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December 3, 2013

On the Record: Today’s births and police reports



To Danielle and Augusto Perrotta of New Castle, a son on Dec. 2, 2013.



•Theft. A mobile phone card was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 1200 block of West State Street between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

•Burglary. Someone broke into a home in the 800 block of Arlington Avenue around 3:20 p.m. Nov. 22 and left muddy footprints on the floor. Nothing was reported missing.

•Theft. Police have charge Nicole Robertson, 28, of 113 1/2 Atlantic Ave. with retail theft for allegedly pumping $60.50 worth of gasoline at the Red Apple Kwik Fill at 1010 Wilmington Ave. at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and leaving without paying.

•Theft. Franklin S. Penwell, 51, of 301 S. Jefferson St., is charged with theft, receiving stolen property and bad checks after he allegedly cashed a fictitious check for $2,150 at a local credit union.

•Theft. Timothy Pickard of Sharon is charged for allegedly being paid $300 to do handyman work for a New Castle resident but did not do the work. The matter was reported Nov. 25.

•Theft. About 45 gallon-sized bottles filled with distilled water and some drill bits were reported stolen from By Products Industries at 1 Rockwell Drive Nov. 7. Police have charged Harry Carcase, 21, of 306 Avalon St., and William Dempsey, 33, of Newton Falls, Ohio, employees of the business, in connection with the alleged theft.


•Theft. A .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol was stolen from a car parked in the 3300 block of Harlansburg Road between Oct. 26 and Sunday. Police said the vehicle had been unlocked.

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Police Reports
  • 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

  • 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

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