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September 16, 2013

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

NEW CASTLE — Births

JAMESON HOSPITAL


To Charles and Crystal Bannon of Poland, Ohio, a son on Sept. 13, 2013.

To Briawna Walker of New Castle and Dondi Lawson of New Castle, a son on Sept. 13, 2013.

Police

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•Accident. Police said the vehicle of Edward Martin, 60, of Hillsville Road, Bessemer, westbound on Route 422, Union Township, about 3 p.m. Friday, was hit from behind by the vehicle of Michael Whitlatch, 26, of Hazel Avenue, Ellwood City. Police said Martin had slowed due to roadwork, but Whitlatch failed to slow down. Police said Whitlatch was taken by ambulance to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

•Theft. Two spools of copper wire were reported taken from the mechanical room of New Covenant Evangelical Presbyterian Church at 1911 Harlansburg Road, Hickory Township, between 1 p.m. July 24 and 1 p.m. Aug. 29.

•Criminal mischief. Police said a pickup truck, parked on the south side of Valley View Road, Pulaski Township, at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, sustained an estimated $450 in damages.

•Burglary. Police said two flat-screen television sets and an X-box were reported taken from a house in the 300 block of North Boulevard, North Beaver Township between 9:30 and 11:15 p.m. on Sept. 11.

Lawrence County

Court Sentences

J. CRAIG COX


•David Richard Broge III, 46, Koppel — One year probation; costs of prosecution; $600 restitution; Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol assessment. He pleaded guilty to fraud.

•Marina Lynn Jackson, 27, New Castle — Six months probation; costs of prosecution; $82.26 restitution to Walmart; Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol assessment. She pleaded guilty to retail theft.

•Ariel J. Prosser, 22, New Castle — $150 fine; costs of prosecution. She pleaded guilty to defiant trespass.

•Alya-Wan Johnson, 20, New Castle — Six days to 23 1/2 months in Lawrence County jail with credit for 15 days served; costs of prosecution; Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol assessment; enrollment in adult literacy class. Any evidence seized by law enforcement is forfeited. He pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed firearm without a license.

Thomas M. Piccione

•Cameron Jordan Hicks, 19, New Castle — One year probation; community service; costs of prosecution; Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol referral. He pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property.

•Joseph Oliva, 50, New Castle — Two years intermediate punishment program, the first three months on house arrest with electronic monitoring; no contact with the victim; $6,229.68 restitution to the victim; costs of prosecution; community service; Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol referral. He pleaded guilty to criminal trespass.

•Matthew Joseph Malley, 37, New Castle — One year probation; $100 fine; costs or probation. He pleaded guilty to providing false identification to law enforcement authorities.

•Matthew Joseph Malley, 37, New Castle — $200 fine; costs of prosecution; community service; Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol referral. He pleaded guilty to driving while operating privileges are suspended or revoked.

•Shelly Denise Anderson, 44, New Castle — One to 12 months in Lawrence County jail with credit for 32 days served; costs of prosecution. She pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance.

•Shelly Denise Anderson, 44, New Castle — One to 12 months in Lawrence County jail, with credit for 32 days served; costs of prosecution, to run concurrently with any other sentence being served, followed by one year probation. Any evidence seized by law enforcement is forfeited. She pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance.

•Thomas Matthew Dolan, 28, New Castle — Six to 23 months in Lawrence County jail with credit for 180 days served followed by one year probation; DNA sample; $3.200 restitution to the victim; community service; costs of prosecution; Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol assessment. He pleaded guilty to theft.

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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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