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1 Charge Against Brentwood Man Withdrawn, 4 Others Waived for County Court

And 16 other updates from Judge Bova's Wallace Building office.

The following results are from recent hearings held in the Wallace Building office of Magistrate John N. Bova of District Court 05-2-18:

 

  • Baldwin Borough police charged Samuel James Fullerton, 31, of Beechdale Street in Brentwood Borough, with  on Dec. 19. Bova granted the withdrawal of the weapon charge on Feb. 19, but the remaining charges were waived for Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, where Fullerton will face them on April 8.

 

  • Baldwin Borough police charged Douglas Patrick Martin, 49, of Pleasant Street in South Park Township, with DUI on Oct. 12. Martin's Dec. 11 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Jan. 30. His case will now be part of a March 18 docket conference. That conference should result in the next legal step for Martin's charge.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Steve Gault, 53, of Pinchtown Road in Baldwin Borough, with DUI on May 13. Gault's Oct. 23 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Dec. 11. His case was then part of a Jan. 30 docket conference, where he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to complete a 90-day individualized program plan, 18 months of probation and a drug and alcohol evaluation, and was fined $1,500.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Luke Benedict Royer Jr., 32, of Woodhill Drive in Munhall Borough, with DUI on Oct. 13. Royer's Dec. 11 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Jan. 30, where he was scheduled for a March 1 pretrial conference.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Robert Palmer Zinkand, 44, of Frederick Street in Baldwin Borough, with DUI on Aug. 29. Zinkand's Oct. 23 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Dec. 11. His case was then part of a Feb. 4 docket conference, where he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four days of confinement.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Thomas Murphy, 20, of Edgeridge Road in Baldwin Township, with underage drinking on Dec. 8. The charge was eventually changed to disorderly conduct, and Bova found Murphy guilty of disorderly conduct on Feb. 4 and fined him approximately $350.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Mario Joseph Germany, 24, of Cedricton Street in Pittsburgh's Carrick neighborhood, with DUI on Oct. 18. Germany's Dec. 18 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Feb. 5. He will now have a March 1 pretrial conference.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Tolani Jameil Humphrey, 21, of Madeline Street in Carrick, with DUI on Nov. 29. Humphrey's Feb. 5 hearing before Bova was waived, and he will face that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on March 25.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Christopher James Laplace, 20, of Glowood Drive in Whitehall Borough, with DUI (underage) on Dec. 8. Laplace's Feb. 5 hearing before Bova was waived, and he will face that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on March 25.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Jacob John Hannah, 22, of Dara Drive in South Park, with DUI on Nov. 10. Hannah's Dec. 18 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Feb. 5. His case will now be part of a March 20 docket conference. That conference should result in the next legal step for Hannah's charge.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Daniel Raymond Rock, 30, of Parkfield Street in Carrick, with DUI on Dec. 8. Rock's Feb. 5 hearing before Bova was waived, and he will face that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on March 25.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Alisha Naomie Symcheck, 30, of Mowery Lane in Deemston Borough, with DUI on March 4, 2012. Symcheck's May 8 hearing before Bova was waived, and she faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Sept. 26, where she was granted a . She was then sentenced to 12 months of probation.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Jeffrey Krause, 52, of Wallace Avenue in Bethel Park, with DUI on Aug. 5. Krause's Oct. 23 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Dec. 11, where he was granted a Feb. 8 ARD hearing. He was then sentenced to six months of probation.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Justin Andrew Ronczka, 23, of Elwell Avenue in West Mifflin Borough, with DUI on Jan. 5. Ronczka's Feb. 26 hearing before Bova was waived, and he will face that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on April 15.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Robert Anthony Hassett, 54, of East Agnew Avenue in Carrick, with DUI on Jan. 7. Hassett's Feb. 26 hearing before Bova was waived, and he will face that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on April 15.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Bryan Michael Dettlinger, 29, of Muldowney Avenue in Pittsburgh's Lincoln Place neighborhood, with DUI on Oct. 27. Dettlinger's Jan. 8 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Feb. 26, where he was granted an April 5 ARD hearing.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Dana Lynn Lachman, 30, of Hamlet Court in Baldwin Borough, with DUI on June 1. Lachman's July 31 hearing before Bova was waived, and she faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Sept. 13. She then had an Oct. 26 pretrial conference, where she was scheduled for a non-jury trial to begin on Jan. 23. The trial was eventually canceled, and Lachman pleaded guilty to the DUI charge on Feb. 26. She was sentenced to complete a 20-month individualized program plan, 40 months of probation, a drug and alcohol evaluation, community service and safe driving school, and was fined an undisclosed amount.

