Woman called 911 while under influence
State police at Greensburg report that a truck and a plow truck collided at 8:28 p.m. Jan. 16, on Route 30 near the intersection with Route 982, in Unity Township. According to the report, the plow truck, a 2020 Mack, driven by Cyril J. Henry, 50, of Greensburg, was traveling in the right lane and a 2013 Ford F-150 XLT, driven by William J. McGinnis, 38, of Johnstown, was following behind it when he attempted to pass the plow and misjudged the distance needed to clear and struck the left rear bumper of the plow. No one was injured in the crash. Read more
State police at Indiana report that both drivers and two young passengers had suspected minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 6:17 p.m. Jan. 10, in Burrell Township, Indiana County. Police said that the crash occurred as a 2020 Chevrolet Trax, driven by Jessica D. Lytton, 28, of Seward, was traveling east and a 2000 Chevrolet Impala, driven by Carmen A. Fonzo, 60, of Cooperstown, was traveling west on Old William Penn Highway near Club Lane. The Chevrolet Trax attempted to turn left onto Club Lane and into the path of the Impala, which was traveling in the other lane, causing it to hit the Trax, which rolled over onto its side. Lytton was transported to Indiana Regional Medical Center for treatment. Her two juvenile passengers also received medical transport, according to police. Fonzo was not transported. All victims were reported to be wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. Read more
State police at Kiski Valley reported that a 2014 Toyota Yaris and 2019 Chevrolet Equinox were involved in a crash at 9:19 a.m. Jan. 8, on Route 981/Industrial Boulevard in Derry Township. No one was injured. The driver of the Toyota, who was not identified, was cited by police for failing to yield the right of way while making a left turn. Read more
State police at Greensburg charged Nathan Stoner, 38, of Pittsburgh a driver involved in a three-vehicle crash that occurred at 5:16 p.m. Dec. 21, on Route 136 in Hempfield Township, with driving under the influence, after police determined he was showing signs of impairment. Read more
State police at Kiski Valley reported that no one was injured in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 5:41 p.m. Dec. 19 in Salem Township. According to police, a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, driven by Deanne L. Branan, 20, of Indiana, and a 2012 Toyota RAV4, driven by a 17-year-old from Delmont, were driving north on Route 66 in Salem Township when the Toyota slowed down for upcoming traffic at the intersection with Brick Hill Road and Branan struck the Toyota from behind. Neither driver was hurt in the crash. Read more
State police at Kiski Valley cited E.A. Sewell Cunningham, 20, of Westbury, New York, following an one-vehicle crash at 6:30 a.m. Dec. 26 on Route 22 near Ravine Park Road in Derry Township. According to police, Sewell Cunningham was traveling west on Route 22 when he evidently fell asleep and crashed into the concrete barrier on the left side of the road. He was not injured in the crash. Read more
State police at Greensburg are investigating a two-vehicle crash that sent one of the drivers to the hospital at 2:18 p.m. Dec. 20 in Hempfield Township. According to police, a 2021 Jeep Wrangler, which was driven by Kimberly Martz Contino, 56, of Greensburg was traveling north on Arona Road when a 2010 Toyota RAV4, driven by Dharma M. Kear, 22, of Murrysville pulled out onto Arona Road from South Thompson Lane. Kear was not injured in the crash, but Martz Contino was taken by ambulance to Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital for treatment of a possible injury. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts. Kear was cited by police for not stopping at a stop sign. Read more
State police at Kiski investigated an incident of bad checks that occurred at 8:52 a.m. Dec. 3 in Salem Township. According to the report, Devon Anderson, 31, of Jeannette wrote a bad check to Tresco Concrete Products, Inc. of Delmont in the amount of $1,029.28 and didn’t provide a valid payment to the company. Read more
State police at Indiana are investigating the theft of a firearm and a bank card from a truck trailer belonging to a 44-year-old Homer City man at 11 a.m. Nov. 29 in Buffington Township, Indiana County. According to the report, a Smith & Wesson 40-caliber black handgun with a 7-round magazine, valued at $500, and a blue S&T bank debit card were taken from a 2019 Toyocar van container trailer at the intersection of Barkley Church and Mardis roads. The investigation is continuing. Read more
State police at Greensburg report that a Latrobe man was not injured when the vehicle he was driving at 6:43 p.m. Nov. 8 struck a deer on Route 30 near Sand Hill Road in Unity Township. According to police, the 2016 Nissan Altima, driven by Paul B. Urban, 67, was traveling in the right lane when the deer crossed in front of him. Read more
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