POLICE NEWS

Grove City

• Joel Boyle, 33, of Slippery Rock, was cited with public drunkenness after he was found intoxicated at 8:06 p.m. April 17 in the parking lot of a business in the 200 block of West Main Street, police said.

• Police are investigating a phone scam fraud that happened on April 10. A resident received a phone from a man with a foreign accent using a California telephone number, and the caller offered a refund, asking for the resident’s bank account information, police said.

Money was taken from the account. Police are reminding residents to not give out their financial information to unknown or suspicious callers. Those who have questions or concerns can call the police at 724-458-7925.

State police, Butler

• Someone on April 12 or 13 broke into an apartment in the 100 block of Harmony Road, Slippery Rock Township, and stole a 19-year-old man’s car keys, which they used to steal his vehicle; the vehicle was recovered, police said.

• Someone on April 13 broke into an apartment in the 100 block of Harmony Road, Slippery Rock Township, and stole a Sceptre television, police said.

• Three people were hurt after their sport-utility vehicle crashed at 2:58 a.m. April 13 on West Old Route 422, Franklin Township, police said.

The driver, Michael J. Hilliard, 38, of Butler, lost control of the vehicle, which hit a mailbox, ditch and tree, rolling over several times. Hilliard and a passenger, Bett McCandless-Meadows, 44, of Slippery Rock, were both thrown from the vehicle.

Hilliard and McCandless-Meadows were seriously hurt, and another passenger, Kenneth A. Kline, 46, of Butler, reported minor injuries, police said.

McCandless-Meadows and Kline were treated at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, and Hilliard was treated at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. None of them were wearing seatbelts, police said.

State police, Mercer

• Cassidy R. Lowry, 22, of Franklin, reported minor injuries after she lost control of her westbound car on the wet roadway at 7:51 p.m. April 14 on Interstate 80, Wolf Creek Township; the car hit a bridge rail, and she was citing with driving too fast for conditions, police said.

• No one was hurt when an eastbound semi-truck driven by Thomas Jacson, 60, of Toledo, hit overhead power lines at 1:44 p.m. April 7 on Jackson Center-Polk Road just east of Sandy Lake-Grove City Road, Worth Township; the power lines broke, causing some wires to get ripped off a nearby home, police said.

• A Jackson Center woman reported that someone stole her $25 worth of winning lottery tickets around 1:30 p.m. April 8 at a business in the 2400 block of Mercer Street, Sandy Lake Township, police said.

EDITOR’S NOTE: These reports are taken from police files and do not indicate guilt or innocence.