New Castle News
NEW CASTLE —
•Criminal mischief. A rock was thrown through a glass window at a residence in the 900 block of Ashland Avenue at 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Damages were estimated at $300.
•Attempted burglary. A rock was used to smash a backdoor window at a residence in the 1500 block of Eastbrook Street at 11:12 p.m. Saturday. The resident heard the noise and called 911. Witnesses told police they saw a white truck with two male occupants drive away from the scene.
•Criminal mischief. Police said someone attempted to hot-wire a 1997 Mercury Tracer that was parked in the 1400 block of Wilson Avenue at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The car’s dashboard was damaged, along with the steering column. Police recovered a screwdriver that was left near the center console.
•Burglary. Several items were reported stolen from an apartment in the 1100 block of Pin Oak Drive at 2 p.m. Friday. The resident returned home to find the apartment ransacked and the rear window broken and on the ground. Missing items include a PlayStation 3 gaming system, $400; PlayStation games, $1,000; a Toshiba laptop computer, $629: HP Pavilion desktop computer, $564; Samsung LCD monitor, $268; Sony Blue Ray DVD player, $300; a set of Ping golf clubs and Cobra driver, $1,200; remote vehicle starter, $269; 40 various DVDs, $800; and $1,300 in cash.
•Retail theft. Police said Todd A. Williams, 45, of South Jefferson Street was observed by store employees taking a package of energy drink valued at $3.99 from Shop-n-Save on West State Street in Union Township at 4:05 p.m. Friday.
•Accident. Police said Patrick J. Copple Jr., 38, of New Castle was westbound on the Interstate 376 exit ramp at Route 422 in a 2009 Mercedes-Benz M340 at 9:20 p.m. Saturday when he collided with a deer that was on the road. No injuries were reported.
•Accident. Police said Stephen G. Betts, 38, of New Castle had pulled from the parking lot of Get-Go in Union Township into the eastbound lane of Route 224 at 5:15 p.m. Saturday when his 2005 Ford Focus collided with a 2002 Chevrolet Impala operated by Joycezella Hambrick, 44, of New Castle, who was eastbound on Route 224. Police said Hambrick was taken to Jameson Hospital with minor injuries. Neither Betts nor a passenger in his car, 56-year-old Gerald Mesko of New Castle, were injured. Both cars were removed from the scene by Del’s Garage.
•Accident. In a report released today, police said that Jack J. Smith, 59, of New Castle was flown to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown following an accident at 4:40 p.m. May 12 in New Beaver Borough. According to police, Smith was northbound on 168 when he lost control of his 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe and entered a yard, striking a fence, a utility pole, a parked 1993 Chevrolet Astro and a tree before coming to rest. Police said Smith sustained moderate injuries.