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•Trespassing. Canton Dayshawn Blakely, 23, of 714 1/2 Cleveland Ave., was arrested for allegedly trespassing at the Sciota Street projects on Wednesday. Police said they were called regarding him assaulting a woman there. He is charged with defiant trespass.
•Trespass. Brian Tanner, 42, of 104 1/2 Kenneth Ave., was arrested at Westview Terrace on Monday. Police said he was arguing with a woman there and was on the trespass list. He is charged with criminal trespass.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a home in the 1500 block of Grimes Street between 3:30 and 5:15 p.m. Tuesday and ransacked it.
•Theft. More than $250 was reported stolen from the purse of a customer of a business in the Temple Building on North Street around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday.
•Burglary. About $100 in cash was reported stolen from a home in the 500 block of East Division Street during the day Tuesday.
•Burglary. Someone stole various items from a garage in the 1100 block of Summit Street. The break-in was reported Tuesday.
•Criminal mischief. Someone broke the windshield of a car parked in the 900 block of Marshall Avenue during the night Wednesday.
•Criminal mischief. The rear window of a car was shattered while it was parked in the 1000 block of Rose Avenue overnight Dec. 13 to 14.
•Accident. A pickup truck driven by Jason Thomas Warner, 20, of West Sunbury, Pa., traveled down an embankment and hit a fence at 713 S. Ray Street around 8:20 p.m. Dec. 14. Warner told police he was trying to back up his truck to turn around and went over the embankment. No injuries were reported.
•Criminal mischief. Someone broke a garbage can outside of Burger King on West Washington Street around 10 p.m. Saturday.
•Burglary. A .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol, $1,500 in cash and a wallet containing various cards were reported stolen from a home in the 1200 block of 12th St., West Pittsburg on Saturday.
•Burglary. A six-foot aluminum ladder, a black and white two-seater bicycle, a kerosene heater and a case of old 7-Up bottles were reported stolen from a rental/storage facility in the 500 block of Montgomery Avenue between Saturday and Monday.
•Theft. A purple purse, two bank cards and bank checks were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 300 block of Edgewood Avenue between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a house in the 500 block of East Meyer Avenue between midnight and 5 p.m. Monday.
•Theft. A portable breath test unit and a DVD player were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of East Euclid Avenue between 9 a.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. Monday.
•Accident. A sport utility vehicle driven by Brent Ryan Smith, 29, of 929 Hazel St. hit a utility pole and broke it in half on South Cascade Street at Grandview Avenue around 7 a.m. Dec. 14. Smith told police he swerved to avoid a northbound car in front of him. No injuries were reported.
•Theft. Police said charges are pending against a former Wendy’s employee who is suspected of stealing from her cash register drawer. Police said she worked about 3 1/2 hours on Dec. 18, then walked off the job around 5:30 p.m. Managers audited her cash register and it came up $109 short, police reported. Store managers told police that the worker did not tell anyone she was leaving. A witness saw her in the women’s restroom counting money on the sink, police said.
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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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