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August 17, 2013

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



To Richard and Julie Donnan of Pulaski, a son on Aug. 13, 2013, in Horizon Hospital, Farrell.



•Accident. Police said Justin C. Warren, 21, of New Castle, southbound on Brewster Road at 6 a.m. Aug. 2, left the road to avoid several deer crossing. Police said the car entered a ditch and struck a utility pole, resulting in minor injury to the driver. He was cited for driving at an unsafe speed. Police note the accident took place on a foggy morning which resulted in low visibility and the driver could not see the deer.

•Accident. Police said Natasha L. Rogers, 22, of Ellwood City, eastbound on Route 488 in Perry Township at an apparent high speed about 4:10 a.m. July 16, left the road striking a tree and utility pole then rolled onto its roof. Police said Rogers was treated at Ellwood City Hospital for minor injury and charges are pending.


•Cited. Marshall Reitnauer, 43, of 310 Boyles Ave., was cited for trespass after police were called to Katherine Street at 11 a.m. Aug. 8. A neighbor reported a man with facial hair wearing black clothing and with a black cloth on his head was trying to break into the back of a house. City police were assisted by the New Wilmington police department and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s office.

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Scott A. McGrath

•James Calvin Smith, 49, of Pulaski, charged by Pulaski Township police with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness and similar misconduct.

•Alvin Duane Kern, 47, of West Middlesex, charged by state police with rape of child, statutory sexual assault, incest and indecent assault on a person less than 13 years old.

Neshannock Township police charged the following people:

•Joseph Thomas Onufrak, 27, of New Castle, driving under the influence, disregarding traffic lane and failure to obey traffic control devices.

•Cody A. Depaolo, 20, of Wampum, driving under the influence, not yielding at roadway, minor prohibited operating with alcohol, driving with registration suspended and purchase of an alcoholic beverage by a minor.

•Edward Mark Palmer, 49, of Edinburg, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, driving without a license, unauthorized use of a motor or other vehicle, driving with license suspended and improper display of license plate.

•Marshall Paul Reitnauer, 43, of New Castle, criminal trespass.

•Robert David Leasure Jr., 55, of New Castle, two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of defiant trespass.

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