Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Court records say Anthony Czyrski, of Amityville, N.Y., was intoxicated when he allegedly drove over downed power lines on Route 412 Sept. 14. The lines had been brought down by an unrelated accident.
A Long Island man is accused of driving drunk, ignoring police warnings and driving his vehicle over downed power lines on Route 412 just north of Interstate 78 in Bethlehem, allegedly endangering nearby police and firefighters. According to court records, Anthony Czyrski, 43, of Amityville, N.Y. took a preliminary breath test during Friday’s incident that showed an alcohol level of .16 percent--twice the legal limit of .08 percent. The records listed the results of a blood alcohol test as “pending.” A criminal complaint filed by Bethlehem police Officer Matthew Laxton provides the following details: --Police were investigating an unrelated crash around 9:25pm at Hellertown Road (Route 412) and Crest Avenue. A telephone pole had been …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The DUI checkpoint Lower Saucon Township Police conducted at the Interstate 78 East on-ramp Aug. 4 resulted in eight DUI arrests along with a significant traffic backup in the City of Bethlehem.
The decision by Lower Saucon Township Police to conduct a DUI checkpoint near the Route 412 entrance to I-78 East during Musikfest has been questioned by Bethlehem Police Department officials, as well as some local businesses and members of the public who were ensnared in the traffic jam that resulted from the Aug. 4 checkpoint. Many of those motorists were leaving Musikfest, which began that weekend. In a story published Sunday by the Express-Times, LSTPD DUI Coordinator Robert Winters admitted that the location on the border of Bethlehem and Hellertown had not been used for a DUI checkpoint in six years, but said police were responsive to concerns about traffic on Route 412 once they were made aware of them. The 5-hour checkpoint …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Christina Marie Borsoi was declared missing after her car was spotted Monday at E. Fourth Street and Lynn Avenue in Bethlehem.
UPDATE: As of 9pm Monday, The Morning Call is reporting that Christina Marie Borsoi has been found safe. In its reporting, the newspaper cited police sources who said there is no reason for public concern. Borsoi was reportedly located in Hellertown Monday evening. Original story follows: Bethlehem police are trying to locate a Hellertown woman whose car was found abandoned on a South Bethlehem street earlier today. Police are trying to locate Christina Marie Borsoi, 55, of 416 Main St., Hellertown. Borsoi is 5-feet, 7-inches tall, with green eyes. She wears corrective lenses. Police on patrol spotted Borsoi’s vehicle – a silver Chevy Impala – near a bus stop at E. Fourth Street and Lynn Avenue, according to the Bethlehem Police blog. The …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Shortly before 9pm, Hellertown and Bethlehem police as well as firefighters were at the scene of a traffic accident at the on-ramp to I-78 eastbound on Route 412.
Emergency responders including police from the Borough of Hellertown and City of Bethlehem as well as firefighters were at the scene of a traffic accident at a busy intersection on the city-borough line shortly before 9pm Monday evening. Hellertown police officer Michael Dattilio was helping to direct traffic at the intersection, which is where Route 412 (Main Street) intersects with the entrance to the eastbound on-ramp to Interstate 78. Traffic was getting through the intersection, but there were minor delays in the area. A young woman was visible seated on the concrete median in between two entrance lanes to the on-ramp. She was clutching her legs and it appeared that she may have been injured. A police officer was helping tend to her …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Julie Rhea, of East Saucon Street, was charged with felony retail theft following her arrest at a South Bethlehem CVS store Tuesday.
A Hellertown woman was charged with shoplifting in Bethlehem Tuesday after a store security camera allegedly caught her putting candy and a pair of stockings in her purse. Julie Rhea, 63, of 35 E. Saucon St., was charged with felony retail theft following her arrest at the CVS at 305 W. Fourth St. in Bethlehem Tuesday afternoon. City police say store employees saw Rhea stick a bag of Hershey's miniatures and a pair of stockings into her purse. Court records say Rhea claimed she had brought the items into the store with her. Rhea--who police said has been arrested four times previously for retail theft--was arraigned before on-duty District Judge Gay Elwell in Easton. She was free on $2,500 bail.