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
Jail gets third bomb threat
The Lawrence County jail received a bomb threat about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday — the third since Saturday. Prison board chairman David Gettings noted the caller said the same thing as the previous two times, that he was going to “come and blow the place up.”
Divers fish stolen truck from river
A stolen truck was fished out of the Mahoning River following a tip from a fisherman. North Beaver Township police and volunteer fire department, the New Castle Fire Department dive team and Brandon Rishel of the Lawrence County Dive Team were called in after a fisherman had seen a submerged vehicle Monday.
Man accused in rock beating
A New Castle man is accused of beating another man with a rock in an elevator. Police have charged David Joseph Perrine, 29, with aggravated assault in connection with the incident, which occurred around 8 p.m. June 12 in an apartment building on Wallace Avenue.
Teen to get mental health evaluation
A 17-year-old who threatened suicide has been taken into custody by Neshannock Township police. Officers were called at 2 p.m. June 12. The teen’s mother told officers her son had a handgun and was “really acting up.”
Teen arrested after demanding car keys
A teenager who demanded a couple turn over their car to him is now in police custody. Neshannock Township police said a 17-year-old New Castle resident entered a home in Lightner Place at 4 a.m. Saturday and demanded the keys to a vehicle parked in the driveway.
Jail gets second bomb threat
For the second time in four days, the Lawrence County jail received a bomb threat. New Castle fire and police departments were summoned just after noon Tuesday and stood guard while the jail was searched.
South Side man faces gun, drug charges
A South Side man was arrested on gun and drug charges following a traffic stop on the city’s North Hill. Martel Lamar Webb, 19, of 199 Hamilton St. had been wanted by police on charges in a domestic assault case in May when police caught up with him.
Bomb threat locks down jail
The Lawrence County jail was locked down Tuesday afternoon because of an apparent bomb scare.
Truck found in Mahoning River
Crews from the North Beaver Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a truck found in the Mahoning River Monday night.
Woman charged for assaulting 1-year-old
A New Castle woman was arrested and charged with the assault of a year-old child in Scott Township. Nicole Martin, 26, of New Castle was arraigned before District Judge David Rishel on a charge of simple assault. She was lodged in the Lawrence County jail on $1,000 bond.
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