Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Pair from Easton charged with retail theft at Lower Nazareth department store.
A mother and daughter from Easton are charged with stealing $175.88 in miscellaneous clothing Friday afternoon from Kohl’s department store in Lower Nazareth Township. Police found the clothing in the purse of the mother, Susan Elizabeth Austin, 45, court records say. Also charged in the case is Austin’s daughter, Samantha E. Kerlin, 21. The address of both women is listed at 118 S. 14th St., Apt. 1. A criminal complaint filed by Colonial Regional Patrolman Brian P. Bird says he responded to Kohl’s in the Northampton Crossings shopping center around 2:20pm Friday for a theft in progress call. Another Colonial Regional officer told Bird that loss-prevention officials from Kohl’s stopped two women in the parking lot. One of the officials…
Easton couple gets state prison sentence for holding up Lower Nazareth pharmacy.
An Easton couple could spend the next decade in state prison for robbing a local pharmacy to feed their drug habit, according to published reports. Gregory and Lindsey Dalrymple, both 30, received state prison terms Monday in Northampton County Court after a judge heard from a pharmacist at the Lower Nazareth Walmart who testified about being robbed by the couple last year. "He kept yelling I had three seconds to get the Fentanyl into the bag or I would get shot," pharmacist Scott Gordon testified, later adding: "I thought this was the end for me." That's according to the Morning Call, which notes that a second Walmart employee testified that she still has flashbacks about the robbery on Aug. 6. The Express-Times reports that Gregory got a…
Sunday, April 21, 2013
A Best Buy employee has admitted to police and the store that he stole a laptop and camera with a total value of about $1,050, court records say.
A Best Buy employee has admitted to police and the store that he stole a laptop and camera with a total value of about $1,050, court records say. Joseph Emmet Starace, 28, allegedly stole the Sony laptop and Fuji camera from the Bethlehem Township store in the Southmont Shopping Center, the records say. He allegedly later sold the items at an Easton pawn shop. Starace’s address is 2922 Hope Road, also in Bethlehem Township and just north of the shopping center. The records say he has a 2011 conviction for retail theft in Palmer Township, has faced several drug charges, and is currently in a program for first-time offenders in connection with a drunken driving charge. Bethlehem Township Patrolman Andrew R. Keyock writes in a criminal …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Stacee Banko, 34, of Lower Nazareth Township, was charged in September with retail theft and receiving stolen property. She was a fifth-grade teacher in the Nazareth Area School District.
The Nazareth Area School Board accepted the resignation of a district teacher charged with stealing from a Lower Nazareth department store—and leaving her 11-year-old daughter behind. Stacee Banko, 34, of the 300 block of Township Line Road in Lower Nazareth Township, was charged in September with retail theft and receiving stolen property from Kohl's. Banko was accepted into the accelerated rehabilitative disposition (ARD) program for first-time offenders and ordered to pay $1,032.50 in fines, according to court records. Her resignation is effective Feb. 25. Banko was a fifth-grade teacher in the Nazareth Area School District, where she taught for 10 years, according to a Teacher Web profile that is no longer available. On Sept. 22, …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Colonial Regional Police charge Phillipsburg man with alleged theft.
A 21-year-old Phillipsburg man has been charged with stealing a mobile hot spot device from Walmart in Lower Nazareth, according to Colonial Regional police. Rashon Turner, of 206 Morris St., also was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, police said. According to police, Turner was arrested at 10:02 p.m. Jan. 29 after allegedly concealing the mobile hot spot device in his pants and leaving the store without paying for it. After his arrest on retail theft, police allegedly found nine ziplock bags of marijuana in his coat. Charges were to be filed through District Judge Joseph Barner's office, police said.
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…
Sunday, January 20, 2013
An unknown woman with a toddler in tow allegedly stole more than $600 in jewelry-making merchandise from Hobby Lobby in the Northampton Crossings shopping center.
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying an alleged shoplifter who stole more than $600 in jewelry-making merchandise from Hobby Lobby in the Northampton Crossings shopping center. According to Colonial Regional Police, the alleged theft occurred around 5 p.m. on Dec. 17. The woman police are seeking -- pictured to the right -- had a toddler in tow. If you know the woman's identity or have any additional information, call (610) 861-4820 or e-mail email@example.com. You can remain anonymous.
Friday, May 4, 2012
A Bethlehem-area man is arraigned on retail theft of 10 DVDs valued at $347 from the Giant Food Store in Palmer Township.
A Bethlehem-area man has been charged with swiping DVDs from the Giant Food Store in Palmer Township on Wednesday. Michael Thomas Farrell, 27, of 927 Wedgewood Road, Hanover Township (Northampton County), was arraigned Wednesday before District Judge Jacqueline Taschner on charges of retail theft for allegedly stealing 10 DVDs worth $347.55. Palmer Township Officer Richard Marshall responded to a call at 2:36 p.m. Wednesday for a man being held by store officials. Marshall said he met with Giant's loss prevention officer John Foley along with the suspect. Foley told Marshall that he noticed Farrell enter the store and take numerous DVDs off the rack and then proceed down an aisle. Foley stated to Marshall that the suspect then concealed …