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•Criminal mischief. A window was broken at a residence on Wampum-Mount Air Road, Little Beaver Township, around 1 p.m. Feb. 19.
•Burglary. Numerous items were taken from two sheds between 12:05 and 7:40 a.m. Feb. 20 on the south side of Route 422 near Log House Lane, Mahoning Township. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at (724) 598-2211.
•Criminal mischief. A portable fuel tank was damaged around 8 a.m. Feb. 21 in a mining area along Musser Road, North Beaver Township.
•Accident. At 3:50 p.m. Feb. 25 on Hickernell Road, Perry Township. Police said Ryan E. Mooney, 25, of New Castle was traveling too fast around a left curve in the road when he lost control of his car and struck an embankment.
•Accident. About 5:40 p.m. Feb. 27 on Route 108, North Beaver Township. Police said Brianna M. Young, 22, of New Castle was eastbound when her car slid through the intersection with Route 551 and struck a telephone pole. Police said she will be cited.
•At 7:55 a.m. Friday on Route 108, North Beaver Township. Police said Rita A. Davis, 57, of New Waterford, Ohio, who was westbound, began sliding on the icy road and struck a wooden fence.
•At 8:25 a.m. Sunday on Route 108, Scott Township. Police said Gary F. Sweesy Jr., 39, of Harrisville was eastbound when he failed to negotiate a curve, went off the road and struck a couple mailboxes and a large rock.
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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.
On the Record: A listing of today’s police items and district judge reports
On the Record is a periodic update of public information coming out of the Lawrence County Government Center and local police departments. Look inside for the latest listing of police items and district judge reports.
Broken jaw leads to assault charge
A Pittsburgh man has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly breaking another man’s jaw in New Wilmington. Matthew Vincent Wagner, 22, was charged by New Wilmington police as the result of an incident early May 5 at the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity house on Waugh Avenue.
South Side robbery being probed
New Castle police are investigating a robbery on the South Side. A 22-year-old woman told police she had been walking in the alley between Hamilton Street and Pennsylvania Avenue around 3:30 a.m. May 8 when someone grabbed her from behind and punched her numerous times in the left side of her face.
Man reports being robbed on East Side
New Castle police are investigating a report of robbery on Arlington Avenue. A 24-year-old man told police he had been in the 800 block, walking to a friend’s house, around 12:50 a.m. Saturday, when he was jumped by a man who stole his wallet and cell phone.
Men riding four-wheelers help catch burglar suspects
Two men on four-wheelers helped New Castle police catch two Remacor burglary suspects. Brian John Scott, 26, and Charles John Mulroy II, 32, both of New Galilee, are accused of breaking in through a hole in Remacor’s fence to steal about 200 feet of wiring, phone line and pipe around 5:45 p.m. Sunday.
Ellwood City club receives citation
An Ellwood City club has been cited for gambling activities. The Pennsylvania Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement has cited the Ellwood City Saxon Club at 901 Millview St.
Police arrest South Side burglar suspects
A South Side man and a male juvenile are facing charges for allegedly trying to break into two houses. New Castle police reported the incidents occurred around lunchtime Tuesday.
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