Saturday, April 27, 2013
An Easton teenager was charged Wednesday in connection with the theft of a dirt bike in Palmer Township, according to court papers.
An Easton teenager was charged Wednesday in connection with the theft of a dirt bike in Palmer Township, according to court papers. Michael Leroy Tigar Jr., 18, of 1129 Lehigh St., was charged with felony receiving stolen property and possession of marijuana by Wilson borough police. The red and black Baja 70cc bike was involved in “an incident” with Wilson police on Wednesday, though the arrest affidavit did not describe it. However, the affidavit does say the bike was later found at S. 15th and Butler streets in the borough at a little before 3 p.m. Wednesday. In addition to the dirt bike, police also found a “small amount of a green leafy substance” in Tigar’s wallet, the affidavit says. Tigar was arraigned before on-duty District Judge…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A criminal complaint says Forks Township man stole the change and wire Sept. 27 from home where he was staying in Lower Saucon.
A Forks Township man with an apparent drug problem is accused of stealing $550 in change and two rolls of copper wire from a Lower Saucon Township man with whom he had been staying in September, court records say. The father of suspect Erik Charles Groover, 42, told police “he believes Erik is using drugs again because of all the money he is asking him (the father) for and the lies he is telling him,” the records say. A criminal complaint says Groover stole the change and wire Sept. 27 from Glen Goreski while he was staying at Goreski’s house at 3881 Beeline Drive in Lower Saucon. Lower Saucon Patrolman Keith Bredbenner, who filed the complaint, said he called Groover and asked him to come to the police station. The officer said Groover …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
November figures in Forks Township near double of October, but police chief says he's not alarmed.
Forks Township Police Chief Greg Dorney reported 1,141 criminal incidents in November, a huge jump from 676 criminal incidents for October. But Dorney really couldn't put a finger on the reason for the rise in crime, saying that it just works out that way some months. Forks police recorded the following criminal incident counts: An armed robbery and two forced entry burglaries topped November's police report. CRIMINAL ACTIVITY TRAFFIC CALLS/SERVICES OTHER INCIDENTS The police department assisted other police departments and agencies eight times and fire departments once during the month. The foregoing information was supplied by Forks Township Police Department. Where arrests are indicated, it does not indicate a conviction. Related …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Pharmaceutical company says it will give $2,500 to whoever helps catch men who robbed Wilson CVS last month.
Wilson police have offered a reward for anyone who helps them find the men who robbed a borough pharmacy last month. Police and the group Crime Stoppers -- with funding from the pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma L.P., -- are offering $2,500 for information leading to the arrest According to police, officers got a call about an armed robbery at the CVS -- which just opened a new location in Palmer Township -- at 15th and Northampton streets around 1:20 a.m. on Jan. 28. Workers in the store told police one man -- who carried a black handgun -- demanded narcotics from the pharmacist, while his accomplice rounded up the other workers and hearded them back to the pharmacy. After getting what they came for, the men ran, heading into Easton. …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Colton James Clark, 18, was guest at Forks Township home over weekend where alleged theft took place, court records say.
An Easton teenager who had been a weekend houseguest at a home in Forks Township is accused of stealing more than $10,000 in jewelry, valuable coins and money from his host’s safe, according to court papers. Colton James Clark, 18, of 803 Spring Garden St., was a guest at the home of Denise Nagrodski, 733 Arndt Road in Forks Township, from Friday until the time of the alleged theft – noon Sunday, according to the arrest affidavit. The warrant goes on to describe the alleged theft like this: Clark was charged with theft and receiving stolen property, both felonies. He was arraigned before on-duty District Judge Nancy Matos-Gonzalez of Bethlehem and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Police say Palmer Township employee admitted stealing 32 brass gummers from machine shop.
An employee of a Palmer Township machine shop and casting plant has admitted stealing 32 brass gummers valued at $3,840 from the company, court records say. Justin Theodore Slack, 24, of 1451 Iron St., Bethlehem, told police he took the gummers – a kind of punch-cutting tool – on Friday from Unicast Inc. His alleged actions were captured on surveillance video, the records say. Unicast, at 17 McFadden Road, is a full-service machine shop and polyurethane casting plant, according to its website. It has a standard catalog of replacement parts for the envelope and corrugated box industries. Palmer Officer Ricky Umstead said in a criminal complaint that he was dispatched to the Unicast facility Sunday morning and talked to the plant manager …