Media Release – 12/18/2015

Retail Theft Louis Gonzalez  34 yr old male  Jackson Ave., Pen Argyl

On 12/11/2105, SBRPD filed charges of Retail Theft against Louis Gonzalez for a Retail Theft on 12/3/2015.  Gonzalez was identified as the offender who attempted to leave the Kmart on Male Rd in Wind Gap with over $300 of merchandise.  Gonzalez was stopped by an employee and the merchandise was retrieved.  

 

Indecent Exposure Jody Bennett  40 yr old male Pen Argyl PA

On 12/16/2015, SBRPD arrested Bennett for Indecent Exposure and related offenses.  Police had been called to the McDonald’s on Rt 512 in Plainfield Twp at 6:30am on 12/16/2015 after a male had exposed himself to an employee while picking up an order at the drive thru window.  An employee was able to obtain the license plate information.  Bennett was arraigned at District Justice Schlegel’s office in Wind Gap and placed in the Northampton County jail under $5,000 bail.

Media Release – 12/15/2015

Charged – Theft _ Ryan Olear  40 yr old male – Austintown, Ohio

On 12/14/2015, SBRPD charged Olear with Theft for the unauthorized use of a company credit card after he was terminated from Brother’s Auto Transport in Plainfield Twp.  Police learned that Olear left the company in November and then made charges for cash withdrawals for over $800.00.    Police filed a criminal complaint at District Justice Schlegel’s office in Wind Gap.  

Media Release – 12/15/2015

 

Arrest – Theft Richard Futchko  19 yr old male – E. Main St. Pen Argyl

Joey Graham  18 yr old male – W. Pennsylvania Ave., Pen Argyl

On December 13th at 7:57 pm, SBRPD officers responded to the area of Flory St in Pen Argyl Borough for a report of two suspicious males.  Officers arrived and located Futchko and Graham in the area.  Futchko was carrying a duffle bag containing two L.E.D projection lights.   Both admitted to taking the lights from outside a residence on Horizon Dr. in Plainfield Twp.    Both were taken into custody.  Graham was later placed in the Northampton County prison on a probation violation.  Charges of Theft, Receiving Stolen Property and Criminal Conspiracy were filed at Justice Schlegel’s office in Wind Gap PA. on 12/15/2015.

 

Cited – Disorderly Conduct Garrett Taff  22 yr old male – Lahr Rd. Nazareth

On December 13th, 2016 at approx. 1:20am, a SBRPD officer was flagged down by a motorist who advised that she was driving on N. Broadway in Wind Gap Borough and a male stepped out into the roadway and began yelling.  This male then struck her vehicle with his fist, then left the area.  Police located Taff nearby and cited him for Disorderly Conduct.  Taff was later released to a family member.  

 

Charged – Terroristic Threats & Harassment      John Hnasko  33 yr old male – William St., Pen Argyl PA

On 12/15/2015, SBRPD filed charges of Terroristic Threats and Harassment against Hnasko after investigating an October 29th incident.  Hnasko had threatened  a staff member at the Wind Gap Middle School via phone.  Hnasko never appeared on school property and was advised that he was not permitted on the property after the threats were made.   

Media Release – 12/1/2015

 

Retail Theft Corey Stenlake  24 yr old male  Delabole Rd., Pen Argyl

On 11/28/2015 at approximately 6:10pm, SBRPD was called to the Giant on Male Rd in Wind Gap for a report of a retail theft.  Police responded and found that Stenlake attempted to remove $148 in merchandise without paying.  Stenlake was cited for Retail Theft.

Media Release – 11/30/2015

Retail Theft – Kenneth Long 18 yr old male – Fulmer Rd., Nazareth PA Charges were filed for Retail Theft against Long after he was stopped at the K-Mart – Male Rd in Wind Gap. On 11/14/2015, SBRPD responded to a report of a Retail Theft at the K-Mart. Police found that Long was detained for taking approximately $122 worth of merchandise from the store. Long was taken into custody and remanded to the Northampton County Prison for a probation violation. Charges were filed for Retail Theft (M) on 11/30/2015.

Media Release – 11/25/2015

Theft – Thomas Castano  48 yr old male – N. Lehigh Ave., Wind Gap PA

On 11/25/2015, SBRPD filed charges for Theft from the Napa Auto Store on West First Street in Wind Gap Borough.  SBRPD charged Castano with theft of gasoline after he was observed syphoning gasoline from a Napa delivery truck in the lot.  Castano was an employee of Napa and after making deliveries, syphoned approximately $21.00 worth of gas from a truck.  Charges were filed at District Court in Wind Gap.  

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.