Police Charge 1701 Parkline's Mielcarek, Scarnati with More Offenses
On Saturday at approximately 1:36 a.m., Whitehall police officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Parkline for a report that a male was stumbling around the area bleeding.
When officers came upon that male, they reported that his shirt, shorts and face were covered in blood. The officers called for assistance from Medical Rescue Team South Authority, which responded to the scene. The officers reported that it appeared that the male had a broken nose.
When the male was asked what had happened to him, he said that he was attacked by Zachary Mielcarek, 19, of 1701 Parkline, Apt. 12, while the two of them were in Apt. 12, according to police.
The officers went to 1701 Parkline, Apt. 12, where they were met by Mielcarek, a leaseholder there. The officers reported finding blood in the apartment and arrested Mielcarek on an assault charge.
Later on Saturday, at approximately 5:31 p.m., Whitehall officers were dispatched to 1701 Parkline for a report of loud and disturbing music.
Officers determined that Apt. 12 was the source of the disturbance, and when they went there, they were greeted by another leaseholder—Michael Scarnati, 19.
The officers reported finding several beer bottles in plain view in the apartment but could not prove that anyone inside the apartment had been in possession of the bottles or consuming their contents, as they were warm and appeared old.
The officers had the occupants of the apartment dump out the beer, and Scarnati was cited for disorderly conduct only.
Mielcarek and Scarnati have frequently been in Baldwin-Whitehall Patch police news. Whitehall police cited Mielcarek with disorderly conduct at Apt. 12 on May 7, Scarnati and Mielcarek with disorderly conduct and underage drinking at Apt. 12 on May 29, and Scarnati again with disorderly conduct at Apt. 12 on June 21.
Whitehall police also came to 1701 Parkline, Apt. 12, on June 23 in response to a burglary call. That time, the occupants of Apt. 12 said that they were victimized and that their high-definition TV was missing.
Scarnati and Mielcarek were formerly students at nearby Brentwood High School.
Underage Drinking on Greenridge Drive
On Saturday at approximately 12:30 a.m., Whitehall police officers received a report of loud and disturbing music coming from a house in the 5200 block of Greenridge Drive. One of the officers reported observing, through a window there, three young males drinking beer at a dining room table.
The officers made contact with the occupants of the house and cited four minors with possession of alcohol.
Controlled Substance Near 7-Eleven
On Sunday at approximately 12:42 a.m., Whitehall police officers on patrol observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the 1600 block of Skyline Drive in the Whitehall Place Apartments complex.
The lone occupant of that vehicle appeared to be slumped over in the driver's seat, according to police, and so officers approached the occupant.
The officers reported that the occupant did not appear to be ill or injured and that he said that he was waiting for somebody.
A short time later that morning, police observed the same vehicle pull into the 7-Eleven parking lot on Radford Road, still with just one occupant.
The officers reported that the driver met an unknown man in that parking lot before moving suspiciously inside his own vehicle.
When the vehicle pulled out of the parking lot, the officers pulled it over and reported discovering a controlled substance inside. Police are charging the driver—Scott Thomas Zajac, 30, of 2842 Mary St. in Pittsburgh's South Side area—via summons with possession of a controlled substance.