NEW CASTLE —
•Accident. Officers said a motorcycle ridden by Kimberly A. Darges, 49, of Bethel Park, went down on McConnell’s Mill Road at the intersection of Mount Hope Furnace Road at 1 p.m. Saturday. Another motorcycle ridden by Bridgett A. Burns, 42, of Pittsburgh, also went down as she trying to avoid Darges’ disabled bike. Police said both women reported moderate injuries and were taken to Allegheny General Hospital.
•Accident. Police said Gary L. Hutchinson, 42, of Enon Valley, was driving west on Haggerty Road in Little Beaver Township around 9 p.m. Thursday when his car was sideswiped by an unidentified car that crossed the center line of the highway and didn’t stop. No injuries were reported. The left rear tire on Hutchinson’s vehicle went flat.
•Accident. Mary J. Schwarz, 46, of New Castle, was driving east on Interstate 376 about 7:35 a.m. on Nov. 11 when she hit a deer, police said. She sustained minor injury. Her car was disabled and the deer died.
•Accident. Police said a pickup truck driven by Krystal M. Rocco, 25, of New Castle, left the road, struck a fence rolled over and hit several mailboxes after she failed to negotiate a curve on Edinburg Road in North Beaver Township around 10 p.m. Sept. 5. No injuries were reported. Police said Rocco was cited for DUI, careless driving and traffic violations.
•Burglary. Jewelry and other items were reported stolen from a Meyer Avenue house between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday.
MELISSA A. AMODIE
•Sarah Marie Wrzesinki, 25, of New Castle, charged by the New Castle Area School District with compulsory school attendance violation.
New Castle police charged the following:
•Wendy Quear, 32, of New Castle, simple assault and harassment.
•Brian K. Arrow, 44, of New Castle, simple assault and harassment.
•Michael J. Rubin III, 53, of New Castle, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Anthony D’Ambrosia, 23, of New Castle, impersonating a public servant, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.
•Jason Edward Lambright, 23, of New Castle, two counts of defiant trespass.
•William Carter Knight, 28, of New Castle, terroristic threats, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, resisting arrest and harassment.
•Richard Kohlmetz, 46, of New Castle, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Joseph Michael Brown, 56, of New Castle, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Ana Martinez, 57, of New Castle, disorderly house.
•Guy Lieske, 53, of New Castle, disorderly house.
JERRY G. CARTWRIGHT
•Leon Platt, 26, of Rochester, Pa., charged by Ellwood City police with possession of firearm prohibited, firearms not to be carried without a license and recklessly endangering another person.
•William J. Cunningham, 36, of New Castle, charged by state police with harassment.
•Jesse Demond Harris, 33, of New Castle, charged by New Castle police with obstructing the administration of law or other government function and giving false identification to a law officer.
•Terrence D. McCaster, 22, of New Castle, charged by Union Township police with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.
State police charged the following:
•Krystal Marie Rocco, 25, of New Castle, two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of driving an unregistered vehicle, disregarding traffic lane, driving at an unsafe speed, careless driving and failure to use safety belt.
DAVID B. RISHEL
•Wanda Arlene Lockley, 60, of New Castle, charged by Hickory Township police with retail theft and defiant trespass.
Shenango Township police charged the following:
•Andrea Jo Atwell, 35, of New Castle, retail theft and defiant trespass.
•Charles A. Puz, 48, of New Castle, two counts of driving under the influence.
•Leslie L. Wawryznski, 48, of New Castle, two counts of driving under the influence.
•Scott A. Sloan, 40, of New Castle, two counts of driving under the influence.
NEW CASTLE —
- Police Reports
Jeep flips onto roof in Falls Street accident
A Pulaski woman was injured when her car collided with a van and flipped onto its roof, trapping her inside. The accident occurred around 11:15 a.m. Thursday on Falls Street at the intersection of Lowry Street.
Felon arrested for drugs on Halco Drive
Narcotics investigators found cocaine and marijuana while serving a sealed search warrant on Halco Drive Thursday. They also confiscated oxycodone pills and a loaded .38-caliber pistol.
Chimney fire damages home
A chimney fire caused damage to a North Beaver Township home this week. The North Beaver Township Volunteer Fire Department was called to the home of Joe Procopio at 325 Reed Road.
Man jailed for assault facing drug charges
A man jailed Wednesday in connection with an alleged burglary and assault is now facing drug charges, too. New Castle police said that when they arrested Glenn David Samuels III, 22, of 304 E. Lutton St., at his home just before noon Wednesday, they found him to be in possession of about 8 grams of heroin and 3 grams of crack cocaine, all broken down into individual packages for sale.
Man charged after hitting Capitol Grille
An East Side man is facing charges after a December accident when his truck allegedly hit the Capitol Grille building. On Wednesday, New Castle police charged George A. Stevens, 58, of Apt. 412, 814 W. Washington St., in connection with the accident that occurred around 1:50 p.m. Dec. 31.
Police arrest woman wanted in Florida
An East Side woman whose car was stopped by New Castle police is wanted on felony charges in Florida. New Castle police have charged Vivian Lynn King, 54, of 1819 E. Washington St., as a fugitive from justice.
McGrath Manor raid leads to man’s arrest
One person was charged following a drug raid at New Castle’s McGrath Manor. Daymond Waller, 20, of 814 W. Washington St. was charged after the raid by New Castle police and the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force Wednesday morning.
Man charged with break-in
A New Castle man is facing 15 charges stemming from a break-in on the city’s West Side. Glenn David Samuels, 22, was charged with burglary, aggravated and simple assault, criminal trespass, prohibited possession of a firearm, robbery, carrying a concealed firearm without a license, endangering the welfare of children, theft, receiving stolen property, terrroristic threats, recklessly endangering another, defiant trespassing, criminal mischief and harassment.
Sex offender jailed on escape charge
A Neshannock Township man was jailed on $100,000 bond after being charged with escape Wednesday. David Wayne Talbert, 19, of 259 Cathcart Drive was arrested after he allegedly cut off the electronic monitoring device he had been wearing as he awaited sentencing on sex charges.
‘Person of interest’ interviewed in fatality
Police have a lead in a deadly hit-and-run accident last week. According to Shenango Township police, officers have interviewed someone they described as a “person of interest.” The name of that person was not released.
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