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March 11, 2013

On the Record: A listing of today’s births and police reports


To Charesse Griffin of New Castle and Anthony Icenhour of Florida, a daughter on March 10, 2013.

To Marshelle Reitnauer of New Castle and Lorenzo Jackson Jr. of New Castle, a daughter on March 9, 2013.

To Candice Patrick of New Castle and Aaron Pallerino of New Castle, a daughter on March 8, 2013.



•Arrest. Justin Conner, 30, of Struthers, Ohio, was stopped for traffic violations on Route 422 between Evergreen and Ambrosia roads on Wednesday and charged with DUI, police said.

•Burglary. Someone caused damage to a door and door frame to gain access to the Bulk Food and Candy Co. in Volant between Feb. 23 and March 2, before removing several boxes of inventory and computer and DJ equipment.

•Hit-and-run. A vehicle was eastbound on Route 488 at the intersection of Mile Hill Road, Perry Township, about 7 a.m. Wednesday when it left the road for an unknown reason, struck a utility pole and road sign, and fled west, police said.

•Arrest. Callie E. Porter, 34, of Upper Idlewild Drive was charged with DUI in a parking lot on Route 224 in Union Township about 3:30 a.m. March 3, police said.

•Burglary. Police responded to a home along Beaver Dam Road, Little Beaver Township, on March 4 where someone had entered and removed jewelry and money.

•Accident. Police said a vehicle driven by Matthew Aeppli, 18, of Edinburg slid on an icy spot on Mohawk School Road near Hoffmaster Road on March 1 and struck the rear of a vehicle operated by Gregory A. Butchelle, 59, who had stopped and was awaiting oncoming traffic before turning into the parking lot of Mohawk schools.

•Accident. Suzanne E. Dambach, 61, of New Castle lost control of her vehicle on snow-covered Old State Road near Center Church Road, Slippery Rock Township, Wednesday, and struck a residence, police said.

•Accident. David P. Peterson, 51, of Youngstown was westbound on the ramp between Route 422 and Interstate  376, failed to negotiate a sharp left curve, left the road and struck a guide rail, police said. The incident occurred about 8 a.m. Thursday.

•Burglary. Police said someone forcibly entered a residence on Copper Road in Slippery Rock Township between Feb. 27 and March 10 and removed $200 in loose change and multiple items of jewelry.

•Accident. According to reports, a vehicle operated by Nancy J. Blaskewicz of New Castle was eastbound on Route 422 and then traveled onto the ramp to Interstate 376 eastbound, Union Township, about 1:30 p.m. Thursday when she lost control rounding a bend, spun in a clockwise direction and then struck a guard rail. She was charged with failing to drive at a safe speed.

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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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