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•Suspicious person. Police have received reports of a man driving a blue four-door Chevrolet pickup truck asking for scrap metal in the Castlewood area. A vehicle matching that description also was seen at the end of Woodview Drive under what police described as suspicous circumstances. Anyone who sees a vehicle matching this description is being asked to contact police via 911.
•Criminal mischief. Someone drove a vehicle into a back porch in the 900 block of Oak Street Monday, breaking the steps and railing.
•Theft. Various jewelry items and a red piggy bank containing $1,500 were stolen from a house in the 900 block of Maryland Avenue between 6 and 9 p.m. Tuesday.
•Theft. A Ruger 9 mm handgun and a registration plate were reported stolen from a car in the 1100 block of Booker Drive overnight Monday to Tuesday.
•Burglary. Someone tried to break into a safety deposit box inside a house in the 300 block of Nutz Street between 6:30 and 11 p.m. Tuesday.
•Theft. A black purse containing $35 was stolen from a car in the 1100 block of Pin Oak Drive around 12:20 a.m. Oct. 4. A woman said she gave two women a ride and they took her purse and ran.
•Theft. Two infrared game cameras were stolen from a wooded area of Locust Street between Sept. 24 and Oct. 4.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a home in the 400 block of Fern Street and stole a television between 6 and 6:15 p.m. Oct. 3.
•Theft. A Garfield Avenue resident reported that $1,560 had been removed fraudulently from her bank accounts through six transactions. She told police she believes someone may have stolen her mail.
•Burglary. Three cases of beef rib-eye loins were stolen from Wholesome Foods, 809 Sampson St. around 10 p.m. Sept. 26. The freezer lock was broken off and copper pipe was cut from an upstairs room.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a house in the 600 block of East Reynolds Street between 4 and 10:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and stole copper pipe from the basement.
•Theft. A weed eater, two carpet cleaners, a chop saw, a lawnmower, a snow blower and a generator were stolen from a garage in the 1500 block of Hanna Street between Sept. 20 and 26.
•Burglary. Someone broke into the Eintracht Singing Society hall at 108 Taylor St. Sept. 27, broke open the safe and stole money. There was no sign of forced entry, police said.
•Criminal mischief. The back window of a house in the 700 block of Arlington Avenue was broken between 4 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 2.
•Shots fired. Police found four 9 mm casings on the ground on Scott Street near Court Street around 9 p.m. Oct. 2 after gunshots were reported.
•Accident. Samantha Irene Bara, 30, 22 Laurel Blvd. told police her car had been hit by a purple van while she was going west on West Falls Street around 10 p.m. Friday. The van then left. During a domestic call on Altman Road, police determined the vehicle that had hit Bara was a Dodge Caravan driven by Roderick Proctor Jr., 22, of 747 Altman Drive. He is charged with accidents with damage to attended vehicle, driving without a license, driving without insurance and a stop sign violation.
•Burglary. Someone broke into an apartment in the 100 block of East Wallace Avenue between 1 and 3:30 p.m. Monday and ransacked it.
•Burglary. A video game console and three games were stolen from an apartment in the 1000 block of Beech Street between 1:45 and 7:40 p.m. Saturday.
•Burglary. A chain with a Jesus charm, eight men’s watches and about three pairs of men’s shoes were stolen from an apartment in the 100 block of East Wallace Avenue between 1 p.m. Sunday and 3:30 p.m. Monday.
•Theft. A laptop computer was stolen from a home in the 100 block of East Wabash Avenue about 3 p.m. Friday.
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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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