Theft. Warren-based state police reported that on December 29 between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., Savannah J. Birchard, 21, Corry, allegedly stole approximately 15 Hydrocodon prescription pills from a purse belonging to her mother, Melanie T. Birchard, Grand Valley. A criminal complaint was prepared and filed with District Justice Cynthia Lindemuth.
Pine Grove Twp.
Crash. Warren-based state police responded to a two-vehicle accident on SR 62 at the intersection with Alcorn Lane on December 27 at 12:55 p.m. A 2006 Volvo FH tractor trailer driven by Gary M. Ginocchio, Williamsport, struck a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe driven by Janine Hartzell, Russell. As Hartzell attempted to turn right onto Alcorn Lane, Ginocchio failed to slow down and struck Hartzell's vehicle, causing the Hyundai to rotate clockwise, coming to rest on the northbound berm facing south. Ginocchio's vehicle continued north on SR 62, crossed the southbound lane and struck the embankment, coming to final rest facing north. Ginocchio denied sustaining any injuries. Hartzell was treated was transported to Warren General Hospital for minor injuries. Both operators were wearing their seat belts. Ginocchio was charged with following too closely. The Volvo FH was towed from the scene by Koebley's Towing. The Hyundai was towed from the scene by Rarey's Towing. State police were assisted at the scene by Russell VFD and ambulance.