Monday, April 8, 2013
Here's a look at the cases heard in Forest Hills district court last week.
Forest Hills District Justice Thomas Caulfield heard the following cases on April 3: ________________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
District Justice Kim Hoots heard several cases.
The following cases were heard by Wilkinsburg District Justice Kim Hoots on March 27: ________________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Forest Hills District Magistrate Thomas P. Caulfield heard two cases last week.
The following is a list of cases heard in district court in Forest Hills before Judge Thomas Caulfield on March 27. ________________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Wilkinsburg District Justice Kim Hoots heard the following case last week.
A Wilkinsburg woman will face several charges in common pleas court after being accused of setting up a robbery. Cheena Lanee Bruce, 23, was held for court on charges of aggravated assault, robbery, conspiracy and recklessly endangering another person. Bruce's case went before Wilkinsburg District Justice Kim Hoots last week. Wilkinsburg police filed the charges after a Jan. 10 incident in which Bruce is accused of being involved in setting up a robbery. According to police, Bruce met up with a man at a bus stop. The man then was assaulted by a black male who had a handgun. ________________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Here's a look at the district court cases for March 20.
District Judge Thomas Caulfield handled the following cases in his Forest Hills courtroom on March 20: ________________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
District Judge Thomas Caulfield also hears DUI and drug cases last week.
Michael Royster, 32, of Wilkinsburg waived his right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Thomas Caulfield after being accused of making more than 25 calls to the office of District Judge Kim M. Hoots in Wilkinsburg on Jan. 26. According to a criminal complaint filed by Wilkinsburg police, Royster originally called the district court office to complain about being evicted from his residence. He had been advised several times on how to handle the eviction, the complaint stated. Royster is accused of later threatening the employees, judge and police in each of the calls he made. He faces a formal arraignment in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court at 11 a.m. April 16 on three counts of harassment-communicate lews, threatening, etc. …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The men had preliminary hearings last week before District Judge Thomas Caulfield in Forest Hills for the Jan. 22 home invasion on Ardmore Street.
David Moore, 19, and Josh Frazier, 23, both of McKees Rocks, face a number of charges in connection with a home invasion on Jan. 22 at a home in the 7500 block of Ardmore Street in Swissvale. Both men waived their right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Thomas Caulfield on Feb. 20 in his Forest Hills courtroom. Swissvale police filed numerous charges against the two men, who broke into the house and attempted to rob a man and two of his relatives. According to a criminal complaint, Moore, Frazier and an unidentified woman entered through the front door. All three were wearing masks and the two men sprayed pepper spray as they began grabbing property from the house. The resident grabbed a snow shovel and began hitting Frazier, …
Monday, February 18, 2013
District Judge Thomas Caulfield hears several cases in his Forest Hills courtroom last week.
John W. Banks, 65, of North Braddock faces three different DUI charges after an accident occurred while he was driving the wrong way Dec. 16, 2012 on Ardmore Boulevard in Forest Hills. Banks waived his right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Thomas Caulfield on Feb. 13 on charges of driving under the influence (general impairment/incapable of driving safely, second offense), driving under the influence (high rate of alcohol, blood alcohol content .10 to .16, second offense) and driving under the influence (general impairment/incapable of driving safety, first offense). Charges of driving the wrong way and two counts of careless driving filed by Forest Hills police were withdrawn. According to a criminal complaint, Forest Hills…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
District Judge Thomas Caulfield handles numerous cases in his Forest Hills courtroom on Feb. 6.
Michael Lee Snoe, 34, of Penn Hills waived his right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Thomas Caulfield on charges stemming from a traffic stop conducted by Churchill police on Dec. 27, 2012. A Churchill officer observed that Snoe's silver Mitsubishi Galant had an expired inspection/emission sticker. The officer watched the vehicle turn on to the Parkway East ramp without using a turn signal, then follow a traffic trailer at an unsafe distance. The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop at the Churchill on ramp but Snoe proceeded for several hundred feet before stopping on the Parkway beyond the Wilkinsburg exit. The officer saw Snoe reaching around the passenger compartment as the vehicle swerved. A search of the car …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
District Judge Kim M. Hoots handled this case—and others—in her Wilkinsburg courtroom Jan. 31.
Ronald Story, 32, of 1511 Foliage St., Wilkinsburg was held for court by District Judge Kim M. Hoots on Jan. 31 on charges stemming from an incident on Ewing Street. Story faces charges of endangering the welfare of children, aggravated assault, resisting arrest/other law enforcement, fleeing or attempting to elude officers and operating a vehicle without a valid inspection. A charge of carrying and exhibiting driver's license on demand was dismissed. According to a criminal complaint, two officers on Ewing Street observed a black Mercedes Benz SUV with an expired inspection sticker on May 12, 2012. The driver, Story, was ordered to stop, but told police they were harassing him and that he wanted to take his child home. Police threatened …