•Accident. Justine M. Caldwell of Savannah Road told police she had been traveling on Gardner Center Road at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday when she struck a trash can that was partially on the road. Damage was done to the outside mirror of the vehicle.
•Accident. Police said a car driven by Leo James Pasquarello, 18, of Windmere Drive, was traveling south on Ellwood Road about 3:20 p.m. Oct. 21 when it left the road and struck a trash can. The can flew into the air and hit an oncoming car, operated by Kaylie Anderson, 37, of Elizabeth Street, causing minor damage to the left front, police said. Pasquarello’s vehicle then struck a utility pole. Police said an investigation is continuing and charges are pending.
•Criminal mischief. Police said numerous mailboxes on Baldwin Road were damaged by vandals. Anyone with any information is asked to contact police at (724) 654-2243.
•Counterfeit bills. A local business reported having a counterfeit $20 bill passed Tuesday. The Secret Service was notified.
•Theft. Shane David Frampton, 35, of 816 Bonzo St. was charged Thursday with theft and receiving stolen property after 1,637 pounds of metal was reported taken from Flowline and scrapped at a recycling business. Police said Frampton received $900.35 for the metal that Flowline had paid $24,487 for. Frampton was placed in the Lawrence County jail after being unable to post a $2,500 bond.
MELISSA A. AMODIE
•First Commonwealth Bank, cited by New Castle Code Enforcement for high grass.
•Valerie S. Vernier of New Castle, cited by New Castle Code Enforcement for high grass.
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