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•Accident. Police said Richard A. Schochet of Beaver Falls pulled from Nesbitt Road onto Route 18 in front of a car operated by James A. Zanotti of Butler, causing a collision. The accident occurred at 12:37 p.m. Tuesday. There were no injuries, police said, and both vehicles were towed. Police said Schochet is to be cited for a stop sign violation.
•Driving under the influence. Officers said they stopped a speeding vehicle at the intersection of Pulaski Road and Maitland Lane at 2 a.m. Nov. 17. In interviewing the operator, Danielle Barnard, 37, of Slippery Rock, police detected the odor of an intoxicant. Barnard was given a field sobriety test, which she failed. She was then arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Jameson Hospital for a blood alcohol test.
•Driving under the influence. Police said they stopped a vehicle for erratic driving at the intersection of Pulaski Road and Maitland Lane about 2:10 a.m. Nov. 22. Officers said they detected an intoxicant on the driver, Benjamin Lubinski, 23, of 741 Eastbrook-Harlansburg Road. He failed a field sobriety test, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Jameson Hospital for a blood alcohol test.
•Theft. Ronald James Stafford, 50, of 729 Altman Road, was charged for allegedly stealing 120 pounds of wire fencing from Harbor Heights and selling it for $5.36 at a recycling center Nov. 27. Police said they identified him from a Lawrence County Housing Authority surveillance video. He is charged with theft, receiving stolen property and driving while under suspension.
•Theft. Shavon I. Walker, 32, of 716 E. Long Ave., was charged with theft Nov. 30 for allegedly picking up a woman’s wallet from a counter at a drug store in the city on Oct. 14.
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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.
Man jumps into Shenango River
New Castle police and fire departments were dispatched Wednesday morning after a man jumped into the Shenango River. Police were called at 11:35 a.m. and the fire department was notified about 10 minutes later.
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