NEW CASTLE —
To Jack D. and Samantha S. Alwardt of New Castle, a daughter on Aug. 19, 2013.
•Burglary. A 12-gauge shotgun, nine boxes of ammunition, a television and two remotes, a digital camera, a cast iron griddle, loose change, three soft-point dart sets, an ammunition can with black powder accessories and a trail camera were taken from a house on Mud Bridge Road, Little Beaver Township. Police said someone broke into the home during the day on Thursday. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the state police at (724) 598-2211.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a home on Lafayette Street between Aug. 5 and 8, but nothing was reported missing.
•Burglary. Two televisions, a surround sound system, a laptop computer, an electronic game set with controllers, two gold rings, two television mounts, headphones and two Nintendo games were reported stolen from a home on East Terrace Avenue overnight Aug. 9 to Aug. 10. A window had been broken with a rock and the house was ransacked.
•Arson. Fire was set to a shed on the east side of the West Side Mini Mart on West Washington Street around 3 a.m. Aug. 11.
•Burglary. Two televisions were reported stolen from a home on West Balph Avenue during the night of Aug. 9.
•Burglary. Several tools and motorcycle parts were reported stolen from a garage in the 400 block of Laurel Boulevard on Aug. 9.
•Burglary. Two dirt bikes and a four-wheeler were reported stolen from a garage in the 600 block of Spruce Street Aug. 9 to Aug. 10.
•Accident. About 3 p.m. Thursday on Route 18 near Call’s Plaza. Miranda Dess, no address provided, told police her foot slipped from the brake of her pickup truck, causing it to hit the back of a vehicle driven by Morgan Lynch, no address provided, who was stopped at the traffic light in the northbound lane. Police said a third vehicle driven by Amy Dugan, no address given, also was hit in the accident. Her car sustained minor rear bumper damage. Police said Dess sustained minor injury. No other injuries were reported. Dess was cited.
MELISSA A. AMODIE
New Castle police charged the following:
•Cherrelle Rice, 25, of New Castle, disorderly conduct.
•Tina Napier, of New Castle, theft and receiving stolen property.
•James Edward Strayer, 35, of New Castle, four counts of intent to possess a controlled substance, two counts of possession with intent to deliver and one count each of use/possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, scattering rubbish, depositing waste on highway and driving without a license. •James Kevin Vukich, 50, of New Castle, use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Keith Anderson, 53, of New Castle, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
•Wayne A. Jentgens II, 48, of New Castle, burglary, criminal trespass, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.
JERRY G. CARTWRIGHT
•Craig Antonio Morrow Jr., 30, of New Castle, charged by state police with two counts of simple assault and one count each of recklessly endangering another person, harassment, driving under the influence, driving without a license, failure to keep right, driving at an unsafe speed, careless driving and failure to use safety belt.
Ellwood City police charged the following:
•Douglas A. Lample, 39, of Ellwood City, disorderly conduct.
•Dawn Catherine Dittmer, 40, of Ellwood City, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Shawn L. Knechtel, 44, of Ellwood City, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Timothy Curtis Patterson, 24, of Ellwood City, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Justin Ray Morgan, 30, of New Castle, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
DAVID B. RISHEL
•Shawn Holmes, 18, of Slippery Rock, charged by the Pennsylvania Game Commission with violation of federal laws.
Shenango Township police charged the following:
•Edward Mark Palmer, 49, of Edinburg, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, resisting arrest, fleeing or attempting to elude officer and driving with license suspended.
•Miranda Lee Cornman, 26, of Brackenridge, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.
NEW CASTLE —
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