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December 18, 2012

Police: Reports for Dec. 18

NEW CASTLE — STATE

•Accident. Mary A. Thomas, 49, of Youngstown, told police she lost control of her vehicle after swerving to avoid hitting a small animal while westbound on Route 317/Poland Road in North Beaver Township at 12:25 a.m. Saturday. Officers said she struck a mailbox and concrete curb. No injuries were reported. Police said Thomas was cited for driving at an unsafe speed.

•Accident. Police said Catherine M. Babatino, 87, of Ellwood City, eastbound on Route 488/Portersville Road at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, hit a patch of ice that caused her car to slide, striking a utility pole. Officers said she sustained minor injuries.

•Accident. Police said Randy E. Klink, 30, of Ellwood City, stopped on Route 488 in Wayne Township, about 9:30 p.m. Dec. 11, prior to making a left turn onto Congress Street, was hit from behind by the vehicle of Brian P. Madrid, 22, of Enon Valley, also southbound on Route 488. Police said Klink and four passengers in his car, three of them children, reported minor injuries.

•Criminal trespass. Police said someone entered a house on 11th Street in Bessemer and went to sleep in the owner’s bedroom about 6 a.m. Friday. Police said the victim was awakened by the intruder, who fled.

•Theft. Police said a Sirius Satellite radio converter was taken from an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway of a home west of Route 108 in North Beaver Township between 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and noon Thursday.

NESHANNOCK TOWNSHIP

•DUI arrest. Police charged Justine A. Vancise, 21, of 121 Lindey Road, Slippery Rock, with driving under the influence, careless driving and driving on the wrong side of the road. Police said Vancise was observed driving in a careless manner while northbound on Route 18 at 2:20 a.m. Sunday. Police said after failing several field sobriety tests, she was arrested and taken to Jameson Hospital for a blood alcohol test.

•Cited. Larry M. Verone, 58, of 2411 Pulaski Road, was charged with public drunkenness after police found him sitting in a yard on Pulaski Road near Cochran Drive screaming for help about 1 a.m. Sunday. Police said he was checked by EMS workers and transported to his residence.

•Arrest. Police charged Zach Lelii, 19, of 785 Sunset Valley Road with theft by unlawful taking on Thursday after receiving a report that prescription medication had been stolen from a metal lock box from a house in the 700 block of Sunset Valley Road.

NEW CASTLE

•Accident. Police said Nicholas S. Daltorio, 58, of 925 Beckford St., southbound on North Mercer Street about 11:45 a.m. Friday, struck pedestrian Denton Quin, 48, of 1410 1/2 Hamilton St. as Daltorio turned left onto East Washington Street. Police said Quin was walking across East Washington Street, northbound in the crosswalk. He was taken to Jameson Hospital. Officers said Daltorio was cited.

•Accident. Police said George Threats III, 19, of 820 Allegheny St., was westbound on East Division Street at 4:50 p.m. Sunday at  high speed and apparently lost control of his vehicle, striking a parked vehicle belonging to John W. Buchanan Jr., 70, 410 1/2 E. Division St. That caused Buchanan’s vehicle to strike the parked car of Bethanie Smith, 25, 410 E. Division St. Police said Threats, who reported minor injury, was cited for careless driving.

SHENANGO TOWNSHIP

•Accident. Police said Thomas Fontana went over an embankment on Ellwood Road near Shenango Stop Road about 5:35 p.m. Saturday. No injuries were reported.

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