Man Issued Citation After Incident
police officers on Friday night, while searching Route 51 between Brownsville Road and Borough Park Drive for a report of a distressed man, said that they found the man in question drunk and lying behind the station in the 4400 block of Clairton Boulevard.
The officers received a call from a motorist passing through that area at around 10:49 p.m. who said that the man was lying along the side of Route 51.
The officers said that the man—Daniel Robert Kerekes, 48, of 1253 Megown Drive in South Park Township—was highly intoxicated when they found him and issued him a citation for public drunkenness.
WIC Checks (and Other Items) Taken from Vehicle on Curry Road
A resident from the 4600 block of Curry Road came to at around 4:29 p.m. on Monday to report that her vehicle was illegally entered into on Thursday.
The woman said that she did not report the incident until Monday because she only became aware that day that she was missing $200 in WIC checks that she had left inside of her vehicle on Thursday. She said that she had left her vehicle unlocked.
WIC (Women, Infants and Children), a federally funded program, provides supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to 5 years of age who are found to be at nutritional risk.
The woman said that the checks were being kept in her purse, which was inside of the vehicle. The purse, a dark blue Coach bag with a black handle, was also taken. The woman valued that purse at around $200. Also inside of the purse, according to the woman, was a Sony digital touch-screen camera valued at around $300 and a pair of sterling silver earrings valued at around $130.
Whitehall police are investigating, including checking area pawn shops for those items.
Windows Smashed on Girard Road
Whitehall police received a call from a resident in the 1100 block of Girard Road at around 5:41 p.m. on Saturday complaining that both passenger's-side windows of her vehicle had been broken.
The resident said that she did not know when the vandalism would have taken place. The vehicle had been parked in her driveway.
Police officers went to the scene and confirmed that two windows had been shattered but could not find any suspicious objects inside or outside of the woman's vehicle that could have been used to smash her windows.
A canvass of the surrounding area did not turn up any leads. Nothing was stolen from the vehicle. The incident is under investigation.
Drunken Man Taken from Parkline Drive to Mercy Hospital
Whitehall police officers went to an apartment building in the 1600 block of Parkline Drive in the area at around 4:07 p.m. on Sunday for a report of a possible fight or other disturbance there.
When the officers arrived at the scene, they found an intoxicated man—Albino Maner Chol, 30, of 1650 Parkline, Apt. 6—and brought him to the Whitehall police station.
While at the station, officers reported that Chol was so drunk that he needed to be taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital by emergency responders from . A spokesperson for UPMC Mercy said that Chol was discharged later that same day.
Whitehall police have charged him with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.
Wii and PlayStation 3 Reported Stolen
Whitehall police received a call from a resident in the 1700 block of Skyline Drive in the Prospect Park area at around 8:46 p.m. on Thursday complaining that her residence had recently been illegally entered into.
The woman, who told police that she must have forgotten to lock her front door, said that two video game systems had been stolen her residence—a Nintendo Wii valued at $149 and a Sony PlayStation 3 valued at $400—as well as a plastic jug containing $50 in coins.
The incident is under investigation.
Juvenile Found with Marijuana on Skyline
A resident from the 1600 block of Skyline called the Whitehall police at around 7:47 p.m. on Monday to report that a group of children in the laundry room of the 1680 Skyline apartment building were smoking marijuana.
Police officers arrived at the scene and found a 16-year-old girl in possession of a blunt (cigar) with marijuana inside of it.
The girl was charged with disorderly conduct and—because she did not reside at 1680 Skyline—criminal trespass.
The girl lived in a nearby apartment building on Parkline.
Sign up for the .