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Police Reports

November 14, 2013

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



•Harassment. William W. Reynolds, 46, of 719 Countyline St., is accused of sending more than 300 text messages to a woman and making threats to her. The woman contacted police Tuesday about more text messages. He is charged with harassment by communication.

•Burglary. Someone broke into a home in the 700 block of Arlington Avenue between Nov. 6 and Friday and stole two air conditioning units, a washing machine, a clothes dryer and an antique stove. The landlord told police the tenants had moved out of the house during the past month and other unknown people had been living there at various times without permission. He said they had forced open windows and doors for entry. Police said they found animal feces on the floor and trash scattered throughout the house. A welder and power saw also were stolen from a neighbor’s garage between Nov. 6 and Friday.

•Burglary. An engagement ring, iPad, electronic games and various DVDs were reported stolen from a house in the 500 block of North Cedar Street between 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 6.


 •Theft. A wallet containing cash and several bank cards was taken from a Falls Avenue residence before 11:40 p.m. Nov. 4.


•Accident. Police said William Edwin Ritter, 42, of New Castle, traveling on Route 108 in Hickory Township about 12:15 a.m. Sunday, collided with a utility pole. Police said Ritter was cited for driving under the influence.

•Accident. Police said Jonalynn S. Marco, 58, of Pulaski, eastbound on Route 208 in Pulaski Township at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, lost control of her vehicle on the ice-covered overpass over Interstate 376. Officers said the vehicle began to spin, turning sideways and striking a bridge rail with its front end. This caused the vehicle to spin around and strike the bridge rail with its back end. Police said no injuries were reported but Marco was cited for driving at an unsafe speed.

•Shots fired. Police were told two men went to a house in the 1500 block of Fox Street, Wayne Township, about 10:45 p.m. Monday and fired several shots into the building.

•Burglary. Copper wiring, a furnace and heat pump, collectively valued at $5,125, were taken from a vacant house on Wilson Road, Slippery Rock Township, between Sept. 1 and Tuesday.

•Accident. Police said Gary L. Foore, 57, of Akron, Ohio, westbound on I-376 in Shenango Township at 2 p.m. Monday, ran off the road and apparently lost control of his car when steering back onto the road. Police said the car rolled over several times before coming to rest in the median. Police said Foore sustained a minor injury and was treated at Horizon Hospital in Farrell. He was cited for traveling at an unsafe speed.

•Theft. Police said six election signs supporting Barbara Bohizic, and valued at $60, were taken from various locations throughout Wayne Township between Nov. 5 and 6.

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Police Reports
  • 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

  • Uncle of boy hurt at park lauds rescuers

    An uncle of the boy who fell at McConnell’s Mill State Park lauded rescue workers for their efforts. The Rev. Keith Karns said he arrived to find crews in the midst of a grueling, three-hour effort.

    April 15, 2014

  • fire.jpg VIDEO: City blaze ignites neighboring home

    A fire that started in a duplex at 532 Taylor St. today ignited a neighboring home. Three families were displaced by the blaze that broke out around 9:30 a.m. and destroyed both two-story structures.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • fire.jpg Teen injured at McConnell’s Mill

    A teenage boy was listed in fair condition yesterday at a Pittsburgh hospital after a fall Saturday at McConnell’s Mill State Park.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police.jpg Official: New fad drug found in search

    Marijuana butter, an up-and-coming fad, was among the suspected drugs police seized Friday, along with guns and money.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • City man arrested on drug charges

    A West Side man is in jail after police allegedly found suspected marijuana in his apartment. New Castle police arrested Robert Lee Gordon Jr., 39, of Apt. 601, McGrath Manor, at his home after executing a sealed search warrant there Wednesday.

    April 12, 2014

  • Police.jpg Police seek man in car-truck crash

    New Castle police are seeking information about an accident in which a truck hit a car on Highland Avenue Thursday afternoon.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • More gunshots reported at Crestview

    For the second time in two days, residents of Crestview Gardens were plagued by the sound of morning gunfire.

    April 11, 2014

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