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.
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- Police Reports
Shenango man accused of breaking into car
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.
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Police arrest four in Union Township drug raid
Four people were arrested and drugs and a gun were confiscated Wednesday when police raided a house in Union Township. Union Township police, with the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force and New Castle police special response team and narcotics unit, served a sealed search warrant at 27 Spring St. just before 6:30 a.m.
Man charged as store burglary accomplice
New Castle police have arrested a South Side man for his alleged role in a convenience store burglary. Alex John Benkosky, 21, of 821 S. Mercer St., is accused as an accomplice in the March 26 break-in at the Country Fair on Croton Avenue.
Man accused of cutting woman
A New Castle man is accused of allegedly assaulting a Crestview Gardens woman. Police said Dajoi Taylor, 19, of 509 W. North St. allegedly hit an 18-year-old woman in the cheek with a purple eyebrow razor and pulled the weave out of her hair during an encounter around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Vacant house burns on South Side
A vacant South Side house burned Monday morning. New Castle firefighters were called at 12:50 a.m. to 510 Galbreath St. They said the structure “was fully involved” when they arrived and flames could be seen on all four sides of the building.
Man reports being pistol whipped
A Detroit man reported to New Castle police he had been pistol whipped by two men in Crestview Gardens. The man told police the incident occurred around 3 p.m. Wednesday on Parkwood Court.
Police: Dog had no food, water or space
A Lower East Side woman is facing charges for allegedly leaving her dog without food or water during hot temperatures.
Cleaners cause fire in vacant Halco unit
Lawrence County Housing Authority employees cleaning a vacant unit sparked a blaze Monday, according to city firefighters. The fire just before noon in the Halco Drive apartment caused $10,000 damage to the kitchen, they said.
Business ‘total loss’ after fire
A Little Beaver Township business was destroyed when a fire started in a garage. Enon Valley Volunteer Fire Chief Ben Hostetler said the blaze broke out about 12:20 a.m. Sunday in the garage of John Curea at 1791 State Route 551.
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