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Sewickley Police Assist Elderly Woman Found Walking in Socks on Route 65

The 81-year-old woman with no shoes was reportedly confused about where she lived.

Sewickley police responded early Monday to a report of a woman with no shoes who was nearly struck by a truck walking in the middle of Route 65 at the Boundary Street intersection.

Police located the 81-year-old woman shortly before 1:45 a.m. and offered to give her a ride home. She directed officers to a residence in Ambridge, but after arriving, police were told she lived in Leetsdale. Once in Leetsdale, police were directed to a vacant home in Leet Township, police said. 

Due to her confusion, officers took the woman to Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital and placed her in the care of medical personnel. Police were working to locate a possible son in Sewickley.

Sewickley Police responded to the following recent incidents. Each incident reflects police records and is not an indication of guilt. 

Suspicious person

At 7:35 p.m. Dec. 6, police responded to a report of a male going door to door in the 800 block of Nevin Avenue. Police said a man and a woman were obtaining names on a petition.

Police were also called at 7:15 a.m. Dec. 5 to Broad and Beaver streets for a report of a man wearing a Steelers coat carrying a gun. Police searched the area but did not find the man. 

Accidental shooting

Police were called at 5:15 p.m. Dec. 1 to Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital for a report of a gunshot wound to the foot of a 28-year-old male.

Police spoke to Nathan Graf of Pittsburgh who said he was out hunting in Washington County with his dad and was loading his gun, a 308 Winchester, when it discharged. One round went into his left foot, grazing the side of the foot. Police said he went to a medical clinic and was told they could not treat the wound. He was close to the Sewickley hospital and went to the emergency room to get medical treatment. Police said this was an accidental shooting.

Trespassing report

Police responded Dec. 9 to a report of trespassers on the railroad tracks in the area of Chadwick and Ferry streets. Police found three teenagers and warned them about trespassing on railroad property.

Public drunkenness

A Sewickley man was cited with public intoxication after police responded to a report of a man laying down on Division Street. Police said Erminio Villella, 56, of Centennial Avenue, had to be physically helped off the ground Nov. 30 and held up from falling by officers. He was taken to the Coraopolis Police Department lock up until sober.

Smoke reported 

Police were called Dec. 8 to assist Cochran Hose Fire Co. at a home in the 300 block of Broad Street for a report of smoke in a basement. Police provided traffic control while the fire department shut off the furnace, which was causing the smoke, and cleared the home. 

Wires down

Police were called at 8:40 a.m. Dec. 8 to the 800 block of Thorn Street for a report of wires down. Police said a large tree fell over and damaged the roof and front porch of a home belonging to Chip Lambert.

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