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June 28, 2013

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




To Markita Lee of New Castle and Torlando Hopson of Farrell, a daughter on June 27, 2013.

To Ashley George of New Castle and Rodnie Tedrow of New Castle a son on June 26, 2013.



•Theft. Scrap vehicle parts  were reported stolen from Princeton Auto Repair on Church Road on June 21.

•Theft. Four jars of honey were reported stolen from a front-yard stand on Rose Point Road, Slippery Rock Township on June 18.

•Accident Police said Michael B. Church, 26, of New Castle was driving  west on Route 208 in Washington Township at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, and apparently failed to negotiate a curve at Fassinger Lane. His car went off   the road, hit an embankment and overturned. Church was treated at Jameson Hospital then released.

•Theft. A purse was stolen from a car parked   McConnell’s Mill in Slippery Rock Township, between 5 and 5:30 p.m.  May 27.


District judges


New Castle police charged the following:

•John Glenn Salomon Jr., 27, of New Castle, three counts each of burglary, criminal trespass, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.

•Roger Jason Gray, 39, of New Castle, disorderly conduct.

•Robert Lee Presnar Jr., 28, of New Castle, criminal mischief.

•Robert Wayne Hoon, 30, of New Castle, disorderly conduct.

•Adrian Nichole Calhoun, 27, of New Castle,  prostitution, intent to possess a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Dewon R. Harper, 24, of New Castle, defiant and criminal trespass.

•Alexis Donnell, 18, of New Castle, disorderly house.

•Robin Donnell, 40, of New Castle, disorderly house.

New Castle's code enforcement department charged the following:

•Paula J. Gibson, 44, of New Castle, failure to cut weeds or grass.

•Dale Gibson, of New Castle, failure to cut weeds or grass.

•Mashood O. Raheem, of New Castle, two counts of failure to cut weeds or grass.

•Norman L. Baxter, 21, of New Castle, failure to cut weeds or grass.

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Police Reports
  • fire.jpg Fire marshal probes cause of blaze

    A city police fire marshal said he hasn’t ruled yet on a blaze that ravaged two Taylor Street houses. Chris Fabian, who was at the fire scene for the duration Monday morning, said the blaze that displaced three families started in the back of a yellow, two-story duplex at 602 Taylor St.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wilson.jpg Man accused of making bomb threats

    A Sheep Hill man is in the county jail after allegedly threatening to kill a woman with a pipe bomb. New Castle officers and three members of the Pittsburgh police bomb squad went to the tan and brick two-story house at 116 W. Balph Ave. Monday to look for Daniel William Wilson, 36, who lives there.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police.jpg Home invasion suspect out of hospital, in jail

    A man shot during an alleged home invasion has been released from the hospital and jailed. Richard Andrew Javens, 43, of 3063 McClelland Ave. was discharged from Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh Saturday and immediately taken into custody on a warrant.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police.jpg City man to answer Wyoming drug charges first

    A North Hill man arrested for allegedly having guns and drugs in his house is being extradited to Wyoming. After that, Michael Antonini IV, 21, will face multiple drug charges in Lawrence County, according to New Castle Police Chief Bobby Salem.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fire.jpg Photo, Video, Story: Three families homeless after fire ravages two houses

    Bronte Baxter was at home with her two babies Monday when she saw flames at the back of her house. “I was in the living room and saw fire in the kitchen,” the resident of 602 Taylor St. said. “I thought, ‘Oh my gosh,’ and I went upstairs to get my phone.”

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Uncle of boy hurt at park lauds rescuers

    An uncle of the boy who fell at McConnell’s Mill State Park lauded rescue workers for their efforts. The Rev. Keith Karns said he arrived to find crews in the midst of a grueling, three-hour effort.

    April 15, 2014

  • fire.jpg VIDEO: City blaze ignites neighboring home

    A fire that started in a duplex at 532 Taylor St. today ignited a neighboring home. Three families were displaced by the blaze that broke out around 9:30 a.m. and destroyed both two-story structures.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • fire.jpg Teen injured at McConnell’s Mill

    A teenage boy was listed in fair condition yesterday at a Pittsburgh hospital after a fall Saturday at McConnell’s Mill State Park.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police.jpg Official: New fad drug found in search

    Marijuana butter, an up-and-coming fad, was among the suspected drugs police seized Friday, along with guns and money.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • City man arrested on drug charges

    A West Side man is in jail after police allegedly found suspected marijuana in his apartment. New Castle police arrested Robert Lee Gordon Jr., 39, of Apt. 601, McGrath Manor, at his home after executing a sealed search warrant there Wednesday.

    April 12, 2014

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