Police: Theft and Driving on Wrong Side of Road


  • According to the police report, Ellwood City Power and Light reported a theft on Oct. 12. Investigating officers were informed that the theft occurred between Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 8:30 a.m. The chain link fence had been cut open and three electric transformers, valued at $15 each, were stolen. Investigation ongoing.


  • Rocco Ierino reported a stolen lawn mower from his property on Division Avenue on Oct. 11 around 4:40 p.m. According to the police report, Ierino was working on his property on Division Avenue. He placed his lawnmower on the sidewalk and went to the back porch. When he returned, the lawnmower, valued at around $75, was missing. Investigation ongoing.

DUI, Driving on Wrong Side of the Road

  • According to the police report, on Oct. 10 around 2:20 a.m., a patrolling officer saw a vehicle maneuver around the road closed side on Sixth Street. The vehicle headed north, ignoring a Wrong Way sign at the intersection of Sixth and Spring Ave. The vehicle eventually ended up on Spring Ave, heading east where the avenue was temporarily a one way west bound. The investigating officer pulled over the vehicle. The driver, Stephen Thomas Lucas, 33, of Ore Street, Ellwood City, appeared visibly intoxicated. He was taken to the Ellwood City Hospital and charged with DUI, careless driving, driving on the wrong side of the road, and failure to obey traffic signs.

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