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August 2, 2013

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




To Jeremy and Valerie Lewis of Pulaski, a daughter on July 30, 2013.


To Jesse J. and Paisley Rain McConahy of Slippery Rock, a son on July 30, 2013 at Horizon Hospital, Farrell.




•Attempted burglary. A man walking his dog at 4 a.m. Wednesday told police he had seen two men on a porch in the 200 block of North Ray Street. He said they ran when they saw him. Police recovered two speakers on the side of the house.

•Charged. John Ayersman, wanted on two bench warrants, was encountered by New Castle police about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday behind a Spruce Street business. He will be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, police said, after officers found a plastic bag containing two hypodermic needles, a silver spoon and cotton swab containing suspected drug residue.

•Hit-and-run. Police were told a car hit the driver’s side mirror of a vehicle while the owner was getting out of his car in the 200 block of Crawford Street at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday.

•Cited. Dewon R. Harper, 24, of 406 E. Long Ave., was cited for criminal trespass/defiant trespass after police encountered him in the 300 block of Halco Drive about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday. Police said Harper is on the Lawrence County Housing Authority no trespass list.

•Cited. Two females told police Kevin D. Taylor, 20, of 1803 Hamilton St., threw a rock at their car and pulled a handgun and pointed it at one of them about 5:30 p.m. July 25. Taylor said the women had gone to the 1800 block of Hamilton Street to harass him. He said he picked up a rock but they drove off before he could throw it. He also said he did not have a gun. Police said he will be charged with simple assault and carrying a concealed firearm without a license.

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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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