Monday, April 1, 2013
Husband accused of threatening to shoot wife and then himself during argument.
A Bethlehem area man is accused of putting a gun to his wife’s head and threatening to kill her and then himself if she called police, according to Colonial Regional Police. Ian M. Cantor, 46, of 4501 Kathi Drive in Hanover Township, Northampton County, allegedly made the threat against his wife at their home at a little after midnight Sunday, police said. The victim told police that her husband also tried to shove her out of the house at one point, according to court records. The couple’s teenage daughter recorded the threat on her cell phone and played it for police at the scene, court papers said. Cantor told police that his wife had been drinking “and that he had enough.” He admitted to shoving her and to threatening to shoot her, …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Guilty of two summary driving offenses in Sept. 5 collision that killed an elderly Bethlehem woman and her son, Lester Smith's punishment is a $124 fine and 3 points on his license.
The lone survivor in a September double-fatal crash that killed an 88-year-old Bethlehem woman and her 67-year-old son pleaded guilty to two summary driving offenses, according to court records. Lester Smith, 51, of Bath was charged Nov. 9 in the head-on collision on Hanoverville Road that killed Gertrude and Clifford Babin Jr. Colonial Regional Police Chief Roy Seiple said a dog traveling with Smith also died. The summary charges, filed by Sgt. John Harmon with Colonial Regional Police, included careless driving and disregarding a traffic lane, court records say. According to a report in The Express Times, Smith had to pay $124 in fines and costs and will receive three points on his license. The Northampton County coroner was called to …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Salvatore Basile, owner of Sal's Brick Oven Pizza, among those charged in prostitution sting by Colonial Regional Police.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Alan V. Dilsaver, 56, a Palmer Township dentist and former Lower Nazareth Township supervisor, was among the five men and one woman charged in a prostitution sting, according to Colonial Regional Police.
A former Lower Nazareth Township supervisor was among the five men and one woman charged in a police-orchestrated prostitution sting at a local hotel, according to a press release issued Monday by Colonial Regional Police. Police say Alan V. Dilsaver, 56, of the 300 block of Hillview Drive, Lower Nazareth, answered an Internet advertisement on Dec. 14 and offered an undercover Northampton County Sheriff’s deputy money for sex acts. Dilsaver, the dentist at Lehigh Valley Smiles in Palmer Township, has been practicing dentistry since 1983. According to www.lehighvalleysmiles.com, Dilsaver was elected to the Lower Nazareth Board of Supervisors in 1998 and appointed chairman in 2000. He is no longer on the board. During his tenure, his …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Lester Smith, 51, of Bath was charged with careless driving in Sept. 5 head-on collision on Hanoverville Road that killed Gertrude Babin and Clifford Babin Jr.
The lone survivor in a September double-fatal crash in Lower Nazareth Township has been charged with two counts of careless driving, according to court records. Lester Smith, 51, of Bath was charged Nov. 9 in the head-on collision on Hanoverville Road that killed Gertrude Babin, 88, and her son, Clifford Babin Jr., 67. Both were from Bethlehem. Colonial Regional Police Chief Roy Seiple said a dog traveling with Smith also died. The summary charges, filed by Sgt. John Harmon with Colonial Regional Police, include careless driving - unintentional death and disregarding a traffic lane, court records say. The Northampton County coroner was called to the scene of a rollover accident in front of 4519 Hanoverville Road -- Hecktown Volunteer …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Argument between two homeless men near Schoenersville Road leads to one hitting the other in the face with a machete, according to police. Attempted homicide charge filed.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A homeless man who most recently slept in a wooded area just north of Schoenersville Road was jailed after he allegedly struck another homeless man in the face with a machete, police said. Levine H. Koerner, 57, was charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault and terroristic threats following his arrest Monday night. His victim, Richard Heilman, 42, was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg for treatment. Heilman was “bleeding profusely from a large gaping wound to the right side of his face,” according to the police media report. Bethlehem police were initially called to the scene, just south and north of the 1400 block of Schoenersville Road, but the alleged attack occurred just beyond the municipal …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
A Bethlehem Township woman faces a retail theft charge after she allegedly put stolen items in her car and returned to Kohl's for more, police say.
A Bethlehem Township woman is accused of taking merchandise from Kohl's in Lower Nazareth during two visits to the store Sunday. Colonial Regional Police say Darlene M. Hunsicker, 50, of 3725 Trythall St. left Kohl's Sunday afternoon with merchandise that she placed in the trunk of her car. But when she entered the store a second time and tried to leave with more goods, she was stopped by a loss-prevention official, according to court records. The total value of the items she allegedly stole Sunday afternoon was $341.91. The loss-prevention official said he watched Hunsicker take a shopping cart of merchandise from the store to her red 2011 Suzuki Kizashi sedan. She was observed going into nearby stores, then returned to Kohl’s a second…
Sunday, August 19, 2012
A Lehigh University student from China is accused of kicking a woman several times in the abdomen -- to the point she was unable to stand -- at Northampton Crossings.
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Sunday, August 19, 2012
A Lehigh Univeristy student kicked a woman with whom he is “currently in a romantic relationship” several times in the abdomen, requiring her to be taken to a hospital for treatment, court records say. The incident involving the suspect, Yaobin Dong, 23, allegedly occurred about 10 Tuesday night in the Hobby Lobby parking lot in the Northampton Crossings shopping center. The woman was unable to stand because of the kicking, the records say. The hospital to which she was taken is not identified. The shopping center is in Lower Nazareth Township, so Colonial Regional Police are handling. Details were limited because a probable cause affidavit was not attached to paperwork from Dong’s arraignment. But the paperwork does say that Dong is a …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Jim Thorpe woman left 9-month-old son in vehicle -- with windows cracked open -- for 90 minutes while she shopped at Hanover Township Wegman's, Colonial Regional Police say.
A Jim Thorpe woman who “claims to be on methadone only” is accused of leaving her 9-month-old son in an SUV with two windows slightly open for about 90 minutes while she shopped at a store outside Bethlehem Friday afternoon, court records say. Also, it took authorities another 90 minutes after removing the boy from the vehicle to find his mother, Heather Nicole Grove, 27. She had been shopping Friday afternoon at the Wegmans off Route 512 in Hanover Township (Northampton County). Police later found paraphernalia usually associated with cocaine in her purse, but she was not charged with any drug-related crimes. When police discovered the boy, he was “crying, very warm to the touch and was sweating profusely,” the records say. An EMS crew …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Colonial Regional Police Association will hold the 1st Annual Benefit Car Show on Sept. 9; all proceeds will benefit the Officer Robert A. Lasso Memorial Fund.
One of Freemansburg officer Robert Lasso’s passions was working on his 1976 Pontiac Firebird. The passion was so strong -- and so full of Armor All -- that passengers would slide forward when he braked, the Rev. Richard L. Teitsworth remembered in a report in The Morning Call. In the days after Lasso was shot and killed during a disturbance call, the Officer Robert A. Lasso Memorial Fund was established for Lasso’s wife and two young children. On Sunday, Sept. 9, the Colonial Regional Police Association will wrap all of Lasso’s pride and enjoyment into one event -- his 1976 Pontiac Firebird will be the focal point during the 1st Annual Benefit Car Show, and all proceeds will benefit the fund set up in Lasso’s name. “All of the …