Loose Dogs Continue to Run Amok on Greenlee Road
And other Whitehall Borough police stories from July.
Bad Dogs! (Still)
Whitehall Borough police officers went to the 500 block of Greenlee Road at around 5:08 p.m. on Wednesday in response to a report that two dogs were running loose there.
"This is obviously, in the scope of the world, not up there with major crimes," Dolfi said, "but it is a potentially dangerous situation and a nuisance."
Whitehall police are charging Grande with violating a borough ordinance that prohibits dogs and cats from running at large. And Dolfi said that his department is also pursuing charges based on state animal control laws.
"It's totally getting out of control," Dolfi said.
(UPDATE: Grande was found to be not guilty of the July 18 offense.)
Assault on North Emblem
Whitehall police officers learned that an assault had recently occurred on North Emblem Drive while on a "check welfare call" there at around 2:41 a.m. on Thursday, Chief Dolfi said.
The officers rendered aid to the believed victim and began searching for whom they felt was responsible for the assault, but he had left the area.
Whitehall police will continue to look for the man—James Troifi, 39, of 4626 N. Emblem—and have issued a warrant for his arrest.
Police are charging Troifi with simple assault.
Teenager Wouldn't Listen
Whitehall police officers went into Orchard Heights Park off of Reece Drive and Frank Street at around 9:34 p.m. on Friday to find five juveniles there.
Since the park closes at night, the officers told the youths to leave. Four of them complied, Dolfi said, but one of them—a 17-year-old male—refused to cooperate.
"He didn't think he had to leave," Dolfi said. "He chose not to obey it (the applicable borough ordinance), and he doesn't think he has to obey it."
The boy's father was notified, and the boy has been cited for trespassing.
Whitehall police went to the Bevan Apartments building on Bevan Road for a criminal mischief report at around 10:58 a.m. on Friday.
A maintenance worker at the building told police that someone had broken the building's glass front door sometime between noon on Thursday and 8 a.m. on Friday.
Dolfi said that officers at the scene believed that the door was damaged by someone either kicking it or striking it with a blunt force object.
Nearby residents have been interviewed, and the incident is under investigation.
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