NEW CASTLE —
To Charles S. and Amy Sunseri of New Castle, a son on Aug. 9, 2013.
To Tasha Gardner of New Castle, a daughter on Aug. 12, 2013.
OUT OF TOWN
To Travis and Larissa Rogan of New Castle, a son on Aug. 8, 2013 in Horizon Hospital, Farrell.
•Accident. Police said Mariah L. Diramonico, 22, of Volant, was on Route 956 in Wilmington Township about 6:20 a.m. Aug. 4, lost control of her car and hit a tree. Police said she sustained moderate injury.
•Accident. Police said Frank A. Holmes, 47, of New Castle, was westbound in Route 108/Harlansburg Road near Dean Road in Scott Township about 2:30 p.m. Aug. 8 and apparently fell asleep. Police said his car left the road and hit a tree. Officers said he sustained moderate injury and was taken to Allegheny General Hospital.
•Theft. Two directional signs were taken from Houston Road at Scott Wallace Road in Little Beaver Township between 5 p.m. July 26 and 8 a.m. July 29.
•Accident. Police said vehicles driven by Kienan Ryan Owens, 19, of 416 Falls Ave. and Bethany Kwiat, 37, of 2922 Haven Point Drive, collided about 7:20 p.m. Thursday when Owens’ vehicle skidded on the wet road and slid into Kwiat’s vehicle, which was stopped on Mitchell Road prior to making a left turn into a business. No injuries were reported, Owens will be cited for driving at an unsafe speed.
•Accident. Police said Oladotun N. Oshodi, 30, of Reynolsburg, Ohio, was eastbound on Mitchell Road about 8:40 a.m. Friday and struck the back of a vehicle driven by Anthony L. Difrischia, 28, of Greenville, who was slowing or stopped to assist a vehicle that had broken down on the berm of Mitchell Road. Police said Oshodi sustained minor injury but refused treatment. He will be cited for driving at an unsafe speed.
Melissa A. Amodie
New Castle police charged the following people:
•Frank Popovich, 63, of New Castle, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Damian J. Trott, 20, of New Castle, disorderly conduct.
•Alicia Jo Boring, 29, of New Castle, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and similar misconduct, and disorderly house.
•Julian M. Jackson, 25, of New Castle, two counts of intent to possess a controlled substance and one count of use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Iris Grandey, 66, of New Castle, harassment.
•Michael Buttano, 38, of New Castle, disorderly house.
New Castle’s code enforcement department charged the following people:
•Linda Woods of West Pittsburg, sanitation of exterior property areas violation.
•Trenda Malizia of New Castle, two counts of sanitation of exterior property areas violation and one count each of weeds, trees and ornamental shrubs violation and prohibited use violation.
Jerry G. Cartwright
Ellwood City police charged the following people:
•Mark Strohecker, 46, of Ellwood City, harassment.
•Nancy Lallement, 53, of Ellwood City, harassment.
•Gregory Duncan, 49, of Edinburg, charged by Mahoning Township police with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.
•Leslie Richard Ransom Jr., 25, of Edinburg, charged by state police with theft from a motor vehicle.
Union Township police charged the following people:
•Lori Ann Petronelis, 46, of New Castle, retail theft and receiving stolen property.
•Krista Jeanette Sadler, 38, of New Castle, defiant trespass.
David B. Rishel
•Nicholas E. Califato, 21, of New Castle, charged by Shenango Township police with corruption of minors, selling or furnishing liquor to minors and disorderly conduct.
State police charged the following people:
•Benjamin Joseph Scalf, 25, of Sharon, invasion of privacy.
•Lorrainne Stanek, 52, of Parma, Ohio, two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of failure to keep right, disregarding traffic lane, careless driving and failure to use safety belt.
Scott A. McGrath
Neshannock Township police charged the following people:
•Jodi Iwanejko, 46, of New Castle, disorderly house.
•Edward Mark Palmer, 49, of Edinburg, two counts of robbery and one count each of receiving stolen property, simple assault, driving with license suspended and driving without a license.
J. Craig Cox
•Robert Arnold Willliams, 65, New Castle — All charges against him were withdrawn and dismissed.
•Marissa Lynn Fornataro, 20, New Castle — Sixteen to 32 days in the Lawrence County jail with credit for 32 days served, costs of prosecution. She pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Marissa Lynn Fornataro, 20, New Castle — Fifty-eight days to 12 months in the Lawrence County jail with credit for 58 days served and costs of prosecution. She pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance by an inmate.
