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24 Alcohol-Related Court Updates Out of Baldwin Boro

Judge Bova's office is at the Wallace Building along Macek Drive.

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 Loomus Richardson, 86, of Church Avenue in Mount Oliver Borough, with driving under the influence of alcohol and excessive use of road-lighting equipment on Aug. 29, 2011. Richardson faced those charges before Bova on Oct. 25, 2011. The charges were held, and Richardson faced them at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Jan. 31, 2012. His case was then part of a , where he was sentenced to six months of probation, and the lighting charge was dismissed.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Edward F. Klemencic, 58, of Robbins Street in Baldwin Borough, with DUI on June 26. Klemencic's Sept. 11 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Oct. 25. His case was then part of a Dec. 11 docket conference, where he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to complete a 30-day individualized program plan and six months of probation and was fined $750.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Michael Charles Simcoe, 33, of Willett Road in Brentwood Borough, with DUI and DUI (drugs) on July 22. Bova held Simcoe's charges on Nov. 13, and Simcoe faced them at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Jan. 3. The non-drugs-related DUI charge was withdrawn, but the other DUI charge will now be part of a Feb. 26 docket conference. That conference should result in the next legal step for Simcoe's remaining charge.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Ryan D. King, 34, of Harbor Creek Drive in , with DUI on Aug. 25. King's Nov. 13 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Jan. 3, where he was granted a Feb. 22 accelerated rehabilitative disposition (ARD) hearing (UPDATE: continued for April 5).

 

  • 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 will face that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Feb. 26.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Shawn M. Stanziana, 31, of Old Trail Road in North Huntingdon Township, with DUI on July 8. Stanziana's Sept. 11 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Jan. 10. His case will now be part of a Feb. 12 docket conference (UPDATE: continued for April 1). That conference should result in the next legal step for Stanziana's charge.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Kevin John Kubiczki Jr., 18, of Arlington Avenue in Pittsburgh's South Side Slopes neighborhood, with DUI (underage) on July 21. Kubiczki's Sept. 18 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Nov. 1, where he was granted a Jan. 11 ARD hearing. He was then sentenced to 12 months of probation.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Richard Joseph Rodgers, 53, of Balconade Drive in Baldwin Borough, with DUI on Oct. 31. Rodgers' Jan. 15 hearing before Bova was waived, and he will face that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on March 5.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Charles Darnell Bethea, 57, of Forest Avenue in West Homestead Borough, with DUI on Nov. 2. Bethea's Jan. 15 hearing before Bova was waived, and he will face that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on March 5.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Challenge Sam Gaines, 37, of Ardmore Boulevard in Wilkinsburg Borough, with DUI on May 31. Gaines' July 31 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Sept. 13. His case was then part of a Jan. 15 docket conference, where he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to complete a 90-day individualized program plan, 18 months of probation and a drug & alcohol evaluation, and was fined $2,500.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Shawn Bohling, 31, of New England Road in West Mifflin Borough, with possession of marijuana and DUI on Oct. 16. Bohling's Jan. 22 hearing before Bova was waived, and he will face those charges at the Allegheny County Courthouse on March 11.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Joseph Micha Martin, 63, of Grace Street in Baldwin Borough, with DUI on Nov. 11. Martin's Jan. 22 hearing before Bova was waived, and he will face that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on March 11.

