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•Criminal mischief. The driver and passenger side door lock cylinders were damaged on a car parked in the 200 block of Second Street between midnight Monday and midnight Tuesday.
•Criminal mischief. Someone threw a block through the window of a door at a home in the 1200 block of Huron Avenue Tuesday. The resident said someone knocked on the door a couple of times before the incident occurred.
•Burglary. A purse was stolen from a house in the 1700 block of East Washington Street around 10 p.m. Tuesday. The resident heard a noise inside and found the lights on in the upstairs hallway and bedroom, and two men rifling through items. The resident yelled and they ran out, police said.
•Trespassing. Alonzo Shaquille Fitzpatrick, 30, of 1134 Parkwood Court is charged with defiant trespass for being at Crestview Gardens while on the no-trespassing list.
•Criminal mischief. Someone smashed windows on a car parked in the 200 block of North Cascade Street between 6:30 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
•Theft. A .45-caliber handgun was reported stolen from a car parked in the 500 block of South Walnut Street between 8:30 and 9:15 a.m. Tuesday.
•Assault. Police charged Jason Paul Jenista, 30, of 725 Altman Road, with simple assault, harassment and terroristic threats and recklessly endangering another person. He allegedly grabbed a woman by the throat, punched her in the face, breaking her nose, and threatened to kill her.
•Theft. A car was stolen and other vehicles entered and items stolen from them on Route 168 in Hickory Township between 1:30 and 5 a.m. Oct. 31. New Castle police found the stolen car later on North Mercer Street in the city.
•Criminal mischief. A sign was damaged on Main Street in Hillsville between 11:30 p.m. and midnight Saturday.
•Accident. Police said Zachery J. Howarth, 27, of New Galilee, was northbound on Route 168 around 2 a.m. Saturday when his right front tire went flat. His car went off the road, hit a guard rail and continued about 50 feet into a driveway. Howarth then left, police said. He was not injured, police said, adding charges are pending.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a house in the 1500 block of Wampum-Mount Air Road in Little Beaver Township between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Electronic items and jewelry were reported stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at (724) 598-2211.
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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.
Ellwood City club receives citation
An Ellwood City club has been cited for gambling activities. The Pennsylvania Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement has cited the Ellwood City Saxon Club at 901 Millview St.
Police arrest South Side burglar suspects
A South Side man and a male juvenile are facing charges for allegedly trying to break into two houses. New Castle police reported the incidents occurred around lunchtime Tuesday.
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