New Castle News


August 8, 2013

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



To Marissa Modzelewski of Bessemer and James Harding of New Castle, a son on Aug. 7, 2013.


To Jeremy and Valerie Lewis of Pulaski, a daughter on July 30, 2013, at Horizon Hospital, Farrell.




•Burglary. Someone broke into an apartment in the 1200 block of Highland Avenue between Friday and Monday and stole a television, a DVD/VHS player, cash from a cookie jar and 20 DVDs.

•Theft. A SpongeBob SquarePants children’s trampoline was stolen from an apartment in the 800 block of Neshannock Village between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday.


•Burglary. Jewelry and other items were taken from a Wildlife Drive home in Slippery Rock Township between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday.

•Theft. Medication was taken from a New Beaver Borough home between 2 p.m. July 7 and noon July 17.

•Charged. State police were assisted by Slippery Rock Volunteer Fire Department to rescue an Ellwood City man who had fallen and was injured at Kennedy Mills, Frew Mill Road, in Slippery Rock Township about 9 p.m. Sunday. Police cited the man for public drunkenness.


District judges

Jerry G. Cartwright

•Catherine Dawn Dittmer, 40, of Ellwood City, charged by Ellwood City police with scattering rubbish on land or stream, public drunkenness and similar misconduct, and defiant trespass.

Jennifer Nicholson

•Seth Robert Zarecky, 19, of Greenville, charged by Union Township police with disorderly conduct.

David B. Rishel

•Paula R. Burnette, 48, of New Castle, charged by Shenango Township police with dogs at large.

Scott A. McGrath

•Brita Ryan of New Castle, charged by municipal code enforcement with violation of Neshannock Township’s junkyard ordinance.


Common pleas

court sentences

J. Craig Cox

•Craig Vincent Underwood, 28, of New Castle and London, England — Five to 10 months in the Lawrence County jail with credit for 246 days served followed by four years probation with the conditions that he have no contact with the victim and that he does not contest his deportation to his country of origin, costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to simple assault.

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