New Castle News

May 24, 2013

Shenango man accused of breaking into car

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A Shenango man was arrested after he allegedly was caught breaking into a car on New Castle’s East Side.

New Castle police charged Jessie Lauderbaugh, 23, of Highview Drive with fleeing from police, theft from a motor vehicle, disorderly conduct and loitering and prowling at night.

Police were called to the 1000 block of Maryland Avenue around 10 p.m. Saturday where a man later identified as Lauderbaugh reportedly had been seen breaking into a vehicle.

The owner said she had gone outside and saw a man sitting in her car’s front passenger seat. When she yelled and asked him what he was doing, he got out of the car and ran, she told police.

A neighbor and his dog pointed police in the direction the intruder had gone and said his dog had found the man hiding behind his fence, but he took off running again.

A police officer spotted Lauderbaugh in the 1000 block of Winslow Avenue. The officer fell and sustained several scrapes to his forearm while arresting Lauderbaugh.

Lauderbaugh later admitted to police he had broken into a car.

He was arraigned by District Judge Melissa A. Amodie and lodged in the Lawrence County jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.