New Castle News

March 28, 2013

Men arrested after abandoning car

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — New Castle police have arrested two men who they said had abandoned a car on the city’s East Side.

One of them also is accused in a robbery that was reported on Friday.

A man told police Friday that he and two others were in a car around 3:30 p.m. when he received a call from David Quear Jr., asking for a ride to Westview Terrace.

The man said they picked him up at Balph Avenue and took him to Beech Street. He said he got out money to give someone else in the car for gasoline, and Quear, 22, of 1606 E. Washington St., grabbed the $260, from him and ran into an apartment.

The three men got out of the car, chased Quear and knocked on the apartment door, where someone said Quear had run out the back door. They reported the incident to the police.

Officers patrolling the East Side Saturday received a report around 1:10 p.m. that two men had just run from a blue Buick sedan that had been abandoned on Arlington Avenue.

Several other residents of the area also flagged police to tell them they had seen the two men.

Police found them hiding behind a fence in the 1400 block of Jackson Avenue. They were arrested and identified as David Quear and Michael Patrick Quear, 19, of 1005 Beech St.

David Quear told police he had been driving the car and he ran because he thought the officer was going to pull him over on a warrant. His license was suspended and the officer said police found seven small cigar pieces containing suspected marijuana on him.

In connection with the theft, Quear is charged with robbery, theft, receiving stolen property, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment.

He also was charged with abandoning a vehicle on a highway, driving while his license is suspended, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Michael Quear was wanted on a bench warrant for retail theft charges filed by the Lawrence County sheriff’s department. He told officers he ran because of his warrant.

He is charged with flight to avoid apprehension or trial.

David Quear was arraigned by District Judge Melissa A. Amodie, who set his bond for the alleged robbery at $15,000.

He and Michael Quear both were arraigned by Amodie for the car incident and their bonds for those charges are $1,000 each.