New Castle News


March 20, 2012

Police: Reports for March 20


•Driving under the influence. Police said they stopped a vehicle about 2 a.m. Sunday on Ellwood Road near Harmony Baptist Road for inspection violations. They said the driver, Chad R. Swatsworth, 19, of 3110 Eckert Bridge Road, Portersville, was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was arrested. A passenger, Harley Davidson Bailey, 19, of the same address, was cited for underage drinking.

•Retail theft. Courtney Carbone, 19, of 2613 Ridgewood Court, was cited after she was accused of taking clothing, shoes and fake nails valued at $103.47 from Kmart on Ellwood Road Friday.

•Driving under the influence. Gina M. Bucci, 42, of 1035 Maryland Ave. was charged after police stopped her vehicle March 6. Police said she was found to be impaired after being given field sobriety tests. She was charged with driving under the influence and for driving on a suspended license and failing to have valid insurance.


•Driving under the influence. Police said Dawn C. Dittmer, 39, of Rear 332 Orchard Ave., Ellwood City, was traveling east on the Route 422 bypass in Taylor Township about 8:45 p.m. March 11 when her vehicle struck the side of a bridge. She was placed under arrest for driving under the influence and charges are pending following results of a blood test.

•Burglary. Someone broke into a home allong Hillsville Road in Mahoning Township Feb. 26. Unspecified items were taken.

•Unlawful use of computer. Police are investigating a report that a man gave his cell phone to a woman and she changed the number of the phone and will not return it.

•Access device fraud. An unauthorized charge was made on a Slippery Rock Township woman’s credit card Feb. 17.

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