•Accident. Police said a pickup truck driven by Harry R. Thomas, 56, of New Castle, northbound on Route 19 in Washington Township about 7 p.m. Monday, crossed the center line and collided head-on with a southbound tractor trailer truck driven by Howard T. Wendel, 43, of Niagara Falls, New York. Police said Wendel swerved to try to miss the pickup truck but could not. Both vehicles sustained front-end damage, and drivers both sustained unknown injuries, police said, and were taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

•Criminal mischief. Police said that at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, John Joseph Weber, 43, Volant, drove to the 400 block of Arthur Drive, Plain Grove Township, where he rammed his vehicle into a Ford Explorer SUV owned by a Pittsburgh resident, causing heavy damage to the driver’s side. Weber was lodged in the Lawrence County jail and later charged with criminal mischief, driving while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled subject and disorderly conduct.

•Robbery. Police said a 14-year-old New Castle youth was assaulted and his bicycle taken from him by force in a public park on the corner of Hanna Street and Tressler Avenue in South New Castle Borough at 5 p.m. Monday. Anyone with information contact state police at (724) 598-2211.

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•Daniel D. Digennaro, 49, of New Castle, charged by New Castle police with retail theft.


•Dwight Campbell, 44, of Altoona, charged by state police with intent to possess a controlled substance and manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture and deliver.

Ellwood City police charged the following:

•Traci L. Cox, 47, of Ellwood City, possession of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of children.

•Donald A. Cowfer Jr., 30, of Russellton, trespass.


•Rocky Dean Grim Jr., 35, of New Castle, charged by Union Township police with terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment.


•Davion Anthony Sinclair, 29, of New Castle, charged by state police with two counts of criminal trespass and one count each of burglary, possession of firearm with manufacturer’s number altered, altering/obliterating mark of identification, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, firearms not to be carried without a license and criminal mischief.

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