 

  • Baldwin police charged David Alan Hitt, 24, of Homeridge Drive in Pittsburgh's New Homestead neighborhood, with on Sept. 22. Bova granted the withdrawal of the possession of a controlled substance charge on Jan. 22, but the remaining charges were waived for Allegheny County Court, where Hitt will appear on March 11.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Jacob John Hannah, 22, of Dara Drive in South Park Township, with DUI on Nov. 10. Hannah's Dec. 18 hearing before Bova was waived, and he will face that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Feb. 5.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Donald Thomas Booth II, 29, of Parkvue Drive in Union Township, with DUI on June 30. Booth's Dec. 4 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Jan. 23. His case will now be part of a Feb. 27 docket conference. That conference should result in the next legal step for Booth's charge.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Robert Rodwich, 51, of Willett Road in Brentwood, with DUI on Aug. 22. Rodwich's Oct. 9 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Nov. 27. His case was then part of a Jan. 23 docket conference. He will now have a jury trial starting on March 22.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Jacob Petrovich, 20, of Peterson Drive in Jefferson Hills Borough, with DUI (underage) and Rachel Marie Arms, 25, of Lanmore Avenue in Brentwood, with possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle, both stemming from a traffic stop on Route 51 on July 4. Petrovich's Sept. 18 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Nov. 1, where he was granted a Jan. 25 ARD hearing. He was then sentenced to 12 months of probation. Bova found Arms guilty on Sept. 24 and fined her approximately $100.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Catherine Anderson, 23, of Hummingbird Lane in Allegheny Township, with DUI on July 29. Anderson's Oct. 2 hearing before Bova was waived, and she faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Nov. 19, where she was granted a Jan. 25 ARD hearing. She was then sentenced to six months of probation.

 

  • Baldwin police charged James Boylan, 24, of Hillcrest Drive in Ross Township, with DUI on Aug. 11. Boylan's Oct. 2 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Nov. 19, where he was granted a Jan. 25 ARD hearing. He was then sentenced to 12 months of probation.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Luke John Wagner, 23, of Los Angeles Avenue in Pittsburgh's Beechview neighborhood, with DUI on Nov. 17, 2011. Wagner's , and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on March 26. He was then granted a May 18 ARD hearing and a . He was then sentenced to six months of probation.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Brian Bernthaler, 38, of Brownsville Road in Pittsburgh's Carrick neighborhood, with DUI on Oct. 4. Bernthaler's Jan. 29 hearing before Bova was waived, and he will face that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on March 18.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Stephanie Gonsar, 36, of Harwood Street in Pittsburgh's Mount Washington neighborhood, with DUI on Nov. 23. Gonsar's Jan. 29 hearing before Bova was waived, and she will face that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on March 18.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Maegan Ann Wagner, 20, of Gorgas Street in Pittsburgh's Mt. Oliver neighborhood, with underage drinking on Nov. 29. Wagner pleaded guilty, and on Jan. 8, was fined an undisclosed amount.

 

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NE12Ukid February 04, 2013 at 01:34 PM
All of us with brains in our heads thank our police for removing these dangers from our roads.
NE12Ukid February 04, 2013 at 01:38 PM
Simple enough, that excessive use of high beams can literally blind an approaching driver. If the guilty party was also drunk, well...... Thanks Bob for the convenient link so everyone can read the whole story, including "Due to his age, the officer put Richardson through modified field-sobriety tests, which he reported that Richardson failed. The officer reported that Richardson also failed a breath-analyzer test.Richardson was arrested and charged with suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, and with excessive use of road-lighting equipment. (UPDATE: The lighting charge was dismissed on Jan. 28, 2013.)
Sandra February 04, 2013 at 01:39 PM
Thank you NE12Ukid. I am sick of seeing the constant negativity and bashing on here. I'm sure I'm not the only one.
justice seeker February 06, 2013 at 09:02 PM
What some of you fail to see is that those obscure, vague infractions that you call the cops out for stopping are all indicators of driving drunk. Failing to turn off your high beams when traffic is oncoming, rolling through a stop sign, swerving out of your lane, those are what makes the drunk driver dangerous. Do you really think that the cops are going to give you a ticket for driving with high beams if you are sober? Of course not. But if they do stop a driver for that infraction and smell alcohol, isn't it his/her job to further investigate this issue? Use some common sense. The roads are safer because of their due diligence.
Danny February 07, 2013 at 03:33 PM
@Justice seeker, very well said!

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