NEW CASTLE —
•Accident. Police said Joshua J. Duff, 33, of New Castle, eastbound on Route 422 in Slippery Rock Township at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, struck a deer that ran across the highway. The driver did not report injuries.
•Theft. Police said a 2006 Ford F350 truck with dual rear wheels and “Hot Mess” written on the tailgate, valued at $12,000, was reported taken from the Universal Amcan parking lot on Route 18 in New Beaver Borough between 10 a.m. Nov. 6 and 8:30 p.m. Nov. 9.
•Hit-and-run. Police said an indentified vehicle eastbound on Moravia Road in North Beaver Township at 8:50 a.m. Monday, drove into oncoming traffic, striking the westbound vehicle of Kim A. Miller, 37, of New Castle, damaging the driver’s side mirror. The vehicle then fled. Police said no injuries were reported by Miller or her passengers.
•Retail theft. Police said Daryl Patrick Morella, 55, of Worthington Avenue was charged after allegedly concealing $15 worth of merchandise in his pocket at 2 p.m. Monday and leaving an unnamed Union Township business without paying for the merchandise.
•Accident. Police James M. Main, 26, of Fombell, was stopped on Route 18 in North Beaver Township about 8 a.m. Monday, waiting for traffic to clear, and was hit from behind by Robert E. Spann, 43, of New Galilee, who also was northbound on Route 18. Police said Main sustained a minor injury and Spann was cited for careless driving.
•Arrest. Police said Daniel C. Taylor, 76, of West Moody Avenue, was charged with driving under the influence about 9 a.m. Friday after he was observed striking the curb with his vehicle and almost hitting a parked car at Shenley Square.
•Domestic violence. William Francis Wimer, 30, 829 McGrath Ave. was charged with simple assault and harassment following an incident at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at his residence.
•Charged. Timothy Joseph McConahy, 33, was charged with forgery and theft of checks between October 2011 and November 2012.
NEW CASTLE —
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.
Police use Taser in wanted man’s arrest
New Castle police say they used a Taser to arrest an Ellwood City man who was wanted on warrants. Police on Wednesday took 21-year-old Colby James Marshall of 5213 Ellwood Road into custody when they learned he was at a New Castle pharmacy.
Police: Man facing fourth DUI rams Shenango cruiser
Two weeks after a Shenango officer was killed during an attempted traffic stop, another fleeing driver rammed another township cruiser. A Scott Township man smashed into a cruiser early Friday while allegedly fleeing police.
Police: texting led to fatal accident
Police claim a woman’s texting on a cell phone contributed to a fatal accident earlier this month in Hickory Township. Laura E. Gargiulo, 42, of 2662 State Route 956, Volant, faces homicide by vehicle and other charges in connection with the May 7 death of Daniel E. Gallatin of Scott Township.
Hillsville man dead following shooting
A Mahoning Township man involved in a weekend shooting has died. Joseph Lupo, 50, of 4812 W. Main St. in Hillsville was pronounced dead Thursday by the Mahoning County, Ohio, coroner’s office.
Woman charged in fatal accident
A woman involved in a fatal accident in Hickory Township has been charged. Laura E. Gargiulo, 42, of 2662 State Route 956, Volant, faces charges of homicide by vehicle and others in the crash that led to the death of Daniel E. Gallatin of Scott Township.
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