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.
NEW CASTLE —
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Couple accused of theft from baseball field firm
A Scott Township business involved in producing professional baseball field surfaces was the victim of an alleged employee theft. A husband and wife from Boardman, Ohio, are facing theft and related charges.
Car strikes Neshannock school bus
A New Castle woman will be cited for failing to stop in time to avoid striking a stopped school bus. Neshannock police said Mary Clause struck the Neshannock bus, which had stopped in the 1800 block of Pulaski Road about 4 p.m. Wednesday.
North Hill man faces stalking charges
A North Hill man is facing charges for allegedly stalking a neighbor who complained he has been watching her. New Castle police have charged Donald Dean Crews, 53, of 228 E. Fairmont Ave. with two counts each of stalking and harassment.
Man, 61, accused of raping girl
A Wayne Township man is lodged in the Lawrence County jail, accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. Steven Louis Haynes, 61, of 4626 Ellwood Road was charged by state police in an alleged incident that occurred in February or April of last year at his home.
Fire marshal probes cause of blaze
A city police fire marshal said he hasn’t ruled yet on a blaze that ravaged two Taylor Street houses. Chris Fabian, who was at the fire scene for the duration Monday morning, said the blaze that displaced three families started in the back of a yellow, two-story duplex at 602 Taylor St.
Man accused of making bomb threats
A Sheep Hill man is in the county jail after allegedly threatening to kill a woman with a pipe bomb. New Castle officers and three members of the Pittsburgh police bomb squad went to the tan and brick two-story house at 116 W. Balph Ave. Monday to look for Daniel William Wilson, 36, who lives there.
Home invasion suspect out of hospital, in jail
A man shot during an alleged home invasion has been released from the hospital and jailed. Richard Andrew Javens, 43, of 3063 McClelland Ave. was discharged from Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh Saturday and immediately taken into custody on a warrant.
City man to answer Wyoming drug charges first
A North Hill man arrested for allegedly having guns and drugs in his house is being extradited to Wyoming. After that, Michael Antonini IV, 21, will face multiple drug charges in Lawrence County, according to New Castle Police Chief Bobby Salem.
Photo, Video, Story: Three families homeless after fire ravages two houses
Bronte Baxter was at home with her two babies Monday when she saw flames at the back of her house. “I was in the living room and saw fire in the kitchen,” the resident of 602 Taylor St. said. “I thought, ‘Oh my gosh,’ and I went upstairs to get my phone.”
Uncle of boy hurt at park lauds rescuers
An uncle of the boy who fell at McConnell’s Mill State Park lauded rescue workers for their efforts. The Rev. Keith Karns said he arrived to find crews in the midst of a grueling, three-hour effort.
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