NEW CASTLE —
•Retail theft. Police responded to a report of theft at Family Dollar, 1702 Wilmington Road at 6:15 p.m. Nov. 17 after receiving reports of suspects in the store taking items, including perfume and clothing items. On Thursday, police charged Michael Patrick Quear of 1311 Croton Ave., David J. Quear of 422 Galbreath St. and an unidentified female juvenile with retail theft.
•Accident. Police said Tyler Santiago, 20, of 399 Conestoga Trail, Pulaski, was northbound on Wilmington Road Thursday when he struck the rear of an auto driven by Jeffrey Simmons, 26, of Sharon. According to police, Simmons was slowing to make a turn into a business. There were no injuries but both vehicles had severe damage and had to be towed.
•Theft. A rifle, a gold bracelet and a power washer were stolen from a home on Pulaski Road between February and Saturday.
•Accident. Tequita Rethea Brewer, 32, of 412 W. Grant St., was cited for driving without a license following an accident around 1:40 a.m. Thursday on Pearson Street. She told police she had backed into a flower bed in the 500 block, damaging it and her car.
•Criminal mischief. The driver’s side window was smashed out of a car parked in a carport in the 1000 block of Adams Street near Cascade Street between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
•Attempted theft. Someone punched in the driver’s side lock of a car parked near West Sharp and South Jefferson streets between 6 p.m. Nov. 27 and 11 a.m. Wednesday.
•Attempted theft. The driver’s side front window of a car was broken Wednesday while it was parked in the New Castle Transit Authority lot near Croton Avenue.
•Theft. Someone stole a white Chevrolet dump truck from a loading dock behind the Cascade Galleria between Nov. 24 and Saturday. The owner said the truck had been locked and she has all the keys.
•Theft. Someone stole $211 from a purse and briefcase of employees at Lawrence County Eye Associates on North Mercer Street between Nov. 26 and Wednesday.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a house in the 500 block of Blaine Street around 6:30 p.m. Friday and stole a 32-inch flat screen television.
•Hit-and-run. Someone hit the driver’s side mirror of a car parked in a lot on North Jefferson Street between 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday and left.
•Theft. Various tools were stolen from Recycled Pallets, 911 Industrial St., around 11 a.m. Nov. 27.
•Theft. About 50 feet of copper pipe was stolen from a house in the 900 block of Adams Street between midnight Wednesday and 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
•Burglary. A 52-inch flat screen television was stolen from a home in the 1300 block of Croton Avenue between Nov. 24 and 26.
•Burglary. Copper pipe was stolen from the basement of a house in the 200 block of Park Avenue around 11 a.m. Wednesday.
NEW CASTLE —
- Police Reports
Man jumps into Shenango River
New Castle police and fire departments were dispatched Wednesday morning after a man jumped into the Shenango River. Police were called at 11:35 a.m. and the fire department was notified about 10 minutes later.
Man facing drug charges
Charges filed against a city man stem from a July arrest, when police allegedly found him with marijuana. Dorian Allen Cullen, 31, of 209 E. Pearson St., is wanted for one count each of disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, criminal trespass, manufacture of a controlled substance and possession or distribution of a small amount of marijuana, and four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
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Stabbing victims out of hospital, charges pending
A father and son stabbed on the South Side last week are out of the hospital. New Castle Police Chief Bobby Salem said the men are being interviewed and he expects charges to be filed later in the week.
Pair assists woman in escape from smoky bedroom
A woman was rescued Friday evening after reporting smoke in her mobile home. Cindy Zarlingo of 275 Dominick Lane, Mahoning Township, called 911 at 8:54 p.m. stating there was smoke in her bedroom and she was unable to get out.
Police identify victims in fatal Amish buggy crash
State police say a mother and her daughter died in a fatal collision between a truck and a horse-drawn Amish buggy. Authorities say 34-year-old Mary Byler, of New Wilmington, and her 11-year-old daughter, whose name was withheld, died in the crash Saturday on Pulaski-Mercer Road, Wilmington Township, Mercer County.
Father, son stabbed during argument
A father and son were stabbed during an argument Wednesday afternoon on New Castle’s South Side. Police Chief Robert Salem said in a press release that during an argument at 528 E. Long Ave. Joseph Bohizic stabbed his son Terry Kohlmetz in the buttocks area.
Girl hurt as vehicle slides
A 7-year-old girl suffered what police described as major injuries when she was hit by a car Tuesday. Kristina Ritenour of New Castle was injured in the accident just after 4 p.m. Tuesday on Columbiana Road in North Beaver Township.
City man facing drug charges
New Castle police charged Steven Kornard Houston, 21, 509 E. Lutton St., with possession and delivery of a controlled substance. Police filed the charges with District Judge Melissa A. Amodie.
Police gearing up for Shop With a Cop
Police in Lawrence County are getting ready to go Christmas shopping. They’re not buying for themselves. They are using thousands of dollars collected from the community to take lesser fortunate children on their annual “Shop With a Cop” spree at Walmart in Union Township.
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