Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Driver sought, Wilson woman injured after being pushed from vehicle at Palmer Park Mall.
Palmer Township police are seeking the driver of a vehicle from which a woman was pushed out and then run over Monday night. Jessica Reed, of Wilson, is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries suffered when she was pushed out of a moving vehicle in the parking lot of the Palmer Park Mall and then run over by the same fleeing vehicle, police said. She was taken to St. Luke's University Hospital by Suburban EMS and was being treated as of late Monday night, Palmer Det. James Alercia said in a press release. The incident took place at 5:14 p.m. Monday when Palmer police were dispatched to the mall for a report of an assault in progress. Police arrived and found Reed lying in the parking lot. She was conscious and alert and was …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Todd R. Hoadley, 43, of Upper Nazareth, is charged with trying to steal about $242 in clothes from Boscov's at the Palmer Park Mall.
Police arrived at a Palmer Park Mall entrance Saturday night and found a man on the ground—held down by loss-prevention officials from Boscov’s. The man, Todd R. Hoadley, 43, of Upper Nazareth Township, allegedly tried to steal about $242 in clothes—mostly summer wear—and had been helped by his girlfriend, who had gotten away, according to the loss-prevention officials and 911 dispatchers. The Boscov’s loss-prevention officials said Hoadley and his girlfriend were taking clothing and putting it into an “aerie” bag, according to a criminal complaint filed by Palmer Officer Kenneth McPherson. The officials stopped Hoadley outside the mall around 8:15 p.m. and held him down by the entrance to the mall’s pet store. They said his girlfriend, …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
A New Jersey man has been charged with allegedly stealing three gold chains from a Palmer Park Mall jewelry store.
Palmer Township police have made an arrest in a February 2012 robbery of a Palmer Park Mall jewelry store, and they appear to have found their man—in a New Jersey prison with an extensive criminal record. Brad Eric Maxwell, 39, was sentenced in November to three years in a New Jersey state prison for forging checks from a Warren County church and stealing from two county stores, according to a published report. The Belvidere resident, who said at the November sentencing that he has a drug addiction, previously had been convicted in Warren County of plotting to kill an acquaintance. And in a previous Northampton County case, he pleaded guilty to stealing an 80-year-old woman’s purse in downtown Easton. On Wednesday, Maxwell was arraigned in…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
An Easton man with prior retail theft convictions faces more serious charges after alleged Palmer Park Mall theft.
An Easton man was charged with felony retail theft after he was allegedly caught trying to steal two cologne gift sets from the Boscov’s department store in the Palmer Park Mall. Paul Harold Esposito, 59, of 33 N. Delaware Drive, is facing a felony charge because he had two prior convictions for retail theft, though the most recent was 18 years ago, according to court papers. According to the arrest affidavit, Esposito took an Yves Saint Laurent cologne gift set, valued at $88, and a Polo cologne gift set, valued at $84, during a trip to the store Friday afternoon. Boscov’s loss prevention staff told Palmer Township police that Esposito brought the gift sets to a men’s fitting room and then concealed them under his coat before trying to …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Go! Games and Toys, a store that opened at the Palmer Park Mall about four months ago, has closed.
The Palmer Park Mall is looking a little emptier these days. Go! Games and Toys, which opened in mid-November right before the start of the holiday shopping season, is now closed. What stores would you like to see added to Palmer Park Mall? Tell us in the comments section below. The store arrived—along with Books for Less—after the mall was closed four straight days due to power outages from Hurricane Sandy. The mall added a Spencer's late last year, too. There are still several vacancies in the mall, which representatives have been trying to fill open spaces for some time.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Palmer Township man charged with trying to swipe items from Boscov's in Palmer Park Mall.
If at first you don’t succeed… Police say a Palmer Township man tried to walk out of Boscov’s with about $260 in items he allegedly stole Sunday afternoon when a bag carrying the items broke and everything fell out. But that didn’t stop the man. He gathered up the items, which included a Blu-ray player and two electric toothbrushes, found several empty Boscov’s bags under a cash register, placed the items in them and again tried to leave the store without paying, police say. He didn’t succeed, however. He was stopped by a store loss-prevention official who kept him in custody until police arrived. Jaspreet Singh Mandair, 40, of the unit block of Ridge Road, was charged with retail theft at the Boscov’s in the Palmer Park Mall. He was …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Denny Kesack, 31, of Bethlehem allegedly told police she used counterfeit $100 bills at the Palmer Park Mall in order to get 'real' money to give 'to her drug dealer.'
A Bethlehem woman is charged with using counterfeit $100 bills at three Palmer Park Mall stores, but her ultimate aim was to get “real” money to pay off her drug dealer and get more drugs, court records say. Denny Kesack, 31, is also facing charges in two other municipalities: She is accused of recently passing a counterfeit $100 bill at the Promenade Shops in Upper Saucon Township, and was arraigned earlier this week in Bethlehem on drug-related charges, court records say. In the Palmer case, Kesack is accused of using the fake $100 bills for small purchases to accumulate the maximum amount of change—the “real” money. She used that money to buy drugs, she told police. Police discovered the fake $100s were actually $5 bills doctored to …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Famous Footwear closes up shop in the Palmer Park Mall.
The Palmer Park Mall has sustained another casualty. Famous Footwear -- just across from the Fiat dealership -- has closed up shop. The mall has undergone numerous changes recently with the opening of a new book store, Spencer's and a toy store, all just before the holiday shopping season. It was unknown how long Famous Footwear has operated in the mall. A sign on the front of the store said that its fixtures were for sale. The mall, which is anchored by Boscov's and The Bon-Ton, features more than 45 stores. But it has lost several stores in the last year, including DollarSmart, PacSun, Gyro Café and Read Green Books.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Spencer's opens just in time for the holiday shopping season.
The Palmer Park Mall has opened yet another store, just in time for the start of the holiday shopping season, which goes full throttle on Black Friday. Spencer's, a specialty store offering unique gifts and clothes, has opened right next store to Books for Less, another store that just opened in the mall recently. The mall has started to fill vacancies in recent weeks, with the bookstore's arrival and a new toy and game store for kids. The Palmer Township mall, anchored by Boscov's and The Bon-Ton, will open at midnight -- a minute short of Black Friday.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Boscov's will begin selling off major appliances and televisions at discounts of 30 percent or more to make room for more furniture.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Boscov's department store chain - which has stores at Lehigh Valley Mall and Palmer Park Mall - will stop selling major appliances and TVs to make more room for furniture, according to multiple reports. The stores will begin selling off major appliances and televisions at discounts of 30 percent or more. Large appliances including washers, dryers, refrigerators and stoves will be phased out; stores will continue to stock small appliances. Store Vice Chairman Jim Boscov told the Citizens Voice that there has been an increase in the company's furniture sales -- and from hearing customer feedback, he said he thinks that this is a department that needs more space in stores. Boscov's is based in Reading. Lehigh Valley Live reports the …