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 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 …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
And three other stories in these borough police notes.
Theft from Vehicle Whitehall Borough police received a call from a resident of the 3200 block of Longwood Drive on Friday. The resident reported that, sometime during Thursday night or Friday morning, somebody went into his unlocked vehicle while it was parked in his driveway and removed 15-20 $1 bills and some personal keys, Whitehall police Deputy Chief Richard M. Danko said. The theft is under investigation. There have been numerous theft-from-vehicle cases reported recently in Whitehall and Baldwin boroughs. "Note to all readers," Danko said on Jan. 15, "lock your cars." Marijuana Possession A Whitehall police officer spotted a suspicious vehicle leaving Wallace (Prospect) Park at around 8 a.m. on Wednesday and stopped the vehicle on …
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.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
And five other stories in these Whitehall Borough police notes.
Marijuana Alarm Whitehall Borough police responded to a smoke alarm at 4348 Seton Dr. at around 6:39 p.m. on Jan. 15 only to find that the homeowner's marijuana smoke admittedly had caused the alarm, Whitehall police Deputy Chief Richard M. Danko said. The home's alarm notifies local police when it is triggered. When police arrived at 4348 Seton, they met the homeowner—William J. Korach, 33—at his doorway and detected an odor of marijuana coming from the house. Korach said that the alarm was false, but upon further investigation, police located a small amount of marijuana and some drug paraphernalia that Korach said was his, Danko said. The deputy chief said that Korach admitted to smoking marijuana and that that's what set off his alarm. …
Jozo Grgic told a judge the story, police Deputy Chief Richard Danko said.
In a classic case of putting your foot in your mouth, Whitehall Borough police are charging Jozo Grgic, 52, of Whitehall, with theft, harassment and creating a false fire alarm after Grgic admitted to stealing a woman's underwear and socks in the Wallace (Prospect) Park area, Whitehall police Deputy Chief Richard M. Danko said. While appearing as a defendant during a Jan. 16 summary trial related to a separate harassment case involving the same woman, Grgic, who lives at 1651 Skyline Dr., Apt. 24, said in front of District Magistrate David J. Barton that he pulled a fire alarm at 1651 Skyline on Dec. 24 so that people would leave that building in order for him to steal items that the woman had left in its laundry room, according to Danko. …
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, January 8, 2013
And an assault arrest to report in these Whitehall Borough police notes.
Dangerous Prank Whitehall Borough police went to the 100 block of Felix Drive at around 8:41 p.m. on Saturday in response to a complaint of a loud bang and smoke coming from a resident's porch there. Whitehall police Chief Donald R. Dolfi said that, when officers arrived, they found a 2-liter bottle partially filled with some type of liquid on the porch, as well as aluminum foil. The device acted as a type of homemade explosive, he said. Although nobody was injured in the incident, Dolfi said that the event, which appears to have been a prank, is very dangerous. "People could be seriously injured when a chemical reaction is involved," he said. While Whitehall police were on the scene of the Felix incident, an event occurred in nearby South…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Judge Barton's office is at Caste Village.
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 daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.