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•Burglary. Someone broke into a home on Rose Stop Road Monday and broke the screens on two televisions. Police said their investigation is continuing.
•Driving under the influence. Police said they stopped a vehicle at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of East Washington Street and Schenley Avenue for traffic violations. They said the driver, Caleb Daniel Rider, 22, of 709 Line Ave., Ellwood City, was under the influence and subsequently arrested. They also said he had a small amount of marijuana in his possession.
•Retail theft. Police were called to Kmart at Lawrence Village Plaza about 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, where security had detained Jennifer DeSalvo, 35, of 1144 Parkwood Court for allegedly concealing $66.96 worth of merchandise in her purse. DeSalvo was taken into custody and police said when they searched her, they also found drug paraphernalia. She was charged with retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Accident. Police said Patricia Iwanejko, 69, of Volant was walking across Wilmington Avenue at Leasure Avenue around 1 p.m. Tuesday and Nicholas Klein, 22, of Hazelcroft Avenue, was turning from Leasure Avenue south onto Wilmington Road in his sport utility vehicle and hit her. Klein told police he didn’t see Iwankejo, and she told police she didn’t see his vehicle. She was treated for minor injuries at Jameson Hospital, police said. No other injuries were reported.
•Criminal mischief. The driver’s side window of a sport utility vehicle was broken between 7 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday while it was parked in the 400 block of Neal Street. The inside was ransacked, police said.
•Theft. A purse was stolen from a car parked in a lot in the 100 block of Long Avenue between 7 and 8 p.m. Dec. 20.
•Accident. Ruth McEvoy, 70, of 1525 Young Road, drove over the sidewalk at Dollar General on Butler Avenue and hit the ice machine next to the building around 4:30 p.m. Monday, police said. The machine had minor damage.
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- Police Reports
Man charged as store burglary accomplice
New Castle police have arrested a South Side man for his alleged role in a convenience store burglary. Alex John Benkosky, 21, of 821 S. Mercer St., is accused as an accomplice in the March 26 break-in at the Country Fair on Croton Avenue.
Man accused of cutting woman
A New Castle man is accused of allegedly assaulting a Crestview Gardens woman. Police said Dajoi Taylor, 19, of 509 W. North St. allegedly hit an 18-year-old woman in the cheek with a purple eyebrow razor and pulled the weave out of her hair during an encounter around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Vacant house burns on South Side
A vacant South Side house burned Monday morning. New Castle firefighters were called at 12:50 a.m. to 510 Galbreath St. They said the structure “was fully involved” when they arrived and flames could be seen on all four sides of the building.
Man reports being pistol whipped
A Detroit man reported to New Castle police he had been pistol whipped by two men in Crestview Gardens. The man told police the incident occurred around 3 p.m. Wednesday on Parkwood Court.
Police: Dog had no food, water or space
A Lower East Side woman is facing charges for allegedly leaving her dog without food or water during hot temperatures.
Cleaners cause fire in vacant Halco unit
Lawrence County Housing Authority employees cleaning a vacant unit sparked a blaze Monday, according to city firefighters. The fire just before noon in the Halco Drive apartment caused $10,000 damage to the kitchen, they said.
Business ‘total loss’ after fire
A Little Beaver Township business was destroyed when a fire started in a garage. Enon Valley Volunteer Fire Chief Ben Hostetler said the blaze broke out about 12:20 a.m. Sunday in the garage of John Curea at 1791 State Route 551.
Vacant house fire may have been intentional
A vacant house on the city’s West Side burned over the weekend. The New Castle police department fire investigator has been called to determine what caused a blaze at 418 Conn St., near Bell Avenue.
Ex-attorney faces new set of charges
A disbarred attorney, already jailed on theft-related charges, is facing a new criminal case. Michael Frisk, formerly of Ellwood City and now serving time in the Lawrence County jail, is charged with forgery and other counts for allegedly taking money from an Allegheny County client.
UPDATE: Man injured in fall at McConnell’s Mill
An Ohio man was injured in a fall at McConnell’s Mill State Park Monday afternoon. Cody Captain, 26, of Struthers, was visiting the park with a cousin, Sean Robertson, and taking photos at Kildoo Falls when he fell about 15 to 20 feet.
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