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January 14, 2014

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



To Susie Gemmill of New Castle and Mark Elmstrom of New Castle, a son on Jan. 10, 2014


To Michael and Tina Garrett of New Wilmington, a son on Jan. 10, 2014, at Horizon Hospital, Farrell.



•Accident. Police said Stephen D. Hartle, 63, of Grove City, westbound on Route 288/Wampum Road at 6 p.m. Dec. 27, failed to negotiate a curve in the road. Officers said his vehicle left the highway and struck a guide rail, causing the car to spin. Police said Hartle was treated at Ellwood City Hospital. He was cited for driving at an unsafe speed.

•Theft from vehicle. Police said a dozen 12-volt batteries were taken from trucks at W.L. Byers Trucking at Industrial Park Lane, Wampum, in New Beaver Borough, between 5 p.m. Jan. 6 and 8:30 a.m. Jan. 7.


•Accident. Police said Jeremy Vincent Miller of Johnston Road, New Wilmington, struck a utility pole on Clover Lane about 10 a.m. Friday, snapping the pole. Miller told police he had swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle and lost control of his car, striking the pole. Police said he was taken to Jameson Hospital and his vehicle was towed.

District judges

Scott A. McGrath

State police charged the following people:

•Yuko Hatch, 39, of New Castle, harassment.

•McClusky Enterprises of New Wilmington, control of alarm devices violation.

Melissa A. Amodie

•Ashley Hysell, 27, of New Castle, charged by the Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General with fraud in obtaining food stamps or assistance.

New Castle police charged the following people:

•Joseph Agnone, 23, of Youngstown, Ohio, two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of driving without a license and driving at an unsafe speed.

•Gary F. Stone Jr., 38, of New Castle, disorderly conduct.

New Castle’s code enforcement department charged the following people:

•Juan Vasquez, 44, of New Castle, accumulation of rubbish or garbage.

•Mahoning Consumer Discount Co. of New Castle, stairways, decks, porches and balconies violation.

Jennifer L. Nicholson

•Richard Anthony Dierfield, 28, of Beaver Falls, charged by state police with three counts of theft by deception and one count of theft by unlawful taking.

David B. Rishel

Shenango Township police charged the following people:

•Rodney S. Walker, 45, of New Castle, retail theft and giving false identification to a law officer.

•Christopher Allen Falen, 28, of New Castle, three counts of indecent assault, two counts of corruption of minors and one count each of rape forcible compulsion, statutory sexual assault, promoting prostitution of a minor, false imprisonment of a minor, unlawful contact with a minor and selling or furnishing liquor to a minor.


Dale E. Daugherty, 58, of New Castle from Jaclyn R. Daugherty, 50, of Munhall, Pa. They were married Nov. 28, 1987.

Sheri Rassman, 45, of Ellwood City from Kurt Hoellein, 41, of South Park, Pa.

Brandy L. Oslin, 38, of New Castle from Brian R. Oslin, 35, of Factoryville, Pa. They were married July 30, 1994.

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