NEW CASTLE —
•Accident. Police said Thomas G. Mortimer, 58, of West Middlesex, lost control of his vehicle on an icy bridge while eastbound on Route 422 about 4:15 a.m. Monday, striking the bridge rail on the left side of the highway. Officers said Mortimer was treated at Jameson Hospital for a minor injury. He was cited for driving at an unsafe speed.
•Theft. Two gift cards were taken from a mailbox at Frederick’s Mobile Home Park in New Beaver Borough before 2:30 p.m. Monday.
Melissa A. Amodie
New Castle police charged the following people:
•Michael David Boros Jr., 26. of New Castle, fleeing or attempting to elude officer, turning movements and required signals violation and driving without a license.
•Michael J. Rubin III, 53, of New Castle, driving under the influence, accidents involving death or personal injury and accident involving damage to attended vehicle or property.
Jerry G. Cartwright
•Donald Richard Wymer III, 26, of Ellwood City, charged by Ellwood City police with disorderly conduct.
David B. Rishel
•Erik Alvarado, 44, of New Castle, charged by the Lawrence County district attorney with failure to produce license, vaccination against rabies required and failure to apply for dog license.
•Christopher Caravella, 27, New Castle — Eighteen months to four years incarceration with credit given for 10 days served, costs of prosecution, $1,550 restitution to one victim and $1,300 restitution to a second victim. He pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property.
•Jonathan B. Malinchak, 25, New Castle — Ninety days to one year in the Lawrence County jail with credit for eight days served, to be served concurrently with any other sentence being served, and no contact with the victim. He pleaded guilty to simple assault.
•Jonathan B. Malinchak, 25, New Castle — Ninety days to one year in the Lawrence County jail to be served concurrently with any other sentence being served, $1,500 fine, costs of prosecution, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol assessment, 18-month license suspension. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.
•Ozella Ellis, 44, Erie — Six months probation and costs of prosecution. She pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of motor vehicle.
•Ozella Ellis, 44, Erie — Six months probation and costs of prosecution. She pleaded guilty to theft.
•Mark A. Quear, 24, New Castle — One year probation and costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to theft from a motor vehicle.
•Mark A. Quear, 24, New Castle — Two years probation to be served concurrently with any other sentence being served, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol referral, no contact with the victim. He pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
•Shelby Lynn Nicholson, 22, New Castle — Six months in the intermediate punishment program with the first seven days on house arrest beginning Jan. 3, costs of prosecution, $1,000 fine, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol assessment, 12-month license suspension. She pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.
•Nathan W. Smith, 33, Ellwood City — Nine to 23 1/2 months in the Lawrence County jail with credit for 140 days served, no contact with the victim, provide a DNA sample, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol assessment. He pleaded guilty to burglary.
NEW CASTLE —
- Police Reports
Felon arrested for drugs on Halco Drive
Narcotics investigators found cocaine and marijuana while serving a sealed search warrant on Halco Drive Thursday. They also confiscated oxycodone pills and a loaded .38-caliber pistol.
Chimney fire damages home
A chimney fire caused damage to a North Beaver Township home this week. The North Beaver Township Volunteer Fire Department was called to the home of Joe Procopio at 325 Reed Road.
Man jailed for assault facing drug charges
A man jailed Wednesday in connection with an alleged burglary and assault is now facing drug charges, too. New Castle police said that when they arrested Glenn David Samuels III, 22, of 304 E. Lutton St., at his home just before noon Wednesday, they found him to be in possession of about 8 grams of heroin and 3 grams of crack cocaine, all broken down into individual packages for sale.
Man charged after hitting Capitol Grille
An East Side man is facing charges after a December accident when his truck allegedly hit the Capitol Grille building. On Wednesday, New Castle police charged George A. Stevens, 58, of Apt. 412, 814 W. Washington St., in connection with the accident that occurred around 1:50 p.m. Dec. 31.
Police arrest woman wanted in Florida
An East Side woman whose car was stopped by New Castle police is wanted on felony charges in Florida. New Castle police have charged Vivian Lynn King, 54, of 1819 E. Washington St., as a fugitive from justice.
McGrath Manor raid leads to man’s arrest
One person was charged following a drug raid at New Castle’s McGrath Manor. Daymond Waller, 20, of 814 W. Washington St. was charged after the raid by New Castle police and the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force Wednesday morning.
Man charged with break-in
A New Castle man is facing 15 charges stemming from a break-in on the city’s West Side. Glenn David Samuels, 22, was charged with burglary, aggravated and simple assault, criminal trespass, prohibited possession of a firearm, robbery, carrying a concealed firearm without a license, endangering the welfare of children, theft, receiving stolen property, terrroristic threats, recklessly endangering another, defiant trespassing, criminal mischief and harassment.
Sex offender jailed on escape charge
A Neshannock Township man was jailed on $100,000 bond after being charged with escape Wednesday. David Wayne Talbert, 19, of 259 Cathcart Drive was arrested after he allegedly cut off the electronic monitoring device he had been wearing as he awaited sentencing on sex charges.
‘Person of interest’ interviewed in fatality
Police have a lead in a deadly hit-and-run accident last week. According to Shenango Township police, officers have interviewed someone they described as a “person of interest.” The name of that person was not released.
Woman charged with child endangerment
A New Castle woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of children because of alleged deplorable living conditions.
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