Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Also, a man leaving Princess Lanes was turned over to constables for an outstanding warrant.
Copper Thefts Copper thieves have hit Duquesne Light's Elwyn Power Station in Whitehall Borough three times this month, Whitehall police Deputy Chief Richard M. Danko said. As with similar Jan. 20 and Jan. 4 reports, Duquesne Light corporate security personnel contacted Whitehall police this past Saturday to report that one or more people had recently broken into the power station on Earlsdale Road and removed copper wiring. Most recently removed was ground wire in 20-to-25 different places, often in areas of high voltage, Danko said, and a spool of copper wire weighing approximately 500 pounds. The spool is valued at around $5,000, Danko said, while the other copper taken is valued between $1,000 and $2,000. Police are investigating the …
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, December 11, 2012
And three other stories in these Whitehall Borough police notes.
Vulgar Message A resident from the 1700 block of Skyline Drive in the Wallace (Prospect) Park area notified Whitehall Borough police at around 3:38 p.m. on Monday that his Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck had recently been vandalized, Whitehall police Deputy Chief Richard M. Danko said. The victim's truck had several scratch marks on it, apparently made by a key used by an unknown person. Some of the scratches—made sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning while the truck was parked to the rear of the victim's apartments building—spelled out the word "whore," Danko said. The victim said that he did not have any problems with his building's management or with fellow residents of his building. Whitehall police are investigating. …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Where to buy a Powerball ticket in Baldwin-Whitehall and the odds of winning the jackpot.
The historic Powerball jackpot rose to a record $500 million on Tuesday, and many Baldwin-Whitehall residents are expected to purchase a ticket on Wednesday—if they haven't already. According to this Pennsylvania Lottery Web page, there are quite a few places to purchase a Powerball ticket in Baldwin-Whitehall. There has been no Powerball winner since Oct. 6. The chance of winning the $500 million jackpot is 1 in 175,223,510. The Powerball is drawn every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 p.m. Ticket sales are cut off at least 59 minutes before the draw. Each ticket costs $2. Good luck. You'll need it! --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
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 …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
And other Whitehall borough police stories from this past week.
Neighbors' Dispute Whitehall Borough police officers went to the 5000 block of Carlyn Drive at around 9:14 on Wednesday night for a report of a disturbance happening outside of a home there. When the officers arrived, they met with an injured man who said that an argument between him and a neighbor resulted in him being pushed and knocked down, Whitehall police Chief Donald R. Dolfi said. The victim had struck his head on something as he was falling to the ground. Crews from Medical Rescue Team South Authority arrived at the scene to treat the victim, who provided officers with the name of the other man involved in the altercation. Police searched the immediate area but could not initially find the other man, Dolfi said. But after …
One of the victims was left with a bloody mouth.
Three juveniles are being questioned by Whitehall Borough police officers regarding their believed involvement in the attempted mugging of two men on Radford Road on Monday night. Officers went to the front of the apartments building at 1550 Radford in the Wallace (Prospect) Park area at around 10:30 that night to find the two victims, who said that three boys had recently accosted them there and demanded their wallets, Whitehall police Chief Donald R. Dolfi said. One of the victims had a swollen lip and blood inside of his mouth. The victims told police that they were leaving the nearby 7-Eleven when the boys approached them and asked for the wallets, but the men said that they did not have any money on them. The wounded victim told …