NEW CASTLE —
To Ashley Farwell of New Castle and Jordan Rose of New Castle, a son on Nov. 21, 2013.
To Chuck and Betsy Johnston of Ellwood City, a son on Nov. 23, 2013.
To Alexis McFerren of New Castle and Blaine Zikeli of New Castle, a daughter on Nov. 24, 2013.
To Nikki Stewart of West Pittsburg and Fred Charles of New Castle, a son on Nov. 25, 2013.
To Randall and Rebecca Wiseman of New Castle, a son on Nov. 25, 2013.
•Accident. Police said Amber R. Laitnen, 18, of New Castle, was northbound on Brewster Road in North Beaver Township about 1:30 a.m. Saturday and failed to negotiate a curve in the road. Police said she over-steered and the car began spinning, leaving the road and striking an embankment twice. No injuries were reported. Laitnen was cited for traveling at an unsafe speed.
•Accident. Police said Kenneth M. Graham, 28, of New Castle, was eastbound on Princeton Station Road, Slippery Rock Township, about 3:50 a.m. Saturday and left the road, striking a utility pole. Officers said the pole broke about halfway up and the top fell to the ground. Police said Graham fled on foot. Officers said the vehicle, which sustained front-end damage, contained paperwork with Graham’s name. They also found a broken glass beer bottle and beer everywhere. No injuries were reported. Graham was cited.
•Accident. Police said Mark A. Strohecker, 46, of Ellwood City, was southbound on River Road, Wayne Township, at 6 a.m. Friday, when he rounded a curve and began to slide on the wet road. His car left the road, struck a tree, then struck and became hung up on a guide rail. No injuries were reported. Strohecker was cited for driving at an unsafe speed.
•Accident. Police said Ashlynn R. Wagner, 17, of Volant, was westbound on Mount Jackson Road/Route 108 in North Beaver Township about 2 p.m. Sunday and lost control of her vehicle while rounding a curve. The vehicle left the road, hit a tree and went over a hillside. No injuries were reported.
Melissa A. Amodie
The New Castle school district charged the following people:
•Anna Searan of New Castle, compulsory school attendance violation.
•Lashawna Drayton, 38, of New Castle, compulsory school attendance violation.
New Castle police charged the following people:
•Albert Chadwell, 31, of New Castle, two counts each of simple assault and harassment and one count each of aggravated assault, terroristic threats and recklessly endangering another person.
•Ana Martinez, 57, of New Castle, disorderly house.
•Keith Palmer of New Castle, harassment.
•Joshua M. Lemmon of New Castle, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
New Castle’s code enforcement department charged the following people:
•Laverne Kline, of Volant, two counts of failure to obtain or renew residential rental property permit.
•Rochelle Salsbury, of Cockeysville, Md., weeds, trees and ornamental shrubs violation, chimneys and towers violation, exterior paint violation, accumulation of rubbish or garbage, upholstered furniture or mattresses in yards prohibited and sidewalks and driveways violation.
Jerry G. Cartwright
•Dakota Olinger, 18, of Enon Valley, charged by Little Beaver Township police with simple assault, criminal mischief and harassment.
Municipal code enforcement charged the following people:
•Alan Bruce Cunningham, 60, of Ellwood City, violation of borough ordinance.
•Dean and Gudyk of New Castle, violation of borough ordinance.
•George E. Carabetta of Ellwood City, violation of borough ordinance.
David B. Rishel
•Anthony J. Cox, 28, of New Castle, charged by dog law enforcement with vaccination against rabies required.
Shenango Township police charged the following people:
•Dawn M. Wallace, 31, of New Castle, robbery.
•Mark Anthony Ortiz, 28, of Edinburg, conspiracy-criminal homicide, conspiracy-robbery and conspiracy-aggravated assault.
•Michael Todd Falba, 29, of New Castle, three counts of criminal attempt, two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of accident involving death or personal injury, criminal mischief, recklessly endangering another person, accident involving damage to attended vehicle or property, reckless driving and failure to stop and give information or render aid.
Scott A. McGrath
•Rite Aid of New Wilmington, charged by New Wilmington police with control of alarm devices violation.
•Ronald Halackna, 65, of New Castle, charged by Neshannock Township police with control of alarm devices violation.
NEW CASTLE —
- Police Reports
Man charged with drug possession during school visit
A Meadville man visiting a local school is facing drug possession charges. New Castle police said a summons has been issued to Jeremy Smith, 35, of Liberty Street. He is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
Jeep flips onto roof in Falls Street accident
A Pulaski woman was injured when her car collided with a van and flipped onto its roof, trapping her inside. The accident occurred around 11:15 a.m. Thursday on Falls Street at the intersection of Lowry Street.
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.
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