NEW CASTLE —
•Criminal mischief. John Crawford, 18, of 323 E. Wallace Ave. is charged with defiant trespass, criminal mischief and harassment for allegedly breaking a laptop computer, pushing his mother and breaking a window around 11:45 p.m. Thursday during a domestic dispute. Police said he also was charged for breaking a Plexiglas window.
•DUI. Police have charged Shelby Nicole Annesi, 21, of Imperial, Pa., with driving under the influence of a controlled substance after they found her in a car in front of the Cathedral on Lincoln Avenue Oct. 1. They said she was parked in the road with her reverse lights on around 10:30 p.m. Police said Annesi was slumped over the console and the car was running and in gear. Officers said Annesi was unconscious and a capped syringe was inside the car. She told police later she had used heroin and submitted to a blood test, which showed morphine in her blood.
•Criminal mischief. Someone threw four rocks at a house in the 1000 block of Agnew Street between 7 p.m. Friday and 12:06 a.m. Saturday, breaking the front window.
•Accident. Police said Matthew James Brommer, 19, of Enon Valley was driving east on Route 108 approaching Montgomery Avenue around 6:15 a.m. Saturday and swerved to avoid a deer. His car hit a guard rail near the intersection and damaged the rail and his car. Brommer refused medical treatment.
•Theft. A cell phone was stolen from a car parked in the 400 block of East Lincoln Avenue around 10 p.m. Saturday.
•Criminal mischief. The passenger side window was broken and a dent put into the door a car parked in an alley behind the 500 block of West Madison Street between 2 and 4 p.m. Friday.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a house in the 500 block of Centennial Street between midnight Thursday and 10:30 p.m. Friday and stole a checkbook and $300.
•Criminal mischief. Glass block, a window and door were broken at Lutton Auto at 1119 Moravia St. between 6 p.m. Thursday and 12:50 p.m. Friday.
•Criminal mischief. Someone shot paintballs at a truck parked at a business on Route 18 at Route 208 in Wilmington Township between 5:30 and 8 a.m. Sunday.
NEW CASTLE —
- Police Reports
‘Carelessness’ caused Overlook fire
The state fire marshal has determined a blaze at the Overlook Health and Rehabilitation Center was caused by carelessness. Trooper David Jungling issued his report Friday and said the blaze was determined to have been caused by the careless disposal of smoking materials.
Police called to Halco Drive disturbance
An apparently intoxicated Halco Drive man drew a crowd Thursday night. New Castle police were called about 6:30 p.m. and found a 19-year-old man cutting his face and head with the razor blade of a utility knife.
Two injured in Mill Street, Taylor accidents
Two people were injured in a pair of accidents Thursday, New Castle police reported. One involved a car that went over an embankment off West Pittsburg Road in Taylor Township around noon.
- House fire reported in Neshannock Township
Drug charges filed after raid
Police have charged four people arrested during a drug raid Wednesday in Union Township. Members of the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force executed a sealed search warrant at 27 Spring St. All four suspects live at that address, according to court records.
North Hill man hospitalized after crash
A New Castle man who hit a tree in Pulaski Township has been admitted to St. Elizabeth Health Center. According to Pulaski Township police, Adam Welsh, 36, of 202 E. Fairmont Ave., was eastbound on Route 422 about 1:30 a.m. Thursday when his pickup truck left the road.
East Side garage ‘total loss’ in fire
The New Castle police department fire investigator was called for a blaze at a garage. The three-bay garage at 626 Superior St. was a total loss, according to New Castle firefighters, who were called about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday. They remained at the scene until nearly 3 a.m.
Shenango man accused of breaking into car
A Shenango man was arrested after he allegedly was caught breaking into a car on New Castle’s East Side. New Castle police charged Jessie Lauderbaugh, 23, of Highview Drive with fleeing from police, theft from a motor vehicle, disorderly conduct and loitering and prowling at night.
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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.
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