Monday, March 18, 2013
District Judge Thomas Caulfield hears cases in his Forest Hills courtroom last week.
Tioni Tiffany Brown, 34, of Chalfant waived her right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Thomas Caulfield on March 13 on charges of aggravated assault, disorderly conduct-engage in fighting, resisting arrest/other law enforcement and driving under the influence (general impairment/incapable of driving safely, first offense). Charges of aggravated assault, driving under the influence (highest rate of alcohol, blood alcohol content .16+, first offense, and public drunkenness and similar misconduct were withdrawn. According to a criminal complaint, Swissvale police officers were dispatched to the BP Gas Station at 1600 Braddock Avenue on Dec. 20, 2012 for a hit-and-run accident report. After they arrived, they determined that the …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Missing boy and accidents also in this week's Edgewood police blotter.
Edgewood officers assisted Swissvale police after a Veltri's Pizza driver was robbed at gunpoint. A crowd formed after police checked a residence in the 7300 block of Burton Street for suspects. Edgewood officers assisted with crowd control. At 1:11 a.m., a search warrant was executed. A handgun, shotgun, pizza boxes/bag and the victim's wallet were recovered. Two suspects were taken into custody. In other news from Edgewood police department: March 6 March 5 March 4 March 3 March 2 March 1 ________________________ "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, …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
District Judge Thomas Caulfield also hears cases involving DUIs, narcotics.
Mark Long, 18, of Swissvale waived his right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Thomas Caulfield on charges of riot-intent to commit felony, conspiracy-riot-intent to commit felony, simple assault-mutual consent fight, disorderly conduct-engage in fighting, obstruction of highways and two counts of conspiracy-disorderly conduct-engage in fighting. According to a criminal complaint, the charges filed by Swissvale police stem from the large brawl at the intersection of South Braddock and Woodstock avenues on Jan. 8. Police reported that the fight among 40-50 people blocked traffic, causing a traffic jam in the busy intersection. The group failed to disperse despite police orders. On Jan. 8, police learned that a video of a fight …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Suspects appear last week before District Judge Thomas Caulfield for preliminary hearings in connection with Swissvale shooting incident.
Two men face a formal arraignment in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court on charges stemming from a Dec. 1, 2012 shooting incident in front of Rocco's Tavern on Harrison Avenue in Swissvale. Both Vadol Lee Lewis, 19, of Penn Hills and Kyle David Wilson Jr., 18, of Wilkinsburg had preliminary hearings Feb. 20 before District Judge Thomas Caulfield in his Forest Hills courtroom. Lewis and Wilson are both scheduled for a formal arraignment Downtown on April 9. According to a criminal complaint filed by Swissvale police, five officers responded to a call at 12:52 a.m. Dec. 1 reporting multiple shots fired in front of Rocco's Tavern. Police recovered four 9mm spent shell casings about 20 feet from the entrance to the bar. Witnesses told police …
Friday, February 22, 2013
DUI accident with injuries, barking dog and other items from the Edgewood police log.
A 14-year-old was arrested for stealing $48.27 worth of cosmetics from the Giant Eagle in Edgewood Towne Centre on Feb. 20—but the powder she had in her possession wasn't the cosmetic kind. According to Edgewood police, the teen possessed seven pieces of suspected powder and crack cocaine at the time of her arrest for retail theft. Police filed a juvenile allegation and Shuman Center authorized her release to the custody of her mother. In other police news: Feb. 20 Feb. 18 Feb. 17 Feb. 16 Feb. 15 Feb. 14 Feb. 13 ______________________ "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…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Jonathan Miracle is accused of stealing an Eastern Area Prehospital Services ambulance from in front of the Swissvale Fire Department on Jan. 8.
Jonathan Miracle, 19, the homeless man who stole an Eastern Area Prehospital Services ambulance from in front of the Swissvale Fire Station, was held for court on Feb. 6 by District Judge Thomas Caulfield in his Forest Hills courtroom. A formal arraigment is scheduled for 11 a.m. March 26 in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court on charges of theft by unlawful taking-moveable property and criminal mischief-tampering with property filed by Swissvale police. According to a criminal complaint, the operator of the ambulance called police to report that the vehicle was missing at 9:45 p.m. on Jan. 8. The operator told police he'd left the vehicle outside at about 8:30 p.m. A review of a surveillance video showed a man entering the driver's side …
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, …