NEW CASTLE —
Woman says robber dragged her
A woman reported to police of being robbed on the East Side Sunday.
The woman said she was walking on Whippo Street around 1 a.m. and noticed that a man was following her. She said she thought she recognized him and went over to his car.
According to police, she said he grabbed her right arm, pulled it out of her pocket and stole $35. Then, she grabbed onto the driver’s side door, and he drove away, dragging her for about a half-mile before she let go.
She later went to a hospital emergency room, having suffered road rash and a bruise on her head, police said.
Man reports assault, robbery
A man walking along Pine Street at Oak Street told police he was robbed of $580 and assaulted Sunday.
The victim said he was walking home from a store around 8 p.m. when three men approached him and hit him in the face. They took his wallet containing the cash. He suffered a cut under his right eye and went to the hospital emergency room, police said. No suspects were found.
Man tells police he was robbed
New Castle police Friday evening searched for an armed suspect who allegedly stole a man’s wallet and wristwatch.
A 53-year-old East Side man told officers he was walking on North Mercer Street between Grant Street and Lincoln Avenue shortly before 8 p.m. when two men wearing black hooded sweatshirts approached him and robbed him at gunpoint.
No suspects were found in the area, police said.
Police seize marijuana in stop
New Castle police arrested a man Sunday morning for possessing 27 bags of suspected marijuana.
A passenger in a car stopped by New Castle police Sunday morning had bags of suspected marijuana with him, New Castle police said.
Ashton Jahfar Johnson, 26, of 810 McGrath Ave., was arrested and charged with possession, possession with intent to deliver and possession of paraphernalia. Johnson was a passenger in a car stopped by police.
An officer on patrol around 12:15 a.m. said a tan Chevrolet pulled in front of him from a parking lot on East Washington Street and he had to break suddenly to avoid hitting it.
Marijuana found in home searches
New Castle police say they found marijuana and drug paraphernalia at two separate houses while searching for a robbery suspect.
Police went to a house in the 400 block of East Division Street around 4 p.m. Friday. The resident, Robert Wayne Hoon, 30, who lives at the house, gave them consent to look inside, police said.
During the search, officers found three suspected marijuana cigarettes, three pipes and a cutting instrument.
According to police, Hoon said the items were his and that he smokes marijuana. He gave them a bag of suspected marijuana and a tube containing three suspected marijuana cigarettes.
The officers also went to a home where Mark Steven Krieger Jr., 38, of 802 Pollock Ave. allowed them to search. There, they found Krieger to have marijuana and paraphernalia, police said.
Both men are charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
NEW CASTLE —
Woman says robber dragged her
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City man charged with making threats
A New Castle man is facing charges that he threatened to harm a woman. City police arrested John A. Adamo, 34, of 211 E. Leasure Ave. after he allegedly tried to kick in the door of another Leasure Avenue home and threatened a woman inside Wednesday evening.
Drunk driving suspect tied to double fatal
A man charged with drunk driving in New Wilmington was the driver in a 2009 double-fatality crash. New Wilmington police said they learned Austin J. Ewers, 20, has a record that includes homicide by vehicle after they arrested him in the borough Nov. 24.
Second body this week found at Moraine
The body of a New Castle man was found at Moraine State Park. Jake Weiland, assistant park manager, said someone who had been boating and fishing from a kayak on Lake Arthur saw something on the shore at 10:30 a.m. Thursday and contacted park officials.
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.
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