Friday, September 21, 2012
Arrest was made as part of the township's cooperation with the Mt. Lebanon Area DUI Task Force.
A Baldwin Township police officer stopped motorist Lauren L. Schutte, 23, of Ella Street in Pittsburgh's Bloomfield-Lawrenceville area, for speeding in the 100 block of McNeilly Road at around 1:48 a.m. on Saturday. According to Baldwin Township police Chief Terrence P. O'Brien, the officer smelled alcohol coming from Schutte while she was pulled over at the nearby Busy Beaver on Route 88 in Pittsburgh's Overbrook neighborhood and reported that Schutte failed field-sobriety tests there. She was arrested, charged with suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to the Mt. Lebanon police station for a blood test as part of Baldwin's cooperation with the Mt. Lebanon Area DUI Task Force. Results of that test are pending. Read…
Wednesday, September 12, 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: 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, September 11, 2012
Whitehall Borough police stories from this past week.
Heroin Found by K-9 on Spring Valley Drive A Whitehall Borough police officer monitoring traffic in the 5300 block of Spring Valley Drive stopped a vehicle for speeding at around 9:55 a.m. on Monday, Whitehall police Chief Donald R. Dolfi said. As the officer interacted with the speeding driver—Paul Howard Schuetz, 29, of 243 Whitehaven Dr. in Richland Township—Schuetz appeared nervous and fidgety, Dolfi said. The officer then noticed an orange needle cap beneath Schuetz's seat, which he reported that Schuetz was trying to conceal. Unluckily for Schuetz, the officer had a K-9 unit available and used the dog to search for and locate heroin and drug paraphernalia in Schuetz's vehicle. Schuetz has been charged with possession of a controlled …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
The 1-year-old was last seen in the front yard of his West End home in 1986.
Little Jamie Martin Thornton was just more than a month shy of his second birthday as he played in the front yard of his home in the West End of Pittsburgh on Oct. 4, 1986. But when his birthday arrived on Nov. 12 that year, Jamie, whose nickname was "J.T," wasn't around to celebrate it. Some reports say that he disappeared in Chartiers Creek. There is very little information available on his case, other than the standard listings on Pennsylvania Missing Persons, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, NamUs and The Doe Network. Jamie is considered one of the "endangered missing." Today, he would be 27 years old. In a March 17, 2011, story, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that Jamie's mother—Gloria Steffens, of Pittsburgh'…
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Judge Barton's jurisdiction also includes Baldwin Township.
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.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Jughandle will eliminate left turns. Some residents want more done to curtail flooding.
Apparently, $15-$20 million will only get you so far. A large intersection improvement project coming to the Route 51-Route 88 junction with that price tag will accomplish a lot of things—a left turning lane onto Stewart Avenue, a jughandle around Rite Aid, and more—but, as Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11-0 Executive Dan Cessna said, "This is not a flood improvement project." Make no mistake, though: Cessna and Rosanne Rodgers—project manager for PennDOT contractor SAI Consulting Engineers—made it clear at a public meeting on Wednesday that their project will take some steps to lessen the possibility of flooding at the popular intersection. For example, the infrastructure of existing bridges will be improved and, in …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Police went into the residence on July 2.
Guess they found what they were looking for. Whitehall Borough police officers who went into 1621 Skyline Dr., Apt. 5, with a search warrant at around 6:40 p.m. on July 2 emerged with multiple packages of suspected marijuana, according to Whitehall police Chief Donald R. Dolfi. The officers obtained a warrant for the Wallace (Prospect) Park-area residence at around 5:30 p.m. that day. Acting on "probable cause," Dolfi said, the officers were looking specifically for controlled substances. Police have charged the apartment's tenant—Jared Ryan Humphrey, 22—with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, and Brandon Patrick Osborne, 20, of 502 Maytide St. in Pittsburgh's Overbrook neighborhood, with possession of a …
A public meeting regarding a road project there will be held on Wednesday.
An estimated $15-$20-million project aimed at improving the busy Route 51-Route 88 intersection will formally begin in early 2013. But on Wednesday, the public will have a chance to review plans for the project, which is expected to take two years to complete. The public meeting, open to all at the Saint Norbert Church Hall from 5 to 7 p.m., will include a 5:30 presentation of what project organizers intend to accomplish at the busy junction that helps to connect a large part of Pittsburgh's South Hills area to Downtown. Now, we ask you, what improvements are you hoping to see at the 51-88 junction, which covers, essentially, an area from Stewart Avenue on the border of Whitehall Borough to Saint Norberts Street in Pittsburgh's Overbrook …
Friday, July 20, 2012
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REOPENED: Rtes. 51 & 88 Read here. REOPENED: Streets Run Road from Schuette/Willett to Hays Read here. REOPENED: McNeilly Road Read here. REOPENED: East Willock Rd. from Robbins St. to Streets Run Rd. Read here. REOPENED: Port Authority South Busway Read here. There is no flooding or debris on Glass Run Road. Also, the Mifflin Road/Lebanon Church Road intersection (Route 885) in West Mifflin Borough is open (4:15 p.m.). Traffic is moving slow, but it is at least moving. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Heavy rain caused trouble on Friday.
UPDATE (8:50 p.m.): These roads have reopened. UPDATE (6:35 p.m.): Motorists still cannot access Route 88 from either Route 51 or McNeilly Road. Route 51, near its intersection with Route 88 in Pittsburgh's Overbrook neighborhood, closed on Friday afternoon due to heavy flooding. The popular highway was hit especially hard between Maytide and Saint Norberts streets. Motorists should expect delays and consider alternate routes. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.