Bethlehem man sped through a parking lot, down a staircase and nearly hit pedestrians on the South Bethlehem Greenway to avoid capture, police say.
A Bethlehem man is facing multiple charges after allegedly eluding police on his dirt bike on a daredevil run through a parking lot, down a staircase and over sidewalks – nearly striking four pedestrians walking in the South Bethlehem Greenway, according to court papers. Edwin Santodomingo-Rosado, 22, of 1832 Lynfield Drive, was able to avoid capture by the Bethlehem Police Department on July 31. But on Thursday, he was captured, arraigned before night duty District Judge James Narlesky and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $7,500 bail. According to the arrest affidavit: An anonymous tip led police to Santodomingo-Rosado, who was charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, a felony; recklessly …
Police tried to stop motorist with expired registration, but he kept driving -- allegedly drunk. "I was trying to get home," he told police.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, August 3, 2012
A Bethlehem man who told police "I was trying to get home" was jailed Wednesday for numerous charges, including driving while under the influence and having a doctored license plate. According to Bethlehem police, Joseph Alvarez, 53, of 744 E. Sixth St., was spotted by a patrol officer Wednesday afternoon at E. Third and Polk streets. The officer noticed that Alvarez had an expired registration. When the officer tried to stop Alvarez, he allegedly kept driving, finally stopped at the intersection of Buchanan and Lauer streets. He was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after failing a sobriety test. According to court records, when asked where he'd been headed, Alvarez told the officer "I was trying to get home." Instead, Alvarez went…