 

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NE12Ukid March 06, 2013 at 05:03 AM
Great! Me, too. :-)
NE12Ukid March 06, 2013 at 05:08 AM
MattA, try to follow. I said it was a good idea for those who have such a problem with BPD to stay out of Baldwin, and it would be a good idea. That's all. I'm also not telling someone to leave here as you did, with very clear but rude words: <<<AH at 7:50 am on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 wrote: This Cottrill family are really sick. ...... Please Cottrell family, GO AWAY and SHUT UP!!!!!!!>>>
PITT#983 March 06, 2013 at 05:46 AM
This will be the last post Iput on here regarding this subject as my inbox is filled. Matt A I to appreciate your service but I think you would need to go back a few articles to get a true understanding of where this has come from to get to this point. I only posted originally so some people would allow the process to work in regards to the investigation of Sgt Miller being shot and a subsequent officer returning fire. To hear people calling these officers "Barney Fife", calling for people to be fired, claiming they should just stick to DUI's and give them water guns, etc. I laid out facts to my points ( which I am not going to repeat) supported by case law so that those without working knowledge of the job might understand. From this point cc and AH began the name calling ( AH loves the word IDIOT while cc comes with pea brain, jackass, etc). You are right everyone is entitled to opinion but to degrade the profession as they have I am entitled to voice my objection. I know what I am talking about and would never insult anyone unless provoked as AH and cc do constantly. As an ending to this AH and cc there are no old officers left with 3 digit badge numbers. A friend's father was hired in 1968 and was issued one in the 1200's and he is retired. They do give them out but I will let you 2 figure out to whom. Please keep in mind that these officers leave their families every night with the chance of not returning.
PITT#983 March 06, 2013 at 06:01 AM
As I have said before, incidents can become tense, uncertain and rapidly evolving and decisions have to be made within seconds. Try to keep this in mind next time something happens. PA is one of the best trained states for LE in the country Accidnts happen and LE act with what they believe at the time without the ability of 20/20 hindsight. Again my best to the Sgt and the other officers involved casue I am sure it is taking a toll on them. Oh and thanks Angel for the compliment.> 1*
Matt A. March 06, 2013 at 05:57 PM
NE12Ukid once again you a pathetic liar, never wrote "<<<AH at 7:50 am on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 wrote: This Cottrill family are really sick. ...... Please Cottrell family, GO AWAY and SHUT UP!!!!!!!>>>" I personally wish Bob would ban you from the site as you live in a make believe world. Writing on the Patch yesterday on March 5, 2013 is the first time I have written on here since "11:44 pm on Friday, December 7, 2012" You need to go and get your facts straight before you accuse someone of something that they did not do, then again don't think you know how to handle true facts.
NE12Ukid March 06, 2013 at 06:04 PM
No, Matt, I am not a liar, and not pathetic. Just a human who made a mistake. So sorry it got you THAT upset that you had to start calling names and trying to tell Bob what to do. AH wrote what I quoted, AH is the name attached, my mistake to attribute it to MattA, who sounds like s/he may never get over it. Again Matt A, I said it was a good idea for those who have such a problem with BPD to stay out of Baldwin, and it would be a good idea. That's all.
NE12Ukid March 06, 2013 at 06:12 PM
Better, Jean? :-) Have a real sweet day!
NE12Ukid March 06, 2013 at 06:13 PM
Thanks PITT#983 for adding some interesting facts to the discussion. See ya around! NED
Matt A. March 06, 2013 at 06:55 PM
NE12ukid, when are we closing on you purchasing my home so that I can move out of Baldwin? I did not say anything bad about the police other than I was pulled over by them because of a light out on the car?? Again you lie. Bob can you please tell me when you gave over policing the Patch to NE12UKid? I enjoy coming here reading and first time I write on here in a few month, I get attacked, This person is the reason that many won't comment any more and have quit reading the Patch. Bob does a great job in writing articles.
NE12Ukid March 06, 2013 at 11:56 PM
