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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 The non-drugs-related DUI charge was withdrawn, but the other DUI charge will now be part of a Feb. 26 docket conference.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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cc January 30, 2013 at 08:53 AM
Baldwin once again at there finest busting DUI's, they must hire cops with big noses as they can smell booze miles away.
NB resident January 30, 2013 at 10:47 AM
your an idiot cc, BPD probably had roving DUI patrols going, grant monies from the state to do this work
jwill January 30, 2013 at 11:35 AM
I have an idea, maybe Baldwin police should just let all the crazy erratic drivers go and instead if an article about the drunk driving arrest Bob can do a weekly article on the deaths and injuries due to drunk driving. Cc, your obsessed with the drunk drivers. Wonder why??? But I did notice you don't comment on the articles in which they bust other crimes. Get off your high horse. If you hate it so much here move your buisness to Whitehall.
Sandra January 30, 2013 at 01:19 PM
I know someone on the list above. He was mentioned several times on here for the same incident because the trial dates keep changing. I think that is the case for most of the people listed. There aren't as many as it seems because the same people are listed over and over. I also noticed that most of the people arrested do not live in Baldwin but seem to be passing through. Maybe people will start to think twice before driving through Baldwin if they are drunk.
cc January 30, 2013 at 07:46 PM
sorry NB resident seems your the idiot. Baldwin at their finest is busting dui's, can't do anything else.
cc January 30, 2013 at 07:49 PM
no i'm not obsessed with drunk drivers, just commenting that baldwin police are at their finest busting drunk drivers, can't do anything else but this. BTW I wouldn't have a business in Baldwin.
joe momma January 30, 2013 at 08:16 PM
Well i applaud all the Baldwin P.d and there big sniffers for getting these drunk drivers off the road before they had a chance to hurt anyone....you drink don't drive....if you do dont drive through our f'n borough! :-)
jwill January 30, 2013 at 08:28 PM
CC ok obsessed with commenting on Baldwin Police. Would you prefer the drunk drivers kill someone or cripple them instead, because that is what your comments sound like. Does that mean you moved your business??? cc you later
cc January 30, 2013 at 10:06 PM
jwill, i never had my business in Baldwin, In fact I would never of considered opening a business in Baldwin. I owned property in Westmoreland and that is where my business is at. It was much cheaper to develop the land out there then in Allegheny County. Allegheny County kills you on taxes if your a business owner.
jwill January 30, 2013 at 11:12 PM
You still did not answer question. Would you rather the drunk drivers kill or cripple someone or be arrested? I don't care who arrests them just get them off the street. But you are good at avoiding questions.
TC January 31, 2013 at 12:01 AM
Lets look at the DUIs in Baldwin. They are ALL done by 2 officers. These officers made well over $150,000 each last year with base pay and overtime.. You people that live in baldwin are paying this in higher taxes. There is no more tax base coming into baldwin, so the only thing to do is raise taxes on the property owners.... I saw the one arrest of a 86 year old man because "excessive use of road-lighting equipment" that was their "PC" to pull him over.. I have no problem with making DUI arrest but sometimes you have to use "common Sense" went dealing with some people...I also know for a fact that "jwill" is related to one of the officers..
jwill January 31, 2013 at 12:08 AM
How do you know for a fact? Way off.
Pappy huppy January 31, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Thank you Baldwin Police ! This renter is a hater!
jaylew January 31, 2013 at 01:20 AM
You know that's right....gosh....wait until this current pathetic bunch of federal politicians try to ban guns completely.....the Baldwin Cops will be top of the local police blotter list once again....finding every BB Gun and Pellet rifle in the Borough.....which will make NB resident tickled pink I am sure.....since we all know what nursing off state and federal grant money means. In case that is hard to follow...here is what it means..."You nurse off my teat...and I will fiddle and diddle with your rear end"....sort of like that early 1960's TV show Mister Ed.....Baldwin is the talking horse Mister Ed...and the state is the person off camera tickling the horses hindquarters to make him move his lips like that...."Wilbur.....let's pull over this car and see if anybodies been drinkin".......
jaylew January 31, 2013 at 01:29 AM
Exactly.....I see none of the Police supporters here dare discuss what "Excessive use of Road Lighting" even means.....I think you and I might know though...it is one of hundreds of obscure, vague, and of course in this case....nonsensical ancient regulations as reasons to pull someone over......and please all of you Baldwinites please proffer up to us unwashed what the maximum speed limit is on any road in Baldwin.....what is it 35? If you removed East Carson Street....it might be 30.....and while you are at that...please explain to us how Baldwin is a giant horseshoe shaped boro that literally surrounds other boros? Oh wait that is a political question...never mind. I forgot...there are actually some African American sections of Baldwin....I think one is rhetorically referred to by residents as "The Patch".
old man January 31, 2013 at 02:48 AM
Can someone please explain what the term " excessive use of road lighting equipment means " or is it the latest PC reason to pull people over.
Robert Edward Healy, III January 31, 2013 at 02:51 AM
From the original article (http://patch.com/A-l6c8): "A Baldwin Borough police officer observed a vehicle traveling west on Churchview Avenue in north Baldwin with its high beams on. The officer was traveling east on Churchview and reported that the oncoming vehicle did not dim its lights despite an approaching driver."
cc January 31, 2013 at 03:19 AM
How many people who aren't drinking drive with their high beams on. Happens all the time everywhere, usually you flick the person your lights and they turn them down. Sometimes they do sometimes they don't.
jwill January 31, 2013 at 03:55 AM
and what incorrect fact is that. Nice try but no relation.
NE12Ukid February 04, 2013 at 01:33 PM
Sandra, so nice to see your post, a voice of sanity! Of course we see the same names over and over, another poster and I mentioned this a couple months back, that the list is not so long. Anyone who was anything more than just a pot stirrer could READ and see that the dates of these arrests range from MAY 2012 through late November! That's three or four arrests per month. Nothing for any sane person to get upset about. Mostly that obsessed one gets ignored in recent weeks.
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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