Burglary on Orchard Hill Drive
The caretaker of a house in Whitehall Borough's 5300 block of Orchard Hill Drive contacted police at around 11:55 p.m. on Nov. 20 to report that that house had been burglarized, Whitehall police Chief Donald R. Dolfi said.
Police officers arrived at the house shortly thereafter and found evidence indicating that it had been broken into, Dolfi said—namely, a window had been damaged.
Dolfi said that the caretaker reported several "collectibles" missing from the house, but the total amount of stolen items and their aggregate value is not yet known.
The Allegheny County district attorney's crime scene unit has processed the scene, Dolfi said, including taking physical evidence from it, like fingerprints, and police are conducting interviews as part of their investigation of the burglary.
A resident of the 4800 block of Curry Road contacted Whitehall police at around 12:45 p.m. on Monday to report that someone had recently stolen an 18-inch plastic sheep from her yard's Christmas manger scene, Dolfi said.
The theft is believed to have occurred sometime after 11 the night before.
Police are investigating, but there is no word yet on whether or not this character is a person of interest.
Smashed Window on Parkline Drive
A resident from the Whitehall Place Apartments building of 1821 Parkline Dr. in the Wallace (Prospect) Park area contacted police at around 11:15 a.m. on Monday to report that the rear window of a silver vehicle had been damaged by three boys while the vehicle was parked at the rear of that building, Dolfi said.
The resident provided a description of the boys to police, who soon after found one of them nearby. The resident did not see the boys actually damage the window, Dolfi said, but he did see them running from the scene after hearing the window be smashed.
Police are trying to contact the owner of the damaged vehicle and find out whom the other two boys are who could have participated in the mischief.
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