NEW CASTLE —
•Driving under the influence. Police arrested Samuel Lee Odem, 58, of Sharon for driving under the influence after he was stopped at the intersection of East Washington Street and Frank Avenue about 10:40 p.m. Sept. 1.
•Criminal mischief. Someone smashed two mailboxes along Potter Run Road in Volant about 10:20 p.m. Sunday.
NEW CASTLE —
- Police Reports
Child says man tried to kidnap him
A 6-year-old playing in his yard Saturday night said a man tried to abduct him. Pennsylvania State Police said the child, playing on his swing set on Line Street, Perry Township, about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, was approached by a blond, bearded, tattooed man who tried to talk to him.
Y Zone evacuated in power outage
The Y Zone in Neshannock Township was evacuated Friday afternoon out of concern for fire. An electrical box at the facility reportedly exploded, cutting power and creating smoke.
Two arrested in East Side drug raid
Narcotics officers arrested two men and seized heroin in a raid of a house on New Castle’s East Side. New Castle Police Chief Bobby Salem said city police and Lawrence County District Attorney’s detectives served a sealed search warrant at Apartment D, 502 Florence Ave., around 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Police probe alleged overdose
New Castle police are investigating a reported drug overdose of a woman found in a car on the city’s West Side. The woman, 29-year-old Misty Blu McKim of Youngstown, was reported to have been in cardiac arrest and had two children in car seats in the back of the car.
Police arrest 15 in drug roundup
Police in Lawrence County arrested 15 people Thursday as part of an ongoing sweep of accused drug dealers. Lawrence County District Attorney Joshua Lamancusa said the detail, dubbed “Operation Spring Cleaning,” began around 10 a.m.
Man faces charges in stabbing
A lower North Hill man has been arrested following a stabbing. New Castle police reported that a West Side resident suffered slash wounds to the arm around 1 a.m. Saturday.
Car strikes, injures pedestrian on North Hill
A North Hill man was injured when he was hit by a car on Park Avenue. New Castle police said William Zeiger, 69, of 510 Reis St. was taken to Jameson Hospital with a cut on the back of his head following the incident that happened just before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Cyclist suffered ‘major’ injuries
A motorcyclist whose bike crashed on Highland Avenue Tuesday night suffered major injuries, New Castle police reported. Steven G. Addy, 62, of 135 E. Hillcrest Ave., was attempting to round a downhill curve in the area of Stewart Place and Grant Street around 7:45 p.m. when his left running board hit the road, according to police.
Street crimes unit nabs three on first day
The first day reaped success for the New Castle Police Department’s new street crimes unit. Police Chief Bobby Salem said the team effort Monday resulted in the arrest of two men on gun and drug charges and the arrest of a third man for an alleged robbery.
Croton man faces gun charges
A Croton man was jailed after an incident involving a gun. New Castle police said Joseph R. Phillips, 19, of 735 Croton Ave., fought them as they arrested him.
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