Brotherly Un-Love, Runaway from Mt. Lebo, Disturbance at Giant Eagle and More

Whitehall Borough police briefs from April 10-16.

Oh, Brother

A man came into the  at around 9:03 p.m. on Wednesday regarding a traffic citation.

The man was being charged with making an illegal left turn from Stewart Avenue onto Route 51 (by ) on March 2, but the man said that he wasn't operating his vehicle at that time.

Upon further discussion and investigation, police determined that the driver in violation of the traffic law was the man's brother, Whitehall police Chief Donald R. Dolfi said.

Dolfi said that the man gave his brother's information when he was stopped by police on March 2, and as a result, police are charging the brother—Keith Grimm, 29, of 49 Rostock St. in Pittsburgh's Spring Hill-Cityview neighborhood—with making a false statement to police, providing false identification to police and identity theft. UPDATE: The charges were .

Police Recover Runaway from Mt. Lebanon

 police officers came to 1838 Parkline Dr. in the  area at around 2:35 a.m. on Monday for a report of a suspicious male lurking in a stairway there.

The officers could not find the man, but while looking for him, they went to an apartment that had loud music coming from inside, Dolfi said.

The officers interviewed people inside of that apartment, and one of the people interviewed was a 16-year-old girl who had been reported as a runaway from Mt. Lebanon. The officers took custody of the girl and turned her over to the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office.

'Unsteady' Woman Causes Disturbance at Giant Eagle

Whitehall police received a call at around 12:08 p.m. on Friday that a resident of the 5200 block of Sherwood Drive might be in danger.

The caller said that the resident there might be attempting to drive while intoxicated.

While en route to Sherwood, officers received a report that an intoxicated woman was causing a disturbance at the in . The officers went to that Giant Eagle and discovered that the woman causing the disturbance was the same person whom the first caller was worried about.

Dolfi said that while officers were trying to converse with the woman—Jennifer Schaad, 47, of 5233 Sherwood—she appeared "unsteady," "lacked coordination" and had "slurred speech."

 workers responded to the scene and took Schaad to for evaluation.

Police are charging her with public intoxication.

Neighbor in the Yard

Whitehall police officers came to the 300 block of Benson Circle in the Prospect Park area at around 10:04 a.m. on April 10 for a criminal mischief report.

A victim at the scene told police that she heard a loud bang outside of her home at around 10:15 the previous night and thought nothing of it, but when she awoke the next morning, she discovered that a concrete pad in the walkway of her front yard had been damaged.

She noticed a dark-colored SUV leave her home after that loud bang on April 9, and after police investigated the immediate area and interviewed neighbors, Dolfi said that they discovered the individual whom they believe to be responsible for the damage—James Schenck, 51, of 324 Benson.

Police believe that Schenck drove his vehicle onto his neighbor's property but are not sure if that was accidental or not.

Schenck is being cited for trespass by a motor vehicle and failure to report damage to unattended property. UPDATE: The charges were .

Iced Tea Vandals?

A resident of the 4500 block of Doverdell Drive called Whitehall police at around 12:09 a.m. on Thursday to report damage to his vehicle, which was parked in his driveway.

The victim showed police that the rear driver's-side window of his vehicle had been shattered.

Officers searched the immediate area and found remnants of a glass bottle of iced tea, Dolfi said. Police are investigating the incident but are speculating that someone threw the bottle at the vehicle's window while driving by.

Whether or not the damage was accidental has not been determined.

Barking Dog Draws Neighbors', Police's Attention

Whitehall police officers came to the 3200 block of Mayflower Drive at around 12:24 p.m. on Saturday in response to a complaint that a resident's dog had been barking incessantly for some time.

The officers observed a black, medium-sized dog in the yard of 3216 Mayflower repeatedly barking over the period of several minutes, Dolfi said.

The officers tried to make contact with someone at that home but were unsuccessful. While talking with neighbors, the dog continued to bark for about 10 more minutes.

The owner of the home—Ryan Ahrens, 39—is being cited for violating a Whitehall ordinance that prohibits excessive animal noise.

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Matt April 21, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Typo in the article, Mr. Healey. In the last paragraph under Neighbor In The Yard; Benson is being cited for trespass? or is Schenck being cited? Can they cite a road? haha
Robert Edward Healy, III April 21, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Ha! Thank you. Corrected.


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