Bethlehem Press

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Drunkenness

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested a 27-year-old man for public intoxication while at the Celtic Classic around 10 p.m. Sept. 29.

According to police, Matthew Wolfe of Troxell Court in Allentown was acting in a disorderly manner and refused to leave when asked. When ejected from the venue he allegedly resisted arrest.

Wolfe is charged with public Drunkenness, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Warrant

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested a 33-year-old man on a bench warrant around 5 p.m. Sept. 30.

Nicholas Andreski, of Old Bethlehem Pike in Center Valley, was wanted on a previous charge. Officers searching him allegedly discovered a needle in his shoe.

Andreski was remanded to Northampton County Prison and is also charged with possession of paraphernalia.

Drug use

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested two men at the 1162 Pembroke Road Green Door adult book store around 6 p.m. Oct. 1.

According to police, both men were observed in the parking lot injecting heroin into their arms. Numerous drug-related items were found on and around them, police said.

Ines Rios, 63, of Woodbine Street, and Juan Cordova, 58, of Bethlehem, are charged with possession of paraphernalia, and Cordova is additionally charged with disorderly conduct and possession of controlled substances.

Burglary

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

A resident in the 800 block of East Ninth Street reported a swath of dangerous items were stolen from his home sometime between 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Sept. 25.

According to police, two pistols – a Beretta and a Luger, both 9mm – were stolen, along with gun locks, cases, magazines and ammunition. Additionally, at least four knives, including a vintage World War II bayonette, were taken.

Police said a number of video games were stolen as well.

Method of entry into the residence and the nature of the weapons' security were not disclosed.

DUI

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Colonial Regional Police arrested a man following a citizen report of a reckless driver in Bath borough around 4:20 p.m. Sept. 2.

According to police, a driver used a mobile phone to call in another driver whose Honda was allegedly "all over the road." Officers located the Honda on South Walnut Street with operator Jeffrey M. Ecklof, 28, of Valley Park South, asleep at the wheel. An open bottle of vodka was on the passenger seat, police said.

Ecklof is charged with DUI and open container violations.

Shoplifting

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Colonial Regional Police arrested two young men for stealing from the Nazareth Highway Walmart around 4 p.m. AUg. 22.

According to police, Alewdy Rivera, 20, of Hottle Avenue and Jamie Mink, 21, of East Laurel Street, were observed by loss prevention officers taking items and then fleeing the store.

Rivera tried to drive off in a Honda Accord but was stopped by police at the rear of the store. Mink successfully fled on foot but turned himself in to police two hours later.

They allegedly had 77 items valued at nearly $700, and are both charged with retail theft.

DUI

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

State Police arrested a 23-year-old man for driving while intoxicated on Route 378 in Bethlehem around 1:50 a.m. Sept. 8.

According to police, Salvatore Joseph Ruffino, of Churchill Lane in Allentown, was stopped for a traffic violation and found to be intoxicated. He is charged with DUI.

Theft

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

A man reported he was a victim of theft following an incident at the Wyandotte Street McDonald's restaurant around 8:35 p.m. Sept. 13.

According to police, the victim advertised on Craigslist he had an unspecified type of phone for sale and met an unnamed buyer at the store.

When the victim handed over the phone the man said he was under cover, patted the victim down and then left with the phone.

Stabbing

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested 50-year-old John Bragg, of East Goepp Street, after he severely wounded his uncle with a knife attack around 12:20 p.m. Sept. 3.

Bragg is charged with reckless endangerment, possessing an instrument of crime, aggravated assault, assault with a deadly weapon and attempted homicide.

The victim was treated at St. Luke's Hospital and reported in stable condition.

Burglary

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Residents of Fasnacht student housing in the 400 block of Birkel Avenue reported to police an alleged burglary around 9:15 a.m. Sept. 7.

According to police, overnight, between 4 and 8:30 a.m., unknown persons removed the screen from a large open front window to gain entry.

A mobile hard drive, three laptop computers and an iPhone are reported stolen.