NEW CASTLE —
Man charged in Leasure break-in
A North Hill man was arrested Sunday for trying to burglarize a house on Leasure Avenue.
New Castle police have charged Michael C. Campbell, 39, of 407 Park Ave., in connection with the incident after a neighbor saw him trying to enter a house in the 400 block through the side door around 9 a.m. Neighbors called the police.
Officers said they found Cambell walking around inside the house and ordered him to leave. They took him into custody and said he gave them a false name and date of birth. He later was identified by his mother.
The neighbor told police she had seen Campbell walking along the 400 block of East Leasure Avenue before he went into the house.
Campbell is charged with burglary, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and defiant trespass. He was arraigned before District Judge David B. Rishel and released on his own recognizance for medical reasons.
Pizza shop suspect charged
A Shenango Township man has been charged in the burglary of a pizza shop in December.
Douglas Eugene Pegg Jr., 21, of 3126 Princeton Road has been charged by Shenango Township police with burglary, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.
Police said Pegg admitted to the burglary of Four Star Pizza that occurred around 4:15 a.m. Dec. 24.
According to the criminal complaint, Pegg said he broke out a side window with a hammer and entered the building through the window. Police said he took a box containing money. Pegg said he counted $235, police said.
The owner of Four Star Pizza told police that the total loss of cash was $935.11 and the damage to the side window and office door totaled $1,995, the complaint said.
Charges filed in Union burglary
A New Castle man has been charged with burglarizing a Union Township house when the owner was vacationing.
Township police last week filed charges against Michael Paul Ayersman, 28, of 449 Countyline St. for burglary, criminal trespass, theft and criminal mischief.
He has not yet been arrested.
Police said neighbors reported witnessing someone breaking into the house on Lower Idlewild Drive about 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 7.
Officers later learned that drawers and closets had been ransacked and jewelry was reported taken.
NEW CASTLE —
Man charged in Leasure break-in
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