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July 8, 2013

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



To Aaron M. and Thea Togisala Vitale of New Castle, a daughter on July 5, 2013.


To Kevin Seelbaugh of New Castle and Theresa Banko of New Castle, a son on July 5, 2013, at Horizon Hospital, Farrell.

District judges

Melissa A. Amodie

New Castle police charged the following people:

•Marcus Curry, 25, theft by unlawful taking.

•Davon Natell Griffin, 27, of New Castle, simple assault and harassment.

•Sean E. Nixon Jr., 20, of New Castle, simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief.

Jerry G. Cartwright

Ellwood City police charged the following people:

•Sara McGuire, 23, of Ellwood City, simple assault and harassment.

•Heather Ward, 23, of Ellwood City, simple assault and harassment.

David B. Rishel

•Nicholas Frank Holmes, 19, of New Castle, charged by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission with violation of rules and regulations on equipment requirements.

•Gregory Davis Werling, 19, of New Castle, charged by state police with driving under the influence and purchase of an alcoholic beverage by a minor.

Shenango Township police charged the following people:

•David John Caldararo, 18, of Wampum, disorderly conduct.

•My Phan, 26, of Stockton, Calif., two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of criminal attempt, simple assault, public drunkenness and similar misconduct and harassment.

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