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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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- Police Reports
Car strikes Neshannock school bus
A New Castle woman will be cited for failing to stop in time to avoid striking a stopped school bus. Neshannock police said Mary Clause struck the Neshannock bus, which had stopped in the 1800 block of Pulaski Road about 4 p.m. Wednesday.
North Hill man faces stalking charges
A North Hill man is facing charges for allegedly stalking a neighbor who complained he has been watching her. New Castle police have charged Donald Dean Crews, 53, of 228 E. Fairmont Ave. with two counts each of stalking and harassment.
Man, 61, accused of raping girl
A Wayne Township man is lodged in the Lawrence County jail, accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. Steven Louis Haynes, 61, of 4626 Ellwood Road was charged by state police in an alleged incident that occurred in February or April of last year at his home.
Fire marshal probes cause of blaze
A city police fire marshal said he hasn’t ruled yet on a blaze that ravaged two Taylor Street houses. Chris Fabian, who was at the fire scene for the duration Monday morning, said the blaze that displaced three families started in the back of a yellow, two-story duplex at 602 Taylor St.
Man accused of making bomb threats
A Sheep Hill man is in the county jail after allegedly threatening to kill a woman with a pipe bomb. New Castle officers and three members of the Pittsburgh police bomb squad went to the tan and brick two-story house at 116 W. Balph Ave. Monday to look for Daniel William Wilson, 36, who lives there.
Home invasion suspect out of hospital, in jail
A man shot during an alleged home invasion has been released from the hospital and jailed. Richard Andrew Javens, 43, of 3063 McClelland Ave. was discharged from Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh Saturday and immediately taken into custody on a warrant.
City man to answer Wyoming drug charges first
A North Hill man arrested for allegedly having guns and drugs in his house is being extradited to Wyoming. After that, Michael Antonini IV, 21, will face multiple drug charges in Lawrence County, according to New Castle Police Chief Bobby Salem.
Photo, Video, Story: Three families homeless after fire ravages two houses
Bronte Baxter was at home with her two babies Monday when she saw flames at the back of her house. “I was in the living room and saw fire in the kitchen,” the resident of 602 Taylor St. said. “I thought, ‘Oh my gosh,’ and I went upstairs to get my phone.”
Uncle of boy hurt at park lauds rescuers
An uncle of the boy who fell at McConnell’s Mill State Park lauded rescue workers for their efforts. The Rev. Keith Karns said he arrived to find crews in the midst of a grueling, three-hour effort.
VIDEO: City blaze ignites neighboring home
A fire that started in a duplex at 532 Taylor St. today ignited a neighboring home. Three families were displaced by the blaze that broke out around 9:30 a.m. and destroyed both two-story structures.
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