NEW CASTLE —
•Reckless endangerment. Matthew John Sedor, 32, of Brook Park, Ohio, was charged with reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and multiple traffic offenses. Police said Sedor grabbed the steering wheel of someone who was driving on Interstate 376, Neshannock Township, Jan. 26. The driver lost control, traveled onto the berm, struck a guide rail and went over an embankment.
•Accident. Police said Kaitlyn M. Thomas, 19, of Ellwood City, was northbound on Kennedy Road, Slippery Rock Township, about 10:30 p.m. Feb. 5, when her vehicle went off the right side of the road, climbed an embankment, struck a small tree with its right front, came off the embankment, went across the road and struck another tree.
•Accident. Police said Whylene A. Clark of 218 Smithfield St. pulled from the stop sign on Enclave Drive into the path of a vehicle operated by James Lemmon of 2280 Martha St. about 1:50 p.m. Feb. 5. According to police, Lemmon attempted to avoid the accident but struck Clark’s vehicle. Both vehicles were towed.
•Arrest. Police said Shawn Johnson, 26, of 406 E. Wallace Ave. and Jordan Smiley, 25, of Volant were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after Johnson was stopped for speeding and driving in the center turn lane at Route 18 and Cathcart Drive Feb. 6.
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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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