Police Surveillance Leads to Drug Bust on Bel Air Drive
Patience paid off for members of the on July 31.
Officers, according to police Chief Donald R. Dolfi, had been involved in an "ongoing investigation" of 3197 Bel Air Dr. for some time regarding possible drug activity there before executing a search warrant on the home at around 11:45 a.m. that day.
The officers, acting on information given to them by concerned residents of the immediate area, had been conducting surveillance on a resident of that address.
When the officers finally entered 3197 Bel Air on July 31, they discovered three people inside, approximately a half-pound of marijuana and some related drug paraphernalia.
The marijuana and paraphernalia were taken by police, who are charging Ryan Christopher Brooks, 18, of that address, with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Brooks was taken to the Allegheny County Jail.
Assault, Harassment at Whitehall Place
Whitehall police officers were informed of an argument that had turned violent at 1600 Skyline Dr. in the at around 2 p.m. on Friday.
When the officers arrived at the apartment in question, they discovered a female victim lying on the floor, Chief Dolfi said.
Emergency workers from arrived soon after and provided medical treatment at the scene. The victim did not need to be taken anywhere else for further treatment.
Dolfi said that officers determined through information available to them that the aggressor was James Nhial, 32, of 1600 Skyline.
Nhial has been charged with simple assault and harassment.
A resident of Woody Crest Drive told Whitehall police that a bicycle was stolen from his or her son on Woody Crest sometime between 8 and 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
The parent said that the son left the bike—a black, 20-inch Avigo model with green lettering (valued at around $100)—by the dead end of the street.
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