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•Accident. Police said Catherine M. Roser, 18, of Enon Valley was westbound on Friendship Road at 1:15 a.m. Dec. 2 when she lost control on a sharp curve. The vehicle slid and left the road, rolling over several times down an embankment. Roser and a passenger, Shanelle C. Denes, 20, of Enon Valley, suffered what police called moderate injuries. Roser was cited for failing to drive at a safe speed.
•Criminal mischief. Someone scratched two vehicles with a sharp object while they were parked on Rocky Springs Road in Scott Township Dec. 2 or 3. Damage to each vehicle was listed at $1,000.
•Driving under the influence. Police said they stopped a vehicle on East Lincoln Avenue after several traffic violations were observed at 2 a.m. Nov. 24. The operator, Leigha Ann Carr, 25 of Norwood Avenue, showed signs of alcohol impairment, police said. She was placed in custody and taken to Jameson Hospital for testing.
•Driving under the influence. Police said Ryan Wright, 27, of Heckathorne Road was stopped on Route 388 at Currie Lane in Slippery Rock Township about 11:50 p.m. Nov. 23 for several traffic violations. Officers said Wright showed signs of alcohol impairment, was placed in custody and taken to Jameson Hospital for testing.
•Theft. Someone entered an unlocked vehicle on Clark Road in Little Beaver Township overnight Nov. 28 to 29 and took a pack of cigarettes.
•Accident. A 2008 Ford F350 hit two guard rails, a trash container and a street sign on Lawrence Avenue in Wayne Township about 12:15 a.m. Nov. 25. Police said the unknown operator got out of the truck and fled on foot.
•Hit-and-run. A vehicle hit a concrete flower bed in a parking lot on Portersville Road in Perry Township at 8 p.m. Dec. 3 and left.
•Driving under the influence. Police said they were investigating an accident along Dutch Ridge Road in Wayne Township at 5:40 a.m. Nov. 25 when they were approached by Eric Alan Sulkowski, 22, of Heinz Camp Road, Portersville. Officers said Sulkowski was under the influence of alcohol and they charged him.
•Driving under the influence. Police Brian Glenn Weber, 50, of Enon Valley was traveling on Old Enon Road about 2:30 a.m. Nov. 25 when he nearly struck a state police cruiser. Officers said they observed other traffic violations as well. Weber was stopped and police said he showed signs of alcohol impairment. He was taken into custody and taken to Jameson Hospital for testing.
•Identity theft. Someone made purchases via the Internet in July using the credit card number of a Wayne Township resident.
•Driving under the influence. Police said they stopped a vehicle traveling erratically along Route 224 near Winter Road in Union Township at 10:45 p.m. Nov. 26. They said the driver, Christinea Alanie Dunman, 47, of Dominick Lane, Edinburg, was determined to be impaired. She was taken into custody and taken to Jameson Hospital for testing.
•Criminal mischief. Someone wrapped feces in aluminum foil and threw it into the yard of a home on Maple Drive in Ellwood City between Dec. 1 and 3. Police said they also filled the victim’s mailbox with feces. Anyone with information about the incident has been asked to call state police at (724) 598-2211.
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Police arrest four in Union Township drug raid
Four people were arrested and drugs and a gun were confiscated Wednesday when police raided a house in Union Township. Union Township police, with the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force and New Castle police special response team and narcotics unit, served a sealed search warrant at 27 Spring St. just before 6:30 a.m.
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.
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