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February 19, 2014

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



To Erica Fiore of New Castle and John Warren of New Castle, a son on Feb. 17, 2014.

To Amy and Jeff Smith of New Castle, a son on Feb. 17, 2014.



•Accident. Police said Steven A. Crisci, 56, of 207 Blanchard St. was traveling east on Route 422 at 8 a.m. Saturday when he attempted a right turn into the Eldorado Motel. His car was struck on the passenger side by another eastbound auto, operated by Javier Delgado, 32, of Port Richey, Fla. No injuries were reported. Police said Delgado was cited for driving with an expired vehicle registration.

•Hit and run. Police said someone scraped the side of a vehicle parked at Giant Eagle on New Butler Road around 12:30 p.m. Friday. Damage was estimated at $1,000. Police are asking any witnesses to contact them at (724) 654-2243.


•Accident. Police said Carl C. Ritter, 21, of Ellwood City, was driving too fast for conditions on Camp Allegheny Road, Wayne Township, at 4 p.m. Monday. Officers said Ritter’s pickup truck left the road, struck an embankment and rolled onto its roof. Police said he sustained a minor injury and was taken to Ellwood City Hospital. He was cited for driving at an unsafe speed.

•Accident. Police said an unnamed 16-year-old female from Volant was traveling east from Potter Run Road to Black Road in Washington Township about 9 a.m. Saturday. Officers said she pulled into the path of Judith A. Steele, 71, of Volant, northbound on Route 19. Police said Steele sustained a minor injury and was taken to Jameson Hospital. Officers said the teen was not injured, but they cited her for stop sign violations.

District judges

Jennifer L. Nicholson

•Gary Clark of New Castle, charged by dog law enforcement with two counts of pet confined within the premises of the owner violation and one count each of failure to apply for dog license and vaccination against rabies required violation.

Union Township police charged the following people:

•James R. Scott Jr., 37, of New Castle, forgery, theft by deception, receiving stolen property and bad checks.

•Silver Moon Seminara, 29, of New Castle, two counts each of driving under the influence and endangering the welfare of children and one count each of careless driving and disregarding traffic lane.

•Paul S. Hill, 47, of Sharon, retail theft.

•Dawn M. Wallace, 32, of New Castle, theft by deception and retail theft.

•Alexandria Nicole Rouzzo, 22, of New Castle, making a false report and retail theft.

•Floyd M. Hunter, 29, of New Castle, criminal attempt and conspiracy.

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Police Reports
  • 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

  • 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

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