The Driveway Games
A resident from the 500 block of Marylea Avenue in Whitehall Borough contacted police at around 10 a.m. on April 10 to report that his vehicle was damaged by an arrow, Whitehall police Chief Donald R. Dolfi said.
The resident told police that he parked his vehicle in his driveway during the afternoon of April 9 and noticed the damage the next morning. Two arrows were found on or near his property and a circular hole was left in the right rear-quarter panel of his Jeep.
The arrows were camouflaged and had the words "Whitetail Extreme" written in white ink across them.
The resident did not give anyone permission to hunt or target-practice on his property, Dolfi said.
The chief did not rule out that a neighbor might have missed a target or targets on his or her own property, causing the arrows to run stray onto the victim's property.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the Whitehall police at 412-884-1100.
More Jeep Damage
Whitehall police officers went to a home near the Weyman Road-Provost Road intersection at around 4 a.m. on Sunday to find a victim claiming that a guest of his had broken a window on his Jeep and dented and scratched the driver's side of the vehicle, Dolfi said.
The victim said that the damage was committed after he and the guest had gotten into an argument.
Police were at that same home earlier that morning—around 2:45, Dolfi said—for a different disturbance call that involved the same guest.
The victim said that his Jeep was struck by a piece of wood taken from a retaining wall.
Based on officers' observations of the incident and on the victim's statements, Whitehall police are issuing James Mayer, 36, of 3119 Southern Dr. in South Park Township, a citation for criminal mischief-damage of property.
Whitehall police officers went to 1695 Parkline Dr. in the Whitehall Place Apartments complex of the Wallace (Prospect) Park area at around 10:50 a.m. on April 11 to find 29-year-old Paul Bailey Breisinger inside of that building, Dolfi said.
The chief said that Breisinger was served a notice in February that he is not permitted to be on any Whitehall Place property, and thus, was taken into custody by Whitehall police.
Breisinger was eventually released but is being cited for defiant trespass.
Third Time's (Also) a Harm
Three times in the past week, Whitehall residents have contacted police in response to being victimized by identity theft—once on April 10 and twice on April 11, Dolfi said.
"People really have to check their accounts," the chief said. "In this electronic age, as much as it makes our lives simpler in some aspects, it's important that people stay on top of their bank records and check for details.
"All three of these, the homeowners really stepped up and discovered them by going through their accounts."
One victim's income tax refund was stolen.
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