Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
'Obviously, we should have caught it,' county spokeswoman Amie Downs told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Allegheny County officials have admitted that a property containing a townhouse in Whitehall Borough was misclassified for decades as a vacant lot, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on Friday. The error in properly assessing the townhouse at 102 Wallace Park Dr. in Whitehall's Wallace (Prospect) Park area has led to possibly thousands of dollars in lost real estate tax revenue for the borough, county and Baldwin-Whitehall School District. "Obviously, we should have caught it," county spokeswoman Amie Downs said. "No excuses." The mistake spans two countywide reassessment processes. Read the Post-Gazette's full article here. Click here for more Whitehall Borough news. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign …
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. …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
And five other stories in these Whitehall police notes.
Suspected Overdose Whitehall Borough police officers arrived at a residence in the 1600 block of Skyline Drive in the Wallace (Prospect) Park area at around 9:47 a.m. on Sunday for a report of an unconscious male, Whitehall police Deputy Chief Richard M. Danko said. Crews from Medical Rescue Team South Authority also came to the scene to find the man—Nicholas Antonio Miller, 24, of 2922 Glenmore Ave. in Dormont Borough—in a state of "ineffective breathing," Danko said. Danko said that Miller was suffering from an apparent overdose of a controlled substance and that he was in possession of a syringe that contained what is suspected to be heroin. An ambulance took him to UPMC Mercy Hospital for treatment, Danko said. A Mercy representative …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Also, an update from a November heroin operation and more Judge Barton news.
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 Read here. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
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 …
You can catch video from the event here.
The Whitehall Church along East Willock Road played host on Nov. 15 to an annual Thanksgiving celebration, and the event's organizers—South Hills Interfaith Ministries (SHIM)—captured video from the event. (See video above.) Originally organized in 2006 to celebrate both Thanksgiving and the announcement that SHIM was opening the Prospect Park Family Center in Whitehall Borough early the next year, the event has grown by leaps and bounds. Dinner at the event features meals prepared by families serviced by SHIM, as well as SHIM employees. The choices range from American Thanksgiving staples, such as turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, to items more typical of some SHIM families' native countries. According to its website, SHIM's …