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.
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Five injured in school bus crash
Four students and a driver sustained minor injuries in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday morning. According to state police, a line of vehicles was westbound on snow-covered Route 108/Harlansburg Road at 7:50 a.m. when Shannon C. McAnney, 21, of Gibsonia, the second car in the line, lost control of her vehicle.
Ray Street man charged in burglary
An East Side man has been arrested in connection with a Scott Street burglary. Mark Anthony Magusiak Jr., 23, of 613 S. Ray St., was charged with burglary and attempted theft. He is in the Lawrence County jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.
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.
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