Friday, January 18, 2013
Bethlehem woman charged with stealing thousands of dollars in cash, jewelry and a television from a friend. She may have wanted money to bail boyfriend out of prison, police say.
A Bethlehem woman accused of breaking into her friend’s home and taking $2,500 in cash and $4,800 in items that included jewelry and a 60-inch television may have had a reason for her alleged action: She wanted to bail out her boyfriend from prison, according to court records. At least that was the theory put forth by the burglary victim when she got home from work Wednesday and discovered the money and items missing from her home on the 1300 block of Eastwood Road in Marvine-Pembroke. Police acted on the victim’s boyfriend-in-prison theory and discovered she was right. Court records say the burglary suspect – Natasha Lee Ortiz, 24 – had told Northampton County officials earlier Wednesday she would be at the prison after 7pm to bail out …
Friday, September 16, 2011
Judge and prosecutors want to ensure that Algee Macon appears to testify against his brother.
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Friday, September 16, 2011
A Northampton County judge has taken the unusual step of setting bail on a material witness in a trial to ensure that he appears to testify against the defendant, his brother, accused of involvement in a 2006 Bethlehem murder, according to this story on Lehigh Valley Live. Algee Macon, 24, is due to be released from jail in October, following a four-year sentence on an unrelated aggravated assault conviction. Macon’s older brother, Daniel Macon, 26, is scheduled to go to trial in November for the murder of 15-year-old Kevin Muzila. Bail for Algee Macon’s release has been set at $75,000 by Judge F.P Kimberly McFadden. If he makes bail, his release conditions include that he be tracked by GPS and that a bench warrant for his arrest will be …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Prosecution paperwork error will keep Justin Rey Ramirez, 18, in prison for 30 more days.
The 18-year-old who allegedly made threats against members of the Bethlehem Area School Board and administrators in May will spend another 30 days in Northampton County Prison awaiting a preliminary hearing, after the matter was continued on Tuesday. In what was apparently a paperwork error on the part of the prosecution, no witnesses were notified of the preliminary hearing date or subpoenaed to appear, making it impossible for Assistant District Attorney Robert Eyer, to proceed. Judge Roy Manwaring said a continuance was the best option given the circumstances of the case and the defendant. Justin Rey Ramirez was charged on May 31 with 12 counts of making terroristic threats, one charge for each of the nine BASD school board members and …
Monday, June 6, 2011
Santo Rosado Jr. of Bethlehem skips bail; police ordered to arrest him on sight.
Northampton County Court on Monday ordered police to arrest on sight 45-year-old Bethlehem pastor Santos Adiel Rosado Jr. Rosado, of the 500 block of Wyandotte Street, had been scheduled for trial on charges that include multiple counts of sexual assault. In one instance, he is accused of a series of assaults on a girl, 12, that police said ended six years later in rape. In another, he is charged with repeatedly assaulting a girl, beginning at age 14. Rosado was free after posting 10 percent of $200,000 bail, according to a published report. According to police, Rosado met one of the girls while serving as pastor at Bethlehem Community Fellowship on Marvine Street. During this period, he also served as pastor at Centro de Adoracion.