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•Accident. Police said Richard A. Schochet of Beaver Falls pulled from Nesbitt Road onto Route 18 in front of a car operated by James A. Zanotti of Butler, causing a collision. The accident occurred at 12:37 p.m. Tuesday. There were no injuries, police said, and both vehicles were towed. Police said Schochet is to be cited for a stop sign violation.
•Driving under the influence. Officers said they stopped a speeding vehicle at the intersection of Pulaski Road and Maitland Lane at 2 a.m. Nov. 17. In interviewing the operator, Danielle Barnard, 37, of Slippery Rock, police detected the odor of an intoxicant. Barnard was given a field sobriety test, which she failed. She was then arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Jameson Hospital for a blood alcohol test.
•Driving under the influence. Police said they stopped a vehicle for erratic driving at the intersection of Pulaski Road and Maitland Lane about 2:10 a.m. Nov. 22. Officers said they detected an intoxicant on the driver, Benjamin Lubinski, 23, of 741 Eastbrook-Harlansburg Road. He failed a field sobriety test, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Jameson Hospital for a blood alcohol test.
•Theft. Ronald James Stafford, 50, of 729 Altman Road, was charged for allegedly stealing 120 pounds of wire fencing from Harbor Heights and selling it for $5.36 at a recycling center Nov. 27. Police said they identified him from a Lawrence County Housing Authority surveillance video. He is charged with theft, receiving stolen property and driving while under suspension.
•Theft. Shavon I. Walker, 32, of 716 E. Long Ave., was charged with theft Nov. 30 for allegedly picking up a woman’s wallet from a counter at a drug store in the city on Oct. 14.
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