New Castle News

May 9, 2014

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

By Staff



•Accident. Richard S. Kitzko, 44, of 715 B Brooklyn Ave., was charged with driving under the influence, careless driving and a stop sign violation following an accident around 2 a.m. Sunday. Police said Stephen Edward Fabish, 33, of 190 Big Run Creek Road, was northbound on South Mill Street and as he approached the intersection of East Division Street, he saw Kitzko’s red pickup truck go through the stop sign. Kitzko’s truck struck Fabish’s Madza and damaged a stop sign, police said.

•Criminal mischief. The windshield of a car parked in the 1800 block of East Washington Street was broken between 1:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

•Criminal mischief. The rear passenger windows were broken on a van parked on West Washington Street between 8:30 p.m. April 29 and 5 p.m. April 30.

•Criminal mischief. Someone threw a brick or rock at a car on Pine Street April 30, breaking the window and damaging the hood.

•Attempted burglary. A door bracket and master lock were damaged at a house in the 1500 block of South Jefferson Street between 8 p.m. April 30 and 4:30 p.m. May 1.

•Shots fired. Residents of Crestview Gardens reported shots fired near the playground around 5 a.m. May 2. Police found three empty casings around a door of a building on Parkwood Court. Two females told police that several males had been talking in the hallway when they started shooting.

•Theft. A beige 1995 Jeep Wrangler was stolen from a driveway in the 1000 block of Locust Street the morning of May 1.

•Burglary. About 1,000 feet of copper wire and 60 switches were stolen from the Penn Power substation building at 8 N. Front St. between noon April 29 and 10:30 p.m. April 30. Company officials estimated the loss at $125,000. Spools of wire also were removed from the substation between 4 and 9:30 p.m. One of the spools was found over a hill and two others were moved to the front of the open bay area.

•Theft. About 15 feet of copper downspouting was stolen from a house in the 300 block of Lawrence Avenue in Taylor Township the afternoon of May 1.

•Burglary. Two doors and a window were damaged when someone broke into a home in the 700 block of Court Street between April 30 and Saturday. Six steel register vents were stolen.

•Theft. A computer bag, a laptop computer with power cord, an iPhone charger and three checkbooks were stolen from the trunk of a car parked in the 400 block of Reynolds Avenue between 5:25 and 5:50 p.m. May 2.

•Criminal mischief. A front door and siding of a house on Edison Avenue were spray-painted purple and blue around 9 p.m. Saturday.

District judges

Melissa A. Amodie

New Castle police charged the following people:

•Donald D. Watt, 54, of New Castle, nine counts of recklessly endangering another person, two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of aggravated assault, simple assault, careless driving, reckless driving and following too closely.

•Danika N. Fischer, 24, of New Castle, three counts each of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and intent to possess a controlled substance.

•Kimberlee Carbone, 38, of New Castle, two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, intent to possess a controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and signaling improperly.

•Tristan N. Morgan, 28, of New Castle, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.

Jerry G. Cartwright

•Joseph Thomas Shuttleworth, 25, of Ellwood City, charged by state police with burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief.

Scott A. McGrath

Pulaski Township police charged the following people:

•James A. Zingaro, 55, of West Middlesex, violation of air pollution control ordinance.

•Robert Lewis Heaney Jr., 31, of Pulaski, disorderly conduct, operating vehicle without valid inspection and driving while operating privileges are suspended or revoked.