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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
South Side man faces gun, drug charges
A South Side man was arrested on gun and drug charges following a traffic stop on the city’s North Hill. Martel Lamar Webb, 19, of 199 Hamilton St. had been wanted by police on charges in a domestic assault case in May when police caught up with him.
Bomb threat locks down jail
The Lawrence County jail was locked down Tuesday afternoon because of an apparent bomb scare.
Truck found in Mahoning River
Crews from the North Beaver Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a truck found in the Mahoning River Monday night.
Woman charged for assaulting 1-year-old
A New Castle woman was arrested and charged with the assault of a year-old child in Scott Township. Nicole Martin, 26, of New Castle was arraigned before District Judge David Rishel on a charge of simple assault. She was lodged in the Lawrence County jail on $1,000 bond.
Jail receives bomb threat
The Lawrence County jail received a bomb threat over the weekend. New Castle police reported a call was received at 7:40 p.m. Saturday from a man who said he “was coming up to blow up the jail.”
Child says man tried to kidnap him
A 6-year-old playing in his yard Saturday night said a man tried to abduct him. Pennsylvania State Police said the child, playing on his swing set on Line Street, Perry Township, about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, was approached by a blond, bearded, tattooed man who tried to talk to him.
Y Zone evacuated in power outage
The Y Zone in Neshannock Township was evacuated Friday afternoon out of concern for fire. An electrical box at the facility reportedly exploded, cutting power and creating smoke.
Two arrested in East Side drug raid
Narcotics officers arrested two men and seized heroin in a raid of a house on New Castle’s East Side. New Castle Police Chief Bobby Salem said city police and Lawrence County District Attorney’s detectives served a sealed search warrant at Apartment D, 502 Florence Ave., around 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Police probe alleged overdose
New Castle police are investigating a reported drug overdose of a woman found in a car on the city’s West Side. The woman, 29-year-old Misty Blu McKim of Youngstown, was reported to have been in cardiac arrest and had two children in car seats in the back of the car.
Police arrest 15 in drug roundup
Police in Lawrence County arrested 15 people Thursday as part of an ongoing sweep of accused drug dealers. Lawrence County District Attorney Joshua Lamancusa said the detail, dubbed “Operation Spring Cleaning,” began around 10 a.m.
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