Media Release – 2/17/2019

Arrested for Aggravated Assault and Related Offenses     36 yr old Female – Bangor PA

On 2/17/2019 at midnight, SBRPD officers were called to the Blue Valley Lanes on E. Moorestown Rd. in Plainfield Twp for a report of a disturbance.  Police arrived in the area and learned that a female had just left the bowling alley and was intoxicated. While inside, she created a disturbance, throwing a drink at a person inside.  Police located the female on walking on E. Moorestown Rd. When police began speaking with her, she became uncooperative. While officers attempted to take her into custody for Public Drunkenness, she began to fight the officers, kicking, head-butting and trying to bite them.   She was taken into custody and charged with assault and related offenses. She was arraigned and bail was set at $30,000/10%.

Media Release – 2/15/2019

Charged with Possession of Marijuana and Paraphernalia   18 yr old Male – Wind Gap PA

On 2/15/2019 at 8:36 pm, a SBRPD officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on S. Broadway at E. Third St. in Wind Gap Borough.  The officer found that the driver was in possession of marijuana and a smoking pipe. Charges will be filed at District Magistrate Schlegel’s Office in Wind Gap.  

Media Release – 2/15/19

Arrested on Outstanding Warrant  – 18 yr old Male – Wind Gap PA

On 2/15/2019 at 8:36 pm, a SBRPD officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on S. Broadway at E. Third St. in Wind Gap Borough.  The officer learned that an 18 yr old passenger of the vehicle was wanted on an active warrant out of Washington Twp (Corruption of Minors).  The offender was taken into custody and transported to Washington Twp Police Department.

Media Release – 2/9/2019

Obstruction of the Administration of Law Enforcement 23 yr old female – Martins Creek PA

At 1:22 pm on 2-9-2019, a SBRPD officer stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rudolph Rd in Plainfield Township.  Police subsequently took the male into custody for DUI. While officers were placing the suspect in to custody, a 23 yr old female passenger of the vehicle interfered with officers, striking and pushing an officer on the scene.  The female was taken in to custody and charged with Obstruction and Resisting Arrest.

Media Release – 2/9/2019

Driving Under the Influence and Related Offenses 22 yr old male – Bangor PA

At 1:22 pm on 2-9-2019, a SBRPD officer stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rudolph Rd in Plainfield Township.  Police subsequently took the male into custody for DUI after struggling with officers. While the suspect was standing near the police vehicle handcuffed, he abruptly smashed his head against the rear window of the police vehicle, breaking the window and causing a laceration to his head.  After being transported to St. Lukes Hospital for treatment, he was later released and taken to Northampton Central Booking for arraignment. The suspect was charged with DUI, Resisting Arrest, Institutional Vandalism, Driving while Suspended and Careless Driving.

Media Release – 2/13/2019

Arrested on Felony Warrant 27 yr old male – Walnutport PA

At 3;32 pm on 2-13-2019, SBRPD police stopped a vehicle for an expired registration in the 500 block of E. Main St. in Pen Argyl Borough.  Police spoke to the occupants of the vehicle and learned that a 27 year old male passenger was wanted on an active felony warrant for Robbery and Unlawful Restraint out of Lehighton Borough Police Department.  Officers took the male into custody and turned him over to Lehighton Borough Police.

Media Release – 2-13-2019

Arrested on Outstanding Warrant/Drug Paraphernalia 37 yr old female – Saylorsburg PA

At 9:25pm on 2-13-2019, a SBRPD officer observed a male and female standing at the trailhead of the Appalachian Trail on N. Broadway in Wind Gap Borough.  Officers learned that the female had an active bench warrant out of Carbon County for a parole violation. Upon taking the female in to custody, officers found a glass pipe containing suspected methamphetamine residue.  The female is charged with Possession of drug paraphernalia. She was transported to the Northampton County Prison.

Media Release – 2/13/2019

Arrested on Outstanding Warrant 36 yr old male – Bangor PA  

At 11:12pm, on 2-13-2019, a SBRPD officer observed two people on the side of the Verizon store at A St. and S. Broadway in Wind Gap Borough.  Officers approached the male and female and found that the male was wanted on an active warrant out of Monroe County. The male was taken into custody and transported to the Monroe County Correctional Center.

Media Release – 10/15/2018

Arrest(s) – Criminal Mischief – Weona Park, Pen Argyl Borough, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pen Argyl Borough

On October 4, 2018 the Slate Belt Regional Police Department responded to a report of Criminal Mischief to the dugouts and pool walls in Weona Park, Pen Argyl Borough and also a report of vandalism (graffiti) at the St. John’s Church on Westbrook Ave., in Pen Argyl Borough. Police arrived on scene and found that the dugouts to the baseball field and a wall of the pool had been spray painted with various graffiti. The sign at the church had been spray painted by unknown persons and this graffiti was similar to that painted at the Weona Park. The subjects who vandalized the park were caught on video surveillance and still photographs from the video were placed on the SBRPD social media page. Officers received numerous tips, leading to the subsequent interviews and arrests of the following individuals. All were charged with the vandalism and related charges. Adult charges were filed on 10/15/2018 at MDJ Zito’s Office in Bangor.
Levi Ernst 21 yr old male – Riegelsville PA (Institutional Vandalism, Criminal Mischief, Trespassing)
Michael Kleyling 19 yr old male – Bath PA (Institutional Vandalism, Criminal Mischief, Trespassing)
Tyeler Trinkley 21 yr old male – Wind Gap PA (Institutional Vandalism, Criminal Mischief, Trespassing)
17 female JUVENILE – Bath PA (Juvenile Allegation Filed) (Institutional Vandalism, Criminal Mischief, Trespassing)

Media Release – 2/26/2018

Terroristic Threats

On Friday, February 23rd, SBRPD investigated a report from the Pen Argyl High School of a student who had made threats while inside the school.  Police interviewed students who advised that they had overheard the 16 year old student make threats to “shoot up the school” and claimed he had a “kill list”.  Police learned that the student was placed on suspension from the school district.  Police brought the student into headquarters where he was interviewed, taken into custody and lodged at the Youth Detention Center.

Police later served a search warrant at the home of the student and found no weapons, writings or “kill list”.  The student appeared to make no attempt to harm any students/staff and made no substantial attempt to acquire weapons.

Police worked closely with the Pen Argyl School District Staff, Northampton County Juvenile Probation and the Northampton County District Attorney’s Office during this investigation.  Since the school shooting in Parkland Florida, SBRPD officers have  increased patrols in the area of our schools and have increased foot patrols inside the school buildings.