NEW CASTLE —
•Accident. A 2003 Chrysler sedan driven by Barbara J. St. Denis of 323 E. Edgewood Ave. hit a Pontiac Grand Am driven by Lisa Heasley of 537 S. Main St., then a phone pole in the 300 block of East Edgewood Avenue around 7:50 p.m. Tuesday. St. Denis told police it was dark and she did not know what happened. Both cars were towed. No injuries were reported.
•Accident. A truck hit a cable wire in the 200 block of East Cherry Street around 2:50 p.m. Tuesday and ripped part of the siding on a house.
•Attempted theft. Someone tried to steal a BMW sedan from the 300 block of East Winter Avenue between 2:30 p.m. Sept. 19 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 20. The steering column was damaged.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a house in the 200 block of North Crawford Avenue around 9:45 p.m. Monday and damaged copper plumbing in the basement. Police said the basement was fillng up with water. A neighbor said he heard glass break around that time but did not see anyone.
•Criminal mischief. A window was broken on a house in the 227 block of Crawford Avenue around 9:45 p.m. Monday.
•Burglary. A flatscreen television was stolen from a home in the 900 block of Dewey Avenue between noon and 5 p.m. Monday.
•Theft. Money and other items were reported stolen from the glove compartment of a car parked in the 1200 block of Route 551 in Little Beaver Township between 10:30 p.m. Monday and 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.
•Accident. A truck driven by Paul Copple, 66, of Pulaski hit a tree that had fallen across both lanes of Route 108 in Scott Township around 12:10 a.m. Sunday. His vehicle went through the tree branches. Hew as not injured.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a home on Valley Road in Neshannock Township between 9:40 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. Tuesday and stole jewelry. Anyone who has information about suspicious activity in the Mercer Road and Valley Road area is asked to contact the Neshannock police at (724) 656-9300.
NEW CASTLE —
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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