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•Driving under the influence. Police said they stopped a vehicle about 2 a.m. Sunday on Ellwood Road near Harmony Baptist Road for inspection violations. They said the driver, Chad R. Swatsworth, 19, of 3110 Eckert Bridge Road, Portersville, was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was arrested. A passenger, Harley Davidson Bailey, 19, of the same address, was cited for underage drinking.
•Retail theft. Courtney Carbone, 19, of 2613 Ridgewood Court, was cited after she was accused of taking clothing, shoes and fake nails valued at $103.47 from Kmart on Ellwood Road Friday.
•Driving under the influence. Gina M. Bucci, 42, of 1035 Maryland Ave. was charged after police stopped her vehicle March 6. Police said she was found to be impaired after being given field sobriety tests. She was charged with driving under the influence and for driving on a suspended license and failing to have valid insurance.
•Driving under the influence. Police said Dawn C. Dittmer, 39, of Rear 332 Orchard Ave., Ellwood City, was traveling east on the Route 422 bypass in Taylor Township about 8:45 p.m. March 11 when her vehicle struck the side of a bridge. She was placed under arrest for driving under the influence and charges are pending following results of a blood test.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a home allong Hillsville Road in Mahoning Township Feb. 26. Unspecified items were taken.
•Unlawful use of computer. Police are investigating a report that a man gave his cell phone to a woman and she changed the number of the phone and will not return it.
•Access device fraud. An unauthorized charge was made on a Slippery Rock Township woman’s credit card Feb. 17.
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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.
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.
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