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•Driving under the influence. Police said they stopped a vehicle driven by James J. Beeker, 40 of 419 Clen-Moore Blvd. at 11:45 p.m. Dec. 17 on East Washington Street near Cascade Street. They said it was determined he was under the influence and he was arrested. A subsequent test determined Beeker’s blood alcohol count was 0.235 percent, or nearly three times the legal limit.
•Retail theft. Melissa Ann Jones, 31, of 2452 Harlansburg Road and Charley Weir, 29, of 1147 Pin Oak Drive were charged with retail theft in connection with an incident at Giant Eagle on New Butler Road at 4:50 p.m. Dec. 22. They allegedly took merchandise — mainly DVDs and candy — valued at nearly $250.
•Driving under the influence. Police said they stopped a vehicle for violations on State Road near Old Princeton Road at 12:40 a.m. Dec. 23. They said they determined the driver, Lenny J. Staples, 45, of 3582 Copper Road was under the influence of alcohol. Officers said testing revealed his blood-alcohol count was 0.101 percent.
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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
A West Middlesex woman is facing multiple theft charges for allegedly using someone else’s ATM card. The amount of money involved is nearly $1,100.
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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