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Intoxication

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police made several intoxication-related arrests from Nov. 23-24.

Michael Rivera, 21, of the 1000 block of Cherokee Street, was charged with public drunkenness on East Ettwein Street for unspecified events around 6:15 p.m. Nov. 23.

Paul Plawa, 34, of West Broad Street, was arrested when he made a scene with officers after falling off a chair at Bethlehem Brew Works around 11:15 p.m. Nov. 23. He is charged with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

DUI

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested Andy Pineda, 28, of South Bradford Street in Allentown, for driving while intoxicated around 1:25 a.m. Dec. 1.

According to police, Pineda drove his car through several red lights and then crashed in the 400 block Hayes Street. Officers determined he was intoxicated and he is charged with DUI.

Urination

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested two young men at the Hillside Avenue Knies Student Housing around 3:50 p.m. Nov. 17.

According to police, the men were observed urinating off their front porch. They were also shouting at passing vehicles and throwing furniture off a porch onto the street.

Nicholas Gambino, 21, of Lloyd Harbor, N.Y., and Samuel Starkey, 22, of Hillside Avenue, are charged with indecent exposure, disorderly house and disorderly conduct.

DUI

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested a 25-year-old man following a noise complaint around 3:15 a.m. Nov. 9.

Police responded to a reported car running and loudly playing music on Martin Court in the Woodmont Mews apartments and allegedly discovered Bryan Snyder, of South Fifth Avenue in Whitehall, in his vehicle, asleep behind the wheel. Police said he was intoxicated.

Snyder is charged with sound devices, lack of required registration and DUI.

Road rage

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested a 26-year-old man following an anger-spawned automobile accident in center city Nov. 16.

According to police, Kevin Vinh, of East Sixth Street, had just gotten notice of the termination of his office lease at Main Street Commons around 1 p.m. When he left the building, he got into his car and ran a stop sign on Rubel Street and almost struck another car. That driver honked the horn.

Vinh, allegedly incensed, stopped and then reversed his car into the honker and attempted to drive off.

He was stopped by police and charged with simple assault.

DUI

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested 22-year-old Robert Grosset for driving while intoxicated around 9:45 p.m. Nov. 16.

According to police, Grosset, of the 700 block of Wyandotte Street, crashed his car into four parked vehicles about two blocks from home. He was determined to be under the influence, and testing revealed he had been using heroin.

Grosset is charged with DUI - controlled substance.

DUI

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested 30-year-old Jonathan Rios, of Ulster Street in Allentown, for intoxication following an accident around 3:15 a.m. Nov. 11.

According to police, Rios was involved in an accident and fled the scene. Officers found him and, after some effort, transported him to St. Luke's Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.

Rios is charged with public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Theft

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested a 76-year-old woman Nov. 9 after discovering she was allegedly stealing electricity from the local provider.

PPL reported a theft via jury-rigged device in the 1600 block of West Broad Street, where officers observed an electric meter had been tampered with to steal power. Police said, along with approximately $90 to replace the meter, Ana Rivera is responsible for more than $1,312 in stolen utilities.

Rivera is charged with criminal mischief and theft of services.

DUI

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested a driver and passenger in a car at the Wyandotte McDonald's drive-through for intoxication around 12:40 a.m. Nov. 11.

According to police, 27-year-old Elizabeth Guzman was asleep at the wheel and drunk while in the lane. Her passenger, Pedro Ortiz, 31, was in a similar condition.

Guzman and Ortiz, both of the 400 block of Wyandotte Street, are charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. Guzman is additionally charged with driving without a license, driving under suspension and DUI.

Burglary

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Employees of the Fatboy Kustom Auto Repair shop in the 900 block of Hellertown Road reported a theft around 10:35 a.m. Nov. 1.

According to police, burglar(s) entered the building through undisclosed means and stole a number of official car ID items. This included 29 emissions stickers abd 19 state inspection stickers. They also stole three JBN amps.

Police said it was a loss of about $1,000 in goods.