NEW CASTLE —
•Accident. Police said Brandon Bailey struck the back of a car operated by Ann Zelena on the eastbound off ramp of Route 422 at Ellwood Road. The accident occurred about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.
•Accident. Police said Gerald Lee Miller, 58, of Mosser Drive was in a pickup truck, traveling south on East Washington Street at noon Wednesday when he stopped for a vehicle making a left turn onto Cascade Street. At that point, officers said, Miller’s truck was hit from behind by Melissa Jean Gardner, 46, of East Wallace Avenue, who was unable to stop on wet pavement. No injuries were reported, police said.
•Theft. Police reported several incidents where vehicles were entered and items removed while the cars were parked at homes in the Neshannock Trails and Parkside Drive area. The incidents occurred early Friday morning. Items taken include a laptop computer and change.
•Accident. Police said Kurtis Williams of Youngstown pulled from Old Pulaski Road and turned left onto Pulaski Road, into the path of a southbound auto driven by Kristian Ranieri of 229 Abby Lane. The vehicles collided, causing severe damage to both, police said. Ranieri and an 8-year-old passenger in her vehicle were injured and transported to Jameson Hospital, according to police. Both vehicles had severe damage, police said. They cited Williams for a stop sign violation in the incident, which happened about 8 p.m. Friday.
•Accident. Police said Edwin L. Cracraft, 18, of New Castle, was traveling west on Route 422, just east of Route 388, about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police said Cracraft failed to see stopped traffic and struck the rear of an auto operated by Danielle L. Stoner, 20, of New Castle, which in turn hit the rear of a vehicle driven by Carolyn S. McMurdy, 67, of Prospect. Police said there were no injuries. Officers cited Cracraft for driving too fast for conditions.
•Accident. Police said Eleise L. Emery, 61, of New Castle was traveling west on I-376 near Nashua Road at 6:40 a.m. Saturday when she struck a deer. Emery was not injured, officers said.
•Burglary. Someone entered a home on East Poland Avenue in Bessemer at 3:15 p.m. Thursday. Police did not say if any items were taken.
NEW CASTLE —
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Couple arrested after struggle with police
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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
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Couple accused of theft from baseball field firm
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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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