NEW CASTLE —
Woman says robber dragged her
A woman reported to police of being robbed on the East Side Sunday.
The woman said she was walking on Whippo Street around 1 a.m. and noticed that a man was following her. She said she thought she recognized him and went over to his car.
According to police, she said he grabbed her right arm, pulled it out of her pocket and stole $35. Then, she grabbed onto the driver’s side door, and he drove away, dragging her for about a half-mile before she let go.
She later went to a hospital emergency room, having suffered road rash and a bruise on her head, police said.
Man reports assault, robbery
A man walking along Pine Street at Oak Street told police he was robbed of $580 and assaulted Sunday.
The victim said he was walking home from a store around 8 p.m. when three men approached him and hit him in the face. They took his wallet containing the cash. He suffered a cut under his right eye and went to the hospital emergency room, police said. No suspects were found.
Man tells police he was robbed
New Castle police Friday evening searched for an armed suspect who allegedly stole a man’s wallet and wristwatch.
A 53-year-old East Side man told officers he was walking on North Mercer Street between Grant Street and Lincoln Avenue shortly before 8 p.m. when two men wearing black hooded sweatshirts approached him and robbed him at gunpoint.
No suspects were found in the area, police said.
Police seize marijuana in stop
New Castle police arrested a man Sunday morning for possessing 27 bags of suspected marijuana.
A passenger in a car stopped by New Castle police Sunday morning had bags of suspected marijuana with him, New Castle police said.
Ashton Jahfar Johnson, 26, of 810 McGrath Ave., was arrested and charged with possession, possession with intent to deliver and possession of paraphernalia. Johnson was a passenger in a car stopped by police.
An officer on patrol around 12:15 a.m. said a tan Chevrolet pulled in front of him from a parking lot on East Washington Street and he had to break suddenly to avoid hitting it.
Marijuana found in home searches
New Castle police say they found marijuana and drug paraphernalia at two separate houses while searching for a robbery suspect.
Police went to a house in the 400 block of East Division Street around 4 p.m. Friday. The resident, Robert Wayne Hoon, 30, who lives at the house, gave them consent to look inside, police said.
During the search, officers found three suspected marijuana cigarettes, three pipes and a cutting instrument.
According to police, Hoon said the items were his and that he smokes marijuana. He gave them a bag of suspected marijuana and a tube containing three suspected marijuana cigarettes.
The officers also went to a home where Mark Steven Krieger Jr., 38, of 802 Pollock Ave. allowed them to search. There, they found Krieger to have marijuana and paraphernalia, police said.
Both men are charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
NEW CASTLE —
Woman says robber dragged her
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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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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