MattA, let's get straight before I 'm done. YOU started the attacks, with this post: I cannot believe how rude a few on the Patch are. Pitt#983, justice seeker, danny and of course NE12Ukid. OK, you started it, you can have an opinion about 4of us if you please. Danny responded, as Danny also has a right to his opinion, and he said: Your calling us rude? that is really funny. An opinion is one thing, but the same person over and over continually states false information in reference to the BPD and I just think that is absolutely terrible and can almost be considered slander. ..and...I don't see any of us who are so called "rude", cutting up other officers in other jurisdictions. I wouldn't even think of being that classless and dirty. All of you who do not like BPD, take another route to get home, etc. if your so afraid of getting caught driving intoxicated. Also, if you read these articles about BPD, who is the one who always has to say something so negative and downright offensive? CC/AH and whatever other names they are under. Do you think I am going to sit back and not defend my community from someone that is not even part of ours? Its ridiculous. No one would even have responded if she/he didn't start bashing the BPD for no reason. And I agreed with part of Danny's post. Then. FYI, Danny wasn't referring to YOU as that "same person". We all know who that person is, and unless you have yet another name in use, it's not MattA he was talking about there.
NE12Ukid March 06, 2013 at 11:58 PM
So after I agreed with part of Danny's post about that person who doesn't even live in Baldwin staying out of Baldwin, YOU, MattA, for some reason decided that we were talking about you, and then you come up with all this nonsense about buying your house. Should have ignored you from the start of your attack, didn't, but will now. Have a great rest of your life, Jean. NED
cc March 07, 2013 at 01:44 AM
Matt A is one smart man and hit the nail on the head in what he said. Thank you Matt for speaking the truth about boxo
PITT#983 March 07, 2013 at 09:04 AM
Sure NE12Ukid. Just remember reasoning with some people is impossible. I liken it to reasoning with an intox...IMPOSSIBLE AND A LOSING BATTLE.~1*
Margaret French March 07, 2013 at 03:01 PM
You can unsubscribe from this article and stop getting all those notifications. Just click on the link in one of the emails for this topic.
PITT#983 March 07, 2013 at 06:11 PM
Thanks Margaret. Knowing that will come in handy.~1*
NE12Ukid March 07, 2013 at 06:12 PM
Correction of error: MattA, try to follow. I said it was a good idea for those who have such a problem with BPD to stay out of Baldwin, and it would be a good idea. That's all. I'm also not telling someone to leave here as AH did, with very clear but rude words: <<<AH at 7:50 am on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 wrote: This Cottrill family are really sick. ...... Please Cottrell family, GO AWAY and SHUT UP!!!!!!!>>>
PITT#983 March 09, 2013 at 05:23 AM
I know... I said I was done commenting but this comment is not about the accidental shooting and I felt I had to share this. I drove through Baldwin tonight as I dropped off my son at a friends house then went down Glass Run on my way to the South Side. I made it all the way to the South Side and traveled back on Glass Run without getting stopped by the BPD. Surprisingly I guess when you obey traffic laws and inspection laws the BPD do not stop you. Who would have guessed huh!~1*
NE12Ukid March 09, 2013 at 12:01 PM
<<<And loser ne12ukid, back in Januray I purchased another business in Indiana and added another 100 employees to the payroll.>> Like I said, AMAZING, just like you say Baldwin Police are the finest ! :-)
cc March 09, 2013 at 02:38 PM
Pitt#983 what happens when your driving and say your tail light or front light blows out while your driving. Do you carry extra bulbs and tools in your car so that you can pull over and fix it right on the spot? How do you not know some of these people were on the way to the auto parts store to get a bulb or garage to get there light fixed so they wouldn't be illegal. Baldwin Borough Police are at there finest pulling people over for DUI's.
NE12Ukid March 09, 2013 at 05:37 PM
Or if they do, for a legit reason, you deal with it I say. Once some years back, a family member was stopped because a light had burnt out. He told the officer he had not been aware of this, knew that it was functioning the previous day, and thanked him for alerting him to this problem. He just said to get it fixed asap, and that was that. All kinds of helpful things come from our police. :-) A friend was stopped on her way to get the car inspected, she didn't drive this car much and the sticker was expired. She explained politely to the officer, and was told to bring the car around to the station within 48 hours to show that she had gotten the inspection taken care of. She did and that was the end of it. Now if either of those persons had been intoxicated, the police would have gone further of course, and that would help keep the streets safer for all of us.
