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•Criminal mischief. Someone damaged the gas tank of a truck while it was parked at the corner of Reed and Gilmore roads in North Beaver Township between Saturday and yesterday. The damage caused the loss of about a half tank of gasoline.
•Theft. Someone cut a chain and removed an all-terrain vehicle from a property on Mount Jackson Road in North Beaver Township late Sunday or early Monday. The vehicle was described as a green and black 1988 Honda EX 300 with a DG racing exhaust, a red chain and push-button ignition. The value was listed at $1,000.
•Burglary. Someone entered a home in the 1600 block of the Eastbrook-Harlansburg Road in Scott Township through a window and took a 42-inch television and jewelry. The burglary occurred Monday, police said.
•Driving under the influence. Police said they stopped a vehicle at the corner of Taylor and Pearson streets in New Castle at 2 a.m. Aug. 25 after it was observed traveling erratically. The driver, Jermaine Lagene Flamer, 35, of New Castle, was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana and transported to Jameson Hospital for chemical testing, police said.
•Criminal mischief. A woman reported she heard shots fired around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of Stewart Place and went out to find the back window of her van shattered.
•Gunshots. Police received multiple calls about shots fired on Park Avenue at Blaine Street around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Other callers said about three gunshots were heard at an apartment building on Boyles Avenue and a green Pontiac Sunfire was driving away at high speed. No gun shells were found.
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Police: texting led to fatal accident
Police claim a woman’s texting on a cell phone contributed to a fatal accident earlier this month in Hickory Township. Laura E. Gargiulo, 42, of 2662 State Route 956, Volant, faces homicide by vehicle and other charges in connection with the May 7 death of Daniel E. Gallatin of Scott Township.
Hillsville man dead following shooting
A Mahoning Township man involved in a weekend shooting has died. Joseph Lupo, 50, of 4812 W. Main St. in Hillsville was pronounced dead Thursday by the Mahoning County, Ohio, coroner’s office.
Woman charged in fatal accident
A woman involved in a fatal accident in Hickory Township has been charged. Laura E. Gargiulo, 42, of 2662 State Route 956, Volant, faces charges of homicide by vehicle and others in the crash that led to the death of Daniel E. Gallatin of Scott Township.
On the Record: A listing of today’s police items and district judge reports
On the Record is a periodic update of public information coming out of the Lawrence County Government Center and local police departments. Look inside for the latest listing of police items and district judge reports.
Broken jaw leads to assault charge
A Pittsburgh man has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly breaking another man’s jaw in New Wilmington. Matthew Vincent Wagner, 22, was charged by New Wilmington police as the result of an incident early May 5 at the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity house on Waugh Avenue.
South Side robbery being probed
New Castle police are investigating a robbery on the South Side. A 22-year-old woman told police she had been walking in the alley between Hamilton Street and Pennsylvania Avenue around 3:30 a.m. May 8 when someone grabbed her from behind and punched her numerous times in the left side of her face.
Man reports being robbed on East Side
New Castle police are investigating a report of robbery on Arlington Avenue. A 24-year-old man told police he had been in the 800 block, walking to a friend’s house, around 12:50 a.m. Saturday, when he was jumped by a man who stole his wallet and cell phone.
Men riding four-wheelers help catch burglar suspects
Two men on four-wheelers helped New Castle police catch two Remacor burglary suspects. Brian John Scott, 26, and Charles John Mulroy II, 32, both of New Galilee, are accused of breaking in through a hole in Remacor’s fence to steal about 200 feet of wiring, phone line and pipe around 5:45 p.m. Sunday.
Ellwood City club receives citation
An Ellwood City club has been cited for gambling activities. The Pennsylvania Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement has cited the Ellwood City Saxon Club at 901 Millview St.
Police arrest South Side burglar suspects
A South Side man and a male juvenile are facing charges for allegedly trying to break into two houses. New Castle police reported the incidents occurred around lunchtime Tuesday.
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