NEW CASTLE —
•Theft. Someone stole a metal ashtray valued at $200 from the outside basement stairwell of St. Mary Church between Dec. 28 and Wednesday. A church custodian said he has found homeless people sleeping in the stairwell during the past few months and has requested extra patrol in the area.
•Theft. A blue Chrysler Town and Country sedan was stolen from a lot in the 400 block of East Long Avenue between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 3:15 a.m. Thursday. The owner told police he had left the keys in the car.
•Counterfeit bills. A West Pittsburg convenience store reported to police that five counterfeit $10 bills were used to pay for merchandise Dec. 27. The bank discovered the bills when the store made a weekend deposit, police said. The bills all have a serial number of JK 02619506 A.
•Burglary. Copper plumbing was stolen from the basement of a house in the 800 block of Frank Avenue. The break-in was discovered around noon Wednesday.
•Theft. A woman at the Crisis Shelter on West State Street reported that about $91 was taken from her locker between Tuesday and Wednesday. The locker had been forced open, police said. The woman also reported her prescription medication — about two dozen 10-mg oxycodone pills, 80 Valium and about 40 Soma pills — were missing from her purse in her room.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a house in the 1300 block of Croton Avenue around 4:20 p.m. Wednesday. The house was ransacked and multiple items were broken, police said, and trash was strewn throughout the rooms.
NEW CASTLE —
- Police Reports
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.
Police arrest woman wanted in Florida
An East Side woman whose car was stopped by New Castle police is wanted on felony charges in Florida. New Castle police have charged Vivian Lynn King, 54, of 1819 E. Washington St., as a fugitive from justice.
McGrath Manor raid leads to man’s arrest
One person was charged following a drug raid at New Castle’s McGrath Manor. Daymond Waller, 20, of 814 W. Washington St. was charged after the raid by New Castle police and the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force Wednesday morning.
Man charged with break-in
A New Castle man is facing 15 charges stemming from a break-in on the city’s West Side. Glenn David Samuels, 22, was charged with burglary, aggravated and simple assault, criminal trespass, prohibited possession of a firearm, robbery, carrying a concealed firearm without a license, endangering the welfare of children, theft, receiving stolen property, terrroristic threats, recklessly endangering another, defiant trespassing, criminal mischief and harassment.
Sex offender jailed on escape charge
A Neshannock Township man was jailed on $100,000 bond after being charged with escape Wednesday. David Wayne Talbert, 19, of 259 Cathcart Drive was arrested after he allegedly cut off the electronic monitoring device he had been wearing as he awaited sentencing on sex charges.
‘Person of interest’ interviewed in fatality
Police have a lead in a deadly hit-and-run accident last week. According to Shenango Township police, officers have interviewed someone they described as a “person of interest.” The name of that person was not released.
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