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•Accident. Police said John Somora, 78, of Grove City was driving east on Route 208 in Washington Township about 9 a.m. Wednesday when he tried to pass a stopped school bus driven by James P. Schooley Jr., 49, of Volant. Officers said Somora struck the left rear of the bus, disabling his vehicle. No injuries were reported. Somora was cited for careless driving. The Volant Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.
•Accident. Police said Lazaro Hernandez, 26, of Sharon apparently lost control of his vehicle on the snow-covered Route 65 in Wayne Township about 10 p.m. Wednesday. Officers said the car struck a mailbox and several small trees. No injuries were reported.
•Accident. Police said the westbound vehicle of Kathleen S. Linz, 44, of New Castle, stopped for a traffic signal at the intersection of Routes 422 and 388 in Shenango Township about noon on Jan. 18 when she was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Kate M. Defonde, 26, of New Castle. No injuries were reported. Defonde was cited for failing to maintain control of her vehicle.
•Theft from vehicle. Police said a saw and a rotary laser were reported taken from the back seat of a pickup truck parked in the 2000 block of Fairview School Road, Ellwood City, between overnight Jan. 19 to 20.
•Cruelty to animals. Ivy Sue Yeager, 40, of 2030 State Route 18, Wampum, was cited Tuesday with two counts of cruelty to animals after failing to provide proper shelter for two ponies in her card during 9-degree weather.
•Accident. Police said the vehicles of Bernard Seiler, 88, of 516 E. Hillcrest Ave.., and Sherri Pilch, 33, of 1906 Pulaski Road collided at 10:45 a.m. Thursday when Seiler pulled from a business lot onto Route 18, into the path of Pilch who was southbound. Police said Seiler, who will be cited for failing to yield to oncoming traffic, was taken to Jameson Hospital.
•Accident. Police said the vehicles of Tori L. Pearson, 21, of Grove City, southbound on Route 18, and Winifred B. Brown, 73, of Pin Oak Drive, northbound on Route 18, collided head-on at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday as Pearson turned left onto Fairmont Avenue. No injuries were reported. Pearson will be cited, police said.
•Accident. Police said Elizabeth Yargo, 84, of Pulaski Road was driving west on West Clen-Moore Boulevard at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 19, when her car left the road and hit a rock, trapping her inside the vehicle. Police said Yargo was taken to Jameson Hospital to be checked.
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Chimney fire damages home
A chimney fire caused damage to a North Beaver Township home this week. The North Beaver Township Volunteer Fire Department was called to the home of Joe Procopio at 325 Reed Road.
Man jailed for assault facing drug charges
A man jailed Wednesday in connection with an alleged burglary and assault is now facing drug charges, too. New Castle police said that when they arrested Glenn David Samuels III, 22, of 304 E. Lutton St., at his home just before noon Wednesday, they found him to be in possession of about 8 grams of heroin and 3 grams of crack cocaine, all broken down into individual packages for sale.
Man charged after hitting Capitol Grille
An East Side man is facing charges after a December accident when his truck allegedly hit the Capitol Grille building. On Wednesday, New Castle police charged George A. Stevens, 58, of Apt. 412, 814 W. Washington St., in connection with the accident that occurred around 1:50 p.m. Dec. 31.
Police arrest woman wanted in Florida
An East Side woman whose car was stopped by New Castle police is wanted on felony charges in Florida. New Castle police have charged Vivian Lynn King, 54, of 1819 E. Washington St., as a fugitive from justice.
McGrath Manor raid leads to man’s arrest
One person was charged following a drug raid at New Castle’s McGrath Manor. Daymond Waller, 20, of 814 W. Washington St. was charged after the raid by New Castle police and the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force Wednesday morning.
Man charged with break-in
A New Castle man is facing 15 charges stemming from a break-in on the city’s West Side. Glenn David Samuels, 22, was charged with burglary, aggravated and simple assault, criminal trespass, prohibited possession of a firearm, robbery, carrying a concealed firearm without a license, endangering the welfare of children, theft, receiving stolen property, terrroristic threats, recklessly endangering another, defiant trespassing, criminal mischief and harassment.
Sex offender jailed on escape charge
A Neshannock Township man was jailed on $100,000 bond after being charged with escape Wednesday. David Wayne Talbert, 19, of 259 Cathcart Drive was arrested after he allegedly cut off the electronic monitoring device he had been wearing as he awaited sentencing on sex charges.
‘Person of interest’ interviewed in fatality
Police have a lead in a deadly hit-and-run accident last week. According to Shenango Township police, officers have interviewed someone they described as a “person of interest.” The name of that person was not released.
Woman charged with child endangerment
A New Castle woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of children because of alleged deplorable living conditions.
Man found on roof during drug raid
Police said a man hid on the roof of a house when officers arrived to search for suspected drugs. New Castle police reported they took two Detroit men into custody after finding crack cocaine, heroin, money and drug paraphernalia at 822 Morton St. around 4:50 p.m. Friday.
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