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•Burglary. Someone broke into an apartment in Skyview Towers at 219 N. Beaver St. between 1 and 7 p.m. Tuesday and stole a laptop computer.
•Fire. Police responded to the Cascade Galleria regarding two dumpster fires within two hours, between midnight Monday and 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. The city fire department also responded. The dumpsters are owned by Allied Waste Services. Police said there was no damage around the outside of the dumpsters.
•Burglary. A Kindle Fire tablet was reported stolen from a home in the 1700 block of Morris Street around 7:50 p.m. Tuesday. There was no sign of forced entry, police said.
Criminal mischief. The mirror of a car was broken and passenger side window scratched by a rock at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in a parking lot in the 500 block of Friendship Street.
•Theft. Jewelry was reported stolen from a house in the 400 block of East Division Street around midnight Tuesday. Police have charged 24-year-old Cory Burick of 1735 Eastbrook Road in connection with the alleged theft, after police learned the jewelry had been sold at two local jewelry stores.
•Theft. A truck cap was reported stolen from a yard in the 100 block of South Mulberry Street between 4 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. A witness told police that a man with a cane had inquired about it and a short time later she saw him driving a red pickup truck that had it on top of his truck’s cap.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a home on West Meyer Avenue between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday and stole several televisions and other items.
•Criminal mischief. Someone damaged the front door of a house in the 4100 block of Edinburg Road in North Beaver Township between 2 and 9:15 a.m. Sunday.
•Criminal mischief. Someone broke a window of a house in the 4700 block of Ellwood Road in Wayne Township on Sunday.
•Accident. Police said Denise Richman, 51, of Edinburg was driving east on Route 208 in Wilmington Township at 4:51 p.m. Oct. 5 when a vehicle driven by Jerry Meece, 61, of Gainsville, Texas, pulled from Mercer Road without seeing her. Richman’s car struck the side of his vehicle, police said. No injuries were reported. Police cited Meece for a stop sign violation.
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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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