NEW CASTLE —
•Accident. Police said Joshua J. Duff, 33, of New Castle, eastbound on Route 422 in Slippery Rock Township at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, struck a deer that ran across the highway. The driver did not report injuries.
•Theft. Police said a 2006 Ford F350 truck with dual rear wheels and “Hot Mess” written on the tailgate, valued at $12,000, was reported taken from the Universal Amcan parking lot on Route 18 in New Beaver Borough between 10 a.m. Nov. 6 and 8:30 p.m. Nov. 9.
•Hit-and-run. Police said an indentified vehicle eastbound on Moravia Road in North Beaver Township at 8:50 a.m. Monday, drove into oncoming traffic, striking the westbound vehicle of Kim A. Miller, 37, of New Castle, damaging the driver’s side mirror. The vehicle then fled. Police said no injuries were reported by Miller or her passengers.
•Retail theft. Police said Daryl Patrick Morella, 55, of Worthington Avenue was charged after allegedly concealing $15 worth of merchandise in his pocket at 2 p.m. Monday and leaving an unnamed Union Township business without paying for the merchandise.
•Accident. Police James M. Main, 26, of Fombell, was stopped on Route 18 in North Beaver Township about 8 a.m. Monday, waiting for traffic to clear, and was hit from behind by Robert E. Spann, 43, of New Galilee, who also was northbound on Route 18. Police said Main sustained a minor injury and Spann was cited for careless driving.
•Arrest. Police said Daniel C. Taylor, 76, of West Moody Avenue, was charged with driving under the influence about 9 a.m. Friday after he was observed striking the curb with his vehicle and almost hitting a parked car at Shenley Square.
•Domestic violence. William Francis Wimer, 30, 829 McGrath Ave. was charged with simple assault and harassment following an incident at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at his residence.
•Charged. Timothy Joseph McConahy, 33, was charged with forgery and theft of checks between October 2011 and November 2012.
NEW CASTLE —
- Police Reports
Car strikes Neshannock school bus
A New Castle woman will be cited for failing to stop in time to avoid striking a stopped school bus. Neshannock police said Mary Clause struck the Neshannock bus, which had stopped in the 1800 block of Pulaski Road about 4 p.m. Wednesday.
North Hill man faces stalking charges
A North Hill man is facing charges for allegedly stalking a neighbor who complained he has been watching her. New Castle police have charged Donald Dean Crews, 53, of 228 E. Fairmont Ave. with two counts each of stalking and harassment.
Man, 61, accused of raping girl
A Wayne Township man is lodged in the Lawrence County jail, accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. Steven Louis Haynes, 61, of 4626 Ellwood Road was charged by state police in an alleged incident that occurred in February or April of last year at his home.
Fire marshal probes cause of blaze
A city police fire marshal said he hasn’t ruled yet on a blaze that ravaged two Taylor Street houses. Chris Fabian, who was at the fire scene for the duration Monday morning, said the blaze that displaced three families started in the back of a yellow, two-story duplex at 602 Taylor St.
Man accused of making bomb threats
A Sheep Hill man is in the county jail after allegedly threatening to kill a woman with a pipe bomb. New Castle officers and three members of the Pittsburgh police bomb squad went to the tan and brick two-story house at 116 W. Balph Ave. Monday to look for Daniel William Wilson, 36, who lives there.
Home invasion suspect out of hospital, in jail
A man shot during an alleged home invasion has been released from the hospital and jailed. Richard Andrew Javens, 43, of 3063 McClelland Ave. was discharged from Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh Saturday and immediately taken into custody on a warrant.
City man to answer Wyoming drug charges first
A North Hill man arrested for allegedly having guns and drugs in his house is being extradited to Wyoming. After that, Michael Antonini IV, 21, will face multiple drug charges in Lawrence County, according to New Castle Police Chief Bobby Salem.
Photo, Video, Story: Three families homeless after fire ravages two houses
Bronte Baxter was at home with her two babies Monday when she saw flames at the back of her house. “I was in the living room and saw fire in the kitchen,” the resident of 602 Taylor St. said. “I thought, ‘Oh my gosh,’ and I went upstairs to get my phone.”
Uncle of boy hurt at park lauds rescuers
An uncle of the boy who fell at McConnell’s Mill State Park lauded rescue workers for their efforts. The Rev. Keith Karns said he arrived to find crews in the midst of a grueling, three-hour effort.
VIDEO: City blaze ignites neighboring home
A fire that started in a duplex at 532 Taylor St. today ignited a neighboring home. Three families were displaced by the blaze that broke out around 9:30 a.m. and destroyed both two-story structures.
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