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 charged as store burglary accomplice
New Castle police have arrested a South Side man for his alleged role in a convenience store burglary. Alex John Benkosky, 21, of 821 S. Mercer St., is accused as an accomplice in the March 26 break-in at the Country Fair on Croton Avenue.
Man accused of cutting woman
A New Castle man is accused of allegedly assaulting a Crestview Gardens woman. Police said Dajoi Taylor, 19, of 509 W. North St. allegedly hit an 18-year-old woman in the cheek with a purple eyebrow razor and pulled the weave out of her hair during an encounter around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Vacant house burns on South Side
A vacant South Side house burned Monday morning. New Castle firefighters were called at 12:50 a.m. to 510 Galbreath St. They said the structure “was fully involved” when they arrived and flames could be seen on all four sides of the building.
Man reports being pistol whipped
A Detroit man reported to New Castle police he had been pistol whipped by two men in Crestview Gardens. The man told police the incident occurred around 3 p.m. Wednesday on Parkwood Court.
Police: Dog had no food, water or space
A Lower East Side woman is facing charges for allegedly leaving her dog without food or water during hot temperatures.
Cleaners cause fire in vacant Halco unit
Lawrence County Housing Authority employees cleaning a vacant unit sparked a blaze Monday, according to city firefighters. The fire just before noon in the Halco Drive apartment caused $10,000 damage to the kitchen, they said.
Business ‘total loss’ after fire
A Little Beaver Township business was destroyed when a fire started in a garage. Enon Valley Volunteer Fire Chief Ben Hostetler said the blaze broke out about 12:20 a.m. Sunday in the garage of John Curea at 1791 State Route 551.
Vacant house fire may have been intentional
A vacant house on the city’s West Side burned over the weekend. The New Castle police department fire investigator has been called to determine what caused a blaze at 418 Conn St., near Bell Avenue.
Ex-attorney faces new set of charges
A disbarred attorney, already jailed on theft-related charges, is facing a new criminal case. Michael Frisk, formerly of Ellwood City and now serving time in the Lawrence County jail, is charged with forgery and other counts for allegedly taking money from an Allegheny County client.
UPDATE: Man injured in fall at McConnell’s Mill
An Ohio man was injured in a fall at McConnell’s Mill State Park Monday afternoon. Cody Captain, 26, of Struthers, was visiting the park with a cousin, Sean Robertson, and taking photos at Kildoo Falls when he fell about 15 to 20 feet.
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