PITT#983 March 09, 2013 at 11:58 PM
Maybe they are on the way to Advanced Auto but unfortunately LEO's are not trained in mind reading so they stop them. The question is not really about the equipt violation but driving after consuming alcohol isn't it? If not intoxicated then most likely warnings probably. Most people in most communities would be ecstatic that their dept was working to keep their streets safe, their children and other loved ones safe but again there is the 15%-20% rule I referenced before and that is you. Keep up the good work BPD and keep your community safe!~1*
PITT#983 March 10, 2013 at 04:00 AM
Yes exactly right NE12Ikid. Equipment violations are important and advising a motorist that taillights, brake lights, headlights, etc. are not operating properly is also important for safety. Most handle this with a warning to fix the problem. But if alcohol is detected then what does cc want BPD to do. Allow them to drive to Advanced Auto and ignore the fact that they are possibly impaired and could severely injury or kill themselves or others. It is just crazy to me that someone actually complains about getting DUI's off the road. Nuts!
cc March 10, 2013 at 05:29 AM
It is one thing to pull someone over for weaving all over the road and giving them a test for for drinking, But when you do that to someone that is old and tell the officer that he has Parkinson, and shakes because of an illness, yet is told to do a field sobriety test, then taken to Jefferson for a blood test, passed with flying colors as no alcohol was in my neighbors system but yet still charged with DUI. Baldwin Borough is on a Witch Hunt. Yes people lie about illnesses but the blood test should of told them that he wasn't drinking and had no narcotic in his system.
Matt A. March 10, 2013 at 06:19 AM
NE12Ukid, you are always attacking people and it is a shame that Bob has not removed you from here. You have been attacking people on the Patch and you alone have chased many people away from the Patch from reading it and from making comments. I bet when you were growing up everyone picked on you and now you hid behind a screen name picking on everyone. I feel bad for anyone that has to deal with you on a daily bases. Bob I really wish there was an ignore button on here so that I wouldn't have to see the wanna be owner of the Patch name on here. A dislike button would work too.
cc March 10, 2013 at 01:48 PM
It is Baldwin Borough Police are on a witch hunt to bust DUI's, just as Brentwood did years ago.
PITT#983 March 11, 2013 at 07:38 PM
cc it is not a "witch hunt" it is called being proactive. I am not wasting time trying to explain to you because it ultimately does not matter. I am only curious why you do not have a problem with Baldwin Twp. or Whitehall making DUI's which they do you know? Mcneilly and 51 are heavily traveled. I for one want my Twp. PD to keep my neighborhood, children, and anyone else safe and take intox drivers off the road. ~1*
cc March 12, 2013 at 03:18 AM
Pitt$983 you can call it what you want but they are on a "Witch Hunt" trying to pull people over to bust them for DUI. Baldwin Township, Whitehall, South Park, Castle Shannon, Bethel Park, Mt Lebo, City of Pittsburgh do more than bust people for DUI's they want criminals out of the areas. Baldwin Borough is only good at busting DUI's.
Danny March 12, 2013 at 01:34 PM
@cc, we all know by now that your just trying to get some people fired up here with your accusations. You absolutely must have had an issue with BPD to even make such insensitive moronic statements. Why don't you request the list of cases that are resolved, etc. and get facts first before shooting off your mouth. This is public knowledge and the report is given at the council meetings.
PITT#983 March 12, 2013 at 07:07 PM
Danny cc is not worried about facts or finding out details about arrests. All arrests in Allegheny County are public knowledge and cc could do some research on this accusation but again cc is not worried about facts. I have the ability to look at any department in the county and look at arrests. Lets just say through my research cc is COMPLETELY off base about BPD. But it does not matter what is said or facts that anyone puts on this forum cc's response is the same, "Baldwin is on a witch hunt and is only good at busting DUI's." I expect nothing more.~1*
NE12Ukid March 12, 2013 at 08:08 PM
Like I said way earlier, this is a list of DUI arrest matters, not ALL arrests or all police action. If you recall, DUIs used to be published in the Pittsburgh papers. Now they seem to be published on the internet. Has NOTHING to do with what the sum total of the actions of our police force are.

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