NEW CASTLE —
•Missing person. Police received a report of a 77-year-old woman who was missing from an Abby Road home Tuesday after suffering a head injury. Officers and members of the Neshannock Volunteer Fire Department began a search, and the woman was found at a nearby home by a volunteer firefighter. The woman was transported to Jameson Hospital.
•Theft. Police received multiple reports of thefts Sunday from vehicles along Old Butler Road, Old Princeton Road, Muzzy Drive and Brookshire Drive . Cash, a GPS unit, wallets, credit cards, handbags, iPod, tools and other item were taken. Some of the items were found in nearby yards. Police said a 2001 white Dodge Dakota pickup truck was also stolen from a home on Old Butler Road.
•Accident. Police said Gary Yanul struck a deer on Ellwood Road near Center Church Road about 10:10 p.m. Saturday. There were no injuries, police said, but heavy damage to the vehicle.
•Burglary. Police said at least three people were involved in a burglary in the 600 block of Lake Road in Washington Township Friday afternoon. The suspects forced open a back door to a home and took a 20-gauge shotgun, a 40-inch flat-screen television and a laptop computer. They fled in a silver sedan.
•Theft. Unlocked vehicles were entered at homes along Hickory Drive, Moffat Road and Eastbrook Road in Hickory Township the morning of Oct. 31. Money, backpacks, wallets and other items were taken.
•Burglary. Thieves broke into a building along Route 18 in New Beaver Borough Oct. 31 and took four welders and a plasma cutter. Witnesses told police they left in a blue pickup truck. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (724) 598-2211.
•Theft. A 9-mm Ruger handgun was stolen from a car parked in the 400 block of Beckford Street between midnight Sunday and 5:20 p.m. Monday.
•Assault. Terrance Renal Murphy, 21, of 124 Park Ave., is charged with simple assault, flight to avoid apprehension, defiant trespass, simple trespass, harassment and domestic violence. He allegedly tried to run away from police at Harbor Heights, where he was on a no-trespassing list. Police said he assaulted a woman by holding a pillow over her head and hitting her in the head during a domestic dispute around 8:20 a.m. Monday.
•Theft. Copper pipe was stolen from the former Nifty Fifties Restaurant at 1130 Butler Ave. Friday.
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Couple arrested after struggle with police
An East Side couple are facing charges for allegedly struggling with police during their arrests on warrants.
Man charged for allegedly damaging car
A Mahoningtown man is accused of intentionally causing more than $4,000 damage to another man’s car.
Firefighters respond to gas leak
New Castle firefighters responded to a gas leak Friday at the former Lincoln-Garfield school on Long Avenue. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Petrone said Columbia Gas received a call from someone in the 800 block of South Mercer Street about the smell of gas Friday morning.
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Woman accused of taking money
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Couple accused of theft from baseball field firm
A Scott Township business involved in producing professional baseball field surfaces was the victim of an alleged employee theft. A husband and wife from Boardman, Ohio, are facing theft and related charges.
Car strikes Neshannock school bus
A New Castle woman will be cited for failing to stop in time to avoid striking a stopped school bus. Neshannock police said Mary Clause struck the Neshannock bus, which had stopped in the 1800 block of Pulaski Road about 4 p.m. Wednesday.
North Hill man faces stalking charges
A North Hill man is facing charges for allegedly stalking a neighbor who complained he has been watching her. New Castle police have charged Donald Dean Crews, 53, of 228 E. Fairmont Ave. with two counts each of stalking and harassment.
Man, 61, accused of raping girl
A Wayne Township man is lodged in the Lawrence County jail, accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. Steven Louis Haynes, 61, of 4626 Ellwood Road was charged by state police in an alleged incident that occurred in February or April of last year at his home.
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