NEW CASTLE —
•Theft. Someone took 50 bales of hay from a farm on Cotton School Road over the past week.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a house in the 600 block of East Reynolds Street and stole about 250 feet of copper pipe. The incident was reported Wednesday.
•Theft. A blue 2009 Honda Odyssey mini-van was stolen from a parking lot downtown around 10 a.m. Thursday. The owner told police she went into a store and left her van running and returned less than 15 minutes later and it was gone. An officer said he found the van in front of 1007 Beech St. The owner said $60 was missing from it. A witness said a male wearing a leg brace locked the vehicle with a remote and left.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a house in the 600 block of Countyline Street between 10 p.m. and midnight Wednesday and stole numerous pieces of copper pipe, connectors and faucets.
•Theft. Two catalytic converters were stolen from cars parked in the lot of Cascade Auto Sales, 4031⁄2 Cascade St., between 9:15 a.m. Thursday and 10:30 a.m. Friday.
•Theft. A purse was stolen from the front porch of a house on Mahoning Avenue around 3:30 p.m. Saturday while the owner was a taking her dog outside.
•Theft. Fifty dollars was stolen from the purse of a woman who had given a man a ride to a local motel on Saturday. She did not know the man’s identity.
•Burglary. Electronic games and a television were stolen from an apartment in the 300 block of Halco Drive between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday.
•Burglary. A wrist watch, two antique dimes and a Bible were stolen from a house in the 200 block of North Vine Street between 8 a.m. Jan. 2 and 9 a.m. Sunday.
NEW CASTLE —
- Police Reports
South Side man faces gun, drug charges
A South Side man was arrested on gun and drug charges following a traffic stop on the city’s North Hill. Martel Lamar Webb, 19, of 199 Hamilton St. had been wanted by police on charges in a domestic assault case in May when police caught up with him.
Bomb threat locks down jail
The Lawrence County jail was locked down Tuesday afternoon because of an apparent bomb scare.
Truck found in Mahoning River
Crews from the North Beaver Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a truck found in the Mahoning River Monday night.
Woman charged for assaulting 1-year-old
A New Castle woman was arrested and charged with the assault of a year-old child in Scott Township. Nicole Martin, 26, of New Castle was arraigned before District Judge David Rishel on a charge of simple assault. She was lodged in the Lawrence County jail on $1,000 bond.
Jail receives bomb threat
The Lawrence County jail received a bomb threat over the weekend. New Castle police reported a call was received at 7:40 p.m. Saturday from a man who said he “was coming up to blow up the jail.”
Child says man tried to kidnap him
A 6-year-old playing in his yard Saturday night said a man tried to abduct him. Pennsylvania State Police said the child, playing on his swing set on Line Street, Perry Township, about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, was approached by a blond, bearded, tattooed man who tried to talk to him.
Y Zone evacuated in power outage
The Y Zone in Neshannock Township was evacuated Friday afternoon out of concern for fire. An electrical box at the facility reportedly exploded, cutting power and creating smoke.
Two arrested in East Side drug raid
Narcotics officers arrested two men and seized heroin in a raid of a house on New Castle’s East Side. New Castle Police Chief Bobby Salem said city police and Lawrence County District Attorney’s detectives served a sealed search warrant at Apartment D, 502 Florence Ave., around 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Police probe alleged overdose
New Castle police are investigating a reported drug overdose of a woman found in a car on the city’s West Side. The woman, 29-year-old Misty Blu McKim of Youngstown, was reported to have been in cardiac arrest and had two children in car seats in the back of the car.
Police arrest 15 in drug roundup
Police in Lawrence County arrested 15 people Thursday as part of an ongoing sweep of accused drug dealers. Lawrence County District Attorney Joshua Lamancusa said the detail, dubbed “Operation Spring Cleaning,” began around 10 a.m.
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