NEW CASTLE —
•Accident. Police said Carey Rae Stroia, 36, of Heckathorne Road was westbound on Frew Mill Road about 12:05 a.m. Monday when she lost control on the slush-covered highway. The car crossed the eastbound lanes, went up an embankment and hit a tree, before spinning and rolling onto its passenger side on the road. Stroia and her two children, ages 8 and 9, were wearing safety restraints and were not injured, according to police. Officers said the vehicle sustained major damage.
•Accident. Police said Jacqueline Renner, 20 of Cranberry was westbound on New Butler Road, just west of Willowbrook Road, when she lost control on the slush-covered road at 10:40 a.m. Monday. The car spun, crossed into the eastbound lane and hit a vehicle driven by William Anderson, 54, of Princeton Road, police said. There were no injuries, officers reported, but the vehicles were severely damaged.
•Theft. Police responded Sunday to a report of a man soliciting money from township residents. They identified the suspect as John Gilliland, 29, of New Castle and said they also discovered he had taken a television, a heater and a refrigerator from a home on Savannah Gardner Road. He was taken into custody, arraigned by District Judge Jerry Cartwright and placed in the Lawrence County jail.
•Accident. Police said Stephen Tipton, 38, of New Wilmington failed to negotiate a curve on Route 956 in Wilmington Township near Clover Bridge Road at 9:40 a.m. Monday. The car struck a tree, police said, but no injuries were reported. Police cited Tipton for having worn tires.
•Accident. Police said Theresa S. Atkins, 39, of New Castle was westbound on Frew Mill Road at 10:30 a.m. Monday when she lost control on the icy road, went into a ditch and hit a culvert. Officers said her car tipped onto its right side, but Atkins was not injured.
•Accident. Police said Justin Martin, 26, of Volant was westbound on Route 208 in Wilmington Township at 9:30 a.m. Monday when he lost control of his 2008 Ford truck and hit an embankment and a mail box. Police said Martin suffered a minor hand injury and his truck sustained moderate damage.
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Man charged in South Side break-in
A South Side man accused of breaking into a neighbor’s vacant house is facing charges. Alex John Benkosky, 21, of 821 S. Mercer St. faces one count each of burglary, criminal trespass, flight to avoid apprehension and criminal mischief.
Police use Taser in wanted man’s arrest
New Castle police say they used a Taser to arrest an Ellwood City man who was wanted on warrants. Police on Wednesday took 21-year-old Colby James Marshall of 5213 Ellwood Road into custody when they learned he was at a New Castle pharmacy.
Police: Man facing fourth DUI rams Shenango cruiser
Two weeks after a Shenango officer was killed during an attempted traffic stop, another fleeing driver rammed another township cruiser. A Scott Township man smashed into a cruiser early Friday while allegedly fleeing police.
Police: texting led to fatal accident
Police claim a woman’s texting on a cell phone contributed to a fatal accident earlier this month in Hickory Township. Laura E. Gargiulo, 42, of 2662 State Route 956, Volant, faces homicide by vehicle and other charges in connection with the May 7 death of Daniel E. Gallatin of Scott Township.
Hillsville man dead following shooting
A Mahoning Township man involved in a weekend shooting has died. Joseph Lupo, 50, of 4812 W. Main St. in Hillsville was pronounced dead Thursday by the Mahoning County, Ohio, coroner’s office.
Woman charged in fatal accident
A woman involved in a fatal accident in Hickory Township has been charged. Laura E. Gargiulo, 42, of 2662 State Route 956, Volant, faces charges of homicide by vehicle and others in the crash that led to the death of Daniel E. Gallatin of Scott Township.
On the Record: A listing of today’s police items and district judge reports
On the Record is a periodic update of public information coming out of the Lawrence County Government Center and local police departments. Look inside for the latest listing of police items and district judge reports.
Broken jaw leads to assault charge
A Pittsburgh man has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly breaking another man’s jaw in New Wilmington. Matthew Vincent Wagner, 22, was charged by New Wilmington police as the result of an incident early May 5 at the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity house on Waugh Avenue.
South Side robbery being probed
New Castle police are investigating a robbery on the South Side. A 22-year-old woman told police she had been walking in the alley between Hamilton Street and Pennsylvania Avenue around 3:30 a.m. May 8 when someone grabbed her from behind and punched her numerous times in the left side of her face.
Man reports being robbed on East Side
New Castle police are investigating a report of robbery on Arlington Avenue. A 24-year-old man told police he had been in the 800 block, walking to a friend’s house, around 12:50 a.m. Saturday, when he was jumped by a man who stole his wallet and cell phone.
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