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•Drug arrest. Police stopped a vehicle in the parking lot of Lawrence Village plaza after receiving a report of suspicious activity at 12:11 p.m. Oct. 15. Officers said they determined the two occupants were in the possession of drugs. Charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia were filed against Christopher Jay Magusiak, 20, of 509 Ninth St., Ellwood City. Alexander Tyler Stillwagon, 20, of 532 Todd Ave. was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Stillwagon was placed in the Lawrence County jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond.
•Retail theft. Police charged Shelby Lyn Forkey, 20, of 148 Jane Lane, Edinburg, with retail theft after she was accused of taking merchandise valued at $29.37 from Kmart in Lawrence Village Plaza Oct. 16.
•Driving under the influence. Officers said they observed a vehicle driving erratically on East Washington Street near Willowbrook Road at 9:10 p.m. Oct. 16. The vehicle was stopped and the operator, Gary John Seybert Jr., 34, of 507 Linday St. was charged with driving under the influence and several traffic violations.
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Shop with a Cop makes 116 children happy
All Mason Work wanted for Christmas was a basketball. But when the 8-year-old New Castle boy left Walmart Thursday, he was the excited owner of a new scooter, a toy equalizer gun and a pair of Spiderman boots, in addition to a blue and white Wilson basketball.
Council OKs agreement with DA’s office
New Castle City Council has approved an agreement that details city narcotics officers to the Lawrence County district attorney’s office.
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.
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