Friday, April 19, 2013
Stretch from the Glenwood Bridge to Becks Run Road is affected.
Noralco Corporation crews will be removing a water pump building along East Carson Street in north Baldwin Borough this weekend, April 19-22, weather permitting, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The work will require East Carson to be closed between Becks Run Road in north Baldwin and the Glenwood Bridge in Pittsburgh's Hays neighborhood from approximately 10 p.m. on Friday through approximately 5 a.m. on Monday. Becks Run will remain open. Detour: Southeastbound Northwestbound More than 14,000 vehicles use this stretch of East Carson on an average day, according to PennDOT. Motorists should use caution, allow extra time and be aware of changing traffic patterns in the area. Read about other roadwork in and …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Drivers should allow for extra travel time.
Short-term lane closures on East Carson Street in the Borough of Baldwin and the City of Pittsburgh will occur on Tuesday, April 9 weather permitting. Single-lane traffic will occur in work areas from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Stop conditions will occur. "Motorists should use caution, allow extra time, and be aware of changing traffic patterns in the area," according to the PennDOT news release. Crews will be inspecting drainage systems between Becks Run Road and the Glenwood Bridge. Read about other roadwork in and around Baldwin-Whitehall here.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
And a DUI charge to report in these Baldwin Borough police notes.
Heroin, Marijuana Baldwin Borough police officers on patrol at around 4:50 p.m. on Saturday came across two men in The Residences of South Hills apartments complex that, according to a police report, had a strong odor of marijuana coming from them. The officers received a consent to search the men and found approximately 50 bags of suspected heroin on Bryan E. Woods, 24, of Ajay Drive in South Park Township, and a bag of suspected marijuana on Jacob Daniel Palaski, 22, of Sylvania Drive in South Park, according to the report. Also found on Woods were two hypodermic needles and a bent spoon with a white residue. According to the report, Woods and Palaski said that they jointly purchased the suspected heroin for $300. The suspected drugs …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Arrests were made on Saturday and Monday mornings.
Arrest on Becks Run Road A Baldwin Borough police officer stopped a vehicle on Becks Run Road at around 2:18 a.m. on Monday for erratic driving, according to a police report. The officer reported smelling alcohol when he approached the vehicle's driver—Robert Anthony Hassett, 54, of East Agnew Avenue in Pittsburgh's Carrick neighborhood. The officer also reported that Hassett admitted to recently drinking alcohol. Hassett was put through field-sobriety and breath-analyzer tests, which he failed, before being arrested and taken to the Baldwin police station. He then failed another breath-analyzer test before being released. Police are charging Hassett with suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Arrest on Steiner Street A …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
And a theft-from-vehicle report in these Baldwin Borough police notes.
Multiple Charges for Brentwood Borough Man A Baldwin Borough police officer stopped motorist Samuel James Fullerton on Kirk Avenue in Pittsburgh's Carrick neighborhood at around 2:35 a.m. on Dec. 19 for driving erratically on Becks Run Road and other nearby streets, according to a police report. The vehicle being driven by Fullerton, 31, of Beechdale Street in Brentwood Borough, also had what appeared to be fresh damage to it, and according to the officer, Fullerton admitted that he was recently involved in a traffic accident but failed to stop to report it. The officer smelled alcohol coming from Fullerton and put him through field-sobriety and breath-analyzer tests, which he failed, before arresting him and taking him to Jefferson …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
And five other stories in these Baldwin Borough police notes.
Charges for Whitehall, Baldwin Township Men A Baldwin Borough police officer approached a motorist stopped in a driveway along the 600 block of Charlotte Drive at around 2 p.m. on Saturday for almost causing an accident near that driveway, according to a police report. The officer reported smelling alcohol coming from the vehicle of the driver—Christopher James Laplace, 20, of Glowood Drive in Whitehall Borough—who said that he was visiting a friend on Charlotte. Laplace, who was joined by four other people in his vehicle, later changed his story and said that he was dropping people off at the Charlotte driveway, the officer reported. But another person in the vehicle said that Laplace panicked and simply pulled into the driveway to avoid …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
We will reveal the answer on Monday.
The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch has partnered with the Baldwin Historical Society to bring you a weekly trivia question that delves into our area's colorful past. Pat Lombardi and Patty Woehler, co-presidents of the society, generously write the questions and provide the pictures. Here is this week's question: This is a picture of the parlor of the Butterwicks, who lived at the bottom of Becks Run Road. The Butterwicks are Chuck Page's great-grandparents. Page is the owner of Page's Dairy Mart at the corner of Becks Run and East Carson Street. Notice the leather chairs, rocker, sofa, gas heater in front of the fireplace and gas light toward the right of the picture. Which decade do you think that this picture is from? Read other Baldwin-…
Monday, December 3, 2012
Also, an attempted burglary and another DUI arrest in these Baldwin Borough police notes.
Two Baldwin Men Charged in Connection with DUI Incident A Baldwin Borough police officer stopped motorist Aaron Robert Sohl, 31, of Churchview Avenue in Baldwin Borough, at around 12:54 a.m. on Thursday for failing to obey a stop sign at the intersection of Churchview and Willett Road, according to a police report. That intersection is on the border of Baldwin and Brentwood boroughs. The officer reported smelling alcohol while talking with Sohl and put him through field-sobriety and breath-analyzer tests, which he failed. He was arrested and taken to the Baldwin police station, where he twice failed additional breath-analyzer tests before being taken home and released. Police are charging Sohl with suspicion of driving under the influence …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
As of 4 p.m., the normal trouble spots are untroubled. There is a short delay on East Willock Road, however.
A day after the Pittsburgh area received the worst part of its share of Hurricane Sandy, the oft-flooded roads in and around Baldwin-Whitehall are clear in time for Tuesday's evening rush hour. I drove around some of these troubled spots—Streets Run, Glass Run, Becks Run, McNeilly and East Willock roads—and the Route 51-Route 88 intersection, from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, and all are very navigable, according at least to this writer. There is some standing water, of course, on Streets Run Road, especially near Chapon's Greenhouses, but the road is not closed and is safe to use (in my opinion). There is a short delay in the 5000 block of East Willock Road in Baldwin Borough, as workers are repairing a busted a water line. Check back with the…
Monday, October 29, 2012
Nothing is closed as of 8 p.m., but avoid standing water.
UPDATE (8:50 p.m., Monday): County Executive Rich Fitzgerald's office is reporting that Streets Run Road has flooded near Chapon's Greenhouses. Some of the roads in Baldwin-Whitehall typically closed due to flooding—Streets Run, Glass Run, Becks Run, McNeilly and East Willock—and the Route 51-Route 88 intersection, are all open and functioning fine as of 8 p.m. on Monday, according at least to this writer. Make no mistake; the roads are wet, and in some cases, have standing water on them. But they are very navigable, and the waterways running alongside them are raging. Yet, they are not overflowing. Please use caution, as this article is merely my own opinion. But from around 6:30 to 8, I drove around the aforementioned areas with no …