•Accident. Police said Darren J. Rowlands, 27, of Ellwood City was westbound on Route 108 in Scott Township at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, just west of Old Route 108. The vehicle left the road and struck an embankment, police said, sustaining moderate damage. According to officers, Rowland was not wearing a seatbelt, but he was not injured.
•Accident. Police said Louis E. Brown, 27, of New Castle was eastbound on Route 108 and approaching Route 19 at 6:45 p.m. Saturday when he began to slide on the ice-covered road. The car slid into an embankment on the east side of the highway, police said, and rolled onto the driver’s side. There were no injuries reported.
•Accident. Police said a 17-year-old female suffered a moderate injury at 2:40 p.m. Friday as the result of an accident at Route 351 and Valley View Road in Little Beaver Township. Police said she took her eyes off the road to look at the radio and her westbound vehicle went off the north berm. She overcorrected, traveled across the highway and hit a tree. Police said the driver will be cited for careless driving.
•Assault. Police said a man and woman were walking along Route 351 west of Ellwood City in Wayne Township at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday when a passing vehicle turned around and stopped. Three males got out of the vehicle and accused the pair of throwing something at their car. Officers said the male was assaulted, suffering a facial injury, and the attackers fled on foot. The female driver drove off. Anyone with information about the incident has been asked to contact state police at (724) 598-2211.
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Couple arrested after struggle with police
An East Side couple are facing charges for allegedly struggling with police during their arrests on warrants.
Man charged for allegedly damaging car
A Mahoningtown man is accused of intentionally causing more than $4,000 damage to another man’s car.
Firefighters respond to gas leak
New Castle firefighters responded to a gas leak Friday at the former Lincoln-Garfield school on Long Avenue. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Petrone said Columbia Gas received a call from someone in the 800 block of South Mercer Street about the smell of gas Friday morning.
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Woman accused of taking money
A West Middlesex woman is facing multiple theft charges for allegedly using someone else’s ATM card. The amount of money involved is nearly $1,100.
Couple accused of theft from baseball field firm
A Scott Township business involved in producing professional baseball field surfaces was the victim of an alleged employee theft. A husband and wife from Boardman, Ohio, are facing theft and related charges.
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.
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