Monday, January 28, 2013
Jon Joseph Njagu, 25, of Kingston is charged with retail theft and criminal conspiracy for allegedly trying to steal $2,754.98 in clothing from Kohl's in Lower Nazareth Township.
“All for one, one for all” was the motto of The Three Musketeers. It apparently wasn’t the motto of a man who allegedly walked out of Kohl’s Department Store with another man and more than $2,700 in clothes they didn’t pay for. A store employee confronted the first man -- both men were in a vehicle. He wouldn’t hand over his identification. Instead, he handed the employee a driver’s license -- of the other man. The other man has been charged. The first man, at least for now, apparently is at large. Jon Joseph Njagu, 25, of the Wilkes-Barre area town of Kingston is charged with retail theft and criminal conspiracy -- both level-three felonies -- for the Jan. 3 incident at the Lower Nazareth Township store. Information attached to a criminal…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Stacee Banko, 32 of Lower Nazareth is free on $10,000 unsecured bail after allegedly loading up a Kohl's shopping bag with merchandise and leaving the store -- without her 11-year-old daughter.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012
Colonial Regional Police say a Lower Nazareth woman stole from a township department store Saturday, and then left her 11-year-old daughter behind. Stacee Banko, 32, of the 300 block of Township Line Road, is charged with retail theft and receiving stolen property. She is a teacher in the Nazareth School District. According to court records, Banko was at the Kohl's store in the Northampton Crossings shopping center when store security spotted her taking a shopping bag, loading it up with merchandise, and then leaving the store. Police say Banko's daughter was with her at the time, unaware that her mother was stealing, or that she had left. Banko was arraigned before on-duty District Judge Gay Elwell in Easton. She was free on $10,000 …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Thieves swipe items from Lower Nazareth retailers during weekend spree.
Colonial Regional police were kept busy over the weekend with four suspected retail thefts in the commercial hub near Routes 33 and 248 in Lower Nazareth. Two incidents were at Kohl’s department store, one was at Wal-Mart and one was at Wegmans. And three involved first-time offenses. Here are the details, according to court records: --Erica Kristen Rockware, 22, of 223 Porter St. in Easton’s College Hill section is charged with taking $237.44 in items from the grocery section of Wal-Mart Saturday afternoon. If found guilty, it would be her first offense, and no restitution is required. And Rockware admitted to taking the items even though police weren’t questioning her at the time. Loss-prevention officials watched as Rockware allegedly …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Forks Township woman to be arraigned Sept. 27 for theft from Kohl's.
A teacher’s aide in the Easton Area School District charged with shoplifting while her sons were with her waived her preliminary hearing Thursday morning. Patrice Poloso, 47, of the 1100 block of Meco Road, Forks Township, previously admitted to police she stole items from Kohl’s Department Store in Lower Nazareth Township during a July 26 shopping trip with her sons. She waived her hearing before District Judge Joseph Barner of Lower Nazareth Township. Her formal arraignment was set for Sept. 27 at 9am in Northampton County Court. When she was charged later on July 26, she was released on $10,000 unsecured bail. According to a criminal complaint, Poloso allegedly stole a backpack, a pair of Nike sneakers and two curtain rods – with a …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Josefa Urena, 44, of Bethlehem is accused of trying to steal more than $200 worth of jewelry from Kohl's in Lower Nazareth Township.
Colonial Regional Police say a Bethlehem woman tried to steal more than $200 worth of jewelry from a Lower Nazareth Township department store. According to court records, Josefa Urena, 44, of the 700 block of E. Washington Avenue, was spotted Sunday afternoon putting jewelry into her bag at the Kohl's Department Store in the Northampton Crossings shopping center. Police say Urena was spotted by store security, who then alerted police. The jewelry Urena attempted to leave the store with -- 14 pieces in all -- were valued at $273. She was arraigned before District Judge Richard Yetter and charged with retail theft.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Ixchel Corando, 20, charged with retail theft Tuesday for shoe theft at Kohl's
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
An Easton woman is accused of stealing almost $400 worth of shoes from a Lower Nazareth department store on two separate occasions. Ixchel Coronado, 20, of 208 E. Kleinhans St., was charged Tuesday with retail theft after she was caught stealing from the Kohl's store in the Northampton Crossings shopping plaza. Colonial Regional Police say Coronado committed the thefts on two occasions -- first on May 23, taking $229 worth of shoes, and again on Tuesday, stealing another $167 worth of shoes. Coronado was arraigned before on-duty District Judge Gay Elwell in Easton; she was free on $5,000 bail.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Georgene Lerch, of Plainfield Township, was facing a retail theft charge for allegedly stealing items for a coffee maker, but then she admitted to something else.
The guilty conscience of a Plainfield Township woman appears to have gotten the best of her. Georgene Lerch, 61, admitted to loss prevention staff at the Kohl's Department Store in Lower Nazareth Township -- after being stopped for alleged retail theft -- that she went to the store two days earlier, took a Keurig coffee maker from a store shelf, and returned the item to customer service for store credit, according to Colonial Regional Police. According to a press release from Colonial Regional: Lerch was stopped by Kohl's loss prevention staff around 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 15 for concealing store merchandise in a shopping bag and not paying for the items. According to police, Lerch was seen selecting three boxes of K-cup coffee and a coffee …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
After being caught for shoplifting by Kohl's loss prevention staff, Jabiel Tirado of Bethlehem admitted to having a handgun, according to police.
A Bethlehem man is in Northampton County Prison after he admitted to having a handgun -- which was unlicensed -- when he was detained by loss prevention staff at Kohl's Department Store for shoplifting, according to Colonial Regional Police. On Jan. 9, police say, Jabiel Tirado, 23, of the 800 block of Ontario Street allegedly tried to steal $52 worth of jewelry from the Kohl's in Lower Nazareth Township. When loss prevention staff brought Tirado to a back office, according to police, he admitted to having a handgun. The gun was then secured by Kohl's staff. Tirado was arriagned before District Judge Joseph Barner and charged with retail theft and possession of a firearm without a license. He was sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
After a short foot pursuit, Robert Reed, of Kunkletown, was apprehended for taking a pair of sneakers from Kohl's in Lower Nazareth, police say.
A Kunkletown, Monroe County, man allegedly struck a Kohl's employee in the face after he was stopped at the store's exit for trying to steal a pair of sneakers, according to Colonial Regional Police. On Dec. 20 around 2:22 p.m., police say, Robert Reed, 26, allegedly put on a new pair of sneakers and tried to walk out of Kohl's Department Store in Lower Nazareth Township without paying. When an employee met Reed at the store's exit, Reed refused to stop and fought with the employee, according to police. Reed allegedly struck the employee, who was not named, in the face. Reed then fled on foot and was later found across the street at Wegmans, police say. But that's not the end. Reed ran out of Wegmans before finally being apprehended by …
Monday, August 29, 2011
The possible exposure happened on Friday, Aug. 19 between 4pm and 9:30pm -- less than a month after a possible measles exposure in Lehigh County.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is warning the public that someone who may have measles could have exposed others to the highly contagious illness on Aug. 19 at Kohl’s Department Store in Lower Nazareth Township. The person is a New Jersey resident and has yet to be positively diagnosed, but a measles diagnosis is likely, according to a press release. The possible exposure happened at the Northampton County department store between 4pm and 9:30pm on Friday, Aug. 19. “Based on the date of exposure, it is possible that symptoms could develop as late as Sept. 9 if individuals who visited the department store were infected during that timeframe,” the release states. Individuals possibly exposed at Kohl’s in Northampton County would not …