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•Burglary. Police said someone broke into an apartment in the 300 block of Halco Drive between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 4:50 a.m. Wednesday while a woman and two children were sleeping and stole $1,500 from a nightstand. The woman’s boyfriend woke her around 5 a.m. and said they had been robbed and that bedroom drawers were open.
•Attempted theft. Someone tried to steal a black Lincoln Navigator parked in the 500 block of East Winter Avenue, between 9:30 and 10 p.m. Wednesday. The ignition and steering column were damaged.
•Arrest. Nathan Perkins, 51, of 921 Harrison St., was arrested around 11:30 a.m. Monday for being at a Wallace Avenue apartment complex while on the no-trespassing list. Loretta Harrity, 43, a tenant of the apartment, is charged with conspiracy to commit defiant trespass for allegedly harboring Perkins.
•Burglary. Two plastic jars containing about $80 and a man’s gold ring were stolen from a home on Garfield Avenue between 3 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday. Police said Michael Ross Williams, 25, of 112 W. Garfield Ave., will be charged with burglary and theft in connection with the incident.
•Burglary. About 40 feet of copper pipe was stolen from a house in the 800 block of North Ashland Avenue Wednesday morning.
•Burglary. Three cell phones, a GPS system and two opened bottles of brandy were stolen from a Croton Avenue business Sept. 13 or 14. Someone entered the business through a garage door, police said.
•Burglary. A washing machine, dryer, dehumidifier, stove and refrigerator were stolen from a house in the 1000 block of South Cascade Street.
•Burglary. Candy was stolen from a house in the 700 block of Altman Road between 6:30 and 8 a.m. Tuesday.
•Shots fired. Someone reported four or five gunshots in the 600 block of West Madison Avenue around 4 a.m. Wednesday.
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On The Record: Today’s births, police items and district judge reports
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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.
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.
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