Media Release – 11/19/2015

 

Simple Assault and Related John Hnasko  33 yr old male  – Williams St., Pen Argyl PA

On 11/18/2015 at approximately 1:15pm, Hnasko was arrested for Simple Assault and Harassment after SBRPD officers investigated an assault at the residence.  Police found that Hnasko assaulted a female inside the home earlier in the day.   Police went to the area of the residence and located Hnasko outside the home in a vehicle.  Police took him into custody on scene.  Hnasko was arraigned and placed into Northampton County Prison under $50,000 bail.  

 

DUI Thomas Smith  66 yr old male – Skyview Circle, Sciota PA

On 11/12/2015 at approximately 1:20 am, Smith was arrested for DUI after being stopped for a traffic violation on East Moorestown Rd in Wind Gap.  Smith was taken to the Easton DUI Center for BAC% testing.   Smith was later released.  Charges were filed on 11/19/2015 at District Court in Wind Gap.

 

DUI Nicholas Disbrow  21 yr old male – Chestnut Lane, Easton PA

On 11/13/2015 at approximately 1:30am, Disbrow was arrested for DUI after being stopped for erratic driving on North Broadway in Wind Gap Borough.  Disbrow was taken to the Easton DUI Center for BAC% testing and later released.  Charges were filed on 11/19/2015 at District Court in Wind Gap.

Media Release – 11/17/2015

 

Simple Assault Susan Kresge  56 yr old female   N. Harding Ave., Pen Argyl
On 11/16, 2015 at approx.. 7:10pm, SBRPD officers responded to a domestic dispute on N. Harding Ave., in Pen Argyl.   Police arrived on scene and took Kresge into custody for assaulting a female at the residence. She was charged with Simple Assault and Harassment.  Kresge was arraigned and released on $10,000 unsecured bail.  

Media Release – 11/15/2015

Hit and Run on 11/13/2015 at 3:25, SBRPD investigated a hit and run accident on Pen Argyl Rd and Mill Rd., Plainfield Twp.  A vehicle was traveling on Pen Argyl Rd at Mill Rd when a Purple Ford Ranger pulled out from Mill Rd., striking the other vehicle.   The Ford Ranger then fled the scene.  There were no injuries reported.

Police are looking for a Purple Ford Ranger with a tube type front bumper and front end damage.  Anyone who has information on this incident is asked to contact the Slate Belt Regional Police Department at 610-759-8517.  

Media Release – 11/12/2015

Media Release

 

Possession of Marijuana

Adam Derea  22 yr old male – E. Main St. Pen Argyl

SBRPD filed charges of Possession of Marijuana against Derea on 11/11/2015.  On 10/31/2015 at app. 7:35pm, Derea was a passenger inside a vehicle which was stopped for a traffic violation on Pen Argyl Rd in Pen Argyl.    Officers smelled an odor of marijuana inside the vehicle.  Upon a search of the vehicle, police found marijuana and paraphernalia belonging to Derea.

 

DUI

Alec Heard  21 yr old male – W. Pen Argyl Street, Pen Argyl

SBRPD filed charges of DUI while under the influence of Marijuana on 11/11/2015 stemming from a traffic stop for a violation on Pen Argyl Rd in Pen Argyl.  On 10/31/2015 at app. 7:35pm, police stopped Heard for a violation.  Officers smelled Marijuana inside the vehicle.    After the arrest, Heard was taken to the Easton DUI Center for testing.   

 

DUI

Jacob Becker  26 yr old male – Pine Ridge Dr., Bushkill PA

On 11/11/2015, SBRPD filed charges of DUI against Becker.  Becker was stopped for a traffic violation on 10/21/2015 at app. 7:20pm on Alpha Rd in Wind Gap.  Becker failed field coordination tests and was taken into custody.  He was later transported to the Easton DUI Center and released.  

Media Release – 11/12/2015

Possession of Marijuana and DUI

Desiree McNamara  20 yr old female – Belvidere Corner Rd., Mount Bethel PA

On 11/11/2015, SBRPD filed charges of Possession of Marijuana and DUI for being under the influence of Marijuana against McNamara.  McNamara was stopped for a traffic violation on 10/23/2015 at app. 11:45pm on W. Pennsylvania Ave. in Pen Argyl.  Marijuana was observed in the vehicle and McNamara failed field coordination tests.  She was taken into custody and later transported to the Easton DUI Center and released.  

 

Aggravated Assault and Related Charges

Ronald Torgersen  20 yr old male – West St., Wind Gap PA

On 11/8/2015 at 11:40 pm, SBRPD officers were called to the area of 130 N. Broadway – Scorecard Sports Bar for a report of two males attempting to break windows and damage a sign.  When a SBRPD officer arrived on scene, he found two males fighting on the ground.  Once the subjects were separated, Torgersen fled on foot after pushing the officer away.  The officer caught Torgersen, but Torgersen managed to run a short distance before the officer deployed a Taser, stopping him.  Torgersen was taken into custody.  The second subject fled to the rear of the bar and has not been arrested to date.  Torgersen was taken to St. Luke’s hospital for a facial injury that he suffered from falling to the ground after the Taser was deployed.  He was later released and arraigned.  He was placed in the Northampton County Prison for failing to post $5,000 / 10% bail.  

 

Simple Assault

Brian Hummel  45 yr old male – N. Heller Ave., Pen Argyl PA

On 11/11/2015 at approx. 8:00pm, SBRPD officers were called to a domestic dispute on N. Heller Ave. in Pen Argyl Borough.  Upon investigating the incident, police learned that Hummel assaulted a female inside the residence.  Police took Hummel into custody, charging him with Simple Assault and related offenses.  Hummel was arraigned and released on unsecure bail.

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

 

 

Mutton

 

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.