Wednesday, May 1, 2013
And three other stories in these borough police notes.
AutoZone Employee Charged with Retail Theft Police officers went to the AutoZone on Route 51 in Whitehall Borough at around 11:50 a.m. on Thursday to speak with the store's loss prevention officer, according to Whitehall police Chief Donald R. Dolfi. The loss prevention officer informed police that an employee of the store—Danielle Hibbs, 36, of 2089 Plainview Ave. in Pittsburgh's Brookline neighborhood—was caught taking money from the store's register and stealing merchandise, Dolfi said. The approximate value of the cash and merchandise taken was $87. The theft occurred across numerous incidents during an unspecified period of time, but "it came to a head" on Thursday, Dolfi said. Whitehall police are citing Hibbs with retail theft. …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Mary Ann Verdecchia's disappearance rocked the Pittsburgh area in 1962.
One of the oldest and most memorable missing person cases in southwestern Pennsylvania is that of Mary Ann Verdecchia, who disappeared from Pittsburgh's Bloomfield neighborhood on June 7, 1962. The 10-year-old had lived with her aunt in the five years after her parents separated. She had returned home after a half-day of classes at Immaculate Conception School, changed out of her school uniform and went outside at about 12:30 p.m. Witnesses saw Mary Ann go into the Martinique Apartments along Baum Boulevard. A woman resident for whom she ran errands sent her to the store. She was seen going back into the apartments at about 2:45 p.m. That was the last reported sighting of her. At about 6 p.m., Mary Ann's relatives began looking for her. …
Friday, March 15, 2013
She had been missing since Tuesday afternoon.
UPDATE (Friday, 2:25 p.m.): Emmy has been found. ... The owners of a dog recently rescued from a shelter tell Patch that the dog ran away from her new home in Whitehall Borough on the border of Bethel Park and south Baldwin Borough at around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday and that the dog is still missing as of early Friday. The dog's name is "Emmy," but because she was in a shelter for quite some time, she is shy and does not know her name very well. Some reports have Emmy as recently being seen in the areas of Provost and Weyman roads in Whitehall and across Route 88 in Castle Shannon Borough toward Wabash Avenue and Killarney Drive (near Baldwin Township). Other reports put Emmy in the area of Dormont Borough and Pittsburgh's Brookline …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
And 12 other updates from Judge Barton's Caste Village office.
The following results are from recent hearings held in the Caste Village office of Magistrate David J. Barton of District Court 05-2-17: Whitehall Borough Charges Baldwin Township Charges --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the (free) daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
And one other courts update.
The following results are from recent hearings held in the Caste Village office of Magistrate David J. Barton of District Court 05-2-17: Baldwin Township Charges Whitehall Borough Charges --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the (free) daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Monday, January 28, 2013
The incident occurred on Saturday night at Salvatore's in south Baldwin Borough.
Baldwin Borough police went to the Curry Commons shopping plaza in south Baldwin at around 10:33 p.m. on Saturday for a report of multiple fights and a driver suspected by police of being intoxicated leaving the plaza's parking lot with children. The incident took place after a banquet for Thomas Jefferson Youth Football at Salvatore's of Little Giant World of Catering. According to a police report of the incident, multiple witnesses said that they saw Gregory M. Borneman, 31, of Chelton Avenue in Pittsburgh's Brookline neighborhood, fighting with other men both before and after driving his car in and near the parking lot. A police officer reported that, after arriving at the scene—near the Curry Road-Rosewood Drive intersection—he noticed…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
And 12 other courts updates from Whitehall Borough.
The following results are from recent hearings held in the Caste Village office of Magistrate David J. Barton of District Court 05-2-17: Whitehall Borough Charges Baldwin Township Charges --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The work will run from the West End Bridge to Curry Hollow Road.
For the second time in a month, crews from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11-0 will cause temporary lane closures and restrictions for pothole patching across a large part of Route 51. The patching, which will run from the West End Bridge to Curry Hollow Road, will last from Jan. 7 to 25, at the least. That is an approximately 8.7-mile stretch. The work will occur in various locations across the busy state road, possibly hitting the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of West End, Duquesne Heights, Beechview, Mount Washington, Beltzhoover, Bon Air, Brookline, Carrick and/or Overbrook, and/or the boroughs of Whitehall, Brentwood and/or Baldwin. Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns…
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Family and friends gathered in Brookline to remember Kunco, a Baldwin Borough resident who was killed last year.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Erin Faulk
Sunday, January 13
It has been one year since the death of a young woman who friends say could light up a room with her smile. On Saturday evening, as they did a year ago, friends and family of Karissa Marie Kunco, who had been residing in Baldwin Borough with her father before she died, gathered at the cannon monument on Brookline Boulevard to remember her. "We're trying to do more on the positive side," said Kunco's aunt, Debbie Ryce. "A year ago today, God received an angel in heaven. We're here to keep her memory alive and be her voice and spread the message against domestic violence." Kunco was reported missing on Jan. 11, 2012, when she failed to meet a friend in Castle Shannon Borough to go tanning. Her body was found one day later in a heavily wooded…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Pittsburgh police found Krull in the Oakland area.
Pittsburgh police have arrested a woman wanted for committing fraud and thefts in the South Hills. Amanda Krull, 23, was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in the city's Oakland area, interviewed by Pittsburgh police Zone 6 detectives and taken to the Allegheny County Jail. Krull, who had been known to frequent Whitehall and Brentwood boroughs and the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Carrick, Brookline and Sheraden, was wanted by the Pittsburgh police, West Mifflin Borough police and the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office. Krull was charged with theft and writing bad checks. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 17. While a Brentwood resident in April, Krull was charged by Whitehall police with one count each of theft by deception, prohibited…