Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Hellertown Police say James Dunnington, 58, of Jersey City, N.J., was on parole for sexual assault when he allegedly urinated in public and drove while intoxicated in the borough April 3.
A New Jersey man on parole for sexual assault who allegedly urinated on a wall at the Hellertown 7-Eleven and then drove under the influence of alcohol waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Northampton County Court, according to Hellertown Police. In an April 29 news release, police said the hearing for James Dunnington, 58, of the 200 block of Savvy Street, Jersey City, had been scheduled for April 24. According to police and court records, Dunnington was driving a silver Honda early on the morning of April 3 when he urinated in public outside the convenience store at 1100 Main Street. He was stopped a short time later as he traveled north on Main Street, where he was arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to police. Police said …
Hellertown Police say they are investigating a hit-and-run accident that happened in the 1300 block of Easton Road.
Hellertown Police say they are investigating damage to a car's driver's side mirror as a hit-and-run accident. In a press release, police said the mirror was damaged when a car that was parked facing south in the 1300 block of Easton Road was struck by a passing vehicle early on the morning of April 28. Police are asking anyone with information about the accident to call them at 610-838-7040.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Officer Tim Piotrowski of the Hellertown Police Department provided borough Block Watch attendees with a breakdown of crime statistics.
Hellertown Block Watch attendees recently received an update on borough crime statistics from group leader Ofc. Tim Piotrowski. For the period beginning Feb. 1 through late April, Piotrowski said Hellertown Police made the following arrests: Robbery - 1 DUI - 6 Theft - 4 Domestic Disturbance - 2 Bad Checks - 1 Terroristic Threats - 1 Drug Possession - 13 Assault - 2 Prohibited Offensive Weapon - 1 Disorderly Conduct - 1 Piotrowski said the robbery arrest police made was in connection with the November 2010 robbery of the borough McDonald's, which authorities announced earlier this year had been solved thanks to DNA testing. He said police typically expect to make more arrests over the summer, because "as the weather gets warmer, the …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Hellertown Police say Karl Haas Schenley, 47, of Saylor Park Drive, Whitehall, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A Whitehall man has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, after Hellertown Police say he was found to be in possession of "multiple syringes, spoons, Q-tips and wax packets used to store heroin" following a West Water Street traffic stop. In a news release, police said Karl Haas Schenley, 47, of the 5100 block of Saylor Park Drive, was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for a Title 75 violation at 9:20 a.m. April 11. Police said charges against Schenley have been filed in district court in Lower Saucon Township.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Hellertown Police say Babatunji K. Wilson, 26, of Bronx, N.Y., was wanted on warrants in New Jersey and Pennsylvania at the time of his arrest early Wednesday at Cherry Lane and Main Street.
A New York man wanted on charges that range from aggravated assault on a police officer to robbery to theft of services was arrested early Wednesday in Hellertown, police announced in a news release. Hellertown Police say Babatunji K. Wilson, 26, of the 2100 block of Bathgate Drive, Bronx, N.Y., was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for a traffic violation at Cherry Lane and Main Street at 2:53 a.m. At that time, police say Wilson was identified and it was discovered that he was wanted on multiple warrants from Pennsylvania and New Jersey. "Warrants associated with [Wilson] included aggravated assault on a police officer, robbery, resisting arrest, eluding, and theft of services," as well as felony theft by deception, police said. …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Hellertown Police are seeking the public's help in identifying three males they say illegally rode dirt bikes on the Saucon Rail Trail in the borough.
Hellertown Police want help from the public in identifying three males they say rode dirt bikes illegally on the Saucon Rail Trail in the borough Wednesday. In a news release, police said they were called to the trail in the area of Water Street Park at about 7 p.m. for "a reckless driver report." Officers subsequently "located three Hispanic males, one riding what appeared to be a 125CC red Honda dirt bike, with a tall, skinny build, one riding what appeared to be a 50CC red Honda dirt bike, with a medium build, and one riding a blue 50CC dirt bike with a medium build," police said. Although the three riders fled from police, the blue dirt bike was abandoned and was later found to have been stolen, police added. In addition to the illegal…
The Hellertown Police Department's first-ever Lifesaving Award was presented to Investigator Michael Dattilio and Officer Mike Scicutella during the department's annual awards ceremony.
A number of Hellertown police officers were honored for their contributions to keeping residents safe at Borough Council's Monday meeting. Police Chief Robert Shupp presented his department's annual awards to officers he said went "above and beyond" in performing their duties over the past year. Among the awards presented were the following: Excellence in DUI Enforcement: Cpl. Matt Andree, Ofc. Carl Fischer, Ofc. Tim Piotrowski, Ofc. John Donato Excellence in Narcotics Enforcement: Ofc. John Donato, Ofc. Kevin McCartney, Ofc. Tim Piotrowski, Cpl. Matt Andree, Ofc. Dominick Fragano, Inv. Michael Dattilio, Ofc. Michael Twerdi, Ofc. Mike Scicutella Officer of the Year: Ofc. Michael Twerdi Shupp explained that the winner of the Officer of the …
Hellertown Police Chief Robert Shupp has told Borough Council that two skunks previously thought to have been infected with the rabies virus tested negative for it.
After borough authorities reported in March that five skunks may have been sickened by rabies, many Hellertown residents understandably became concerned. However, recent necropsies of two of the skunks' remains showed that they were not infected by the rabies virus, Hellertown Police Chief Robert Shupp told Borough Council April 15. The animals' unusual behavior may have been caused by distemper or another disease that can't be spread to humans, but that won't be known for certain, he said, telling council "we are not going to take the testing any further." Rabies testing is often expensive and the state typically only pays for it in bite cases involving humans. Shupp told council that reports of animals behaving oddly have "calmed down" …
Hellertown Police say they are investigating an accident that occurred in the Rite Aid parking lot at Main and Walnut streets as a hit-and-run.
Hellertown Police are seeking information from the public about a hit-and-run accident they say occured in the Rite Aid parking lot at 110 Main St. In a news release, police said witnesses reported that a green Subaru station wagon struck a Jeep and then fled the scene. Police said "surveillance video confirmed witness accounts." The accident occurred Feb. 20 at about 3:57 p.m., according to authorities. Anyone with information about it should contact the Hellertown Police Department at 610-838-7040.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
April Lynn Levy, 32, of the first block of E. Saucon Street, was charged with simple assault and harassment after she allegedly scratched a man's neck during an argument.
A Hellertown woman who was "visibly intoxicated" and had "blood on her hands and under her nails" was charged with assaulting a man early Thursday, court records say. April Lynn Levy, 32, of the first block of E. Saucon Street, is charged with simple assault and harassment. Borough Officer Christopher Lee Check writes in a criminal complaint that he and two other officers responded to the E. Saucon Street address at about 12:43 a.m. According to the complaint: Check first talked to the man, who had "visible scratches with blood on his neck." He then talked to Levy, "who was visibly intoxicated..." Levy told Check there was an altercation, and when the officer asked about the man’s scratches she said "they could have occurred" during the …