Police

NEW CASTLE

•Burglary. Police said a television was reported taken from an apartment in the 700 block of Altman Road between 3 p.m. Jan. 1 and 11 a.m. Thursday.

•Theft. A Reynolds Street man reported his gray 1988 Ford F 150 truck and a gray and yellow snow plow had been taken from a Sciota Street parking lot about 8 p.m. Friday.

NESHANNOCK TOWNSHIP

•Accident. Police said Mindie M. Henzel, 31, of Hubbard, Ohio, traveling on Pulaski Road near First Assembly of God Church at 2:20 p.m. Saturday, lost control of her vehicle on the snow-covered road and struck a guide rail. No injuries were reported. Police said her car was towed by McConnell’s Sunoco, and Henzel was cited for failing to drive at a safe speed.

•Accident. Police said the vehicle of Dianna L. Duffee, 50, of 1732 Pulaski Road, was parked on the shoulder of the road in front of her house at 6 p.m. Jan. 6 when it was hit by a vehicle driven by Donny Lee Akins, 23, of 4615 Old Pulaski Road, New Wilmington, who was westbound. Police said Akins’ windshield wipers were non-operational and the windshield was covered with ice and water from a passing vehicle and his view was obstructed. Akins told police he slowed and began to slide on the icy road, striking the parked car. Police said Akins and his passengers refused medical treatment. Akins will be cited for careless driving and related violations.

•Accident. Police said Robert T. King of 5136 W. Main St., Edinburg, was southbound on Route 60 at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday when he lost control of his vehicle on the snow-covered road as he applied his brakes to exit onto Pulaski Road. Police said the vehicle slid into a ditch. When it was removed by a tow truck, it was discovered the vehicle had damage to a rear tire making it undrivable. King reported no injuries. Police said while investigating the crash, it was learned King was under the influence of alcohol. He was charged for driving while under the influence of alcohol and for driving at an unsafe speed.

STATE

•Accident. Union Township. Police said Christopher A. Presnar, 24, of Edinburg, westbound on Route 422 at 4:45 p.m. Jan. 6, failed to stop at a traffic light and struck a vehicle driven by Melissa A. George, 44, of Pulaski, stopped at a red light at the intersection of Route 422 and Pulaski Road. Police said the impact pushed George’s car into the back of the vehicle of Matthew Traina, 22, of Niles, Ohio, also stopped at the light. No injuries were reported.

•Accident. Slippery Rock Township. Police said Janet L. Forkey, 78, of New Castle, southbound on Copper Road at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Cooper and Old Princeton roads and struck a vehicle driven by Lauri A. Johnson, 44, of New Castle, eastbound on Old Princeton Road. Police said Forkey’s vehicle crossed Copper Road, coming to rest on the opposite berm. Johnson’s vehicle crossed Copper Road, also stopping on the berm. Forkey was treated at Jameson Hospital then released.

ELLWOOD CITY

•Criminal mischief. Police said four tires were slashed on a 1996 Chevy Cavalier parked in the 400 block of Glen Avenue before 10 a.m. Jan. 6. Police said a hand-written note was placed on the windshield of the vehicle.

•Theft. A cell phone was reported taken from someone visiting in the 400 block of Glen Avenue at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

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