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November 13, 2013

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

NEW CASTLE — Birth

JAMESON HOSPITAL


To Alexis M. and Jason Maciarello of New Castle, a daughter on Nov. 11, 2013.

Police

New Castle


•Car theft. A New Castle woman reported her car had been stolen between Nov. 2 and 5 from along Route 18 at the Mahoning River in North Beaver Township. She said she had left the car there because she had been having mechanical problems with it.

•Burglary. United Power of Marietta, S.C., reported Oct. 23 that one of its salesmen had sold construction equipment for $5,900 in Union Township and failed to give the money to the company. The investigation is continuing.

State

•Accident. Police said Matthew O. Curry, 19, struck a car driven by Shirley A. Polansky, 57, about 6:45 p.m. Friday on Ellwood Road at the intersection with Fridays Hill Road in Wayne Township. Polansky suffered a minor injury and was taken to the hospital. Curry was cited.

•Accident. Grant A. Colton, 21, of Zelienople, struck a deer about 9:15 p.m. Saturday with his a minivan on I-376 in Neshannock Township. No injuries were reported.

District judges

Melissa A. Amodie


•Joseph C. Williams, 30, of New Castle, charged by New Castle police with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, loitering and prowling at night and criminal mischief.

Jennifer L. Nicholson

Union Township police charged the following people:

•Kristin Nicole Shevitz, 27, of New Castle, disorderly conduct and retail theft.

•Morgan Jones, 18, of New Castle, conspiracy-retail theft.

•Jordan Gadwell, 18, of New Castle, conspiracy-retail theft.

Common pleas

court sentences

J. Craig Cox


•Alice Ramona Conti, 56, New Castle — Six months in the intermediate punishment program with the first seven days on house arrest with electronic monitoring, $1,000 fine, costs of prosecution, 12-month license suspension. She pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

•Michele M. Cook, 41, New Castle — Twelve months in the intermediate punishment program with the first 30 days on house arrest with electronic monitoring and the remaining 11 months on probation, she is not to enter the premises of Shop ’N Save, 20 hours community service, costs of prosecution, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol assessment. She pleaded guilty to retail theft.

•Michele M. Cook, 41, New Castle — Six months probation to be served consecutively to any other sentence being served, not to enter the premises of Giant Eagle, 20 hours of community service, costs of prosecution and supervision, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol assessment and mental health evaluation. She pleaded guilty to retail theft.

•Brian Charles Anderson — Six months in the intermediate punishment program with the first seven days on house arrest with electronic monitoring, $1,000 fine, costs of prosecution, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol assessment, 12-month license suspension. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

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