NEW CASTLE —
•Burglary. Cash was reported missing from a house in the 400 block of East Division Street between 3 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Saturday.
•Accident. Police said Kaleena C. Lyles, 25, of New Castle was driving south on Route 18 in Wampum around 10:30 a.m. Oct. 3 and as she tried to turn onto Clyde Street, her car was hit by a car driven by John R. Powell, 69, of Wampum. Police said Powell ran the stop sign. Lyles was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, according to police. Powell was not injured. He will be cited. Officers said both were wearing seatbelts. The Wampum Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.
•Accident. Police said Ashley Sauer, 27, of Ellwood City was driving south on River Road in Wayne Township at 8 a.m. Saturday and she swerved to avoid a deer. Her car spun on the gravel berm, hit shrubbery and tree debris, then flipped and landed right-side up. Police said Sauer was treated at Ellwood City Hospital.
•Burglary. Various items were reported stolen from a house on South Boulevard in North Beaver Township on Oct. 2.
•Burglary. Cash and medications were reported missing from a Young Road house in Slippery Rock Township between Sept. 7.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a house on Copper Road, Slippery Rock Township on Sept. 20, police said.
•Burglary. Various items were reported stolen from a shed on Route 422 in Mahoning Township on Sept. 22.
•Criminal mischief. Police said someone wrote in permanent marker on the front door of an Edinburg Road house on Oct. 3.
•Accident. Police said Erin Ashley Bell, 27, of West Pittsburg, realizing that she was on the entrance to toll Route 376, at 1:50 a.m. on Oct. 6 veered abruptly and hit a wooden post. Police said her car slid across both lanes and into the grass median. Officers said charges are pending.
•Hit-and-run. Police said a vehicle traveling on West Poland Avenue hit a utility pole around 5:30 a.m. on Oct. 4 as it turned onto State Line Road in North Beaver Township. OThe pole broke and fell into the intersection and the driver fled without reporting the crash, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (724) 598-2211.
NEW CASTLE —
Cleaners cause fire in vacant Halco unit
Lawrence County Housing Authority employees cleaning a vacant unit sparked a blaze Monday, according to city firefighters. The fire just before noon in the Halco Drive apartment caused $10,000 damage to the kitchen, they said.
Business ‘total loss’ after fire
A Little Beaver Township business was destroyed when a fire started in a garage. Enon Valley Volunteer Fire Chief Ben Hostetler said the blaze broke out about 12:20 a.m. Sunday in the garage of John Curea at 1791 State Route 551.
Vacant house fire may have been intentional
A vacant house on the city’s West Side burned over the weekend. The New Castle police department fire investigator has been called to determine what caused a blaze at 418 Conn St., near Bell Avenue.
Ex-attorney faces new set of charges
A disbarred attorney, already jailed on theft-related charges, is facing a new criminal case. Michael Frisk, formerly of Ellwood City and now serving time in the Lawrence County jail, is charged with forgery and other counts for allegedly taking money from an Allegheny County client.
Man charged in South Side break-in
A South Side man accused of breaking into a neighbor’s vacant house is facing charges. Alex John Benkosky, 21, of 821 S. Mercer St. faces one count each of burglary, criminal trespass, flight to avoid apprehension and criminal mischief.
Police use Taser in wanted man’s arrest
New Castle police say they used a Taser to arrest an Ellwood City man who was wanted on warrants. Police on Wednesday took 21-year-old Colby James Marshall of 5213 Ellwood Road into custody when they learned he was at a New Castle pharmacy.
Police: Man facing fourth DUI rams Shenango cruiser
Two weeks after a Shenango officer was killed during an attempted traffic stop, another fleeing driver rammed another township cruiser. A Scott Township man smashed into a cruiser early Friday while allegedly fleeing police.
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.
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