NEW CASTLE —
To Rashad Fitzpatrick of New Castle and Samantha Maize of New Castle, a daughter on March 11, 2013.
To Michael Houk of New Castle and Kamille McConnaughy of New Castle, a son on March 12, 2013.
MELISSA A. AMODIE
•Jennifer Pautz, 28, of New Castle, charged by the Lawrence County district attorney with bad checks.
New Castle police charged the following:
•Michael C. Campbell, 39, of New Castle, burglary, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and defiant trespass.
•Kenneth Stephone Hardret, 24, of New Castle, two counts each of manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and intent to possess a controlled substance and one count each of possession of firearm prohibited, firearms not to be carried without a license and flight to avoid apprehension, trial, or punishment.
•Michael Anthony Harris, 27, of New Castle, terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly conduct.
•Scott Keller, 21, of New Castle, intent to possess a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Mark Allen Phillips, 28, of New Castle, intent to possess a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Daylen S. Ballinger, 33, of Youngstown, Ohio, simple assault and harassment.
•Daniel C. Taylor, 76, of New Castle, harassment.
JERRY G. CARTWRIGHT
•Kim I. Kerr, 53, of Ellwood City, charged by Ellwood City police with terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person and harassment.
•Jennie Mars, of Ellwood City, charged by the Ellwood City school district with compulsory school attendance violation.
State police charged the following:
•Elizabeth Lordi, 22, of Ellwood City, disorderly conduct.
•Thomas Cambio, 36, of Ellwood City, disorderly conduct.
•Brian Lee Collingwood, 31, of New Castle, charged by state police with three counts of simple assault, two counts of terroristic threats and one count of harassment.
DAVID B. RISHEL
Shenango Township police charged the following:
•Thomas Matthew Dolan, 28, of New Castle, criminal trespass, receiving stolen property and theft.
•Ginette M. Daviduk, 41, of New Castle, retail theft.
•Cindi F. Francescato, 52, of Ellwood City, five counts of adulterating or misbranding a controlled substance and three counts of driving under the influence.
State police charged the following people:
•Joseph Maggie IV, 33, of New Castle, terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment.
•Kenneth Lee Brown, 18, of New Castle, purchase of an alcoholic beverage by a minor.
•Hope Marie Lohr, 21,of New Castle, harassment.
•Dominic Russo Cook, 21, of New Castle, retail theft.
•Christopher Saxon Rowland, 28, of New Castle, harassment.
SCOTT A. MCGRATH
•Saloma A. Byler, 18, of Volant, charged by New Wilmington police with theft and receiving stolen property.
•Aubrianna Taylor, 23, of New Castle, charged by Neshannock Township police with two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of not yielding at roadway and careless driving.
NEW CASTLE —
Man charged with arson after his house burns
A Taylor Township man who allegedly doused his home with gasoline faces multiple charges of arson and assault. Jason P. Merlini, 39, of 309 Warner Alley was charged with six counts of arson, five counts of aggravated assault including one for domestic violence, one count of reckless burning and five counts of recklessly endangering another person.
‘Carelessness’ caused Overlook fire
The state fire marshal has determined a blaze at the Overlook Health and Rehabilitation Center was caused by carelessness. Trooper David Jungling issued his report Friday and said the blaze was determined to have been caused by the careless disposal of smoking materials.
Police called to Halco Drive disturbance
An apparently intoxicated Halco Drive man drew a crowd Thursday night. New Castle police were called about 6:30 p.m. and found a 19-year-old man cutting his face and head with the razor blade of a utility knife.
Two injured in Mill Street, Taylor accidents
Two people were injured in a pair of accidents Thursday, New Castle police reported. One involved a car that went over an embankment off West Pittsburg Road in Taylor Township around noon.
Drug charges filed after raid
Police have charged four people arrested during a drug raid Wednesday in Union Township. Members of the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force executed a sealed search warrant at 27 Spring St. All four suspects live at that address, according to court records.
North Hill man hospitalized after crash
A New Castle man who hit a tree in Pulaski Township has been admitted to St. Elizabeth Health Center. According to Pulaski Township police, Adam Welsh, 36, of 202 E. Fairmont Ave., was eastbound on Route 422 about 1:30 a.m. Thursday when his pickup truck left the road.
On The Record: Today’s births and district judge reports
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East Side garage ‘total loss’ in fire
The New Castle police department fire investigator was called for a blaze at a garage. The three-bay garage at 626 Superior St. was a total loss, according to New Castle firefighters, who were called about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday. They remained at the scene until nearly 3 a.m.
Hearings in fatal crashes are postponed
A hearing for the woman accused of striking a police cruiser and killing a Shenango Township officer has been rescheduled. Kylee Gwen Barletto, 26, of 693 Hoover Road, will face a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. June 6. It had been scheduled for Thursday morning.
Shenango man accused of breaking into car
A Shenango man was arrested after he allegedly was caught breaking into a car on New Castle’s East Side. New Castle police charged Jessie Lauderbaugh, 23, of Highview Drive with fleeing from police, theft from a motor vehicle, disorderly conduct and loitering and prowling at night.
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