NEW CASTLE —
To Battista Montgomery of New Castle and Justyn Kitt of New Castle, a daughter on May 21, 2013.
OUT OF TOWN
To Rosalind Smith of New Castle and E. Adrian Currie of New Castle, a daughter on May 20, 2013 at Horizon Hospital, Farrell
•Theft. About $42 was stolen from a vehicle parked off Cunningham Avenue around 11:15 p.m. Sunday. The passenger side window was smashed and blood was found inside the car, police said.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a home in the 300 block of Bell Avenue between 1 p.m. Saturday and 12:40 p.m. Sunday and stole numerous items.
•Theft. A computer tablet, a camera and a video camera were stolen from a house in the 400 block of East Lutton Street April 29 or 30. Charges of theft and receiving stolen property were filed Monday against James Hammonds, 47, of Pittsburgh.
•Burglary. Someone entered a home in the 800 block of Almira Avenue April 30, stole several items, including a .45-caliber handgun, and ransacked the house. The residents found a white sheet in the backyard with many of the items that had been taken. Police have charged Joseph Robert Hernandez, 27, of 818 McGrath Ave., with burglary, criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property.
•Theft. A purple Jeep Grand Cherokee was stolen from a home in the 400 block of Reynolds Street around 10:30 p.m. Friday. Police were called around 11 p.m. to Falls Street where the car was found with blown-out tires. Police said the car was involved in an accident in Harbor Heights and it allegedly struck a parked Jeep on Altman Road. Police arrested Taylor Nicole Palombaro, 21, of Apt. 3, 417 Bartram Ave., and charged her with theft, receiving stolen property and driving while her license is suspended.
•Burglary. An electronic game set, 40 DVDs, 15 games and an amplifier were stolen from a house in the 400 block of East Garfield Avenue between 5:30 p.m. Friday and 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
•Accident. A tractor-trailer going north on Jefferson Street around 1:10 p.m. Monday hit a light pole as it turned onto East Washington Street. The lamp was broken and the base of the pole shifted. The tractor-trailer then left the scene.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a home in the 100 block of East Sheridan Avenue last week and stole copper pipe from the basement.
•Theft. An iPod, a GPS unit and a set of golf clubs were removed from a vehicle parked in a lot in the 900 block of South Mill Street around 3 a.m. Sunday. The passenger side front window was smashed out.
Melissa A. Amodie
New Castle police charged the following people:
•Taylor Nicole Palombaro, 21, of New Castle, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and driving while operating privileges suspended or revoked.
•Jasper J. Williams, 48, of New Castle, simple assault and harassment.
•Jessie Lauderbaugh, 23, of New Castle, flight to avoid trial, apprehension or punishment, theft from a motor vehicle, disorderly conduct and loitering and prowling at night.
•James Hammonds, 47, of Pittsburgh, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.
•Dennis James Altenburg Jr., 34, of New Castle, simple assault and harassment.
•Kenneth Lee Foster, 30, of New Castle, harassment.
•Aaron Parchman, 23, of New Castle, burglary, criminal trespass, simple assault, defiant trespass, disorderly conduct and harassment.
•Dolores Graham, 38, of New Castle, cruelty to animals.
•Melissa M. Lyles, 32, of New Castle, disorderly house.
•Erwin Andrew Tarasyuk, 55, of New Castle, retail theft.
•Deandrea Lynn Postway, 23, of New Castle, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•James E. Lytle, 43, of New Castle, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Alex John Benkosky, 21, of New Castle, receiving stolen property and three counts of conspiracy.
•Martel Lamar Webb, 18, of New Castle, simple assault and harassment.
•Joseph Robert Hernandez, 27, of New Castle, burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.
New Castle’s code enforcement department charged the following people:
•Carrie Mellot of Edinburg, failure to cut weeds or grass.
•Holly Hampe of New Brighton, Pa., failure to cut weeds or grass.
•Jody Madison, 41, of New Castle, failure to cut weeds or grass.
•Khristina Foreshu of New Castle, exterior paint violation and failure to cut weeds or grass.
•Shawn Foreshu of New Castle, exterior paint violation and failure to cut weeds or grass.
•April Fisher of New Castle, accessory structures violation.
•Jesse C. Horton of New Castle, failure to obtain or renew residential rental property permit.
•Charles Farris Jr., 31, of New Castle, prohibited use violation and failure to display street numbers on dwelling.
•Wells Fargo of New Castle, failure to display street numbers on dwelling and vacant land and structure violation.
NEW CASTLE —
- Police Reports
Man facing drug charges
Charges filed against a city man stem from a July arrest, when police allegedly found him with marijuana. Dorian Allen Cullen, 31, of 209 E. Pearson St., is wanted for one count each of disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, criminal trespass, manufacture of a controlled substance and possession or distribution of a small amount of marijuana, and four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
- On the Record: Today’s births and police reports
Stabbing victims out of hospital, charges pending
A father and son stabbed on the South Side last week are out of the hospital. New Castle Police Chief Bobby Salem said the men are being interviewed and he expects charges to be filed later in the week.
Pair assists woman in escape from smoky bedroom
A woman was rescued Friday evening after reporting smoke in her mobile home. Cindy Zarlingo of 275 Dominick Lane, Mahoning Township, called 911 at 8:54 p.m. stating there was smoke in her bedroom and she was unable to get out.
Police identify victims in fatal Amish buggy crash
State police say a mother and her daughter died in a fatal collision between a truck and a horse-drawn Amish buggy. Authorities say 34-year-old Mary Byler, of New Wilmington, and her 11-year-old daughter, whose name was withheld, died in the crash Saturday on Pulaski-Mercer Road, Wilmington Township, Mercer County.
Father, son stabbed during argument
A father and son were stabbed during an argument Wednesday afternoon on New Castle’s South Side. Police Chief Robert Salem said in a press release that during an argument at 528 E. Long Ave. Joseph Bohizic stabbed his son Terry Kohlmetz in the buttocks area.
Girl hurt as vehicle slides
A 7-year-old girl suffered what police described as major injuries when she was hit by a car Tuesday. Kristina Ritenour of New Castle was injured in the accident just after 4 p.m. Tuesday on Columbiana Road in North Beaver Township.
City man facing drug charges
New Castle police charged Steven Kornard Houston, 21, 509 E. Lutton St., with possession and delivery of a controlled substance. Police filed the charges with District Judge Melissa A. Amodie.
Police gearing up for Shop With a Cop
Police in Lawrence County are getting ready to go Christmas shopping. They’re not buying for themselves. They are using thousands of dollars collected from the community to take lesser fortunate children on their annual “Shop With a Cop” spree at Walmart in Union Township.
Double stabbing on South Side
New Castle police were responding to a double stabbing on the South Side Wednesday afternoon. Few details were available, but the stabbings occurred at a home in the 500 block of East Long Avenue.
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