•Marissa Lynn Fornataro, 20, New Castle — One year probation, costs of prosecution. She pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Matthew William Yates, 19, New Castle — Six months probation, $50 fine, costs of prosecution and eight hours community service. He pleaded guilty to theft.
•Nathaniel McKnight Jr., 20, New Castle — A $150 fine. He pleaded guilty to possession of a small amount of marijuana.
•Nathaniel McKnight Jr., 20, New Castle — A $200 fine and costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to driving while his operating privilege is suspended.
•Nathaniel McKnight Jr., 20, New Castle — Two to four years in a state correctional institution with credit for 46 days served and costs of prosecution. Any evidence seized by law enforcement is forfeited to the Lawrence County District Attorney’s office drug task force, including $2,400 seized from the defendant. He pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
•Jessica Myers, 32, New Castle — One year probation, costs of prosecution, $1,300 restitution to the victim. She pleaded guilty to theft.
•Christina Alanie Dunman, 48, Edinburg — Two years in the intermediate punishment program with the first 90 days on house arrest with electronic monitoring, $1,500 fine, costs of prosecution, 18-month license suspension, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol Commission referral. She pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
•Christina Alanie Dunman, 48, Edinburg — Ninety days in the intermediate punishment program to be served on house arrest. Sentence is to be served consecutively with any other sentence being served. She pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended license.
•Dustin Ray Jacobs-Jordan, 21, Ellwood City —Six months in the intermediate punishment program with the first 30 days on house arrest with electronic monitoring, $750 fine, costs of prosecution, $44.62 payable to the Lawrence County District Attorney’s office, 12-month license suspension. He is granted work release and the court has no objection to the case being transferred to Butler County for school and supervision. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.
•Donald G. Meyers Jr., 35, Darlington —Two years in the intermediate punishment program with the first 90 days on house arrest with electronic monitoring, credit for two days served, $1,500 fine, costs of prosecution, 18-month license suspension. The court has no objection to transferring the case to Beaver County. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.
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- Police Reports
City man charged with making threats
A New Castle man is facing charges that he threatened to harm a woman. City police arrested John A. Adamo, 34, of 211 E. Leasure Ave. after he allegedly tried to kick in the door of another Leasure Avenue home and threatened a woman inside Wednesday evening.
Drunk driving suspect tied to double fatal
A man charged with drunk driving in New Wilmington was the driver in a 2009 double-fatality crash. New Wilmington police said they learned Austin J. Ewers, 20, has a record that includes homicide by vehicle after they arrested him in the borough Nov. 24.
Second body this week found at Moraine
The body of a New Castle man was found at Moraine State Park. Jake Weiland, assistant park manager, said someone who had been boating and fishing from a kayak on Lake Arthur saw something on the shore at 10:30 a.m. Thursday and contacted park officials.
Shop with a Cop makes 116 children happy
All Mason Work wanted for Christmas was a basketball. But when the 8-year-old New Castle boy left Walmart Thursday, he was the excited owner of a new scooter, a toy equalizer gun and a pair of Spiderman boots, in addition to a blue and white Wilson basketball.
Council OKs agreement with DA’s office
New Castle City Council has approved an agreement that details city narcotics officers to the Lawrence County district attorney’s office.
Man jumps into Shenango River
New Castle police and fire departments were dispatched Wednesday morning after a man jumped into the Shenango River. Police were called at 11:35 a.m. and the fire department was notified about 10 minutes later.
Man facing drug charges
Charges filed against a city man stem from a July arrest, when police allegedly found him with marijuana. Dorian Allen Cullen, 31, of 209 E. Pearson St., is wanted for one count each of disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, criminal trespass, manufacture of a controlled substance and possession or distribution of a small amount of marijuana, and four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
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Stabbing victims out of hospital, charges pending
A father and son stabbed on the South Side last week are out of the hospital. New Castle Police Chief Bobby Salem said the men are being interviewed and he expects charges to be filed later in the week.
Pair assists woman in escape from smoky bedroom
A woman was rescued Friday evening after reporting smoke in her mobile home. Cindy Zarlingo of 275 Dominick Lane, Mahoning Township, called 911 at 8:54 p.m. stating there was smoke in her bedroom and she was unable to get out.
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