New Castle News


June 19, 2014

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



To Angela McConnell of New Castle and Ryan Quear of New Castle, a son on June 18, 2014.


To Jasaria Shanelle Williams of New Castle and Steven Andrew Polding of New Castle, a son on June 17, 2014, at Horizon Hospital, Farrell.



•Accident. Police said vehicles driven by Alexis M. Toth, 16, of New Castle, and Daniel J. Mathias, 29, of Portersville, collided in the intersection of Young and Frew Mill roads, Slippery Rock Township, about 11 p.m. Friday. Police said Toth had not realized Mathias did not have a stop sign at the intersection. Officers said Toth, believing Mathias would stop, entered the intersection and was hit by Mathias’ vehicle. Police said Toth sustained a minor injury. No other injuries were reported. She was cited for a stop sign violation.

•Cited. Police cited William Lamont Lewis of Pittsburgh for driving while under the influence of alcohol after his vehicle became stuck in the median of Interstate 376 in Neshannock Township about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. Police said Lewis got stuck while trying to turn through the paved crossover, but missed it.

•Burglary. A green Suzuki Bandit was taken from a garage on Whieldon Avenue, Ellwood City, between 10 p.m. Sunday and 2:30 a.m. Monday.


•Simple assault. Police received multiple calls Tuesday about a person harassing and assaulting individuals at a home on Cobb Drive. Officers said every time they arrived, the suspect ran into the wood. Eventually, officers said, they apprehended Jared Bartley, 39, of New Castle. They charged him with simple assault, harassment, disorderly conduct and theft. Bartley was arraigned by District Judge Melissa Amodie and placed in the Lawrence County jail in lieu of $2,000 bond.

•Driving under the influence. Police were called to an Ellwood Road business at around 11:50 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a driver who appeared to be under the influence. Officers said the found Markece Miller, 24, of 938 Morton St. in the drive-through. They said two open cans of beer were in plain view and Miller displayed significant signs of impairment. He was arrested for driving under the influence. Charges are pending blood test results.

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