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Brentwood councilman given chance to perform community service

| Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, 3:56 p.m.
Pasquale Carnevale
David Wenzel

The preliminary hearing will be continued in 30 days for a Brentwood councilman charged with disorderly conduct after he was accused of threatening another councilman in September.

Magisterial district Judge John Bova gave Councilman Pasquale “Pat” Carnevale, 74, the option today, Thursday, during the 30-day period to complete 16 hours of community service at a food pantry.

Carnevale declined to comment.

Carnevale was charged in October after threatening to strike David Wenzel, Brentwood Borough Council president, on Sept. 11, after an executive session. It wasn't clear why the men were arguing.

Wenzel, 66, filed a charge against Carnevale after the council meeting.

Police spent more than a month reviewing video and audio from the meeting, and received a recommendation from the Allegheny County District Attorney's office to charge Carnevale, police Chief Robert Butelli said in October.

Council members started arguing during an executive session.

Solicitor Thomas Ayoob said Carnevale threatened Wenzel and advised that Carnevale be escorted out of council chambers. No officer was called to the room.

Carnevale also was cited in 2010 with disorderly conduct for entering Brentwood's swimming pool without showing identification and then refusing to leave the water upon police orders. The charge was withdrawn in January 2011, according to the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas court records.

Carnevale was elected to council in November 2011.

Laura Van Wert is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5814 or at lvanwert@tribweb.com.

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