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•Suspicious person. Police have received reports of a man driving a blue four-door Chevrolet pickup truck asking for scrap metal in the Castlewood area. A vehicle matching that description also was seen at the end of Woodview Drive under what police described as suspicous circumstances. Anyone who sees a vehicle matching this description is being asked to contact police via 911.
•Criminal mischief. Someone drove a vehicle into a back porch in the 900 block of Oak Street Monday, breaking the steps and railing.
•Theft. Various jewelry items and a red piggy bank containing $1,500 were stolen from a house in the 900 block of Maryland Avenue between 6 and 9 p.m. Tuesday.
•Theft. A Ruger 9 mm handgun and a registration plate were reported stolen from a car in the 1100 block of Booker Drive overnight Monday to Tuesday.
•Burglary. Someone tried to break into a safety deposit box inside a house in the 300 block of Nutz Street between 6:30 and 11 p.m. Tuesday.
•Theft. A black purse containing $35 was stolen from a car in the 1100 block of Pin Oak Drive around 12:20 a.m. Oct. 4. A woman said she gave two women a ride and they took her purse and ran.
•Theft. Two infrared game cameras were stolen from a wooded area of Locust Street between Sept. 24 and Oct. 4.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a home in the 400 block of Fern Street and stole a television between 6 and 6:15 p.m. Oct. 3.
•Theft. A Garfield Avenue resident reported that $1,560 had been removed fraudulently from her bank accounts through six transactions. She told police she believes someone may have stolen her mail.
•Burglary. Three cases of beef rib-eye loins were stolen from Wholesome Foods, 809 Sampson St. around 10 p.m. Sept. 26. The freezer lock was broken off and copper pipe was cut from an upstairs room.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a house in the 600 block of East Reynolds Street between 4 and 10:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and stole copper pipe from the basement.
•Theft. A weed eater, two carpet cleaners, a chop saw, a lawnmower, a snow blower and a generator were stolen from a garage in the 1500 block of Hanna Street between Sept. 20 and 26.
•Burglary. Someone broke into the Eintracht Singing Society hall at 108 Taylor St. Sept. 27, broke open the safe and stole money. There was no sign of forced entry, police said.
•Criminal mischief. The back window of a house in the 700 block of Arlington Avenue was broken between 4 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 2.
•Shots fired. Police found four 9 mm casings on the ground on Scott Street near Court Street around 9 p.m. Oct. 2 after gunshots were reported.
•Accident. Samantha Irene Bara, 30, 22 Laurel Blvd. told police her car had been hit by a purple van while she was going west on West Falls Street around 10 p.m. Friday. The van then left. During a domestic call on Altman Road, police determined the vehicle that had hit Bara was a Dodge Caravan driven by Roderick Proctor Jr., 22, of 747 Altman Drive. He is charged with accidents with damage to attended vehicle, driving without a license, driving without insurance and a stop sign violation.
•Burglary. Someone broke into an apartment in the 100 block of East Wallace Avenue between 1 and 3:30 p.m. Monday and ransacked it.
•Burglary. A video game console and three games were stolen from an apartment in the 1000 block of Beech Street between 1:45 and 7:40 p.m. Saturday.
•Burglary. A chain with a Jesus charm, eight men’s watches and about three pairs of men’s shoes were stolen from an apartment in the 100 block of East Wallace Avenue between 1 p.m. Sunday and 3:30 p.m. Monday.
•Theft. A laptop computer was stolen from a home in the 100 block of East Wabash Avenue about 3 p.m. Friday.
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- Police Reports
Man charged with drug possession during school visit
A Meadville man visiting a local school is facing drug possession charges. New Castle police said a summons has been issued to Jeremy Smith, 35, of Liberty Street. He is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
Jeep flips onto roof in Falls Street accident
A Pulaski woman was injured when her car collided with a van and flipped onto its roof, trapping her inside. The accident occurred around 11:15 a.m. Thursday on Falls Street at the intersection of Lowry Street.
Felon arrested for drugs on Halco Drive
Narcotics investigators found cocaine and marijuana while serving a sealed search warrant on Halco Drive Thursday. They also confiscated oxycodone pills and a loaded .38-caliber pistol.
Chimney fire damages home
A chimney fire caused damage to a North Beaver Township home this week. The North Beaver Township Volunteer Fire Department was called to the home of Joe Procopio at 325 Reed Road.
Man jailed for assault facing drug charges
A man jailed Wednesday in connection with an alleged burglary and assault is now facing drug charges, too. New Castle police said that when they arrested Glenn David Samuels III, 22, of 304 E. Lutton St., at his home just before noon Wednesday, they found him to be in possession of about 8 grams of heroin and 3 grams of crack cocaine, all broken down into individual packages for sale.
Man charged after hitting Capitol Grille
An East Side man is facing charges after a December accident when his truck allegedly hit the Capitol Grille building. On Wednesday, New Castle police charged George A. Stevens, 58, of Apt. 412, 814 W. Washington St., in connection with the accident that occurred around 1:50 p.m. Dec. 31.
Police arrest woman wanted in Florida
An East Side woman whose car was stopped by New Castle police is wanted on felony charges in Florida. New Castle police have charged Vivian Lynn King, 54, of 1819 E. Washington St., as a fugitive from justice.
McGrath Manor raid leads to man’s arrest
One person was charged following a drug raid at New Castle’s McGrath Manor. Daymond Waller, 20, of 814 W. Washington St. was charged after the raid by New Castle police and the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force Wednesday morning.
Man charged with break-in
A New Castle man is facing 15 charges stemming from a break-in on the city’s West Side. Glenn David Samuels, 22, was charged with burglary, aggravated and simple assault, criminal trespass, prohibited possession of a firearm, robbery, carrying a concealed firearm without a license, endangering the welfare of children, theft, receiving stolen property, terrroristic threats, recklessly endangering another, defiant trespassing, criminal mischief and harassment.
Sex offender jailed on escape charge
A Neshannock Township man was jailed on $100,000 bond after being charged with escape Wednesday. David Wayne Talbert, 19, of 259 Cathcart Drive was arrested after he allegedly cut off the electronic monitoring device he had been wearing as he awaited sentencing on sex charges.
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