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.
NEW CASTLE —
- Police Reports
Man jumps into Shenango River
New Castle police and fire departments were dispatched Wednesday morning after a man jumped into the Shenango River. Police were called at 11:35 a.m. and the fire department was notified about 10 minutes later.
Man facing drug charges
Charges filed against a city man stem from a July arrest, when police allegedly found him with marijuana. Dorian Allen Cullen, 31, of 209 E. Pearson St., is wanted for one count each of disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, criminal trespass, manufacture of a controlled substance and possession or distribution of a small amount of marijuana, and four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
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Stabbing victims out of hospital, charges pending
A father and son stabbed on the South Side last week are out of the hospital. New Castle Police Chief Bobby Salem said the men are being interviewed and he expects charges to be filed later in the week.
Pair assists woman in escape from smoky bedroom
A woman was rescued Friday evening after reporting smoke in her mobile home. Cindy Zarlingo of 275 Dominick Lane, Mahoning Township, called 911 at 8:54 p.m. stating there was smoke in her bedroom and she was unable to get out.
Police identify victims in fatal Amish buggy crash
State police say a mother and her daughter died in a fatal collision between a truck and a horse-drawn Amish buggy. Authorities say 34-year-old Mary Byler, of New Wilmington, and her 11-year-old daughter, whose name was withheld, died in the crash Saturday on Pulaski-Mercer Road, Wilmington Township, Mercer County.
Father, son stabbed during argument
A father and son were stabbed during an argument Wednesday afternoon on New Castle’s South Side. Police Chief Robert Salem said in a press release that during an argument at 528 E. Long Ave. Joseph Bohizic stabbed his son Terry Kohlmetz in the buttocks area.
Girl hurt as vehicle slides
A 7-year-old girl suffered what police described as major injuries when she was hit by a car Tuesday. Kristina Ritenour of New Castle was injured in the accident just after 4 p.m. Tuesday on Columbiana Road in North Beaver Township.
City man facing drug charges
New Castle police charged Steven Kornard Houston, 21, 509 E. Lutton St., with possession and delivery of a controlled substance. Police filed the charges with District Judge Melissa A. Amodie.
Police gearing up for Shop With a Cop
Police in Lawrence County are getting ready to go Christmas shopping. They’re not buying for themselves. They are using thousands of dollars collected from the community to take lesser fortunate children on their annual “Shop With a Cop” spree at Walmart in Union Township.
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