, $52,416 restitution to the victims. She pleaded guilty to theft.

•Lori Ann Petronelis, 46, New Castle — Fifty-two days to two years in the Lawrence County jail with credit for 52 days served, costs of prosecution, $578 restitution to New Castle Gold. She pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property.

•Lori Ann Petronelis, 46, New Castle — Following a revocation of probation, she is resentenced to serve 10 to 50 days in the Lawrence County jail followed by five years probation, credited with 46 days served. Sentence is to run concurrently with any other sentence being served. Also, referral to Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol, undergo mental health evaluation by Human Services Center, costs of prosecution in cash or as community service. She had pleaded guilty to retail theft.

•Rose D. Sklenchar, 44, New Castle — A $100 fine and costs of prosecution. She pleaded guilty to harassment — communication repeatedly at extremely inconvenient hours.

•Samuel Lee Lowry III, 31, New Castle — Two-hundred-eighty-seven days to 23 1/2 months in the Lawrence County jail with credit for 287 days served, costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy to commit possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.