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March 15, 2014

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

NEW CASTLE — Police

NEW CASTLE


•Assault. Police said Craig Morrow, 30, of Electric Street was charged with simple assault and harassment after he allegedly punched a woman in the head several times while they were in the parking lot in the 800 block of South Mill Street about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday. Police were told Morrow was agitated because the woman had been given products free of cost at a local bar.

•Accident. A car parked in the 200 block of Boyles Avenue was hit by an unidentified vehicle at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, sustaining damage to the driver’s side mirror.

•Hit-and-run. A utility pole on Falls Street near North Beaver Street was hit by an unknown vehicle and knocked completely off its base about 11 p.m. Tuesday. Police said the pole was lying across Falls Street when they arrived. The car that had hit the pole left a trail of fluid, officers said, and they were able to track it. The car was westbound on Falls Street, hit the pole, continued in the eastbound lane to the Innerbelt, where it returned to the westbound lane and continued west, police said. They lost the trail after the vehicle turned onto English Avenue in Union Township, police said, adding they believe the vehicle is a Honda painted with black metallic paint. Officers said the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation refused to come out until Penn Power had turned off the electric power to exposed wires, then refused to come out saying it was Penn Power’s problem and light pole. Police said Penn Power replaced the pole.

District judges

David B. Rishel


•Joseph D. Hoffman, 41, of Emlenton, Pa., charged by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission with violation of general or special rules and regulations.

•Steven Walker Jordan, 54, of New Castle, charged by Shenango Township police with two counts of driving under the influence.

Scott A. McGrath

•Robert Lee Parker III, 26, of Youngstown, charged by Neshannock Township police with intent to possess a controlled substance.

Marriage licenses

Thomas Mark Heutsche, 43, of Sharpsville and Heather Kate Reiter, 36, of Sharpsville

Samuel Kaku Arthur, 25, of Youngstown and Oluwatomilola Yewande Abimbola, 24, of Youngstown

James Nicholas Assid, 24, of New Castle and Samantha Marie Wooley, 22, of Wampum

Bradley Thomas McMasters Jr., 25, of New Castle and Kristen Angela Lynn Raisley, 23, of New Castle

William Michael Butler IV, 25, of Wampum and Brandie Rae Lutz, 31, of Wampum

Vernon Lee Hart Sr., 67, of Wampum, and Libby Feliciano Serrano, 41, of Wampum

Fredrick Jay, 57, of New Castle and Robinette Latrice Wright, 40, of New Castle

Nathan John Kopsack, 37, of Beaver and Christine Ann George, 35, of West Pittsburg

Shawn Michael Phillips, 36, of New Castle and Danielle Dominique Miely, 37, of New Castle

Matthew Stephen Haschak, 39, of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Amy Catherine Neifert, 38, of Toledo, Ohio

Heath Tray Began, 26, of Portersville and Ashley Rea Speer, 26, of Portersville

Jonathan Andrew Penwell, 36, of New Castle, and Heather Lynn Stuble, 35, of New Castle.

Divorces

Donald P. Freeman III, 38, and Kristy L. Flicker, 35, of Winchester, Va. They were married Sept. 5, 1998.

Donald Leslie Dickinson, 67, of Enon Valley from Aurag Dickinson, 63, of New Galilee. They were married Nov. 30, 1968.

Laurie A. Hines, 48, of Mercer from Gregory A. Hines, 49, of Allen, Ind. They were married Oct. 3, 1992.

Stephanie Leigh Toy, 39, of New Castle from William Evert Toy, 44, of New Castle.

Common pleas

court sentences

Dominick Motto


•Timothy Joseph McConahy, 34, New Castle — All charges dismissed, costs to be borne by the commonwealth.

•Robert Lee Phillips, 32, New Castle — Two years in the intermediate punishment program with the first 90 days on house arrest with electronic monitoring, $1,500 fine, costs of prosecution, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol referral, 18-month license suspension. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

•Thomas Richard Habib, 69, Edinburg — Two years in the intermediate punishment program with the first 90 days on house arrest with electronic monitoring, $1,500 fine, costs of prosecution, $52 restitution to Lawrence County for fees, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol referral. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

•Anthony F. Scalzo, 23, New Castle — Sixty days in the intermediate punishment program to be served on house arrest with electronic monitoring, $500 fine. He pleaded guilty to driving while operating privileges are suspended or revoked.

