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•Assault. A cleaning crew member said he had been punched by a man found inside the medical arts building at 2602 Wilmington Road after hours May 8. The victim told officers the suspect began to run when told he shouldn’t be in the building. When the worker gave chase, he was punched and had his shirt torn. The suspect is a white male with long hair, scars on his face and teardrop tattoos near his left eye.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a home on Mud Bridge Road in Little Beaver Township May 10 and took items valued at $638.
•Criminal mischief. A man reported someone threw an object at his vehicle while he was westbound on Route 108 near Laurel High School Sunday. The object damaged the vehicle’s hood.
•Harassment. Police charged Megan Taylor Agnone, 21, of Bessemer with harassment for allegedly spitting on another woman May 5 in Bessemer.
•Accident. Police said Martha J. Simmons, 38, of Wampum lost control of her vehicle on Wampum Road near Jockey Moore Road in Wayne Township at 11:35 p.m. April 20. The vehicle went off the road and hit an embankment. Simmons suffered moderate injuries and was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
•Recovered stolen vehicle. A motorcycle stolen from Beaver Falls was found in a wooded area near the intersection of Routes 18 and 288 in New Beaver Borough May 6.
•Criminal mischief. Someone removed a panel from a building on Harlansburg Road in Plain Grove Township between April 22 and May 12.
Melissa A. Amodie
New Castle police charged the following people:
•Alvin Larica Perkins Jr., 19, of New Castle, two counts each of criminal attempt/burglary, criminal mischief and corruption of minors.
•Christina Jones, 32, of New Castle, harassment.
•Colby James Marshall, 21, of Ellwood City, flight to avoid apprehension, trial, or punishment, resisting arrest and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Maximillian E. Knechtel, 35, of New Castle, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
New Castle’s code enforcement department charged the following people:
•Jamie Stanley of New Castle, sanitation of exterior property areas violation, failure to cut weeds or grass and two counts of failure to remove dog feces.
•Kenneth Stanley of New Castle, sanitation of exterior property areas violation, failure to cut weeds or grass and two counts of failure to remove dog feces.
•Jerry Wolfe Jr. of Cabot, Pa., failure to remove dog feces and sanitation of exterior property areas violation.
Jerry G. Cartwright
Ellwood City police charged the following people:
•Jeffrey Michael Stelter, 34, of Ellwood City, simple assault and harassment.
•Cheryl A. Henry, 45, of Ellwood City, use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Nigel C. McClain, 18, of Ellwood City, intent to possess a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Lindsay Sue Ostrom, 26, of Ellwood City, endangering the welfare of children, failure to have dog or cat vaccinated, failure to apply for dog license and harboring a dangerous dog.
David B. Rishel
•Danielle L. Stoner, 20, of New Castle, charged by state police with three counts of driving under the influence and one count each of purchase of an alcoholic beverage by a minor, minor prohibited/operating with alcohol, restrictions on alcoholic beverages and not using low beam lights.
Scott A. McGrath
•Matthew Vincent Wagner, 22, of Pittsburgh, charged by New Wilmington police with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, disorderly conduct and harassment.
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- Police Reports
Former vo-tech employee charged with theft
A former employee of the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center has been charged with stealing money from the school.
Mobile home fire under investigation
A fire that destroyed a mobile home in Little Beaver Township Monday morning is under investigation. Enon Valley Volunteer Fire Chief Ben Hostetler said the state police fire marshal has been called in to determine the cause of the blaze on Valley View Drive.
Hikers found safe
Two hikers who had been reported missing Monday night in McConnell’s Mill State Park were found safe and uninjured. The hikers, Cole L. Ransom, 23, of New Castle and Katherine G. Tester, 25, of New Galilee were found at 11:31 p.m. Monday.
Flight from police yields suspected cocaine
A Youngstown man who police said fled from them Monday morning remains in the Lawrence County jail. New Castle police said Jamal I. Turner, 21, of 56 Garfield St., was arraigned before District Judge Melissa Amodie on charges of manufacture, delivery or possession of a controlled substance, flight to avoid apprehension, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct.
Man charged with drug possession during school visit
A Meadville man visiting a local school is facing drug possession charges. New Castle police said a summons has been issued to Jeremy Smith, 35, of Liberty Street. He is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
Jeep flips onto roof in Falls Street accident
A Pulaski woman was injured when her car collided with a van and flipped onto its roof, trapping her inside. The accident occurred around 11:15 a.m. Thursday on Falls Street at the intersection of Lowry Street.
Felon arrested for drugs on Halco Drive
Narcotics investigators found cocaine and marijuana while serving a sealed search warrant on Halco Drive Thursday. They also confiscated oxycodone pills and a loaded .38-caliber pistol.
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.
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