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Nazareth Woman Robbed, Stabbed Outside Home

The assailant, who has not been arrested, is described as a white male and about 18-20 years old. He was wearing a dark-hooded jacket, and was last seen running west toward S. Green Street.

A Nazareth woman was robbed, punched and stabbed Friday night after stepping outside her home to smoke a cigarette, according to police. The assailant has not been arrested.

The woman, who was not identified, was transported to St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill. She was treated for a stab wound to the abdomen and released.

Around 8:45 p.m. Friday, Nazareth officers responded to S. Main and W. Evergreen streets for a report of a stabbing. The victim was found on the ground, bleeding from the abdomen. 

The victim said a man approached her and asked for beer, then grabbed her.

After handing over an unspecified amount of money, the victim told police the man began to punch her. He then produced a knife, pushed her into an alley, and stabbed her in the abdomen.

The suspect is described as a white male and about 18-20 years old. He was wearing a dark-hooded jacket, and was last seen running west toward S. Green Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Chief Thomas Trachta at (610) 759-9575 or (610) 759-2200.

marty November 11, 2012 at 03:57 AM
What is this town gotten to be? I hope they find this guy before he hurts someone else.
allen m November 11, 2012 at 04:27 AM
Wow this town is crazy wish the women was carrying to defend herself this town use to be like a postcard now its horrible between all the drugs and robberys what's up with this the police are always out of the borough everytine I see then wonder why stuff is always happening there's no police maybe they should hire full time so they take the job serious instead of them hiding in desolate parking lots talking to ther cops from other areas
Ben Miller November 11, 2012 at 04:35 AM
Good Lord! WILL NAZARETH PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE POLICE SITUATION?!?!?!?!?! Mayor Daughtry, you and your do-nothing Council are running this once-great town into the ground with your petty bickering over nonsense like tv's in police stations and LCB informants. How about you do the job you were elected to do and LEAD! No more studies! No more political BS! Not a one of you will be reelected or allowed to move up to another office, that I can assure you, so maybe you can try to take a little bit of the tarnish off your legacy by establishing a working police force and protecting the citizens of Nazareth!
Ben Miller November 11, 2012 at 04:38 AM
GET NAZARETH A FULLY-STAFFED, FULLY-EQUIPPED POLICE DEPARTMENT NOW! I don't care what it costs! Having people stabbed on the streets, murdered on their parent's front lawn, brutally attacked and nearly killed in their apartment, with meth labs exploding all over town... IT'S GOT TO STOP NOW!
Sherry Temos Ritter November 11, 2012 at 03:24 PM
People wonder why people like me moved from Nazareth it is not safe. I moved to upstate New York and it is what Nazareth use to be.A small little town where people are real people and they mind there manners and respect their elderly:(
fmNazareth November 11, 2012 at 03:59 PM
WILL NAZARETH PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE POLICE SITUATION Hey Mayor... you work for us!!! ..... get the Meth labs out!!!! It looks like you can't
Joseph Jasniewicz November 11, 2012 at 05:23 PM
we need to start looking after each other, even if we do get more police ,they can't be everwhere,
sherry November 11, 2012 at 05:35 PM
WE NEED OUR OWN FULL TIME POLICE OFFICERS FOR NAZARETH...PART TIME WILL NOT DO. The Mayor & Council need to stop putting it off and do it now--people are being hurt and the criminal element will continue to exploit the situation you have allowed to grow in our town. Support the Police will full time officers and protect the people...PLEASE. I too have been watching the pettiness of the Mayor & council. It's simply appalling.
rick troxell November 11, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Nazareth is not the town it was 30 or 40 years ago. Buisness in town has shrunk and rental properties have grown. It is not a town of generations of families any longer. The governing body missed a beat somewhere along the way. The cost to protect has grown. The politics in police work on the street is a thing of the past. Nazareth needs it's own police dept. Officers that know the town and the people.24/7 -- 365 days a year, not protection here one minute and gone the next. Yet it seems council avoids supporting the Nazareth Police Dept at all cost. They have a head start with the pension fund. A head start with some hometown officers. A head start with a station and vehicles. What they apparently have avoided for years is to let the dept grow through training and grants. As well as supporting them. Instead is seems they have tried to maintain the image of a quiet colonial heritage town as it once was and surely should be again but forgot to protect that imagine. Nazareth is a good place to live and raise a family and will only stay that way if we support our own law enforcement and each other as neighbors.
alivettg November 12, 2012 at 07:11 PM
I agree!! I ask help of all Borough residents to show up on Monday the 19th of November at the police committee meeting, and SUPPORT out police Department and demand answers and change to whatever politics are affecting this sad situation. I would hope that Fridays stabbing on S. Main and Evergreen will be a wake up call for all residents! Get the WORD out!! Monday November 19, 7:00 pm
alivettg November 12, 2012 at 07:14 PM
please come out to the Commitee meeting next Monday the 19th to support this police Dept and demand answers and full time officers!!
alivettg November 12, 2012 at 07:16 PM
get the WORD out!! lets bombard next Mondays Commitee meeting at 7:00 pm and demand answers and change!! Spread the word!!
Joy Marsh November 13, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Key word...rental properties and all that it implies
Johnny Doe November 14, 2012 at 05:03 AM
I lived in Nazareth for over 20 years and rented a bit and I will tell you about 2 of my neighbors who owned their homes - 1 was constantly having police and sheriff's at his home as well as eventually arrested for harassing a woman and the other owner of a home has had the police called to her home for disputes with another neighbor. I understand frustrations with "Renters" b/c they come and go BUT you can't blame all renters. Might I also ad that in recent years their have been some other family tragedies within the Nazareth community that were violent in nature and they were not renters. The bottom line is my prayers are with the woman and I hope she is ok. I can't even imagine what she is going through right now.

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