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March 5, 2013

Police Reports for March 5

NEW CASTLE — PULASKI TOWNSHIP

•Theft. Someone took 50 bales of hay from a farm on Cotton School Road over the past week.

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•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.

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    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.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bus.jpg 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.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    April 17, 2014

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    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.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • fire.jpg 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.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wilson.jpg 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.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police.jpg 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.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police.jpg City man to answer Wyoming drug charges first

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    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fire.jpg 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.”

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

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