New Castle News
NEW CASTLE —
•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.