NEW CASTLE —
Melissa A. Amodie
•Keith Lee Myers, 33, of New Castle, charged by the Lawrence County district attorney with theft by unlawful taking.
•Keith Hoffmeier, 51, of Fombell, charged by New Castle’s code enforcement department with failure to cut grass or weeds.
New Castle police charged the following people:
•Angela R. Kirkland, 44, of New Castle, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.
•Richard Kohlmetz, 45, of New Castle, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•William A. Hurd, 59, of New Castle, two counts of public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Tisha Ballard, 62, of Austintown, Ohio, disorderly house.
Jerry G. Cartwright
•Felicia Marie Jankowski, 23, of Beaver Falls, charged by Wampum police with public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Dustin Ray Jacobs-Jordan, 21, of Ellwood City, charged by state police with two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of disregarding traffic lane, careless driving and failure to use safety belt.
•Michele M. Cook, 41, of New Castle, charged by Union Township police with retail theft.
David B. Rishel
•Andrew David Zilla, 32, of New Castle, charged by state police with recklessly endangering another person, criminal mischief, harassment, careless driving and reckless driving.
Scott A. McGrath
•Jason T. Betker, 28, of New Castle, charged by Pulaski Township police with giving false identification to a law officer, driving with license suspended and failure to stop at stop sign.
NEW CASTLE —
Melissa A. Amodie
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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