Man Threatens Baldwin AD at Wrestling Tournament

Also, more harassment of Baldwin Health Center man and other Whitehall Borough police news from Feb. 21-27.

Man Cited for Harassment After Run-in with Baldwin Athletics Director

Charles Pritchard, 57, of 501 Leland Drive in , was forced to leave the at on Saturday after Baldwin High's Athletics Director Vince Sortino summoned  police to the school to handle Pritchard.

Sortino said that Pritchard was involved in a near-fight at the high school with another man and that he accosted Sortino himself, Deputy Chief Richard M. Danko reported.

Sortino made the call to police at around 8:18 that night. Pritchard has been charged with harassment.

Baldwin Health Center Employee Victimized Again

A resident of Parkline Drive in the area called Whitehall police at around 3:03 p.m. on Thursday to report that he was being harassed by one of the same people—a female juvenile—who  at the on Jan. 28.

The man said that the girl and a 21-year-old man—Chilumbi Mulenga, of 353 Knoedler Road, Apt. 4, in Baldwin Borough's —were doing the harassing, Danko reported. The man was following the victim and making threats, the victim said. Mulenga has been charged with harassment, simple assault and intimidation against a witness or victim, and the girl has been charged with juvenile offenses of retaliation and harassment.

UPDATE: The simple assault and intimidation charges were .

Man Makes Off with At Least $250 of Goods from Giant Eagle

An employee of the at notified Whitehall police at around 5:31 p.m. on Wednesday that a man in his 40s wearing a hooded tan coat and a blue and white baseball cap had just stolen between $250 and $300 worth of CDs and DVDs from the store, Danko reported.

Police are investigating.

Ladder Stolen from Prospect Road

A resident of the 1300 block of Prospect Road called Whitehall police at around 11:06 a.m. on Feb. 21 to report that, after returning home from a week away, a 4-foot Little Giant Ladder that was stored in the resident's unlocked garage was taken, Danko said.

Police are investigating.

Cash Taken from Counter at 7-Eleven

Whitehall police received a call from an employee of the at around 2:21 p.m. on Feb. 21 reporting that a customer had just had $60 stolen from him, Danko said.

The customer reported leaving the cash on the store's front counter before allowing another customer to step in front of him to be waited on. When he came back to the counter, he noticed the $60 missing.

Whitehall police used surveillance video and the account of a witness who saw a vehicle leaving the store's parking lot at around that same time as evidence to arrest Janet Lynn Peters, 32, of 2117 Brownsville Road, Apt. 35B, in Pittsburgh's Carrick neighborhood, later that same day.

Peters has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property. UPDATE: Those charges were .

Marijuana Found on Teen on Stilley Road

A resident from the 4600 block of Stilley Road called Whitehall police to report a suspicious young male looking into the rear windows of her house and one of her neighbor's houses at around 2:05 p.m. on Thursday.

Danko said that police located a 16-year-old boy fitting that description in the area at around 2:45 that same day and found marijuana on him. He is being charged as a juvenile with possession of a controlled substance.

Car Smashed Up by Someone with Tree Limb

A resident of the 1600 block of Skyline Drive in the Prospect Park area called Whitehall police at around 1:51 p.m. on Saturday to report that his vehicle was heavily vandalized sometime overnight.

When officers arrived, they saw damage all about the man's vehicle, Danko said, including a shattered rear window, shattered rear brake light, numerous dents and scratches and a missing side-view mirror.

The vehicle was parked behind the victim's residence.

Police believe that a tree limb found nearby was used to do the damage and are investigating the incident.


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