Media Release – 9/10/2015

Retail Theft – Christopher Stafford  32 yr old male – Kesslersville Rd., Nazareth PA
On 9/8/2015 at 2:10pm, SBRPD responded to a report of a retail theft at the Giant Food Store, 837 Male Rd in Wind Gap PA.  Police learned that Stafford walked out of the Giant with over $80.00 in groceries and was stopped by loss prevention personnel.  Stafford was cited for summary Retail Theft and released.  

Media Release – 9/4/2015

Possession of Marijuana / DUI – Leonardo Mejia  21 yr old male – Spring Garden Street, Easton PA

SBRPD filed charges of Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana and DUI after arresting Mejia on August 12th, 2015.  Mejia was stopped for erratic driving on the 6100 block of Sullivan Trail in Plainfield Twp on August 12th at 1150pm.  Mejia was found to be under the influence and in possession of marijuana.  Charges were filed at District Magistrate Schlegel’s office in Wind Gap on 9/4/2015.  

Media Release – 9/3/2015

Aggravated Assault and Related Offenses – Charlie Castillo 53 yr old male – W. 8th St., Wind Gap PA
On 8/30/2015 at approximately 4:25pm, SBRPD officers responded to a report of an assault in the first block of W. 8th St in Wind Gap. Police arrived on scene and arrested Castillo after Castillo assaulted two people on scene. The male and female victims reported that at approximately 4:15pm, they had returned home and were confronted by Castillo. Castillo was upset because he believed that the victims had parked in his parking space. Castillo punched the male in the face and kicked him while on the ground. He then punched the female in the face. Castillo then grabbed a shovel from the rear of his vehicle and threatened both victims.
Castillo was taken into custody and charged with Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Terroristic Threats.

Media Release – 9/1/2015

Aggravated Assault – Joel Fatjo 32 yr old male – Jones Hill Rd, Plainfield Twp On 9/1/2015 at approximately 1230am, SBRPD responded to a residence on the 700 block of Jones Hill Rd in Plainfield Twp for a report of a stabbing. Officers arrived on scene and found that Fatjo had stabbed another male inside the residence after an altercation. Fatjo sustained minor facial injuries during the fight. Paramedics transported both Fatjo and the victim to separate hospitals for treatment. The victim’s wound appeared to be non-life threatening. Charges were completed for Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault and related charges. Fatjo was taken into custody from St. Luke’s Andreson Campus and arraigned on charges . Fatjo was released on $75,000/unsecured bail.

Media Release – 8/25/2015

Public Drunkenness / Disorderly Conduct – John Campbell  49 yr old male – Roseto PA

On 8/17/2015 at approximately 8:10pm, SBRPD investigated a report of a male sleeping on the concrete in Weona Park.  Police approached Campbell who was asleep on the ground.  Upon awaking, Campbell became agitated and used foul language at officers on scene, threatening them, near residents who were in the park.  Campbell was found to be intoxicated and was cited for Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness.  

Media Release – 8/24/2015

Thefts from Vehicle
SBRPD is investigating two separate incidents of thefts from unlocked cars in the overnight hours over the past several days.
On 8/17, police investigated a theft of $350 from a wallet left in a vehicle overnight in the 900 block of Buck Dr in Plainfield Twp.
On 8/23, police investigated a theft of loose change and a GPS unit from a vehicle parked in the first block of S. Lehigh Ave., Wind Gap.

Phone Scam
SBRPD received a report of a phone scam on 8/22. The Plainfield Twp resident advised police that on 8/19 an unknown person with an Indian accent called, requesting permission to remote in to their computer to fix a Windows 10 virus. The victim reported that on 8/22, another person called claiming to be from the IRS demanding money.
SBRPD advises that the IRS does not call residents to request money. Do not give checking account routing or account numbers to anyone over the phone unless you are positive of who you are doing business with.

Media Release – 8/24/2015

Public Drunkenness – Michael Mcnamara – 33 yr old male Alpha Ave, Wind Gap PA
SBRPD cited Mcnamara for Public Drunkenness after investigating an incident on 8/23 at 4:15am in the 300 block of Delaware Ave., Wind Gap. Police were called to a residence for the report of a subject ringing the doorbell of the home. Police arrived on scene and located Mcnamara on the back porch of the home, intoxicated. Mcnamara, of Alpha Rd. in Wind Gap told police that he was trying to get into his home. Police filed a citation for Public Drunkenness against Mcnamara and took him to his residence.

Media Release – 7/28/2015

Burglary Arrest – Keith Stevens 19 yr old male – Bangor PA
On 7/24/2015, SBRPD arrested and charged Stevens with 5 counts of Burglary, 7 counts of Receiving Stolen Property, 5 counts of Theft from Motor Vehicles for the several burglaries and thefts from vehicles in the Dotta Development in Plainfield Twp. Overnight residential burglaries and thefts occurred between June 26th and July 17th. After the arrest, Stevens was arraigned in front of District Magistrate Schlegel and placed in the Northampton County Prison on $30,000 / 10% bail and a probation violation detainer.
Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle – 17 yr male old JUVENILE – Wind Gap PA
On 7/26/2015 at 11:15pm, SBRPD arrested a 17 year old male from Wind Gap after receiving a report that he had taken a family member’s vehicle without permission. Officers located the juvenile on the 1000 block of Constitution Avenue and stopped the juvenile inside the vehicle. He was then taken into custody and later released. Police filed a Juvenile Allegation against the male for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Driving with a Suspended License.
Possession of Synthetic Marijuana – Eric Kirkland 27 yr old male – Roosevelt St., Wind Gap
On July 13th at approximately 1:00pm, SBRPD responded to a report of suspicious activity at the Wind Gap Park on 3rd St. Police made contact with Kirkland and a second male inside the park. During the investigation, police found that Kirkland was in possession of synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Kirkland was brought to HQ for questioning and later released. Charges were filed at District Magistrate Schlegel’s office in Wind Gap for Possession of Synthetic Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Burglary – 200 Block of South Broadway, Wind Gap
SBRPD is investigating a reported burglary in the 200 block of S. Broadway in Wind Gap. The resident reported that on July 26th between 5:30pm and midnight, someone entered the residence and stole a black Sony Playstation 4 gaming console and 4 video games. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Slate Belt Regional Police at 610-759-8517.

Media Release – 7/29/2015

The Slate Belt Regional Police Department is in possession of several bicycles recovered over the past several years. We are attempting to locate the owners of the following bicycles:
Pink “Next” Mountain Bike
Blue “Next” BMX Bike
Black Small Bike – No Brand Name
Silver and Pink “Huffy” Bike
White and Yellow “Ross” Bike
Red 97cc Scooter

If anyone owns these bikes or have lost a bike over the past few years, please contact the Slate Belt Regional Police Department at 610-759-8517.

Media Release – 7/29/2015

Burglary Arrest – Keith Stevens 19 yr old male – Bangor PA
On 7/24/2015, SBRPD arrested and charged Stevens with 5 counts of Burglary, 7 counts of Receiving Stolen Property, 5 counts of Theft from Motor Vehicles for the several burglaries and thefts from vehicles in the Dotta Development in Plainfield Twp. Overnight residential burglaries and thefts occurred between June 26th and July 17th. After the arrest, Stevens was arraigned in front of District Magistrate Schlegel and placed in the Northampton County Prison on $30,000 / 10% bail and a probation violation detainer.