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Man Waives Hearing for Using Brother's Identity

District Judge Kim M. Hoots handles this and several other cases in her Wilkinsburg courtroom last week.

Aaron White, 38, of 108 Kelvington Dr., Monroeville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Kim M. Hoots on Sept. 27 on charges of false identification to law enforcement officers, false report/falsely incriminate another, failure to carry license, driving while operating privileges suspended or revoked, and operating a vehicle without the required financial responsibility.

Wilkinsburg police filed the charges after White gave the name, date of birth, Social Security number and address of his brother after a traffic stop on April 3. On May 1, the brother reported that he had received a notice from district court that his driving privileges would be suspended for failure to respond to a citation issued for the incident at Penn and Swissvale avenues in April.

The brother told authorities that his brother had also used his identification during a traffic stop in Forest Hills.

Wilkinsburg police withdrew a charge of identity theft against White.

In other cases heard last week by Hoots:

  • Daniel Charles Hindman, 25, of 510 Monongahela Ave., Elizabeth, waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges of driving under the influence (general impairment/incapable of driving, first offense), driving under the influence (highest rate of alcohol, blood alcohol content .16+, first offense) and illegally parking on a crosswalk. Wilkinsburg police filed the charges after conducting a traffic stop in the 1100 block of Hill Avenue. An officer detected the odor of alcohol on Hindman, who failed field sobriety tests. His breath analyzer results were .165 percent and .170 percent. The legal limit is .08.
  • Emmit Reese, 49, of Wilkinsburg was held for court on charges of criminal trespass, illegal to taunt police animal, aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault and two counts of recklessly endangering another person. Wilkinsburg police filed the charges after an incident on July 1 that included Reese assaulting a police canine. The dog bit Reese in the arm during apprehension.
  • Bryan Louis Johnson, 34, of 1819 Montier St., Wilkinsburg, was held for court on charges of driving under the influence (general impairment/incapable of driving, first offense), driving under the influence (highest rate of alcohol, blood alcohol content .10-.16, first offense) and driving while operating privileges suspended or revoked. During a traffic stop, a Wilkinsburg police officer detected the odor of alcohol on Johnson. He failed field sobriety tests and his breath analyzer test results were .112 percent and .111 percent—legal limit is .08 percent, according to a criminal complaint.
  • Kimberly Elden Peterson, 38, of 1021 Wallace Ave., Wilkinsburg waived her right to a preliminary hearing on a charge of theft by deception-false impression. The charge was filed by the Allegheny County Housing Authority on Feb. 22 after Peterson failed to report her correct income that increased the payment she owed in rent to the authority.
  • Raymond Hugley Jr., 43, of 617 Climax St., Mt. Washington, was held for court on charges of aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment in connection with an incident in the 1000 block of South Avenue, Wilkinsburg, on April 2.
  • Marla Bruno, 22, of 705 7th St., Trafford, waived her right to a preliminary hearing on charges of conspiracy-intentional possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered and intentional possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered. Wilkinsburg police filed the charges after observing an open drug deal at the corner of Clark Street and Glenn Avenue, then conducting a traffic stop after Bruno left the scene but failed to use a turn signal. During the stop, police observed a package containing a brick of heroin on the passenger floor. The package contained 27 stamp bags of suspected heroin, which was sent to the crime lab for analysis, according to a criminal complaint. A charge of tampering with/fabricating physical evidence was withdrawn.
  • Ron McKinley Ashby, 21, of 2344 Parkhill Dr., East Hills, was held for court on charges of providing false identification to a law enforcement officer and purchase of an alcoholic beverage by a minor. Wilkinsburg police responded to Graham Field when an alarm was activated. They conducted a traffic stop after seeing a car pull away from the scene. Ashby gave a false report, according to a criminal complaint.

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