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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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New Castle man jailed in drug case
A New Castle man facing 11 drug-related charges is being held on $25,000 bond. The charges against Theodore Trent McHenry, 20, of 919 Beckford St. followed a raid at his home last week.
City man charged with making threats
A New Castle man is facing charges that he threatened to harm a woman. City police arrested John A. Adamo, 34, of 211 E. Leasure Ave. after he allegedly tried to kick in the door of another Leasure Avenue home and threatened a woman inside Wednesday evening.
Drunk driving suspect tied to double fatal
A man charged with drunk driving in New Wilmington was the driver in a 2009 double-fatality crash. New Wilmington police said they learned Austin J. Ewers, 20, has a record that includes homicide by vehicle after they arrested him in the borough Nov. 24.
Second body this week found at Moraine
The body of a New Castle man was found at Moraine State Park. Jake Weiland, assistant park manager, said someone who had been boating and fishing from a kayak on Lake Arthur saw something on the shore at 10:30 a.m. Thursday and contacted park officials.
Shop with a Cop makes 116 children happy
All Mason Work wanted for Christmas was a basketball. But when the 8-year-old New Castle boy left Walmart Thursday, he was the excited owner of a new scooter, a toy equalizer gun and a pair of Spiderman boots, in addition to a blue and white Wilson basketball.
Council OKs agreement with DA’s office
New Castle City Council has approved an agreement that details city narcotics officers to the Lawrence County district attorney’s office.
Man jumps into Shenango River
New Castle police and fire departments were dispatched Wednesday morning after a man jumped into the Shenango River. Police were called at 11:35 a.m. and the fire department was notified about 10 minutes later.
Man facing drug charges
Charges filed against a city man stem from a July arrest, when police allegedly found him with marijuana. Dorian Allen Cullen, 31, of 209 E. Pearson St., is wanted for one count each of disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, criminal trespass, manufacture of a controlled substance and possession or distribution of a small amount of marijuana, and four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
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Stabbing victims out of hospital, charges pending
A father and son stabbed on the South Side last week are out of the hospital. New Castle Police Chief Bobby Salem said the men are being interviewed and he expects charges to be filed later in the week.
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