NEW CASTLE —
•Accident. Police said William H. Stiles, 73, of 202 E. Maitland Lane, was descending Painter Hill Thursday and moved toward the shoulder of the road when a truck driving in the opposite direction hugged the center line. Stiles’ vehicle entered an area where snow and ice had been pulled away, police said, and was pulled into the ditch line, crossed over a driveway and came to rest against a concrete storm sewer inlet. No injuries were reported.
•Accident. Police said Holley L. Houk of Edinburg struck a deer Jan. 7 as she was westbound on Route 108 in Mount Jackson.
•Criminal mischief. Police said a resident of New Castle Estates, North Beaver Township, reported all four tires on a vehicle had been slashed.
•Criminal mischief. Two windows of a Copper Road, Slippery Rock Township, residence were broken open between Jan. 3 and Jan. 8, police said.
•Accident. Police said Caitlyn M. Mendel, 18, of New Castle swerved to avoid striking another car that was trying to pass her on Old Mercer Road, Wilmington Township, and struck an embankment about 4:30 p.m. Friday. Moderate damage to the front end was reported.
•Accident. Police said Frank Gigliotti, 68, of New Castle, was southbound on Route 65, attempting to make a left turn onto Kolch Lane, Wayne Township, when he lost control on the icy road and struck a guard rail about 10 a.m. Wednesday.
NEW CASTLE —
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Couple arrested after struggle with police
An East Side couple are facing charges for allegedly struggling with police during their arrests on warrants.
Man charged for allegedly damaging car
A Mahoningtown man is accused of intentionally causing more than $4,000 damage to another man’s car.
Firefighters respond to gas leak
New Castle firefighters responded to a gas leak Friday at the former Lincoln-Garfield school on Long Avenue. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Petrone said Columbia Gas received a call from someone in the 800 block of South Mercer Street about the smell of gas Friday morning.
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Woman accused of taking money
A West Middlesex woman is facing multiple theft charges for allegedly using someone else’s ATM card. The amount of money involved is nearly $1,100.
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.
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