Saturday, December 29, 2012
Donna Moyer, 46, of Easton was driving through Lower Nazareth Township with a suspended license and registration when police stopped her vehicle and called for a tow truck.
An Easton woman currently on probation for stealing about $4,000 from her employer is facing new charges after allegedly refusing to exit her vehicle while it was being impounded. Donna Moyer, 46, of the 100 block of W. Madison St., was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and several traffic offenses for the Dec. 26 incident, according to Colonial Regional Police. In September 2011, Moyer was charged with stealing about $4,000 in cash from Wal-Mart when she was an employee at the Northampton Crossings store. Moyer pleaded guilty in May to a misdemeanor count of theft by unlawful taking and was ordered to pay $3,925.36 in restitution, according to court records. Judge Emil Giordano also sentenced her to a maximum of three years' …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
A mutual fight between two men at Nazareth Boro-Park drew a crowd of about 30 people, police say.
Nazareth police cited three men for disorderly conduct after a fight Wednesday afternoon at Nazareth Boro-Park. According to police, about 30 people gathered to watch the mutual fight between Connor Newman, 18, of the 100 block of E. First Street in Upper Nazareth Township and Peter Alvarez, 19, of the 4000 block of Steuben Road in Lower Nazareth Township. Officer Stephen Schleig was assisted by departments from Bushkill Township, Upper Nazareth Township and Tatamy. The Northampton County Sheriff’s Department also assisted. Both men admitted to police that the fight was mutual. Newman was taken to the hospital for injuries sustained during the fight. The police report does not indicate how severe Newman’s injuries were or which hospital …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Nikkole Maree Miller, who had an outstanding arrest warrant, ran about 150 yards from the Bushkill Township police station before an officer caught up to her.
An East Bangor woman taken into custody on an outstanding warrant slipped out of her handcuffs and through the back door of Bushkill Township Police Department but didn’t get far before she was recaptured early Tuesday, according to court records. Nikkole Maree Miller, 23, of the 100 block of Lakewood Drive was stopped by a township police officer in the 1100 block of Bushkill Center Road at about midnight Monday after he noticed that her car registration had expired, according to the arrest affidavit. Miller was taken into custody after the officer learned that Miller also had an outstanding arrest warrant. Miller was handcuffed to a bench in the township police station while officers waited for Northampton County sheriff’s deputies to …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
An 18-year-old Bushkill Township man allegedly punched another man through an open car window and threatened him with a knife during an altercation at Nazareth Boro-Park.
An 18-year-old Bushkill Township man is facing simple assault and related charges after he allegedly threatened another man with a knife at Nazareth Boro-Park on Tuesday, according to borough police. There were no injuries, according to Police Chief Thomas Trachta. Nicholas Fry, of the 200 block of E. Mountain Road, was arraigned before District Judge John Capobianco and charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and one count each of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment. Fry is free on $7,500 unsecured bail. According to a police criminal complaint: The victim and two witnesses arrived at the Nazareth Borough Police Department around 5:45 p.m. to report an assault that occurred around 5 p.m. The victim …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Two charges against Craig Werkheiser of 31 E. Chestnut St., Nazareth, will head to Northampton County Court; a third charge is dropped.
Craig Werkheiser, the borough man who admitted to setting a fire that charred the bright red doors of the day care attached to St. John's Lutheran Church in Nazareth, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday. Two charges -- institutional vandalism and disorderly conduct -- will now head to Northampton County Court. A third charge of recklessly endangering another person was dropped. Werkheiser, 27, of 31 E. Chestnut St., remains free on $15,000 unsecured bail. District Judge John Capobianco told Werkheiser that his bail will remain the same as long as he stays out of trouble. Werkheiser's next court date is schedule for April 19. According to the affidavit of probable cause: Nazareth officer Alan Koch and borough fire marshal …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Craig Werkheiser of 31 E. Chestnut St. is charged with institutional vandalism and related offenses; he was released on $15,000 unsecured bail.
The normally bright red doors of the day care attached to St. John's Lutheran Church in Nazareth are charred today -- the result of an early-morning fire a borough man admitted to setting after a night of heavy drinking. No injuries were reported. Craig Werkheiser, 27, of 31 E. Chestnut St. is facing charges of institutional vandalism, recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct, according to the Nazareth Borough Police Department. He was arraigned before District Judge John Capobianco and released on $15,000 unsecured bail. The school's doors are on the E. Prospect Street side of the church. A note on the doors said, "Day care and church office are OPEN. Please use door in parking lot to enter. Thank you." According to …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
It was only after “multiple drive stuns" from a Taser X26 that Scott A. Bender Jr., of Gilbert, Pa., allowed Bushkill Township police officers to handcuff him.
Declaring “I’d prefer to go in a body bag than to be handcuffed,” a Monroe County man wanted on a probation violation refused to cooperate with Bushkill Township police early Sunday and had to be shot several times with a Taser, according to court records. Police found Scott A. Bender Jr., who turned 21 on Thursday, in dark clothing walking along Belfast Road near Jacobsburg Road. When he was finally in custody, he and three township officers had to be treated for injuries. In a criminal complaint, township Officer Jacob Abel said he got a call from an off-duty township officer, Nathan Correll, about the man in dark clothing who turned out to be Bender. Abel, accompanied by Correll and township Officer Mandy Lohman, said the man had a “…
Monday, February 6, 2012
A total of 28 crimes were reported and investigated in Nazareth during January, including six disorderly conduct, five vandalism and four assaults.
A total of 28 crimes were reported and investigated in Nazareth during January, according to Borough Council’s monthly police report. The 28 crimes are as follows: Traffic violations are as follows: A total of $6,600.60 in fines were collected from:
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
A total of 24 crimes were reported and investigated in Nazareth during December, including six disorderly conduct citations and four vandalism incidents.
A total of 24 crimes were reported and investigated in Nazareth during December, according to Borough Council’s monthly police report. The 24 crimes are as follows: Traffic violations are as follows: A total of $9,670.05 in fines were collected from:
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Richard Bizousky II, of Effort, allegedly threw a packet of paperwork -- for an unknown reason -- at Crystal Happel, a Bushkill Township police officer.
A Monroe County man threw a packet of paperwork at a Bushkill Township police officer -- leaving a scratch on her face -- as she sat in her patrol car about to head out for a call, according to court records. Officer Crystal Happel saw a blue Chevy Silverado “driving erractically” into the police station parking lot around noon on Dec. 26. She was at the lot’s stop sign when the man -- identified as Richard Bizousky II, 49, of Effort -- “angrily got out of the truck,” the records say. Happel asked the man his name when he got to her car and he said “Rick.” She told him she had another call to handle and he said “no.” She was about to leave when Bizousky threw a packet of paperwork in her face and walked away. The records do not say what …