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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- Police Reports
Former vo-tech employee charged with theft
A former employee of the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center has been charged with stealing money from the school.
Mobile home fire under investigation
A fire that destroyed a mobile home in Little Beaver Township Monday morning is under investigation. Enon Valley Volunteer Fire Chief Ben Hostetler said the state police fire marshal has been called in to determine the cause of the blaze on Valley View Drive.
Hikers found safe
Two hikers who had been reported missing Monday night in McConnell’s Mill State Park were found safe and uninjured. The hikers, Cole L. Ransom, 23, of New Castle and Katherine G. Tester, 25, of New Galilee were found at 11:31 p.m. Monday.
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
A Meadville man visiting a local school is facing drug possession charges. New Castle police said a summons has been issued to Jeremy Smith, 35, of Liberty Street. He is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
Jeep flips onto roof in Falls Street accident
A Pulaski woman was injured when her car collided with a van and flipped onto its roof, trapping her inside. The accident occurred around 11:15 a.m. Thursday on Falls Street at the intersection of Lowry Street.
Felon arrested for drugs on Halco Drive
Narcotics investigators found cocaine and marijuana while serving a sealed search warrant on Halco Drive Thursday. They also confiscated oxycodone pills and a loaded .38-caliber pistol.
Chimney fire damages home
A chimney fire caused damage to a North Beaver Township home this week. The North Beaver Township Volunteer Fire Department was called to the home of Joe Procopio at 325 Reed Road.
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.
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