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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Flight from police yields suspected cocaine
A Youngstown man who police said fled from them Monday morning remains in the Lawrence County jail. New Castle police said Jamal I. Turner, 21, of 56 Garfield St., was arraigned before District Judge Melissa Amodie on charges of manufacture, delivery or possession of a controlled substance, flight to avoid apprehension, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct.
Man charged with drug possession during school visit
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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
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McGrath Manor raid leads to man’s arrest
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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.
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