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October 16, 2013

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



To Brittany Flickner of New Castle and Daniel Watt of New Castle, a son on Oct. 14, 2013.

To Jessica Spiecher of Slippery Rock and Chad Gumpp of Slippery Rock, a son on Oct. 14, 2013.


To Matthew Scott and Angela Vereb Fowler of New Castle, a son on Oct. 10, 2013, in Horizon Hospital, Farrell.

To Kayla M. McDanel of Mercer and Tom L. Filer of Mercer, a daughter on Oct. 11, 2013, in Horizon Hospital, Farrell.



•Theft. Jewelry was taken from a home on Frew Mill Road between Oct. 6 and 9. The value of the loss was set at $1,550.


•Accident. Police said Roger A. Monaco, 27, of New Castle, was eastbound on Route 422 in Pulaski Township at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and hit a Ford Explorer driven by Michael J. Lynch, 35, of New Castle, also eastbound. No injuries were reported. Police said Monaco’s car sustained moderate damage and was towed. Monaco was charged with driving under the influence and following too closely.


•Theft. An iPod was taken from an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway of a house in the 100 block of Worthington Avenue about 4:45 a.m. Sunday.


•Assault. Samuel Adam Tanner, 34, of 1917 Prospect St., is accused of punching a woman in the face several times. Police said she blacked out during the alleged assault and later sought hospital treatment. The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. Saturday at Tanner’s home, police said. He has been charged with aggravated and simple assault.

•Assault. Police said Jonathan Paul Cunning, 22, of Youngstown allegedly fought police and had to be stunned with a Taser following an incident around 8:20 p.m. Friday on Fifth Street, where police said he kicked in the front door of a house. Police in Bessemer later arrested Cunning and he allegedly tried to kick the window out of the cruiser and was taken to jail.

•Threats. Jason J. DiSalvatore, 37, of 109 Angela Lane, was arrested for allegedly harassing a couple by text messages Oct. 7 and 8 and posting threats on Facebook. Police said he also posted pictures of a handgun on Facebook. He is charged with terroristic threats and two counts of harassment.

•Possession. Antonio DeShawn Gardner, 29, of 1106 Delaware Ave., formerly of Detroit, is charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop around midnight Saturday. Police said he was a passenger in a pickup truck and was wanted on a bench warrant and two felony arrest warrants for drug and firearms-related charges in New Castle. Police reportedly found $1,370 in his possession, along with a digital scale that had suspected cocaine residue.

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Police Reports
  • Police.jpg Woman accused of taking money

    A West Middlesex woman is facing multiple theft charges for allegedly using someone else’s ATM card. The amount of money involved is nearly $1,100.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Baseball.jpg Couple accused of theft from baseball field firm

    A Scott Township business involved in producing professional baseball field surfaces was the victim of an alleged employee theft. A husband and wife from Boardman, Ohio, are facing theft and related charges.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bus.jpg Car strikes Neshannock school bus

    A New Castle woman will be cited for failing to stop in time to avoid striking a stopped school bus. Neshannock police said Mary Clause struck the Neshannock bus, which had stopped in the 1800 block of Pulaski Road about 4 p.m. Wednesday.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • North Hill man faces stalking charges

    A North Hill man is facing charges for allegedly stalking a neighbor who complained he has been watching her. New Castle police have charged Donald Dean Crews, 53, of 228 E. Fairmont Ave. with two counts each of stalking and harassment.

    April 17, 2014

  • Police.jpg Man, 61, accused of raping girl

    A Wayne Township man is lodged in the Lawrence County jail, accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. Steven Louis Haynes, 61, of 4626 Ellwood Road was charged by state police in an alleged incident that occurred in February or April of last year at his home.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

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