Sunday, December 23, 2012
Police say Nicholas Fry, 19, allegedly participated in beating a juvenile male whose front teeth “were knocked from the bone inside his mouth." Kewdy Santa-Mella, 20, allegedly helped Fry buy a half-barrel of beer.
The host of a 19th birthday party that turned violent when a guest was brutally beaten with a baseball bat was charged Wednesday -- the seventh person charged in connection with the July melee. The charges against Nicholas Steven Fry do not connect him to the bat beating at his Bushkill Township home. But they say that earlier at the party, he participated in beating a juvenile male whose front teeth “were knocked from the bone inside his mouth.” It was this beating that led to the bat attack -- an act of revenge carried out by a group of young people who descended upon Fry’s home. Fry, who at 19 is too young to legally drink alcohol in Pennsylvania, is charged with supplying beer, liquor and mixing ingredients for the party at his 228 E. …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Six people have been charged in a July melee that court records describe as revenge for an earlier fighter in which a male juvenile had his front teeth 'knocked to the bone.'
A 19th birthday party in Bushkill Township featured a half-barrel of beer in a tub, marijuana and a brutal baseball bat attack that left a party-goer with severe head trauma and permanent deafness in his left ear. Six young people ages 19 to 21 have been charged in the July melee that court records describe as revenge for an earlier fighter in which a male juvenile had his front teeth “knocked to the bone.” None of the six suspects are identified in the records as being gang members. Among the large group that responded to the call for revenge were three males described in the records as “known” members of the Latin Kings gang and another male described as being in the Bloods gang. None of the six suspects were identified as gang members. …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Timothy Graves, 33, of Nazareth is accused of running three stop signs, attempting to ram into a state police cruiser, and speeding through three townships before crashing into an embankment.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Tom Coombe
Saturday, September 29, 2012
A Nazareth man is charged with leading Bushkill Township police on a 10-mile chase through three townships, and with threatening to ram a police cruiser with his car. Timothy Graves, 33, of the 100 block of S. Spruce Street, is charged with fleeing/eluding police, DUI, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and numerous traffic violations. According to court records, a township police officer was on patrol Thursday when he saw Graves make a turn onto Clearfield Road without signaling. The officer followed and determined Graves was speeding by keeping pace with his car. The officer said Graves was driving 60.9 mph in a 40 mph zone. The officer tried to pull Graves over, but Graves kept driving -- at speeds reaching 80 mph through Bushkill…
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Three men are accused of operating a methamphetamine lab in the wooded area near the 300 block of Old Allentown Road in Bushkill Township.
A confidential informant led authorities to a working methamphetamine lab -- boiling liquid and all -- in a wooded area of Bushkill Township, according to police. The informant was also able to name the three men allegedly responsible for the lab. Bushkill Township Police, with the assistance of the Northampton County Drug Task Force, arrested Curtis J. Buskirk, 27, and Ricky L. Miller, 52, both of the 300 block of Old Allentown Road in Bushkill, and Martin J. Wilmer, 52, of 63 Hickory Hills Drive, Moore Township. When the alleged lab was handed over to a forensic scientist with the Pennsylvania State Police, she determined there were 712 grams of methamphetamine "or parts thereof" submitted to her for analysis, according to a police …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
After crashing his motorcycle, a Bushkill Township man smelled of an unidentified 'chemical type' odor; three people were decontaminated by a Haz-Mat team after being exposed.
It was not a crashed mobile drug lab that brought out teams from Lehigh County Haz-Mat and the Department of Environmental Protection's Emergency Response Program, as earlier reports indicated. According to Bushkill Township Police, the day's events began around 3:13 p.m. when Dean A. Tomsic, 51, crashed his Harley-Davidson motorcycle near the intersection of Old Allentown and Male roads. When police arrived, according to a press release, the motorcycle was on the side of the road, and Tomsic had been taken back to his home on Old Allentown Road. When police and Bushkill Township EMS found Tomsic, they discovered that he was injured in the crash. As Tomsic was placed in the ambulance, the emergency medical technicians (EMTs) detected a …
Bushkill Township police fear a vehicle involved in a crash was carrying chemicals used to make methamphetamines.
UPDATE, 6:06 p.m.: One patient and several EMS personnel had to be decontaminated after a crash and spill in Bushkill Township, according to Robert Mateff, the director of Northampton County Emergency Management Services. Teams from Lehigh County Haz-Mat and the Department of Environmental Protection's Emergency Response Program were dispatched around 4 p.m. to the crash at Old Allentown and Male roads. Early dispatches said police feared the vehicle was a mobile drug lab, carrying chemicals used to make methamphetamines, according to a report in The Morning Call. Mateff would not confirm or deny these reports -- his main concerns were for the patients' safety and to make sure the scene was safe. According to Mateff, when fire and EMS …