New Castle News

January 3, 2014

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

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — Birth

JAMESON HOSPITAL

To Taquoya Alvarado of New Castle and Antonio Gardner of New Castle, a daughter on Dec. 31, 2013.

 

Police

NEW CASTLE

•Robbery. A man told police he had been walking in the 300 block of North Mercer Street around 12:30 a.m. Saturday when someone hit him multiple times and knocked him to the ground. He said the attacker stole his wallet and ran. The man was treated at Jameson Hospital, police said.

•Burglary. Someone broke into a home in the 400 block of Galbreath Avenue between 6:20 and 7:10 a.m. Saturday and stole $200 worth of coins, miscellaneous jewelry, a revolver, 16-gauge and 12-gauge shotguns, a 30-inch television, $100 in bills, two deep-sea fishing poles and a .22-caliber rifle.

•Attempted theft. Someone tried to steal scrap metal from railroad cars parked at a CSX railroad terminal at 2 S. Ashland Ave. around 10:20 a.m. Saturday. Police said a man had been seen throwing metal out of the car. Police found nine steel ingots on the ground. A caller said she had confronted the man and he ran.

•Burglary. About 200 feet of copper pipe was stolen from a house in the 600 block of Sumner Avenue between Dec. 16 and Saturday.

•Theft. A black 1998 Cadillac Deville was stolen from the parking lot of Shaffer’s Garage at 422 Taylor St. between 5 p.m. Dec. 23 and 11:40 p.m. Dec. 25.

 

District judges

Melissa A. Amodie

•W.K. Colford of Chula Vista, Calif., charged by New Castle’s code enforcement department with two counts of weeds, trees and ornamental shrubs violation.

New Castle police charged the following people:

•Gerald Matthew Lack, 67, of New Castle, criminal attempt, criminal mischief and receiving stolen property.

•Zachary Alan Glaude, 20, of New Castle, two counts of use/possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of driving while operating privileges suspended or revoked.

•Shawn Allen Currie, 45, of Ellwood City, burglary, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.

•Joshua Joseph Vignovich, 21, of New Castle, conspiracy-burglary and conspiracy-theft by unlawful taking.

•Bernard Lee Witt, 30, of New Castle, two counts of criminal attempt and one count of criminal mischief.

Jerry G. Cartwright

Ellwood City police charged the following people:

•John Carl Lechner, 56, of Ellwood City, driving under the influence.

•Desiree Kaufman of Ellwood City, aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, intimidating witness or victim and four counts of conspiracy.

•Joseph Jared Pounds, 20, of Ellwood City, aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, intimidating witness or victim and four counts of conspiracy.

•Michael David Pounds, 25, of Ellwood City, aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, intimidating witness or victim and four counts of conspiracy.

•Adam Matthew Pounds, 22, of Ellwood City, aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, intimidating witness or victim and four counts of conspiracy.

•Melinda Lynn Pounds, 23, of Ellwood City, aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, intimidating witness or victim and four counts of conspiracy.

•John Andrew Mesko, 42, of Ellwood City, two counts of theft by unlawful taking and one count each of simple assault and harassment.

•Cindy Jo Ott, 58, of Ellwood City, driving under the influence and resisting arrest.

•Kevin Eugene Hurt Jr., 24, of Aliquippa, Pa., two counts each of robbery and theft by unlawful taking.

•Caroline Denome, 54, of Ellwood City, robbery and theft by unlawful taking.

•Tiffany Lee Pounds, 18, of Ellwood City, robbery and theft by unlawful taking.

•Melinda Lynn Pounds, 23, of Ellwood City, two counts each of robbery and theft by unlawful taking.

State police charged the following people:

•John Jay Boots, 29, of New Castle, simple assault and harassment.

•Vondell Lee McCoy, 46, of Beaver Falls, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

Scott A. McGrath

•Wayne Franklin Miller Jr., 46, of New Castle, charged by state police with two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of disregarding traffic lane and careless driving.

•Bruce L. Drotleff Jr., 36, of New Castle, charged by Neshannock Township police with two counts of driving under the influence and one count of driving with no rear lights.

New Wilmington police charged the following people:

•Daniel R. Root, 34, of West Middlesex, disorderly conduct.

•Debra Sue White, 59, of Hubbard, Ohio, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.