NEW CASTLE —
•Theft. A license plate was stolen from a car parked in the 600 block of South Ray Street between midnight Monday and 8 p.m. Tuesday.
•Theft. A yellow two-door car was stolen from the 100 block of Patterson Avenue at 6 a.m. Monday.
•Theft. A silver Volkswagen Jetta was stolen from the 400 block of Norwood Avenue around 12:45 p.m. Sunday.
•Accident. Police said William A. Callahan, 30, of 102 Wilder St., hit a stop sign around 10 a.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of West Washington Street. Callahan told police his car slid on a curve in the road. No injuries were reported.
•Accident. Police said Juan Searcy, 30, of 526 W. Washington St., went off the road and hit a fence at 405 E. Grant St. around 9:30 p.m. Friday. No injuries were reported.
•Accident. A Silverado pickup truck owned by the New Castle public works department went into a ditch around 1:50 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of South Ray Street. The driver, Donald Eugene Cade Jr., 42, of 321 E. Euclid Ave., told police he was trying to put the truck in reverse on Rear Franklin Avenue and did not see the ditch. No injuries were reported.
•Accident. Someone hit the bumper of a car parked in a driveway in the 1500 block of South Jefferson Street during the night Dec. 27 to 28 and left the scene, police said.
•Accident. Someone ran over the bushes in front of 543 E. Long Ave., around 4:45 a.m. Sunday. The damage extended to an overgrown empty lot and ended at 529 E. Long Ave. A red car also was damaged. Police later found a silver Jeep parked in a business lot on the South Side with pieces of a bush stuck in it and damage consistent with the damage to the red car. The Jeep’s registration information was unavailable, police said.
•Theft. Electronic games were stolen from a home in the 100 block of Phillips Place between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 27. Police charged Samantha Stoner, 22, of 109 Phillips Place, and Kevin Cross, 30, of 3412 Ellwood Road with theft and receiving stolen property, and Nicole Arnold, 26, of 916 Mount Jackson Road, with receiving stolen property.
•Criminal mischief. The owner of a car parked behind the New Castle Public Library reported key scratches made between 8 a.m. and 4:50 p.m. Dec. 27.
•Hit-and-run. A green truck hit an aluminum light pole in the area of Neshannock Village around 4:45 p.m. Dec. 26.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a home in the 300 block of South Ray Street between 4 p.m. Dec. 20 and 11 a.m. Dec. 21 and stole tools, lighting fixtures, plastic pipe, a generator and four bathroom exhaust fans still in packaging. The intruder also cut a padlock off the garage door and stole an all-terrain vehicle and mini-bike.
•Burglary. A laptop computer and a camera were stolen from a home in the 500 block of Seventh Street in West Pittsburg between 2 p.m. Dec. 20 and noon Dec. 21.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a home in the 1600 block of East Washington Street around 11:30 a.m. Dec. 21. Nothing was reported missing.
•Theft. Police said $520 was withdrawn from a Bank of America credit card account to purchase two GPS systems. The owner, a resident of North Cascade Street, said she never made such purchases. The matter was reported Dec. 26.
•Attempted burglary. The keys to a house in the 100 block of North Ray Street were reported stolen Dec. 25 and someone tried to use them to get into the house Dec. 26. The resident told police his alarm system sounded.
•Theft. A GPS, an EZ pass, $500 and various gift cards were stolen from a truck parked in the 100 block of South Ray Street Dec. 25. The owner said he awoke to a vehicle alarm.
•Burglary. Electronic games were stolen from a house in the 1800 block of Morris Street during the day Dec. 11.
•Burglary. Copper pipe was stolen from a house in the 500 block of Spruce Street Dec. 12.
•Burglary. An electronic game system and a laptop computer were stolen from a house in the 900 block of Marshall Avenue Dec. 12.
•Burglary. A flat-screen television and Sony PlayStation were stolen from a home in the 1300 block of East Washington Street Dec. 18.
•Criminal mischief. The front and rear tires were punctured on a van parked in the 1000 block of Pollock Avenue Dec. 16.
NEW CASTLE —
- Police Reports
Man jumps into Shenango River
New Castle police and fire departments were dispatched Wednesday morning after a man jumped into the Shenango River. Police were called at 11:35 a.m. and the fire department was notified about 10 minutes later.
Man facing drug charges
Charges filed against a city man stem from a July arrest, when police allegedly found him with marijuana. Dorian Allen Cullen, 31, of 209 E. Pearson St., is wanted for one count each of disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, criminal trespass, manufacture of a controlled substance and possession or distribution of a small amount of marijuana, and four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
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A father and son stabbed on the South Side last week are out of the hospital. New Castle Police Chief Bobby Salem said the men are being interviewed and he expects charges to be filed later in the week.
Pair assists woman in escape from smoky bedroom
A woman was rescued Friday evening after reporting smoke in her mobile home. Cindy Zarlingo of 275 Dominick Lane, Mahoning Township, called 911 at 8:54 p.m. stating there was smoke in her bedroom and she was unable to get out.
Police identify victims in fatal Amish buggy crash
State police say a mother and her daughter died in a fatal collision between a truck and a horse-drawn Amish buggy. Authorities say 34-year-old Mary Byler, of New Wilmington, and her 11-year-old daughter, whose name was withheld, died in the crash Saturday on Pulaski-Mercer Road, Wilmington Township, Mercer County.
Father, son stabbed during argument
A father and son were stabbed during an argument Wednesday afternoon on New Castle’s South Side. Police Chief Robert Salem said in a press release that during an argument at 528 E. Long Ave. Joseph Bohizic stabbed his son Terry Kohlmetz in the buttocks area.
Girl hurt as vehicle slides
A 7-year-old girl suffered what police described as major injuries when she was hit by a car Tuesday. Kristina Ritenour of New Castle was injured in the accident just after 4 p.m. Tuesday on Columbiana Road in North Beaver Township.
City man facing drug charges
New Castle police charged Steven Kornard Houston, 21, 509 E. Lutton St., with possession and delivery of a controlled substance. Police filed the charges with District Judge Melissa A. Amodie.
Police gearing up for Shop With a Cop
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