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•Domestic violence. William Carter Knight, 27, of 104 Richlieu Ave., is charged with simple assault and harassment after a woman claimed Knight had assaulted her, grabbing her by the throat and striking her face about 6 p.m. Wednesday. She said he then took both of her cell phones and fled.
•Charged. Police charged Zachary Mazurek, 22, of Sharpsville with simple assault and harassment. Officers were told Mazurek punched a man at the hockey rink on Phelps Way on Sept. 30. Police said the victim, a participant in a hockey team, had gotten into an argument with Mazurek’s brother, another hockey player.
•Charged. Abraham Izzo, 53, of 1101 W. Clayton St., was charged with theft by deception after police said he agreed to do construction work for someone in the 800 block of Dushane Street and received $680, but did not provide the service.
•Charged. James P. Vitale, 42, 607 Newell Ave., was charged with eight counts of access device fraud and one count each of theft and receiving stolen property. Police were told Vitale had fraudulently obtained a bank card and used it to withdraw money between Oct. 21 and Oct. 25, racking up charges and fees totaling $450. Police said a surveillance video identified Vitale using the card at a Mahoningtown business.
•Charged. Rudolph M. Aldridge Jr., 39, of 414 Young St. was charged with theft, receiving stolen property and public drunkenness after allegedly taking a case of malt liquor from a Hamilton Street business about 12:20 a.m. Thursday.
•Charged. Ashley Hedglin, 21, of 1808 Tony St., was charged with theft after allegedly taking three pairs of tennis shoes, valued at $380, and a $100 gift card when she moved out of a home on Vine Street Oct. 22.
•Charged. Vickie Lawson, 53, of 219 N. Beaver St., charged Thursday with causing false alarms and disorderly conduct for allegedly making multiple 911 calls and pulling the fire alarm.
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Raid nets drug arrests, suspected dog fighting pit
A drug raid on Bell Avenue netted three arrests, drugs, cash and weapons. Authorities also said there was evidence of an illegal dog fighting pit in the basement of the raided home.
UPDATE: Plane search leads to discovery of more than $1 million in pot
A Utah man transporting marijuana by plane was intercepted by authorities in Union Township and placed in Lawrence County jail.
Burglary spree may be halted
Neshannock Township police might have caught two men suspected in a rash of burglaries in Neshannock and Union township.
More than $1 million in pot seized at local airport
Marijuana worth more than $1 million was found when a plane was seized at the New Castle airport. According to District Attorney Joshua Lamancusa, the arrest of the Utah pilot over the weekend led to additional charges when he was allowed to complete his cross-country trip and make a connection with the buyer of the drug in Rhode Island.
Three arrested in drug raid
Three men were arrested after police fired tear gas into a West Side home in a drug raid Monday night.
Man jailed in assault case
A man accused of punching and biting a woman has been lodged in the Lawrence County jail. Leonard M. Wilder Jr., 35, of East Washington Street, was charged with aggravated and simple assault, terroristic threats and harassment. He remains in jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.
Brothers charged with harassment, intimidation
Two brothers have been charged with harassing and intimidating the same woman. New Castle police charged David Thomas Kordish, 22, of 502 Lyndal St., with stalking and harassing a former girlfriend.
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Couple stab, stabbed in altercation
A New Castle couple both face assault charges following an argument Sunday afternoon. Alisha Jones, 31, of 308 Bell Ave., was charged with aggravated and simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. She remains in the Lawrence County jail in lieu of $5,000 bond.
Fire displaces family
A fire in Mahoningtown Sunday night displaced a family of five. The Red Cross has assisted the family, one adult and four children, with emergency needs.
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