Friday, April 19, 2013
Two men facing drug charges following police raids Friday morning in Easton.
Two Easton men are facing drug charges following a pair of raids in the city Friday morning. According to police, officers from the city's vice narcotics and special response units, along with the state police special emergency response team, raided homes at 667 Northampton St., Apt. 3, and 217 Orchard St. around 6 a.m. At the Northampton Street address, police found heroin and arrested a man named Thomas Pollard, who was wanted for delivery of heroin. He will face an additional possession of heroin charge, police said. A search warrant at the Orchard Street address turned up crack cocaine and police arrested a second man, Troy Myers, for possession of cocaine. Police say the raids were part of an investigation into "street level" drug …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Easton doughnut shop worker charged with forgery after photocopied money shows up in register.
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Tuesday, April 16
An employee of the Dunkin' Donuts on Philadelphia Road is accused of placing counterfeit money in the store’s cash register, according to Easton police. Margaret Grace Shick, 31, of 228 N. 14th St., Easton, admitted to police that she made the counterfeit bills and put them in the cash drawer, according to an affidavit of probable cause. Easton police Officer George Lockett wrote that he responded to the Dunkin Donuts on March 20 after the manager called and alleged that one of her employees had placed the phony bills in the cash drawer. “I did examine the money, which was clearly a poor quality photocopy of U.S. Currency,” Lockett wrote. The affidavit did not address Shick’s motive in producing and planting the counterfeit money. Shick …
Monday, April 15, 2013
West Easton man charged with assault after allegedly fighting with police.
A West Easton man is accused of punching a fellow patron at Drinky’s on Centre Square and then fighting with the Easton police officers who ultimately detained him early Sunday morning, according to court papers. Steven Matthew Repsher, 24, of 91 Main St., caused “significant” injuries to Easton Officer Eric Siegfried’s ankle and finger when he fought him and other officers who were arresting him in the southeast quadrant of Centre Square, according to the arrest warrant. Easton police responded to Drinky’s at about 1 a.m. after Repsher allegedly punched another patron in the face, causing a laceration, court papers say. Repsher was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and two counts of simple assault. He …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Dennis Mark Smull faces drug and evidence tampering charges.
Easton police have made an arrest in a November case in which a man allegedly threw a pipe and a package of marijuana into Bushkill Creek. Dennis Mark Smull, 55, listed in court records as living at the Safe Harbor shelter, 536 Bushkill Drive in the city, was charged with possession or distribution of a small amount of marijuana and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. A criminal complaint filed by city Patrolman Phillip McGuigan says Smull, upon seeing police shortly after 4 p.m. Nov. 7, threw the pipe and bag of marijuana into the creek. The incident allegedly occurred on the 500 block of Stair Street, which runs to the east side of the Bushkill and is on the opposite side of the creek from N. Locust and Bushkill streets. …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Robert Barrigher arrested on assault and drug charges for two incidents that allegedly happened 12 hours apart.
When a South Side Easton man went before a district judge Sunday afternoon, he was facing charges in two incidents in the city that allegedly happened a little more than 12 hours apart. On Saturday night, according to court records, Robert Barrigher, 28, slapped and punched a girl in the face, causing a bloody nose and a swollen and bloody lip. On Sunday morning, the records say, a city police officer—aware of the previous night’s incident—found Barrigher walking just west of the county government center with a bag of synthetic cannabinoids under his hat. After being arraigned by on-duty District Judge Jackie Taschner of Palmer Township, Barrigher, of 470 W. Wilkes-Barre St., was committed to Northampton County Prison. The Saturday night …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Adalberto Morrell, 57, of Bethlehem accused of attacking co worker on College Hill.
A man arriving for work on College Hill 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 was 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, records say. A criminal complaint filed by Easton Patrolman Charles M. McMonagle says the alleged incident occurred around 6:25 a.m. June 4, …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Easton police find gunfire evidence after report of shots on Jefferson Street Friday night.
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Saturday, April 6
Easton police responded to a report of gunshots Friday night on Jefferson Street, but no victim or suspect was found. A report issued Saturday morning by Inspector Daniel J. Reagan stated that police responded to the area of 88 Jefferson St. at 11 p.m. Friday for a report of gunfire. Police determined from investigating the scene that gunfire was evident and evidence was collected, the report states. But no victim or suspect was found. Wilson police assisted with the investigation. Anyone with information about this incident should contact Inspector Reagan at 610-250-6796 or the Easton Police Department hotline at 610-250-6635. It was the second gunfire incident in the city in less than a week.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Two women facing marijuana charges in Friday morning police raid.
Easton and Wilson police raided a Wilson apartment building Friday morning as part of a investigation into crack sales in both communities. According to Easton police, the raid happened around 8:30 p.m. at 116 N. 15th St., Apt. A. Police say the raid was part of a months-long investigation by the Easton vice unit, the Northampton County Drug Task Force and Wilson police. Police arrested two women during the raid: Bernice Beasely, 47, and Angela Alvin, 34. They will be charged via summons for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a small amount of marijuana, but were released. Police said their investigation is continuing, looking at other people connected to the residence, but did not indicate whether drugs were recovered …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Easton police say shots were fired, but no one injured, Monday night on the South Side.
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Tuesday, April 2
Easton police say someone fired several gunshots in the 600 block of Canal Street late Monday night. Lt. Matthew Gerould tells the Express-Times that about five or six shots were fired, but no injuries or property damage were reported. A resident contacted Easton Patch via Twitter Monday night to say that there was a heavy police response. "It looks like the whole force is out there." Police investigated several similar incidents last year.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Adam James Coley allegedly assaulted, threatned to kill his ex-girlfriend on Pine Street.
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Monday, April 1
Easton police have obtained an arrest warrant for a man they say held a knife to the throat of his roommate and ex-girlfriend at their Pine Street home early Saturday morning. Adam James Coley, 28, of 1323 Pine St., also allegedly struck the woman in the face and choked her, according to a criminal complaint. Then, as Coley allegedly held a butcher knife to her throat, he threatened to kill her if “she ever causes him to return to jail.” Patrolman Brett Bindics of the Easton Police Department reported that the victim had a cut on her lip, “a large amount of swelling under the left eye” and abrasions on either side of her throat. Coley is wanted on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and terroristic threats, according to the …