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To Richard and Julie Donnan of Pulaski, a son on Aug. 13, 2013, in Horizon Hospital, Farrell.
•Accident. Police said Justin C. Warren, 21, of New Castle, southbound on Brewster Road at 6 a.m. Aug. 2, left the road to avoid several deer crossing. Police said the car entered a ditch and struck a utility pole, resulting in minor injury to the driver. He was cited for driving at an unsafe speed. Police note the accident took place on a foggy morning which resulted in low visibility and the driver could not see the deer.
•Accident. Police said Natasha L. Rogers, 22, of Ellwood City, eastbound on Route 488 in Perry Township at an apparent high speed about 4:10 a.m. July 16, left the road striking a tree and utility pole then rolled onto its roof. Police said Rogers was treated at Ellwood City Hospital for minor injury and charges are pending.
•Cited. Marshall Reitnauer, 43, of 310 Boyles Ave., was cited for trespass after police were called to Katherine Street at 11 a.m. Aug. 8. A neighbor reported a man with facial hair wearing black clothing and with a black cloth on his head was trying to break into the back of a house. City police were assisted by the New Wilmington police department and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s office.
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•James Calvin Smith, 49, of Pulaski, charged by Pulaski Township police with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Alvin Duane Kern, 47, of West Middlesex, charged by state police with rape of child, statutory sexual assault, incest and indecent assault on a person less than 13 years old.
Neshannock Township police charged the following people:
•Joseph Thomas Onufrak, 27, of New Castle, driving under the influence, disregarding traffic lane and failure to obey traffic control devices.
•Cody A. Depaolo, 20, of Wampum, driving under the influence, not yielding at roadway, minor prohibited operating with alcohol, driving with registration suspended and purchase of an alcoholic beverage by a minor.
•Edward Mark Palmer, 49, of Edinburg, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, driving without a license, unauthorized use of a motor or other vehicle, driving with license suspended and improper display of license plate.
•Marshall Paul Reitnauer, 43, of New Castle, criminal trespass.
•Robert David Leasure Jr., 55, of New Castle, two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of defiant trespass.
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- Police Reports
Former vo-tech employee charged with theft
A former employee of the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center has been charged with stealing money from the school.
Mobile home fire under investigation
A fire that destroyed a mobile home in Little Beaver Township Monday morning is under investigation. Enon Valley Volunteer Fire Chief Ben Hostetler said the state police fire marshal has been called in to determine the cause of the blaze on Valley View Drive.
Hikers found safe
Two hikers who had been reported missing Monday night in McConnell’s Mill State Park were found safe and uninjured. The hikers, Cole L. Ransom, 23, of New Castle and Katherine G. Tester, 25, of New Galilee were found at 11:31 p.m. Monday.
Flight from police yields suspected cocaine
A Youngstown man who police said fled from them Monday morning remains in the Lawrence County jail. New Castle police said Jamal I. Turner, 21, of 56 Garfield St., was arraigned before District Judge Melissa Amodie on charges of manufacture, delivery or possession of a controlled substance, flight to avoid apprehension, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct.
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.
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