NEW CASTLE —
J. Craig Cox
•Kimberly Hines, 26, New Castle — One year probation, costs of prosecution. She pleaded guilty to hindering apprehension.
•Mark David Fandozzi, 43, New Castle — Three to 12 months in the Lawrence County jail with credit for six days served, costs of prosecution, any evidence is forfeited. He will be paroled and placed on house arrest when a monitoring unit becomes available. He is permitted work release while on house arrest and will remain on house arrest until he attains the minimum term of incarceration. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess a controlled substance.
•Cassandra Dee Drespling, 35, New Castle — Six months probation, costs of prosecution, $3.75 restitution to Walmart, referral to Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol. She pleaded guilty to retail theft.
•Gregory Michael Martello, 35, New Castle —Two years in the intermediate punishment program. He pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of a controlled substance.
•Herman Ray Mielke, 31, New Castle — Six months probation, costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to harassment.
•David Baker, 48, Erie —Three to 23 months incarceration with credit for 15 days served. He pleaded guilty to theft.
•Eric Damar Owens, 25, New Castle — Six to 23 1/2 months in the Lawrence County jail with credit for 173 days served, costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
•Dwight David Short Jr., 28, Wampum — Six months in the intermediate punishment program with the first 30 days to be served on house arrest with electronic monitoring, costs of prosecution, $750 fine, assessment by Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol, 12-month driver’s license suspension. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.
NEW CASTLE —
J. Craig Cox
Jail gets third bomb threat
The Lawrence County jail received a bomb threat about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday — the third since Saturday. Prison board chairman David Gettings noted the caller said the same thing as the previous two times, that he was going to “come and blow the place up.”
Divers fish stolen truck from river
A stolen truck was fished out of the Mahoning River following a tip from a fisherman. North Beaver Township police and volunteer fire department, the New Castle Fire Department dive team and Brandon Rishel of the Lawrence County Dive Team were called in after a fisherman had seen a submerged vehicle Monday.
Man accused in rock beating
A New Castle man is accused of beating another man with a rock in an elevator. Police have charged David Joseph Perrine, 29, with aggravated assault in connection with the incident, which occurred around 8 p.m. June 12 in an apartment building on Wallace Avenue.
Teen to get mental health evaluation
A 17-year-old who threatened suicide has been taken into custody by Neshannock Township police. Officers were called at 2 p.m. June 12. The teen’s mother told officers her son had a handgun and was “really acting up.”
Teen arrested after demanding car keys
A teenager who demanded a couple turn over their car to him is now in police custody. Neshannock Township police said a 17-year-old New Castle resident entered a home in Lightner Place at 4 a.m. Saturday and demanded the keys to a vehicle parked in the driveway.
Jail gets second bomb threat
For the second time in four days, the Lawrence County jail received a bomb threat. New Castle fire and police departments were summoned just after noon Tuesday and stood guard while the jail was searched.
Robbery charges withdrawn
Charges against Justin Anthony Barry, who was accused in a robbery, have been withdrawn. New Castle police had arrested Barry, 25, of Apt. F, 1214 Highland Ave., earlier this month and charged him with robbery, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, theft and receiving stolen property.
Three more plead guilty in oxycodone ring
Three more New Castle residents pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating the federal drug laws.
Christopher Klingensmith, 38, of Vine Street, James Cracraft, 39, of Randolph Street and Thomas Klingensmith Jr., 40, of Bellair Drive, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy before U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab.
U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton made the announcement Tuesday.
South Side man faces gun, drug charges
A South Side man was arrested on gun and drug charges following a traffic stop on the city’s North Hill. Martel Lamar Webb, 19, of 199 Hamilton St. had been wanted by police on charges in a domestic assault case in May when police caught up with him.
Woman charged for assaulting 1-year-old
A New Castle woman was arrested and charged with the assault of a year-old child in Scott Township. Nicole Martin, 26, of New Castle was arraigned before District Judge David Rishel on a charge of simple assault. She was lodged in the Lawrence County jail on $1,000 bond.
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