New Castle News

August 2, 2013

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

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE —

Births

JAMESON HOSPITAL

To Jeremy and Valerie Lewis of Pulaski, a daughter on July 30, 2013.

OUT OF TOWN

To Jesse J. and Paisley Rain McConahy of Slippery Rock, a son on July 30, 2013 at Horizon Hospital, Farrell.

 

Police

NEW CASTLE

•Attempted burglary. A man walking his dog at 4 a.m. Wednesday told police he had seen two men on a porch in the 200 block of North Ray Street. He said they ran when they saw him. Police recovered two speakers on the side of the house.

•Charged. John Ayersman, wanted on two bench warrants, was encountered by New Castle police about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday behind a Spruce Street business. He will be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, police said, after officers found a plastic bag containing two hypodermic needles, a silver spoon and cotton swab containing suspected drug residue.

•Hit-and-run. Police were told a car hit the driver’s side mirror of a vehicle while the owner was getting out of his car in the 200 block of Crawford Street at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday.

•Cited. Dewon R. Harper, 24, of 406 E. Long Ave., was cited for criminal trespass/defiant trespass after police encountered him in the 300 block of Halco Drive about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday. Police said Harper is on the Lawrence County Housing Authority no trespass list.

•Cited. Two females told police Kevin D. Taylor, 20, of 1803 Hamilton St., threw a rock at their car and pulled a handgun and pointed it at one of them about 5:30 p.m. July 25. Taylor said the women had gone to the 1800 block of Hamilton Street to harass him. He said he picked up a rock but they drove off before he could throw it. He also said he did not have a gun. Police said he will be charged with simple assault and carrying a concealed firearm without a license.

•Burglary. A 32-inch television, still in the box, was taken from a house in the 700 block of Blaine Street between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

•Burglary. A red push lawn mower, valued at $400, was taken from a house in the 200 block of East Laurel Boulevard between July 16 and July 30.

 

District judges

Melissa A. Amodie

New Castle police charged the following people:

•Edward Kamel Abraham, 32, of New Castle, aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment.

•Dewon Harper, 24, of New Castle, defiant trespass.

•John Robert Ayersman, 23, of New Castle, use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Patrick W. Bailey Jr., 27, of New Castle, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness and similar misconduct.

New Castle's code enforcement department charged the following people:

•Rita Sims, 52, of New Castle, accumulation of garbage or rubbish.

•Judith Hughes, 53,of New Castle, exterior paint violation, gutters and downspouts violation and stairways, decks, porches and balconies violation.

•Shirley Johnson of New Castle, overhang extensions violation and exterior paint violation.

•Diane Razo of New Castle, accessory structures violation.

•Sherry Colley, 38, of New Castle, failure to vacate.

•Eric V. Engelkes, 36, of New Castle, failure to vacate.

Sharp Collections charged the following people:

•Ashley Wise, of New Castle, taxation/violation of ordinance and failure to make required return.

•Alana Williams, 32, of New Castle, taxation/violation of ordinance and failure to make required return.

•Jennifer Trott, of New Castle, taxation/violation of ordinance and failure to make required return.

Jerry G. Cartwright

•Kyle Nicholas Monroe, 20, of Ellwood City, charged by state police with disorderly conduct and purchase of an alcoholic beverage by a minor.

•Perry Gallentine, 22, of Beaver Falls, charged by municipal animal control with abandoning any dog within the commonwealth.

•Joseph William Moczan, 30, of Ellwood City, charged by Ellwood City police with harassment.

David B. Rishel

•Jennifer Marie Dunlap, 31, of Hermitage, charged by Shenango Township police with 10 counts of adulterating or misbranding any controlled substance, three counts of driving under the influence and one count each of use/possession of drug paraphernalia and careless driving.

•Dave Wadding of New Castle, charged by dog law enforcement with pet confined within the premises of the owner violation.

Common pleas

court sentences

DOMINICK MOTTO

•David John Griffin, 27, New Castle — Two-hundred-ninety-three days to 23 1/2 months in the Lawrence County jail with credit for 293 days served, costs of prosecution, $325 restitution to the victim. He pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property.

•Donald James Clark, 39, New Castle — Three to 23 1/2 months in the Lawrence County jail with credit for five days served, costs of prosecution, $489 restitution to Sears. He pleaded guilty to retail theft.

•Wendy L. Tobin, 36, New Castle — Twelve months probation and costs of prosecution. She pleaded guilty to retail theft.

•Randy Aaron Dottle, 24, New Castle — Costs of prosecution and $1,043 restitution. He pleaded guilty to harassment.

•Gary Robert Barnes, 68, Linesville — Six months in the intermediate punishment program with the first 30 days on house arrest with electronic monitoring and pay the per diem rate to Crawford County, $750 fines, cost of prosecution, 12-month license suspension. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

•Timothy Joseph McConahy, 33, New Castle — Two years probation, no contact with the victim unless by victim’s consent, costs of prosecution, $1,415 restitution. He pleaded guilty to theft.

•Columbus Shephard Jr., 49, Mesopotamia, Ohio — Six months probation, $300 fine, costs of prosecution. Case is referred to Trumbull County (Ohio) Drug and Alcohol Commission. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

•Sean Edward Minteer, 22, New Castle — Twelve months probation, costs of prosecution, $526 restitution to the victim. He is not to enter premises of Kmart during his probation. He pleaded guilty to retail theft.

•Justin Eric Moore, 29, New Castle — Two years in the intermediate punishment program, costs of prosecution, $1,500 fine. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

•James R. Penwell, 20, New Castle — Six months probation, costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to retail theft.

•Corbin Blake Partin, 24, New Castle — Six to 23 months in the Lawrence County jail with credit for 148 days served. He pleaded guilty to criminal trespass.

•Autumn R. Hartzell, 20, New Castle — One year probation, costs of prosecution. She pleaded guilty to defiant trespass.

•Kathy Ann Currie, 50, New Castle — Two years in the intermediate punishment program with the condition she is not to enter any Dollar General Store during her probation, costs of prosecution. She pleaded guilty to retail theft.

•David J. Stouffer, 35, New Castle — A $1 fine, costs of prosecution, $300 restitution to the New Castle Police Department. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.

•Tobias Anthony Dornish, 50, New Castle — Six months in the intermediate punishment program, $750 fines, costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

•Eric Alan Sulkowski, 23, Portersville — Two years in the intermediate punishment program, $1,500 fine, costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

•Adam Kenneth Clark, 24, West Pittsburg — Parole is revoked and he is resentenced to 24 months in the state intermediate punishment program, costs of prosecution, remain in custody of the Department of Corrections and pay $25 to the Victim Services Fund. He pleaded guilty to retail theft. This sentence will run concurrently with any other sentence being served.

•Adam Kenneth Clark, 24, West Pittsburg — Twenty-four months in the state intermediate punishment program. He will remain in custody of the Department of Corrections to complete his sentence. He pleaded guilty to flight to avoid apprehension.

•Adam Kenneth Clark, 24, West Pittsburg — A $200 fine, costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to driving when operating privileges are suspended.