NEW CASTLE —
Jerry G. Cartwright
•Michael McFarland, 46, of Ellwood City, charged by Ellwood City police with public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Edwin A. Koch, 49, of New Castle, charged by state police with two counts of driving under the influence, driving with blood alcohol level .02 or greater while license suspended, turning movements and required signals violation, careless driving and failure to use seat belt.
David B. Rishel
•Roy Lee Mills, 61, of New Castle, charged by state police with rape by threat of forcible compulsion, five counts of rape of a mentally disabled person, two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of a person with mental disability, three counts of aggravated indecent assault, two counts of terroristic threats and four counts of indecent assault on a person with a mental disability.
•Kenneth Jordan, 37, of Warren, Mich., charged by New Castle police with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, criminal use of a communications facility, intent to possess a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Jonathan McClymonds, 12, of Ellwood City, charged by the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center with use of tobacco in schools.
Shenango Township police charged the following people:
•Daniel Gravatt, 16, of New Castle, disorderly conduct and purchase of an alcoholic beverage by a minor.
•Morris Wayne Haas, 49, of New Castle, retail theft.
•Patricia Favorite, 64, of New Castle, retail theft.
Scott A. McGrath
•Harold N. Benedict, 58, of New Castle, charged by Neshannock Township police with driving under the influence, firearms not to be carried without a license, careless driving and disregarding traffic lane.
•Robert Gene Brown, 50, of Campbell, Ohio, charged by Union Township police with retail theft.
NEW CASTLE —
Jerry G. Cartwright
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.
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.
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