On The Record
Accident. Warren-based state police responded to a one-vehicle accident on Old Pittsfield Road at 1:45 a.m. Feb. 8. According to police, Stephen Vincent, 24, Tidioute, was westbound on Old Pittsfield Road and lost control of his 2006 Dodge Ram pickup truck on the snow- and ice-covered roadway. Police said the vehicle went off the south berm and struck a utility pole, then traveled 24 feet before striking a tree. Vincent’s vehicle was towed from the scene. Police said Vincent was charged with driving vehicle at safe speed.
Crash. Corry-based state police responded to a one-vehicle accident at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday on Route 6. A 2005 Ford Explorer, driven by Julie Culver, 62, Corry, was traveling west on Route 6 and she lost control on the ice- and snow-covered roadway. Police said the vehicle traveled across the eastbound lane, left the roadway, struck a utility pole, then came to rest a short distance from impact facing west in a large ditch. Columbus volunteer firefighters, Penelec and Corry Ambulance Service assisted at the scene. Culver, according to police, sustained moderate injuries in the accident. She was not cited.
Theft by unlawful taking. Conewango Township police said Rebecca Ann Stanko, 321 Jacob Lane, Warren, while employed at Walmart, stole a total of $1,526.84 in cash and miscellaneous merchandise from the store between Jan. 1 and Feb. 7. Police Stanko has been charged with one count of misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking.
Bad checks. Conewango Township police said Paulette Atkins, 423 McPherson St., Warren, issued a check on Nov. 12, 2013, in the amount of $79.99 to Robert Wilson, 110 Follett Run Road for payment on computer repairs. Police said Atkins’ check was later returned indicating that there was not enough funds in her account to cover the it. Police said Wilson sent Atkins a certified bad check notice to which she never replied. Atkins has been charged with a summary citation for bad checks.
Burglary. Conewango Township Police said during the evening hours on Feb. 7 someone entered the basement of Phyllis Hamler’s residence, 116 Vine St., North Warren, and caused damage to a wooden beam that had been located above the basement door. Police said the intruder left the door to Hamler’s basement open when leaving the residence, which caused Hamler’s water lines to freeze overnight. Anyone with information is asked to contact the township police.
Accident. Warren-based state police responded to a two-vehicle accident at 2:10 p.m. Feb. 6 on Route 6. According to police, Robert Johnson, 51, Sheffield, and Judd Sharp, 59, Clarendon, were both westbound on Route 6. Police said Sharp slowed down to make a right-hand turn into a driveway and Johnson failed to notice the vehicle in front of him slowing down. Police said Johnson’s 1998 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck struck the rear of Sharp’s 2010 Toyota RAV 4, causing it to spin clockwise and hit two mailboxes. Police said neither driver was injured. Johnson was charged with careless driving. Clarendon volunteer firefighters assisted at the scene.
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Hit and run. Warren-based state police said between 6 p.m. on Feb. 6 and 9:30 a.m. Feb. 7 an unknown vehicle hit a fence and landscaping on Route 957 across from Page Hollow Road belonging to Daniel Blair Ferman, 67, Sugar Grove. Police said the make and model of the vehicle is unknown, but it is red and will have damage to the front end and be missing paint. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police or Warren County Crime Stoppers.
Crash. Marienville-based state police said at 7:20 a.m. on Feb. 8 Michael Trisket, 23, Warren, was traveling east on Route 949 in his Cherokee Jeep negotiating a left curve, and as his vehicle was coming out of curve, Trisket attempted to catch an object sliding off the dashboard and steered his vehicle into the snow on the south side of the road. Police said Trisket’s vehicle was sucked farther off the road by the snow, eventually riding up embankment and overturning onto its driver side. Police said Trisket was charged with careless driving. Police were assisted at the scene by Sheffield volunteer firefighters and ambulance service.