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November 21, 2013

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

NEW CASTLE — Birth

JAMESON HOSPITAL


To Claire Cavanaugh and Thomas Montero, both of New Castle, a son on Nov. 21, 2013.

Police

STATE


•Burglary. Police said a computer, bicycle, household goods and jewelry was reported stilen from a Lakeview Drive house in North Beaver Township between Aug. 30 and Sept. 5.

District judges

MELISSA A. AMODIE


New Castle police charged the following:

•Robert E. Grim Sr., 59, of New Castle, simple assault and harassment.

•David A. Williams, 24, of New Castle, receiving stolen property.

•Brandon R. Serfozo, 28, of New Kensington, Pa., criminal mischief.

•Jacob John Barnes, 30, of New Castle, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

•Eric Francis, 39, of Ellwood City, theft, theft by deception and receiving stolen property.

New Castle's code enforcement department charged the following:

•Lori E. Eckrich, 54, of New Castle, failure to display street numbers on dwelling and sidewalks and driveways.

•Joshua Hutchinson, 32, of New Castle, accumulation of rubbish or garbage violation.

JENNIFER NICHOLSON

•Joshua Kline, 26, of New Castle, charged by New Castle police with disorderly conduct.

DAVID B. RISHEL

Shenango Township police charged the following:

•Henry W. Kraner, 58, of New Castle, two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of driving while blood alcohol level is .02 or greater while license is suspended, and driving without a license.

•Fredrick J. Califato, 45, of New Castle, two counts of driving under the influence.

•William John Glomb Jr., 51, of New Castle, driving under the influence and disregarding traffic lane.

SCOTT A. MCGRATH

•Gregory Nathan Kinkaid, 20, of McKeesport, charged by New Wilmington police with simple assault, open lewdness, harassment, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and purchase of an alcoholic beverage by a minor.

Common pleas

court sentences

Dominick Motto


•Sarah Gasper, 28, Ellwood City — Twenty eight days to 12 months in the Lawrence County jail with 28 days credit; prosecution costs; restitution to Dollar General; DNA sample; prohibited from entering Dollar General during probation which is to be served concurrently with any sentence being served. She pleaded guilty to retail theft.

•Kristen Nicole Scully, 41, New Castle — Six months to three years in a state correctional institution with credit for 58 days served; to be served concurrently with any other sentence being served; restitution to the victim; costs of prosecution. Any contraband in possession of the commonwealth is forfeited and is to be destroyed upon expiration of appeal period. She pleaded guilty to burglary and possession of a controlled substance.

•Kristen Nicole Scully, 41, New Castle — Eighteen to 36 months in a state correctional institution with credit for 36 days served, concurrent with any other sentence imposed; restitution to the victim; costs of prosecution. She pleaded guilty to criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property. All charges are merged with the burglary sentence.

•Kristen Nicole Scully, 41, New Castle — Six months to three years in a state prison with credit for 48 days served; costs of prosecution and restitution to the victim; to be served concurrently with any other sentence being served. She pleaded guilty to access device fraud, theft and receiving stolen property.

•Kristen Nicole Scully, 41, New Castle — Six months to one year incarceration in a state facility with credit for 83 days served; concurrent with any other sentence being served. She pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and seven counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Kristen Nicole Scully, 41, New Castle — Six months to a year in a state facility with credit for 119 days served, to run concurrently with any other sentence being served; costs of prosecution. She pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance.

•Kristen Nicole Scully, 41, New Castle — Six months to one year imprisonment in a state correctional facility. She pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

•Kristen Nicole Scully, 41, New Castle — Six months to three years incarceration in a state institution with credit for 58 days; concurrent with any other sentence being served; costs of prosecution; contraband in the possession of the commonwealth is forfeited and shall be destroyed at end of any appeal period. She pleaded guilty to criminal trespass, possession of a controlled substance.

•Benjamin Arthur Jones, 26, New Castle —Five years probation; costs of prosecution; $5,000 restitution to the victim. He pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property.

•Wesley Allen Newton Jr., 35, Wampum — Intermediate punishment program for 90 days, to be served on house arrest with electronic monitoring; $1,000 fine; costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to driving while license is suspended or revoked.

•Wesley Allen Newton Jr., 35, Wampum — Two years intermediate punishment program, the first 90 days on electronic monitoring to be served consecutive to the 90 days being served on other sentence; $1,500 fine; costs of prosecution; Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol referral; 18 month license suspension; work release granted. He pleaded guilty to DUI.

•Vincent Albert Garasich, 49, Hermitage —Thirty days intermediate punishment program to be served on house arrest with electronic monitoring; $300 fine; costs of prosecution; work release granted. He pleaded guilty to illegal operation of a motor vehicle without ignition interlock.

•Samantha Fleeger, 31, New Castle — Six months probation; costs of prosecution; $101.98 restitution to Kmart. She pleaded guilty to retail theft.

•Anthony Healey, 36, Kennerdell, Pa. —Two years probation; costs of prosecution; $1,747.69 restitution to Walmart. He pleaded guilty to retail theft.

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