New Castle News


March 6, 2013

Police Reports for March 6


•Accident. Police said Delores M. Venturi, 82, of 941 Harrison St. was southbound on Wilmington Road in the turning lane to make a left into a business. Police said Venturi pulled into the path of a northbound vehicle, operated by Barbara Smith, 88, of 3263 Wallace Drive. There were no injuries in the crash that occurred at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25, but both autos had moderate damage and had to be towed. Police said they cited Venturi for a turning violation.

•Retail theft. Police cited Faith Georges, 42, of East Hazelcroft Avenue after she was accused of taking merchandise valued at $8.48 from Dollar General at 1702 Wilmington Road at 4:15 p.m. Feb. 25.

•Driving under the influence. Police said they stopped a vehicle at 10 p.m. Feb. 22 at the intersection of Wilmington Road and Hazelcroft Avenue because it did not have its headlights on. They said the driver, Paul Micaletti Jr., 43, of 136 E. Englewood Ave. was found to be under the influence. He was arrested and taken to Jameson Hospital for a blood test.

•Theft. Gasoline was taken from the tanks of four rental vehicles in late February in the lot of Painter’s Auto Service, 1409 Wilmington Road. The loss was estimated at $492.

•Retail theft. Police cited Vera E. Novakovich-Reef, 46, of West Middlesex for allegedly taking food valued at $30.58 from Giant Eagle on Wilmington Road Thursday.

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