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.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Dog left in car, among other incidents in this week's Forest Hills police blotter.
A security guard making the rounds at the Plaza Shopping Center on Ardmore Boulevard discovered the front glass door of Forever Gold had been smashed out. Though the bottom portion of the glass door had been smashed in, no one had entered the store and the alarm did not activate. Forest Hills police officers attempted to contact a key holder for the store without success. The security guard said he would attempt to notify the owner. Police Chief Chuck Williams noted that a gold shop on Brown Avenue in Wilkins was also targeted. March 5 March 2 March 1 ________________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Forest Hills police blotter items from last week also include a vehicle fire and a lost bank card.
Forest Hills police found themselves dealing with several dog-related issues last week. About 12:51 a.m. Feb. 27, a resident of the 200 block of Forest Hills Road reported that a dog in the neighborhood had been barking for 45 minutes. Upon arrival, an officer found the white-and-black bluetick coonhound outside. The officer advised the owner of the complaint and the dog was taken inside. The same day, a black lab mix with no tags was found by a resident in the 100 block of Avenue L about 9:20 p.m. The owner was located on Sumner Avenue and the dog was returned. A resident of the 300 block of Lenox Avenue reported on Feb. 25 that his black Labrador retriever went missing about 10 a.m. The dog answers to "Katie." About 5:24 p.m., a woman …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Also threatening phone call, intoxicated people and loud music in this week's Forest Hills police log.
A resident of Sharon Drive called Forest Hills police at 6:07 p.m. Feb. 17 after returning home and finding a swastika sign had been shoveled out in the snow in her driveway. A neighbor told police that three boys had been walking through the neighborhood that afternoon carrying snow shovels. Police Chief Chuck Williams said it appears to be a random incident. The residents were advised to call police if they notice anything else suspicious. In other news from the Forest Hills police blotter this week: Feb. 19 Feb. 18 Feb. 17 Feb. 16 ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter . | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
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…
Friday, February 15, 2013
A possible robbery suspect, a gas leak discovered and other items from the Forest Hills police blotter.
A Forest Hills police officer on patrol about 5 p.m. Feb. 12 along Ardmore Boulevard came across a disabled van that was out of gas. The driver told police that he had a gas can and was going to the Shell station to get fuel. While he was filling up his van, the officer ran his operator's license number through the police car computer. The man was wanted on an outstanding warrant. After police arrested him, the man was transported to the Forest Hills police station for processing, then to the Allegheny County Jail. Feb. 13 Feb. 12 Feb. 11 Feb. 10 Feb. 9 _______________________ 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.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Bus with emergency sign, thefts and a barking dogs among the other items this week from the Forest Hills police blotter.
Forest Hills police found a vehicle flipped onto its side when they responded to an accident about 11:33 p.m. on Feb. 3 in the 3700 block of Greensburg Pike. The driver was stuck inside the car, but was alert and conscious. EMS and fire crews were called to help extricate her from the car. A witness told police he observed the car driving with no lights on. He said the vehicle seemed to lose control and struck a parked car. Once extricated, the driver told police she had lost control because of the road conditions. The officer detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath. The woman was treated for injuries and transported to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, where she agreed to submit to a blood alcohol content test. The two vehicles…
Friday, February 8, 2013
The man and woman believed their son needed money but learned later that they'd been scammed.
Editor's note: This story has been updated. The U.S. Postal Authority and Forest Hills police are investigating a scamming incident that bilked an elderly Chalfant couple of $14,000. And Forest Hills police are hoping that others can avoid similar scams through the victims sharing their story. (Forest Hills police provide protection for Chalfant Borough.) John and Lucille Boyce told a Forest Hills police officer that they received a call on Jan. 28 from a man who claimed to be their son, a South Carolina resident. The caller claimed to have been in an accident involving a driving-under-the-influence accident and said he needed $4,000, according to a police report. John Boyce, believing his son was suffering from a cold, was instructed to …
Monday, February 4, 2013
District Judge Thomas Caulfield handled this and other cases Jan. 30 in his Forest Hills courtroom.
A Pittsburgh man who led police on a high-speed chase along the Parkway East and Boulevard of the Allies appeared before District Judge Thomas Caulfield in his Forest Hills courtroom Jan. 30. Juan Hernandez Carrera, 45, of Pittsburgh was held for court on charges of fleeing or attempting to elude officers, recklessly endangering another person, resisting arrest/other law enforcement, failure to stop at a red signal, disregard traffic lane (single), turning movement and required signals, driving at safe speed, careless driving and reckless driving. Two counts of intentional possesion of a controlled substance by a person not registered were withdrawn. According to a criminal complaint, a Forest Hills police officer on patrol on Sept. 25, …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Forest Hills police found several vehicles with flat tires in Plaza Shopping Center after they hit rocks on the highway in North Braddock—and other Forest Hills police news.
A motorist traveling Route 30 on Jan. 28 called Forest Hills police to report he had run over debris along Ardmore Boulevard/Route 30 westbound coming from North Braddock into Forest Hills. When police arrived at the Plaza Shopping Center to take a report about 8:39 p.m., officers found several vehicles pulled into the parking lot with flat tires. All the drivers reported hitting what appeared to be rocks in the roadway in North Braddock. The drivers all had help en route. Forest Hills officers advised them to file reports with North Braddock Police Department, which was informed of the roadway hazard. Jan. 31 Jan. 30 Jan. 28 Jan. 27 Jan. 26 Jan. 25 ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our…