Media Release – 11/5/2015

Simple Assault – Ashley Barret 24 yr old female – W. Main St., Pen Argyl
SBRPD arrested Barret on charges of Simple Assault after they were called to her residence for a domestic dispute. On 11/4/2015 at approximately 3:30pm, police were called to the residence in Pen Argyl Borough for a domestic dispute in progress. On their arrival, they learned that Barret punched a 27 yr old male in the head who she was arguing with. Police took Barret into custody. She was arraigned and released on $5,000 ROR bail.

DUI Arrest – Janice Klimek 39 yr old female Constitution Ave, Wind Gap
SBRPD filed charges of DUI and related against Klimek on 11/3/2015. Klimek was arrested on October 23rd at approximately 10:20pm on Rte 512 in Pen Argyl Borough after being stopped for a traffic violation.

Recovered Property from Storage Facility Break-ins

Slate Belt Regional Police Department has accumulated a wide variety of items which have been stolen from storage facilities throughout the Lehigh Valley. The items were taken between the dates of April, 2014 and July, 2014. If you have had items taken from a storage facility within those dates, please contact Slate Belt Regional Police Department Headquarters Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, at 610.759.8517 with a description of the missing items. Please share… Thank you

Missing Person – 11/2/2015





LOCATED – 11/2/2015

Taylor Mutton  25 yr old male  E. Main St. Pen Argyl PA

5’7”  175  Brown Hair, Brown Eyes, Medium Build

Operating a 2005 Blue Ford Escape – PA Registration JYT-2152  

Mutton was last seen on 10/30/2015.  Mutton told family members that he was going to the Walmart in East Stroudsburg PA.  Mutton has not been heard from throughout the weekend.  Mutton frequents the Mount Airy Casino and Sands Casino in Bethlehem.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Slate Belt Regional Police Department at 610-759-8517.

Media Release – 11/2/2015

Arrest – Warrant John Samean  34 yr old male – Babbit Ave, Pen Argyl PA

On 10/31/2015 at 12:10am, SBRPD arrested Samean on an outstanding warrant from Philadelphia.  Samean was a passenger in a vehicle stopped on Constitution Ave in Plainfield Twp for a traffic violation.  

Media Release – 10/30/2015

Possession of Crystal Methamphetamine –   Troy Bittenbender   22 yr old male – Frable St., Plainfield Twp.
SBRPD filed charges of Possession of Crystal Methamphetamine and related charges against Bittenbender on 10/30/2015.  On 10/24/15, a SBRPD officer stopped Bittenbender for a traffic violation on Engler Rd, Plainfield Twp.  Inside the vehicle, police located crystal methamphetamine in a plastic bag underneath the front seat.  Bittenbender was taken into custody and later released pending charges.  A Criminal Complaint was filed at District Justice Schegel’s office in Wind Gap.

Media Release – 10/22/2015

DUI Arrest – Jeremy Miller 37 yr old male – Chokeberry Lane, Stroudsburg PA On 10/22/2015, SBRPD filed charges of DUI and related against Miller after investigating an October 14th traffic accident. The accident happened on 10/14 at 9:00pm in the 1400 block of Bangor Rd in Plainfield Twp. Miller was operating his Cheverolet pick up truck on Bangor Rd when he lost control and struck a brick column off the side of the roadway, overturning the truck. No injuries were reported. Miller was taken into custody and taken to the Northampton County DUI Processing Center for testing. On 10/21, SBRPD received the blood results indicating that Miller was DUI.

Media Release – 10/21/2015

Retail Theft Arrest – Kevin Riley 29 yr old male – 500 Block N. Broadway, Wind Gap
On 10/20/2015 at 11:50am, SBRPD responded to a report of a person detained for retail theft at the Giant Food Store, 823 Male Rd, Wind Gap. Police arrested Riley after he was observed attempting to steal two Con-Air Hair Trimmer sets without paying. Riley was charged with felony Retail Theft (3rd offense) and Disorderly Conduct for pushing one of the store staff members. Riley was arraigned at District Justice Schlegel’s office and remanded to the Northampton County Correctional Facility on $5,000/10% bail.

Criminal Trespassing Arrest – Robert Moser 29 yr old male – 200 Block Taft St., Wind Gap
On 10/20/2015 at 11:50pm, SBRPD officers were called to a residence in the first block of S. Lobb Avenue in Pen Argyl for a report of a burglary in progress. Officers arrived on scene and found Moser inside the residence. The victim related that she was asleep and awakened by a noise in a rear room and observed a male inside her home. Officers observed that Moser appeared intoxicated and placed him into custody. Moser was arraigned by Magisterial Justice Capobianco and remanded to the Northampton County Correctional Facility on $15,000 bail. Moser was charged with Criminal Trespass, Loitering and Prowling and Public Drunkenness.

Missing Woman

Slate Belt Regional Police requests your assistance in locating Vanessa Fehnel. Vanessa is a white female, 5’4″, 230lbs, dirty blonde hair, brown eyes, 51 yrs old, last seen wearing scrubs. Vanessa was last heard from at 2:30pm, Tuesday, 10/13/2015. She is driving a 2012 silver Ford Edge, PA Reg – BCO3848 with a “thin blue line” front plate. Please contact Slate Belt Regional Police Department at 610.759.8517 or the Northampton County Non-Emergency Dispatch Center at 610.759.2200




Media Release – 10/7/2015

Next Thursday, October 15th, 2015, the Slate Belt Regional Police Commission will be holding it’s regularly scheduled meeting at 5:30 pm at the Plainfield Twp Municipal Building, 6292 Sullivan Trail, Nazareth PA 18064. Elected officials and community members are invited to attend our “Thank You” event, as the Police Commission members would like to express their thanks to everyone involved in starting the new, Slate Belt Regional Police Department. Please join us at 5:00 pm for light refreshments before the meeting. At 5:30 pm, several elected officials will speak, with the regular Commission meeting to follow.

Media Release – 10/7/2015


Theft Investigation  SBRPD is investigating a theft from vehicle which happened in the overnight hours of 10/3/2015 in the 200 block of B St. in Pen Argyl Borough.  The victim related that his wallet and sunglasses were removed from his parked vehicle.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Slate Belt Regional Police at 610-759-8517

Retail Theft Arrest – On 10/3/2015, SBRPD was called to the Giant in Wind Gap Borough for a report of a Retail Theft of condoms.  After viewing the store security video, police found that a 16 yr old juvenile from Bangor was the offender.  A summary citation was issued against the juvenile.

Disorderly Conduct Arrests –  On 10/4/2015 at 2:15pm, SBRPD investigated a report of a fight in the Wind Gap Park on Lehigh St in Wind Gap.  Officers cited a 17 yr old Wind Gap juvenile and 19 yr old, Nolan Smith of Wind Gap for Disorderly Conduct for fighting in the park.  

Harassment Citations Issued –  William Brown – 40 yr old male, Moorestown Rd., Plainfield Twp

Ryan Santamassino – 28 yr old male, Moorestown Rd., Plainfield Twp.

On 10/4/2015 at 9:40pm, SBRPD investigated a disturbance at the Travel Inn, Moorestown Rd, Plainfield Twp.  On scene, police learned that two adult males were involved in an altercation.  Police filed citations against Santamassino and Brown for Harassment.