NEW CASTLE —
•Burglary. Police said they responded to a burglary in progress at a Woodland Hills Home Tuesday. Officer took three people into custody and impounded their vehicle. One, Autumn Rose Hartzell, 20, of 3214 Ellwood Road, was arrested and arraigned on charges of attempted burglary. She was placed in the Lawrence County jail in lieu of $10,000 bond. The other two people were released, but police said their investigation is continuing.
•Burglary. Police are investigating two business burglaries, one on Old Butler Road and other on Ellwood Road, where rocks were thrown through windows to gain entries. The incidents occurred around 4 a.m. Nov. 24.
•Retail theft. Police charged Alice Romona Conti, 55, of 1504 Thorpe St. with attempting to take $305.57 in merchandise from Kmart in Lawrence Village Plaza Nov. 23.
•Retail theft. Police charged Lori Ann Quear, 48, of 401-18 Neshannock Ave. with retail theft after a Nov. 14 incident at Kmart. She was accused of taking $104.17 in merchandise.
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Firefighters called for plant blaze
New Castle firefighters responded Tuesday morning to a burning coil cover at Hill Railroad Car Co. in Mahoningtown.
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Five injured in school bus crash
Four students and a driver sustained minor injuries in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday morning. According to state police, a line of vehicles was westbound on snow-covered Route 108/Harlansburg Road at 7:50 a.m. when Shannon C. McAnney, 21, of Gibsonia, the second car in the line, lost control of her vehicle.
Ray Street man charged in burglary
An East Side man has been arrested in connection with a Scott Street burglary. Mark Anthony Magusiak Jr., 23, of 613 S. Ray St., was charged with burglary and attempted theft. He is in the Lawrence County jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.
New Castle man jailed in drug case
A New Castle man facing 11 drug-related charges is being held on $25,000 bond. The charges against Theodore Trent McHenry, 20, of 919 Beckford St. followed a raid at his home last week.
City man charged with making threats
A New Castle man is facing charges that he threatened to harm a woman. City police arrested John A. Adamo, 34, of 211 E. Leasure Ave. after he allegedly tried to kick in the door of another Leasure Avenue home and threatened a woman inside Wednesday evening.
Drunk driving suspect tied to double fatal
A man charged with drunk driving in New Wilmington was the driver in a 2009 double-fatality crash. New Wilmington police said they learned Austin J. Ewers, 20, has a record that includes homicide by vehicle after they arrested him in the borough Nov. 24.
Second body this week found at Moraine
The body of a New Castle man was found at Moraine State Park. Jake Weiland, assistant park manager, said someone who had been boating and fishing from a kayak on Lake Arthur saw something on the shore at 10:30 a.m. Thursday and contacted park officials.
Shop with a Cop makes 116 children happy
All Mason Work wanted for Christmas was a basketball. But when the 8-year-old New Castle boy left Walmart Thursday, he was the excited owner of a new scooter, a toy equalizer gun and a pair of Spiderman boots, in addition to a blue and white Wilson basketball.
Council OKs agreement with DA’s office
New Castle City Council has approved an agreement that details city narcotics officers to the Lawrence County district attorney’s office.
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