Sunday, May 5, 2013
Witnesses told police they saw N. New Street man run up behind victim and assault him on the street, according to court papers.
A Bethlehem ran behind a Zionsville man on N. New Street and punched him in the head numerous times, even after the victim was lying on the ground unconscious and bleeding, police said. Ronnie Tarik Pernier, 22, of 635 N. New St., was charged with aggravated assault—a felony--and other charges as a result. Two eyewitnesses told police they saw the attack unfold after 11 p.m. last Tuesday on the 600 block of N. New Street, according to an affidavit of probable cause. According to the first witness: Pernier ran up behind the victim and punched him in the back of the head with a closed fist. The victim fell to the ground and hit his head on the sidewalk, knocking him unconscious. As soon as the victim's head hit the ground, blood began to “…
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Bethlehem Township man charged with pummeling another man who police said was dancing with his girlfriend at Molly's Irish Grille & Sports Pub.
St. Patrick’s Day is usually noted for the wearing of the green, especially at a place such as Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub on SouthSide. But March 17 turned bloody red for a man who took to the dance floor with a woman at Molly’s and was attacked—allegedly by the woman’s boyfriend. The victim suffered a broken nose and a broken bone just under the nose that caused two front teeth to come out. The victim will need two oral surgeries to repair the damage, according to the records, which also note that a bouncer who restrained the victim may have help contribute to his injuries. As for the alleged attacker, police later contacted the suspect, Nicholas J. Montesano, 27. But his attorney told police he advised his client not to talk about…
Monday, April 8, 2013
West Bethlehem man is charged with knife assault in Easton.
A man arriving for work on College Hill in Easton early on a Monday morning last June was greeted by a co-worker “wildly” swinging a serrated knife and “attempting to seriously injure him,” court records say. On Sunday night, about 10 months after the alleged incident, a 57-year-old Bethlehem man was charged with being the one who swung the knife. The records do not say how Easton police found the man who has been charged, Adalberto Morrell. But they do say that police spoke by phone with Morrell, apparently not long after the alleged incident at 512 March St. He refused to meet with police and provide a statement, the records say. A criminal complaint filed by Easton Patrolman Charles M. McMonagle says the incident occurred around 6:25 …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Lehigh University campus resident charged with aggravated assault.
A Bethlehem man is accused of choking his live-in girlfriend and the mother of his child during an argument at their Lehigh University apartment on Monday night, police said. Irvin Ariel Cerrato-Jimenez, 22, who lived on Duh Drive in the Saucon Village Apartments at the Mountaintop Campus, was arrested by Lehigh University police on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. According to court papers, Cerrato-Jimenez pushed his girlfriend to the ground, while she was holding their 8-month-old infant. He then choked her with both hands and a forearm, police said. Cerrato-Jimenez was arraigned before night duty District Judge David Tidd of Lower Saucon Township and committed to Northampton …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
At Bethlehem police headquarters, man charged with public drunkenness allegedly spit on a police officer and another man accused of carrying a knife into a fight, court papers say.
Bethlehem police say a teenager who was in custody for carrying a knife became the victim of a crime when another accused criminal spit on him and a police officer Thursday at police headquarters. Tyler Deater, 19, of 1044 Crawford St., had been arrested for possession of a weapon Thursday afternoon after he allegedly threatened a man with a knife during an altercation outside the KFC on Easton Avenue. Meanwhile, police had arrested another man, John Marcikonis Jr. for public drunkenness. Police say an intoxicated Marcikonis was seen going in and out of buildings on E. Third Street and was found by police passed out under the tail pipe of an SUV. While in custody, Marcikonis, 37, of Upper Mount Bethel, allegedly spit on a city police …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Hepatitis C positive patient at St. Luke's Anderson emergency room threw her intravenous lines at a nurse, who was hit in the face with blood and other fluids, police say.
A woman infected with hepatitis C has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly ripping two intravenous lines out of her arm and throwing them at an emergency room nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital, Anderson Campus. Judy Esther Shadder, 59, of 940 Berger Road in Williams Township, was arrested Tuesday by Bethlehem Township police for the alleged Feb. 14 attack. The nurse, Wendy Nixon, told police that she was struck in the face with a mixture of blood and other fluids from the intravenous lines and an attached needle, according to the arrest affidavit. The affidavit also says: Hepatitis C is a virus that generally attacks the liver and is spread primarily through blood-to-blood contact. Hepatitis C can sometimes lead to cirrhosis and…
Friday, January 18, 2013
Bethlehem Police charge suspect with aggravated domestic assault following early Thursday morning incident.
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Friday, January 18
A Bethlehem man is accused of squeezing his live-in girlfriend’s throat until her windpipe closed and biting her in the face early Thursday morning at their Spruce Street apartment, according to court records. Eugenio Hernandez-Andino, 41, of 50 W. Spruce St., allegedly attacked his girlfriend after arriving at their home at 4 a.m., the arrest warrant says. She managed to escape, but Hernandez-Andino took possession of her cell phone. The victim then went to Bethlehem Police headquarters at City Hall to report the attack, court records say. The arresting officer noted bruises around the victim's throat and on her face where she had allegedly been bitten on the affidavit. Hernandez-Andino was charged with aggravated assault, simple …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
According to court records, Robert Marcantoni got drunk, got abusive and got violent with Molly's employees before he resisted arrest.
Police say a Hellertown man threw rocks at a bouncer after being told he'd had too much to drink at a South Bethlehem bar. Robert Joel Marcantoni, 31, was charged Sunday with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, harassment, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. According to court records, Marcantoni was drinking at Molly's Irish Grille & Sports Pub, 4 E. Fourth St., Sunday night, until he was told he'd had enough. At that point, he subjected the bartender to a series of "vulgar outbursts" and was told to leave. Police say Marcantoni punched one of the bar's security guards and then began to throw "fist-sized river rocks" at him. One of the rocks hit the guard. Another missed and sailed through …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Drunk and "out-of-control" woman is accused of assaulting her mother and sister before she turned violent on Bethlehem police officers.
A Bethlehem woman who arrived home in an apparent drunken state and was described as being “out of control” fought with her mother and sister and later assaulted two police officers, court records say. The records say that the suspect, Raven Veanus, 23, kicked Officer David Bowerman in the chest and grabbed him between his legs. She also allegedly bit Sgt. Scott Felchock on the left bicep. Before police arrived during the incident Sunday night, Veanus allegedly fought with her mother, causing a large bruise and bite mark on the mother's right arm. The mother told police Veanus “had come home drunk.” Police also noticed fresh bruising and “a very small bloody scratch” on the neck of Veanus’ sister. The sister, however, would not say what …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Arrest affidavit describes wild scene in which West Side woman allegedly chased ex-boyfriend's pickup truck through city streets, ramming it several times with her Buick Regal.
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Saturday, December 22, 2012
A West Bethlehem woman will be spending at least part of her holiday season in jail after she was arrested Friday for allegedly trying to run down her ex-boyfriend with her car, according to court papers. Christine M. Fondl, 50, of 2024 Vista Drive, allegedly made the assault on ex-boyfriend John Zettlemoyer on the 400 block of E. North Street on Aug. 7. It was unclear from the court records why she was not arrested until Friday. The affidavit of probable cause describes a wild scene during which Fondl chased Zettlemoyer through the streets of the city on that August morning, several times ramming the back of his Toyota Tundra pickup truck with her red Buick Regal. At one point during the chase, the affidavit says, Fondl called 911 to …