NEW CASTLE —
•Car fire. State police are investigating an incident involving a 2009 Infinity M35 found burning just off High Hill Road, Pulaski Township, between 3:20 and 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. The vehicle is owned by Debra J. Thomas of Hermitage. Police were assisted by the Pulaski Township Volunteer Fire Department.
•Cited. Jamal I. Turner, 20, of Youngstown, was charged with driving while operating privileges are suspended or revoked, following too closely and careless driving. The charges stem from a traffic accident at 6:15 p.m. March 10. Police said Turner, eastbound on Route 422 in Mahoning Township, failed to stop when a vehicle in front of him turned from the highway into Harbor Village. Police said Turner’s vehicle hit the back of the other car, sending it spinning into a sign. Police said he then fled the scene.
•Burglary. A handgun was reported taken from a Mount Jackson Road residence in North Beaver Township between midnight Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday.
•Cited. Shahid Fateen Tucker-Saahir, 36, of New Brighton, was charged with driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and traffic violations. Officers said Tucker-Saahir was observed driving erratically while southbound on Route 18 in New Beaver Borough about 1:10 a.m. March 19. During a traffic stop, police said, signs of drug-related impairment were observed. Officers said the suspected drugs and paraphernalia were found after he began to resist after he was placed into custody for driving under the influence.
•Cited. Albert Scott Tedrow, 41, of Sixth Street, was cited for simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct after police were called for a disturbance in the 500 block of Waldo Street at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
•Theft. Cash, a birth certificate and insurance and access cards were taken from a purse in the 200 block of North Beaver Street overnight Monday.
•Accident. Police said Donald Runyon, 55, of Sixth Street reported his white, Ford pick-up truck had been hit by a dark vehicle at 7 p.m. April 3 as both vehicles, westbound on Falls Street near Sampson Street, passed another vehicle.
•Theft. An electric meter was taken from a house in the 100 block of Phillips Place between 6 p.m. April 4 and noon Monday.
•Theft. About $7 in change was taken and the center console was damaged on an unlocked vehicle parked in the 1100 block of Liberty Street between 1 and 9 a.m. Tuesday.
•Hit-and-run accident. Police were told a red car backed into another vehicle parked in Plaza South parking lot on East Reynolds Street at 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday, then fled.
•Accident. Police said three vehicles collided at Long and Cunningham avenues about 6:45 p.m. April 5. Police said Robert McConnell, 70, of 125 W. North St., northbound on Arlington Avenue, crossed Long Avenue colliding with Bruce Harris, 50, of 602 E. Lutton St., westbound on Long Avenue. Officers said the impact pushed McConnell’s car into the car of Amy Giddings, 48, of 746 Shenango Stop Road, who was southbound on Cunningham Avenue. Police said McConnell, who was taken to Jameson Hospital, was cited for driving under the influence and Harris was cited for operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license.
•Theft. A laptop computer was taken from a house in the 1600 block of Hamilton Street between 5 and 6:15 p.m. April 1.
•Theft. Police said 250 feet of wire owned by Verizon, and valued at $5,000, was cut from poles in the Valley Spring area before 10 a.m. Wednesday.
•Burglary. Cigarettes and scratch-off lottery tickets were taken from the BP Oil station in the 1500 block of Wilmington Road before 3:20 a.m. Thursday.
•Theft. A purse was taken from an unlocked vehicle parked in the Field Club Commons lot about 3:40 p.m. Tuesday. Officers said an attempt was made to use the victim’s bank and debit cards but were canceled.
Melissa A. Amodie
•Tracy Lynn Padilla, 47, of New Castle, charged by the Lawrence County district attorney with two counts each of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, intent to possess a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
New Castle police charged the following people:
•Richard W. Kohlmetz, 45, of New Castle, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Robert D. Leasure Jr., 54, of New Castle, two counts of defiant trespass.
•Sunshine Marie Lyskowka, 20, of New Castle, simple assault and harassment.
•Josiah Wallace Beck, 35, of New Castle, intent to possess a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Ashley Rene Tanner, 28, of Ellwood City, use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Kellie Ann Mars, 27, of New Castle, two counts of use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
Scott A. McGrath
•Heather Osler of Pulaski, charged by the Wilmington school district with violation of compulsory attendance.
Neshannock Township police charged the following people:
•Desmond D. Cochrane, 34, of Youngstown, Ohio, firearms not to be carried without a license and receiving stolen property.
•Joseph A. Cangey, 45, of New Castle, two counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, intent to possess a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Peter J. Barone, 19, of New Castle, two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of purchase of an alcoholic beverage by a minor, minor prohibited operating a vehicle with alcohol and disregarding traffic lane.
•Daryl O. Daniels, 31, of New Castle, two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of disregarding traffic lane, careless driving and restrictions on alcoholic beverages violation.
•Jacob Dively, 30, of Warren, Ohio, intent to possess a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission charged the following people:
•William R. Church, 56, of New Castle, violation of rules and regulations.
•Thomas Joe Via, 41, of Edinboro, Pa., violation of rules and regulations.
•Michelle Shacklock, 54, of Pulaski, fishing without a license.
•Robert Anthony Bour, 62, of Hubbard, Ohio, fishing without a license.
Jerry G. Cartwright
•David J. Carter, 33, of Wampum, charged by Ellwood City police with public drunkenness and similar misconduct, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and harassment.
•Jennie Mars of Ellwood City, charged by the Ellwood City school district with three counts of compulsory school attendance violation.
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Five injured in school bus crash
Four students and a driver sustained minor injuries in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday morning. According to state police, a line of vehicles was westbound on snow-covered Route 108/Harlansburg Road at 7:50 a.m. when Shannon C. McAnney, 21, of Gibsonia, the second car in the line, lost control of her vehicle.
Ray Street man charged in burglary
An East Side man has been arrested in connection with a Scott Street burglary. Mark Anthony Magusiak Jr., 23, of 613 S. Ray St., was charged with burglary and attempted theft. He is in the Lawrence County jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.
New Castle man jailed in drug case
A New Castle man facing 11 drug-related charges is being held on $25,000 bond. The charges against Theodore Trent McHenry, 20, of 919 Beckford St. followed a raid at his home last week.
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.
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