New Castle News


January 30, 2013

Police: Reports for Jan. 30


•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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