NEW CASTLE —
Melissa A. Amodie
New Castle police charged the following people:
•Marquis Anthony Holmes, 35, of New Castle, six counts each of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and intent to possess a controlled substance and one count each of receiving stolen property, possession of firearm prohibited and firearms not to be carried without a license.
•Leroy V. Washington III, 47, of New Castle, simple assault and harassment.
•Bobby Peace McKnight, 38, of New Castle, aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, obstructing the administration of law or other government functions and disorderly conduct.
•Jermaine D. Cuffie, 19, of New Castle, obstructing the administration of law or other government functions and disorderly conduct.
•Latrelle Montel McKnight, 18, of New Castle, aggravated assault, simple assault, escape, resisting arrest, obstructing the administration of law or other government functions and disorderly conduct.
•Charles Searcy Jr., 37, of New Castle, obstructing the administration of law or other government functions.
•Michael Charles Fuge, 20, of New Castle, possession of red phosphorus with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and flight to avoid apprehension or punishment.
•Dewon R. Harper, 23, of New Castle, giving false identification to a law officer.
•Desmond Damon Whetzel, 33, of New Castle, manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, possession of marijuana and driving with operating privileges suspended or revoked.
Jerry G. Cartwright
•John Carl Lechner of Ellwood City, charged by Ellwood City police with harassment.
•Union Township police charged the following people:
•Stephanie D. Nash, 20, of New Castle, disorderly conduct.
•David Anthony Fusco, 53, of Edinburg, retail theft.
David B. Rishel
•Brandon D. Bailey, 28, of New Castle, charged by Hickory Township police with burglary, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal trespass.
•Peggy D. Brommer, 31, of New Castle, charged by the Lawrence County district attorney with two counts of failure to apply for dog license and one count each of failure to have dog or cat vaccinated and failure to keep dog licensed.
Scott A. McGrath
Neshannock Township police charged the following people:
•Paul Micaletti Jr., 43, of New Castle, two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of careless driving and violating the period required for lighted headlamps.
•Brandon D. Bailey, 28, of New Castle, burglary, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief and criminal trespass.
NEW CASTLE —
Melissa A. Amodie
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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