Monday, April 29, 2013
Several went before Forest Hills District Justice Thomas Caulfield on April 24.
The following cases went before Forest Hills District Justice Thomas Caulfield on April 24: ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Here's a look at the cases heard by Wilkinsburg Judge Kim Hoots last week.
The following cases were heard by Wilkinsburg Judge Kim Hoots on April 18: ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Allegheny County Medical Examiner Karl Williams said this is the first time on record that there have been more murders in the county's suburbs outside Pittsburgh than within the city's borders.
Wilkinsburg had 12 homicides in 2012, the highest number in a single municipality outside the City of Pittsburgh. KDKA-TV reports there were 96 homicides in Allegheny County in 2012, 42 of which occurred in City of Pittsburgh—compared to 54 in suburban Allegheny County. Law enforcement officials say that's a sign that criminal elements are moving into untapped regions. Homicides in the county were up 32 percent over 2011, according to WTAE-TV. There was a 62 percent increase in suburban homicides last year, the station reports. Are you concerned by these numbers? Do you think these numbers are driven by drugs and gang violence? What will it take to stop the deaths? Tell us in comments. _______________________ Forest Hills-Regent Square …
Edgewood police found the situation at Villa under control—and other police news from late December.
A manager at Villa, a store in Edgewood Towne Centre that specializes in exclusive footwear and urban wear, called Edgewood police Dec. 20 after being concerned that the large crowd gathered outside the store awaiting the release of new Air Jordan shoes might become disorderly. Police checked the situation and found no problem, despite the large number of people in line. In other police news: Dec. 30 Dec. 29 Dec. 28 Dec. 27 Dec. 26 Dec. 25 Dec. 24 Dec. 23 Dec. 21 Dec. 19 _______________________ Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
District Judge Thomas Caulfield also hears cases of theft and drugs.
Markea Amanda Joy Kirby, 31, of Forest Hills waived her right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Thomas Caulfield on charges of endangering the welfare of children, and public drunkenness and similar misconduct. Forest Hills police filed the charges after Kirby's 4-year-old daughter was found at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 12 wandering in the Plaza Shopping Center on Ardmore Boulevard with no shoes or jacket, according to a criminal complaint. The temperature that day was 35-degrees. A charge of use/possession of drug paraphernalia was withdrawn. In other cases heard by Caulfield on Dec. 5: For other cases heard by Caulfield last week, click here.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Also a felony theft case in this week's news from the courtroom of District Judge Thomas Caulfield in Forest Hills.
District Judge Thomas Caulfield handled three cases of driving under the influence, a felony retail theft and two drug-related cases in his courtroom in Forest Hills on Oct. 17. _______________________ Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Donald Cheeks didn't show for his hearing before District Judge Thomas Caulfield Wednesday—and it wasn't that he jumped bail.
Forest Hills police wondered why Donald Cheeks didn't show up Wednesday for his preliminary hearing in district court on gun and drug charges stemming from a traffic stop on Oct. 9. Cheeks had posted bail $50,000, so they had expected him to be in court. Then they found out why he didn't make it—he was in the Allegheny County Morgue instead. Cheeks died at UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Oakland after being shot in the Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Tuesday. The Tribune-Review reported that Cheeks, 49, of Larimer was shot in the head and chest just before 9 p.m. in the 6600 block of Deary Street in the Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh police Chief Nate Harper said Cheeks might have been involved in a …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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 …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
In the wake of raids on a dozen local businesses selling it, Dr. Neil Capretto of Gateway Rehabilitation said that he's treated patients from Washington County—but that the problem is 'all over.'
Dr. Neil Capretto said one patient who came into Gateway Rehabilitation called the synthetic pot he was smoking “like marijuana on steroids.” In the wake of a raid of a dozen Washington County businesses that were selling the synthetic marijuana—often packaged as incense and labeled “not fit for human consumption”—Capretto, Gateway’s medical director, said the use of such “designer drugs” is on the rise. It’s not just in Washington County, either—although Capretto said he’s treated plenty of patients from the area. “It’s everywhere,” the doctor said. “It’s through most of the country now.” And it’s getting worse, he said. Right now, he said there are 140 different versions of synthetic marijuana, and each has its own “tweaked” version of …
Monday, July 2, 2012
The latest from Forest Hills court.
The following cases recently were heard by District Judge Thomas Caulfield in Forest Hills: Kenneth Lee Jr., 35, of Penn Hills waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges of two counts of DUI and driving while blood alcohol content is higher than .02. He was charged May 18 by Swissvale police. April D. Hamrick, 39, of Braddock waived her right to a preliminary hearing on two counts of DUI charges. Swissvale police charged her May 14. Gertrude Grace Maxon, 46, of Forest Hills waived her right to a preliminary hearing on two counts of DUI charges and careless driving. Forest Hills police charged Maxon May 18. Mekkia Warren, 40, of Swissvale was held for court on charges including making terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and …