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•Retail theft/drug arrest. Police were summoned to Kmart at 11 a.m. Tuesday for a retail theft complaint. Officers said Danielle Marie Flak of 3 W. Laurel Ave. had attempted to take $183.95 worth of merchandise without paying for it. They also said she was in possession of a controlled substance. She was charged with retail theft, possession of a controlled substance and misbranding a controlled substance. She was placed in the Lawrence County jail in lieu of $2,500 bond.
•Retail theft/drug arrest. Police charged Leo Delfosse, 38, of 236 Park Ave. with retail theft after he allegedly took a plastic coffee cup without paying for it at 4 p.m. Saturday. Officers said they discovered several unmarked pill bottles in his possession. He was charged with retail theft and possession of a misbranded controlled substance.
•Hit-and-run. Police charged Carl Stiffy, 30, of 80 Veterans Road, Volant, with damage to an attended vehicle, recklessly endangering another person and eight traffic violations after an incident March 1. Officers said Stiffy hit the rear of a vehicle on I-376 and then backed up nearly two-tenths of a mile on an off-ramp, exiting to Pulaski Road. At that point he hit another vehicle, operated by Gerry Moore of 2941 W. State St. Upon investigation, police said they determined Moore was driving under the influence of alcohol and was charged. There were no injuries.
•Accident. Police responded to a rollover accident at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday on Mitchell Road near Pearson Park Drive. Officers said Nicholas Tucker Bell, 16, of 3138 Mercer Road was westbound when he slid on the ice-covered road and went into a ditch, rolling onto its roof. Bell sustained minor injuries but refused treatment, police said.
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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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