Recent Results from Magisterial District Court 05-2-17
Judge Barton's jurisdiction includes Whitehall Borough and Baldwin Township.
The following results are from recent hearings held in the Caste Village office of Magistrate David J. Barton of District Court 05-2-17:
- Whitehall Borough police charged Justin Michael Witte, 24, of 517 Scenery Drive in Elizabeth Township, with possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance on Sept. 9. The charges were withdrawn on Oct. 18.
- Whitehall police charged Chuundu Mooba Habulembe, 31, of 1650 Parkline Drive, Apt. 3, in the Whitehall Place Apartments complex, with two counts of harassment on July 19. Habulembe's July 26 hearing before Barton was waived, and he faced those charges at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Sept. 9. It was determined that Habulembe will have a status hearing in mid-November.
- Whitehall police charged Michael Joel Castoreno, 31, of 1821 Parkline, Apt. 30, in the Whitehall Place Apartments complex, with simple assault, criminal mischief and recklessly endangering another person on Aug. 7. It was determined on Aug. 16 that Castoreno would face those charges at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Sept. 30, where it was then decided that he would face a pre-trial conference on Nov. 10. At that conference, it was determined that he will have a non-jury trial starting on Dec. 5.
- Baldwin Township police charged Timothy Hramika, 27, of Knight Drive in South Park Township, with suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol on Aug. 11. Hramika's Sept. 20 hearing before Barton was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Nov. 4, where it was determined that his case will now be part of a docket conference scheduled for Dec. 20. That conference should result in the next legal step for Hramika's charge.