Loose Dogs Continue to Run Amok on Greenlee Road

And other Whitehall Borough police stories from July.

Bad Dogs! (Still)

 police officers went to the 500 block of Greenlee Road at around 5:08 p.m. on Wednesday in response to a report that two dogs were running loose there.

Police have gotten , which are owned by Michael Grande, 56, of 525 Greenlee, Chief Donald R. Dolfi said.

"This is obviously, in the scope of the world, not up there with major crimes," Dolfi said, "but it is a potentially dangerous situation and a nuisance."

Whitehall police are charging Grande with violating a borough ordinance preventing dogs and cats from running at large. And Dolfi said that his department is also pursuing charges based on state animal control laws.

"It's totally getting out of control," Dolfi said.

Assault on North Emblem

Whitehall police officers learned that an assault had recently occurred on North Emblem Drive while on a "check welfare call" there at around 2:41 a.m. on Thursday, Chief Dolfi said.

The officers rendered aid to the believed victim and began searching for whom they felt was responsible for the assault, but he had left the area.

Whitehall police will continue to look for the man—James Troifi, 39, of 4626 N. Emblem—and have issued a warrant for his arrest.

Police are charging Troifi with simple assault.

Teenager Wouldn't Listen

Whitehall police officers went into off of Reece Drive and Frank Street at around 9:34 p.m. on Friday to find five juveniles there.

Since the park closes at night, the officers told the youths to leave. Four of them complied, Dolfi said, but one of them—a 17-year-old male—refused to cooperate.

"He didn't think he had to leave," Dolfi said. "He chose not to obey it (the applicable borough ordinance), and he doesn't think he has to obey it."

The boy's father was notified, and the boy has been cited for trespassing.

Broken Glass

Whitehall police went to the  building on Bevan Road for a criminal mischief report at around 10:58 a.m. on Friday.

A maintenance worker at the building told police that someone had broken the building's glass front door sometime between noon on Thursday and 8 a.m. on Friday.

Dolfi said that officers at the scene believed that the door was damaged by someone either kicking it or striking it with a blunt force object.

Nearby residents have been interviewed, and the incident is under investigation.

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NB resident July 25, 2012 at 03:49 AM
That new police vehicle is looking awesome!!!
Sandra July 25, 2012 at 02:32 PM
I agree with you ML about the Baldwin police doing nothing about dogs. We have one that doesn't put their dogs on their leashes and one of the dogs went after me, a friend and a neighbor. They also let their dogs do their business in other people's yards and don't clean up after them.
Sasafras Jackson July 25, 2012 at 05:23 PM
I am sympathetic to all things animal related. However, roaming dogs cannot be condoned. Our family cat, Rhonda, is assumed to have gone missing due to roaming dogs in my old neighborhood. We cannot be sure if Rhonda was injured or if she ran off with one of the dogs to start a separate family but it has been 26 years and I am pretty sure that either way, Rhonda is dead. Please keep everyone safe if your neighbors let their dogs loose.


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