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•Retail theft/drug arrest. Police were summoned to Kmart at 11 a.m. Tuesday for a retail theft complaint. Officers said Danielle Marie Flak of 3 W. Laurel Ave. had attempted to take $183.95 worth of merchandise without paying for it. They also said she was in possession of a controlled substance. She was charged with retail theft, possession of a controlled substance and misbranding a controlled substance. She was placed in the Lawrence County jail in lieu of $2,500 bond.
•Retail theft/drug arrest. Police charged Leo Delfosse, 38, of 236 Park Ave. with retail theft after he allegedly took a plastic coffee cup without paying for it at 4 p.m. Saturday. Officers said they discovered several unmarked pill bottles in his possession. He was charged with retail theft and possession of a misbranded controlled substance.
•Hit-and-run. Police charged Carl Stiffy, 30, of 80 Veterans Road, Volant, with damage to an attended vehicle, recklessly endangering another person and eight traffic violations after an incident March 1. Officers said Stiffy hit the rear of a vehicle on I-376 and then backed up nearly two-tenths of a mile on an off-ramp, exiting to Pulaski Road. At that point he hit another vehicle, operated by Gerry Moore of 2941 W. State St. Upon investigation, police said they determined Moore was driving under the influence of alcohol and was charged. There were no injuries.
•Accident. Police responded to a rollover accident at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday on Mitchell Road near Pearson Park Drive. Officers said Nicholas Tucker Bell, 16, of 3138 Mercer Road was westbound when he slid on the ice-covered road and went into a ditch, rolling onto its roof. Bell sustained minor injuries but refused treatment, 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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