New Castle News

December 5, 2012

Police: Reports for Dec. 5

By Staff
New Castle News


•Theft. An iPod valued at $385 and other items worth $450 were stolen Saturday from a vehicle parked in a lot on New Butler Road.


•Accident. Police said Catherine Roser, 18, of Enon Valley, was driving on Friendship Road in Big Beaver Borough, Beaver County, around 1:15 a.m. Sunday when she failed to negotiate a curve and slid sideways off the road. Her car rolled several times down an embankment and landed on its roof, according to police. Roser sustained moderate injury, police said, but her passenger was not injured. Roser was cited for driving at an unsafe speed.

•Accident. Police said Brian T. Damon, 42, of Ellwood City, was driving east on Route 488 in Perry Township around 6:30 a.m. Nov. 26 when he hit a deer. He was not injured, according to police.

•Accident. Police said Ronald H. Crawford, 65, of New Castle, was traveling on Route 65 in Wayne Township around 5:15 a.m. Nov. 20 when he went off the road and hit a sign and a tree. No injuries were reported. Crawford was cited for careless driving.

•Accident. Police said Zachary Beahr, 18, of New Castle, was westbound on Bowden Road around 1 a.m. Saturday when he lost control and drove onto a dirt berm for about 50 feet, then hit an oak tree. His car traveled 60 more feet and spun counter-clockwise after impact, landing in a ditch on Lakewood-Neshannock Falls Road, police said. He suffered minor injury, police said, adding he was cited for driving at an unsafe speed.

•Accident. Police said Cristina O’Neill, 42, of Slippery Rock was traveling on Route 19 in Slippery Rock Township around 1:20 p.m. Wednesday when she hit a truck from behind driven by Steven E. Connell, 52, of Slippery Rock. Police said Connell had stopped for construction. No injuries were reported. O’Neill was cited for following too closely.

•Accident. Police said Tallisa L. Johnson, 47, of Sharon, sustained minor injury while driving on Interstate 376 in Neshannock Township around 9:30 a.m. Nov. 25. Police said she lost control of her car, went off the road, hit a guide rail, then a car driven by Anthony J. Garuccio, 48, of Aliquippa, then hit another guard rail. No other injuries were reported. Johnson was cited for driving at an unsafe speed.

•Burglary. Someone broke into a home in the 200 block of Bowden Road in Hickory Township between 8:30 a.m. Friday and 1:45 a.m. Saturday. A plastic container filled with change was taken.

•Theft. About nine commercial batteries were stolen from three tractor-trailers parked in a lot in the 100 block of South Main Street in Bessemer, between Nov. 22 and 27. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at (724) 598-2211.

•Accident. Police said Christopher M. DeCaprio, 35, of New Castle, sustained moderate injuries when his car hit a cement abutment on a bridge on Route 422 over Pennsylvania Avenue around 5 p.m. Nov. 26. Police said DeCaprio was westbound and was passing a vehicle and moving from the passing lane into the right lane while text messaging on his cell phone. The Shenango Township police assisted at the scene. He is to be cited for careless driving.