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•Criminal mischief. The windshield of a sport utility vehicle was broken between 2 and 9 a.m. March 21 in the 700 block of Clayton Street.
•Criminal mischief. A tire was slashed on a minivan overnight Saturday to Sunday in the 1500 block of East Washington Street.
•Criminal mischief. The passenger side windows of two delivery trucks were broken between Monday afternoon and 9 a.m. Tuesday at Nickles Bakery, 462 E. Washington St.
•Theft. Six lawn chairs were stolen from the back yard of a house in the 500 block of Countyline Street between 10 a.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday.
•Criminal mischief. Someone broke into a car parked on Route 168 in West Pittsburg between 3 and 9:30 p.m. Monday and stole a cover for a compact disc player. The driver’s side doors and front fender were scratched, the driver’s side window broken and the dashboard was missing.
•Theft. Someone stole an in-dash compact disc player from a car parked in the 200 block of East Lincoln Avenue between 10 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Sunday. The owner found a pack of Marlboro Black cigarettes in the car. A neighbor reported seeing an extended cab pickup truck with two men in it pull up to the car the night of the incident.
•Theft. Someone stole a purse from a car parked on East Moody Avenue between 9 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday.
•Burglary. Two laptop computers and miscellaneous jewelry were stolen from a home in the 200 block of East Sheridan Avenue between 7:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The medicine cabinet and dresser drawers had been ransacked.
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Shenango man accused of breaking into car
A Shenango man was arrested after he allegedly was caught breaking into a car on New Castle’s East Side. New Castle police charged Jessie Lauderbaugh, 23, of Highview Drive with fleeing from police, theft from a motor vehicle, disorderly conduct and loitering and prowling at night.
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Police arrest four in Union Township drug raid
Four people were arrested and drugs and a gun were confiscated Wednesday when police raided a house in Union Township. Union Township police, with the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force and New Castle police special response team and narcotics unit, served a sealed search warrant at 27 Spring St. just before 6:30 a.m.
Man charged as store burglary accomplice
New Castle police have arrested a South Side man for his alleged role in a convenience store burglary. Alex John Benkosky, 21, of 821 S. Mercer St., is accused as an accomplice in the March 26 break-in at the Country Fair on Croton Avenue.
Man accused of cutting woman
A New Castle man is accused of allegedly assaulting a Crestview Gardens woman. Police said Dajoi Taylor, 19, of 509 W. North St. allegedly hit an 18-year-old woman in the cheek with a purple eyebrow razor and pulled the weave out of her hair during an encounter around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Vacant house burns on South Side
A vacant South Side house burned Monday morning. New Castle firefighters were called at 12:50 a.m. to 510 Galbreath St. They said the structure “was fully involved” when they arrived and flames could be seen on all four sides of the building.
Man reports being pistol whipped
A Detroit man reported to New Castle police he had been pistol whipped by two men in Crestview Gardens. The man told police the incident occurred around 3 p.m. Wednesday on Parkwood Court.
Police: Dog had no food, water or space
A Lower East Side woman is facing charges for allegedly leaving her dog without food or water during hot temperatures.
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.
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