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•Accident. Police said Delores M. Venturi, 82, of 941 Harrison St. was southbound on Wilmington Road in the turning lane to make a left into a business. Police said Venturi pulled into the path of a northbound vehicle, operated by Barbara Smith, 88, of 3263 Wallace Drive. There were no injuries in the crash that occurred at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25, but both autos had moderate damage and had to be towed. Police said they cited Venturi for a turning violation.
•Retail theft. Police cited Faith Georges, 42, of East Hazelcroft Avenue after she was accused of taking merchandise valued at $8.48 from Dollar General at 1702 Wilmington Road at 4:15 p.m. Feb. 25.
•Driving under the influence. Police said they stopped a vehicle at 10 p.m. Feb. 22 at the intersection of Wilmington Road and Hazelcroft Avenue because it did not have its headlights on. They said the driver, Paul Micaletti Jr., 43, of 136 E. Englewood Ave. was found to be under the influence. He was arrested and taken to Jameson Hospital for a blood test.
•Theft. Gasoline was taken from the tanks of four rental vehicles in late February in the lot of Painter’s Auto Service, 1409 Wilmington Road. The loss was estimated at $492.
•Retail theft. Police cited Vera E. Novakovich-Reef, 46, of West Middlesex for allegedly taking food valued at $30.58 from Giant Eagle on Wilmington Road Thursday.
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Police arrest four in Union Township drug raid
Four people were arrested and drugs and a gun were confiscated Wednesday when police raided a house in Union Township. Union Township police, with the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force and New Castle police special response team and narcotics unit, served a sealed search warrant at 27 Spring St. just before 6:30 a.m.
Man charged as store burglary accomplice
New Castle police have arrested a South Side man for his alleged role in a convenience store burglary. Alex John Benkosky, 21, of 821 S. Mercer St., is accused as an accomplice in the March 26 break-in at the Country Fair on Croton Avenue.
Man accused of cutting woman
A New Castle man is accused of allegedly assaulting a Crestview Gardens woman. Police said Dajoi Taylor, 19, of 509 W. North St. allegedly hit an 18-year-old woman in the cheek with a purple eyebrow razor and pulled the weave out of her hair during an encounter around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Vacant house burns on South Side
A vacant South Side house burned Monday morning. New Castle firefighters were called at 12:50 a.m. to 510 Galbreath St. They said the structure “was fully involved” when they arrived and flames could be seen on all four sides of the building.
Man reports being pistol whipped
A Detroit man reported to New Castle police he had been pistol whipped by two men in Crestview Gardens. The man told police the incident occurred around 3 p.m. Wednesday on Parkwood Court.
Police: Dog had no food, water or space
A Lower East Side woman is facing charges for allegedly leaving her dog without food or water during hot temperatures.
Cleaners cause fire in vacant Halco unit
Lawrence County Housing Authority employees cleaning a vacant unit sparked a blaze Monday, according to city firefighters. The fire just before noon in the Halco Drive apartment caused $10,000 damage to the kitchen, they said.
Business ‘total loss’ after fire
A Little Beaver Township business was destroyed when a fire started in a garage. Enon Valley Volunteer Fire Chief Ben Hostetler said the blaze broke out about 12:20 a.m. Sunday in the garage of John Curea at 1791 State Route 551.
Vacant house fire may have been intentional
A vacant house on the city’s West Side burned over the weekend. The New Castle police department fire investigator has been called to determine what caused a blaze at 418 Conn St., near Bell Avenue.
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