NEW CASTLE —
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
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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