Thursday, May 16, 2013
And one other drugs story in these Whitehall police notes.
Whitehall Woman Charged Police are charging Briana Wisniewski, 20, of 525 Greenlee Rd. in Whitehall Borough, with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after officers responded to a call from the 1600 block of Parkline Drive in Whitehall's Wallace (Prospect) Park area at around 11:30 p.m. on May 9, according to Whitehall police Deputy Chief Richard M. Danko. Not Exactly What They Were Looking for Whitehall police officers went to the 1700 block of Skyline Drive in the Prospect Park area at around 8:05 p.m. on Sunday in search of a female who was allegedly trying to break into cars there. While officers were checking buildings in the area during their search for the female, they reported smelling the odor…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Also, a defiant trespass charge, and police Chief Dolfi warns of identity theft.
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 …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
And three other stories in these Whitehall Borough police notes.
Window Smashed A Whitehall Borough resident from the 5000 block of South Passage Drive contacted police at around 7 a.m. on Feb. 26 to report that a rear window of his van had been smashed out. The incident occurred sometime after 7 the previous night while it was parked in the victim's driveway, Whitehall police Chief Donald R. Dolfi said. Police checked in and around the van in an attempt to find an object that could have been used to do the damage, but nothing was found. Nothing was stolen from the van, and the victim could not think of why anyone would target him. "It appears to be an isolated incident," Dolfi said. Assault, Harassment Charges Along Parkline Drive Whitehall police went to the rear parking area of 1801 Parkline Dr. in …
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.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
And three other stories in these Whitehall police notes.
Theft The caretaker of the property at 3091 Provost Rd.—formerly home to the Whitehall Country Club and to Rising Sun Martial Arts—reported at around 11:30 on Thursday that three sheds on the property had been entered into and that approximately 30 feet of copper pipe was missing, Whitehall Borough police Chief Donald R. Dolfi said. Also, several fixtures from the property's restrooms had been taken. The caretaker had not been at the site in several weeks, Dolfi said. The incident is under investigation. Whitehall Man Charged Whitehall police responded to the 1600 block of Parkline Drive in the Wallace (Prospect) Park area at around 5:58 p.m. on Feb. 12 for a report of a disturbance, Dolfi said. When officers arrived at the scene, they …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Also, a 10-year-old is charged with stealing a fire extinguisher, and one other Whitehall police story from this past week.
Public Drunkenness Charge After Police Claim Disobedience A Whitehall Borough police officer on patrol stopped at the Sunoco/APlus gas station and convenience store along Route 51 at around 12:53 a.m. on Friday. When the officer walked into the store, he observed a man arguing with a clerk in what appeared to be an intoxicated state, Whitehall police Deputy Chief Richard M. Danko said. The officer advised the man—John Mallon Kearns, 21, of 541 Elaine Dr. in Baldwin Borough—not to get into his car in his current condition and drive away, but Kearns responded to the officer with vulgarity and dismissiveness, Danko said, and tried to get into his car anyway. The officer prevented Kearns from doing so and arrested him in the store's parking …
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 15, 2013
And four other stories in these borough police notes.
10-Year-Old Burglar Whitehall police Deputy Chief Richard M. Danko said that a 10-year-old boy is to blame for burglarizing an apartment in the 1600 block of Skyline Drive in Whitehall Borough's Wallace (Prospect) Park area. Police went to that residence at around 9:39 p.m. on Friday to find glass from a broken window on the apartment's floor and its tenant complaining that some Xbox gaming equipment had been stolen. Police investigated the theft in that immediate area, conducted interviews and determined that the 10-year-old, who lives on nearby Parkline Drive, was to blame. The stolen items were returned to their owner that same night, and because of the boy's age, Danko said, no juvenile allegations will be filed against him. Teen …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
And three other stories in these Whitehall police notes.
Burglary on Orchard Hill Drive The caretaker of a house in Whitehall Borough's 5300 block of Orchard Hill Drive contacted police at around 11:55 p.m. on Nov. 20 to report that that house had been burglarized, Whitehall police Chief Donald R. Dolfi said. Police officers arrived at the house shortly thereafter and found evidence indicating that it had been broken into, Dolfi said—namely, a window had been damaged. Dolfi said that the caretaker reported several "collectibles" missing from the house, but the total amount of stolen items and their aggregate value is not yet known. The Allegheny County district attorney's crime scene unit has processed the scene, Dolfi said, including taking physical evidence from it, like fingerprints, and …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
And two other stories in these Whitehall police notes, both also from the Prospect Park area.
Two Officers Injured Two Whitehall Borough police officers were injured while trying to arrest a man for marijuana possession in the Wallace (Prospect) Park area at around 1:44 a.m. on Sunday, Whitehall police Deputy Chief Richard M. Danko said. The officers were responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle pulling into the rear of the 1550 Radford Rd. apartments building, and upon investigating, the officers came across Kenneth Charles Benzo, 27, who lives at 1 Palisades Plaza, Apt. B4, in Rankin Borough. Benzo was in possession of a small amount of marijuana, Danko said. Benzo tried to run from the officers. He was eventually wrestled down by them, but both officers were injured in the process, Danko said. Neither officer has yet to …