Friday, May 24, 2013
Hellertown Police say David J. Osorio, 25, of West Broad Street, Quakertown, was seated in a parked car when he was found in possession of 'two small plastic Ziplock baggies of marijuana.'
A Quakertown man who was allegedly found in possession of "two small plastic Ziplock baggies of marijuana" will be charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, Hellertown Police said in a news release. Police said that shortly before 12:30 a.m. on May 4, David J. Osorio, 25, of the 500 block of West Broad Street, was seen sitting in a Nissan SUV parked behind the 1100 block of Main Street. Osorio was initially seen with another man, but when officers approached the man who was with Osorio walked east toward Main Street and "disappeared from sight," police said. Osorio, who was reportedly sitting in the driver's seat, was questioned by police about "why he was sitting in his vehicle in the dark," according to the news release. He…
Hellertown Police say they are investigating property damage caused by a hit-and-run accident on Spruce Street.
Hellertown Police say a hit-and-run accident that occurred on Spruce Street is under investigation. In a news release police said an unknown vehicle drove onto properties and into a stop sign at Spruce and New streets, causing damage. Police said the accident occurred at around 10 a.m. May 17. Anyone with information about it is asked to call Hellertown Police at 610-838-7040.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Hellertown Police say a damaged door was discovered on the south side of a property in the 1400 block of Washington Street.
Hellertown Police are investigating a forced entry incident in the 1400 block of Washington Street, according to a news release from the department. According to police, a damaged door was discovered on the south side of a property at about 5 p.m. May 21. Police said the property was last known to be secure May 19 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Hellertown Police at 610-838-7040.
Francisco Miranda eluded law enforcement for 18 years in the 1994 South Bethlehem killing of Jorge Velazquez. Now, he will spend the next 10-20 years in prison.
A man who spent 18 years on Pennsylvania’s "Most Wanted" List has pleaded guilty to a 1994 murder in a South Bethlehem parking lot. Francisco G. Miranda, 50, was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in state prison after pleading guilty to third-degree murder, according to published reports. Under the terms of a plea bargain, Miranda will serve the maximum sentence that would have been allowed at the time of the murder, according to The Morning Call. Miranda eluded authorities while he lived in the Dominican Republic but he didn’t flee the country on his own, the newspaper reported. New Jersey officials unwittingly deported Miranda—just weeks after the Bethlehem homicide—after he was arrested on drug charges under an assumed name, according to …
Lower Saucon Township Police say an Ohio truck driver will receive a $16,557 fine for violating a 10-ton weight limit on Ringhoffer Road, where he allegedly caused an accident.
A Freightliner truck that crashed into a guide rail and bridge on Ringhoffer Road was too heavy to be traveling on the road, Lower Saucon Township Police said in a news release. According to police, the May 17 accident closed the intersection of Easton and Ringhoffer roads for about two-and-a-half hours, and was caused when the driver of the truck "took the wrong route" and couldn't make the turn from Ringhoffer onto Easton, breaking an axle when he crashed. Police identified the Freightliner driver as Lyle Fillmore, 60, of the 400 block of Canal Street, Antwerp, Ohio. Ringhoffer Road is closed to trucks that weigh more than 10 tons, but police said Fillmore's vehicle weighed a total of 76,720 pounds, meaning it was allegedly 56,000 …
Hellertown Police say Darius J. McPherson, 34, of the 1400 block of Detweiler Avenue, Hellertown, was arrested on retail theft and drug-related charges.
Editor's Note: This story has been updated and corrected. An earlier published version erroneously indicated that Darius J. McPherson was committed to Northampton County Prison following his arrest by Bethlehem Township police. A man who was stopped in the 400 block of Wilson Avenue because he was suspected in a Bethlehem Township retail theft case was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, Hellertown Police said in a news release. According to police, Darius J. McPherson, 34, of the 1400 block of Detweiler Avenue, Hellertown, was also driving without a license when he was stopped on the afternoon of May 13. Police said McPherson was arrested by Bethlehem Township Police on retail theft charges. …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Hellertown Police say they are investigating criminal mischief to a Mercury parked in the 200 block of Willow Road.
Hellertown Police are seeking the public's help in identifying the person or persons responsible for the keying of a car in the 200 block of Willow Road. In a news release, police said the car's owner reported that on the night of April 27 his beige Mercury "was scratched/keyed all down the passenger side." The owner reported the damage May 3, police said. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Hellertown Police Department at 610-838-7040.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say a woman contacted them after allegedly finding marijuana and drug paraphernalia in her 15-year-old son's room.
Lower Saucon Township Police say a 15-year-old boy will be referred to the Northampton County Juvenile Court system after marijuana and drug paraphernalia were allegedly found in his room. In a news release, police said the boy's mother contacted them after finding the items May 17 in her home in the 1800 block of Overlook Drive. The boy faces charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
Lower Saucon Township Police say Eneida Resto, of Fairmount Street, Bethlehem, became stranded when one of her car tires blew out on Flint Hill Road.
A Bethlehem woman has been charged with DUI, after Lower Saucon Township Police say she drove off Flint Hill Road, flattening a tire and disabling her vehicle in the process. In a news release, police said Eneida Resto, of the 1300 block of Fairmount Street, was found to be intoxicated when officers responded to a report of a disabled vehicle on Flint Hill at 6:19 a.m. May 12. Police said Resto had also "urinated in the street." Resto refused a blood test at St. Luke's University Hospital, according to authorities. In addition to DUI, she has been charged with public drunkenness, careless driving and driving without a license.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Hellertown Police say Timothy Louis Stepp, 47, of Wilson, admitted making obscene phone calls to borough women 'at random' while he was under the influence of drugs.
A Wilson man who allegedly made obscene phone calls to several borough women targeted at random has been charged with harassment by communication and disorderly conduct, Hellertown Police announced in a press release. Police said an investigation revealed that Timothy Louis Stepp, 47, of the 600 block of South 22nd Street, made the phone calls during the early morning hours of April 1 and April 2. According police, phone records from one of the victims were used to tie Stepp to the calls, which he allegedly admitted to making. Police said Stepp told them he made the calls while he was under the influence of drugs.