•Anthony F. Scalzo, 23, New Castle — Two years in the intermediate punishment program with the first year served on house arrest with electronic monitoring to be served consecutively to the 60 days previously imposed, $2,500 fine, costs of prosecution, $53 to Lawrence County for fees, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol referral, 18 -month license suspension. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

•Lorrainne Stanek, 53, Parma, Ohio —Two years intermediate punishment program the first 90 days served on house arrest; $1,000 fine; costs of prosecution; $53 to Lawrence County for lab fees; Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol referral; 18 month license suspension. The court authorizes the case to be transferred to Cuyahoga County, Ohio, to impose house arrest, supervision and drug and alcohol evaluation. She pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

•Pamela R. Fatula, 58, Ellwood City — Twelve months probation, 40 hours community service, costs of prosecution, $150 fine, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol referral, undergo a mental health evaluation, undergo random drug testing, refrain from use or possession of any controlled substance as a condition of probation, no contact with the victim or any residence in the neighborhood without consent of the owners. She pleaded guilty to theft.

•David Scott Ingram, 43, New Castle — Three to 231⁄2 months in the Lawrence County jail followed by two years probation with credit for 29 days served, costs of prosecution, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol referral, $2,231 restitution to the victim, comply with mental health treatment as recommended by the Human Services Center. He pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property.

•Anthony James Houk, 26, Pittsburgh — Eleven and a half to 231⁄2 months in the Lawrence County jail followed by two years probation with credit for 365 days served, costs of prosecution, $5,000 restitution to Ellwood City Power and Light, no contact with the victim or to enter the victim’s premises during his probation, provide a DNA sample. He pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property.

•Christopher Michael Cameron, 33, Sharon — One year probation, Butler County Drug and Alcohol referral, $100 restitution to New Castle Gold and $300 restitution to another victim, no contact with the victims or to enter the premises, costs of prosecution and fees associated with the case. He pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property.

J. Craig Cox

•David Alan Phillips, 40, New Castle — Two years in the intermediate punishment program with the first year to be served on house arrest with electronic monitoring, $2,500 fine, costs of prosecution, $52 restitution to Lawrence County for lab fees, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol referral, 18-month license suspension. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

•Patrick Errol Holsinger, 51, Fombell — Two years in the intermediate punishment program with the first 90 days on house arrest with electronic monitoring and the remaining 21 months on probation, $1,500 fine, costs of prosecution, $46.41 restitution to Lawrence County, Beaver County Drug and Alcohol assessment, 18-month license suspension. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

•Michelle L. Lewis, 25, New Castle — Twelve months in the intermediate punishment program with the first 30 days on house arrest with electronic monitoring and the remaining 11 months on probation, she is permitted work release, $19.68 restitution to Walmart, she is not to enter the premises of Walmart during her supervision, costs of prosecution, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol referral, provide a DNA sample. She pleaded guilty to retail theft.

•Charles P. Warren, 50, New Castle — Two years in the intermediate punishment program with the first 90 days on house arrest with electronic monitoring and the remaining 21 months on probation, $1,500 fine, costs of prosecution, $217 restitution to NMS Laboratories for lab fees, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol assessment, 18-month license suspension. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

•James Edward Kent, 28, New Galilee — One year probation, costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to theft.

•James Hill III, 26, New Castle — A $200 fine and costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to defiant trespass.

•Lori Ann Petronelis, 47, New Castle — Six to 231⁄2 months in the Lawrence County jail to be served concurrently with any other sentence being served. Once paroled, she shall serve the balance of her sentence on probation. Following the maximum period of incarceration, she is sentenced to one year probation, not to enter the premises of Walmart, $46 restitution to Walmart, costs of prosecution, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol referral, provide a DNA sample. She pleaded guilty to retail theft.

•Jason P. Merlini, 40, New Castle — Two years probation to be served concurrently with any other sentence being served, fines, costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering another person.

•Jason P. Merlini, 40, New Castle — Two years probation to be served concurrently with any other sentence being served, fines, costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering another person.

•Jason P. Merlini, 40, New Castle — Two years probation to be served concurrently with any other sentence being served, fines, costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering another person.

•Jason P. Merlini, 40, New Castle — Two years probation to be served concurrently with any other sentence being served, fines, costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering another person.

•Lindsay Sue Ostrom, 27, Ellwood City — Ninety days probation, no contact with the victim, costs of prosecution, all fees associated with the case and provide a DNA sample. She pleaded guilty to harassment.

•Lindsay Sue Ostrom, 27, Ellwood City — A $200 fine, costs of prosecution. She pleaded guilty to harboring a dangerous dog.

•Orlando L. Pionati Jr., 59, New Castle — Three years probation, no contact with the victim or enter into the premises of the victim, $7,800 restitution to City Ten Pin Bowling League, 20 hours community service, pay all costs and fees associated with the case, provide a DNA sample, costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to theft by failure to make required disposition of funds.

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