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New Castle Police Department Mugshots - New Castle PA

Sometime in the late 1990’s the City of New Castle, Pennsylvania, cleaned out its storage/archives and threw tons of papers and photographs into the trash. I heard from a former city employee that boxes and boxes of photos taken as part of the downtown redevelopment initiative of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s were among the photos tossed out. These included photos of most of the buildings in the downtown area. Shame on you New Castle officials! These vital pictures should have been donated to the New Castle Historical Society or another worthy entity to ensure they were preserved. Anyway, among the photos fortunately rescued from the trash are thousands of mugshots taken by the New Castle Police Department in 1930’s, 1940’s, and 1950’s. I have a small collection of these mugshots and attached arrest cards and posted some of them here.

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  1. What year was Randall s elias arrested for and what wewe his charges

    Karen Fletcher · 10/17/2015 01:07 PM · #

  2. Looking for all & any information whatsoever about.Randall (randy)stephen elias. Lived in new castle pa, sharon pa,New Wilmington pa. And youngstown ohio. Any information about the person above will result in a very substantial amount of cash. ONLY information that is correct even though it is old will be appreciated. Send e-mails to bennyrocks1666@gmail.com. Or call 724-944-3920 any time. Also looking for an eddie Elias from pa,California,Florida,nevada……arizona…randy is 60yrs. Old. Ed is 69. If no answer leave detailed description of nature of call..


    Karen Fletcher · 11/05/2015 03:56 PM · #

  3. Hi,
    Thanks so much for all you’ve researched & written about NC. Just read the article about St. Vitus Cemetery, my father’s parents are buried there.

    Have you visited the Small Town Noir website by Diarmid, a Scottish writer who purchased many of the NC mugshots? There was a documentary featuring interviews with him & current police in NC, along with some NC mugshots, also a bit about Andy Warhol’s use of mugshots. It was on the Audience network (direct tv). Diarmid is publishing a book, too.

    It’s fascinating-check it out.

    Mary DiThomas · 11/23/2015 02:50 PM · #

  4. Looking for mug shot of Louis Moses killed in 1960 and any other Pa Mob mug shots

    frank · 05/19/2018 05:47 PM · #

  5. Looking for mug shot of Louis Moses killed in 1961 and any other Pa Mob mug shots

    frank · 05/19/2018 05:48 PM · #