Police Blotter

 

NORTHAMPTON BOROUGH POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Northampton Borough Police Department responded to the following calls between April 29 and May 5, 2013.

 

 

APR 29 – A porta-potty was found on fire and burning to the ground on the north side of the baseball field on Canal Street.

  • A charred plastic bag containing dog feces was left on the porch of a residence in the 2200 block of Siegfried Avenue.
  • A hit and run occurred when a vehicle was struck in the rear bumper while parked in the St. Luke’s Rehab parking lot, 1894 Center Street.  Witness had observed the offending vehicle and was able to provide police with a license number.
  • A male, representing himself as a state employee  and also claiming to be with an insurance company, came to victim’s residence to discuss a Medicare plan.  W/M, early 60’s, had no legitimate identification.  Under investigation.

 

APR 30 – At the request of the Northampton Area School District, Officer Mullner and K9 Zoro, along with four other K9 teams, performed a routine narcotics sweep of the high school.

  • Police responded to the 100 block of W. 17th Street for a male/female domestic.  Male was intoxicated, and dispute was loud and verbal in nature.  Female left while officers were on scene.
  • Male and female appeared at headquarters to report a road rage incident that involved brake checking and tailgating. It began on Airport Road and continued into Northampton.  Referred to PSP.

 

MAY 1 – A pair of custom skates, wrapped and inside of a box, was removed from a vehicle while parked in the 2200 block of Main Street.

  • The front passenger side window of a vehicle was smashed while parked on the west side of the 1300 block of Canal Street, next to the split rail fence.
  • Resident in the 1800 block of Canal Street reported that someone had entered his vehicle.  He believed they were attempting to steal, since various items had been disabled, moved or undone.

 

MAY 4 – Officers responded to a dog bite in the 1500 block of Cedar Street.  A female representative with an energy organization had entered a fenced yard in order to make contact with the homeowners.  Unsure if injury was from a bite or scratch.  Referred to ACO.

  • Report of an intoxicated male, stumbling on the sidewalk, in the 1300 block of Main Street.  Caller was concerned for subject’s safety.  W/M, 43 yoa, stated that he had just moved to the Borough that day, and did not know his address.  Officers located his residence and transported male to same.
  • After being observed stumbling in the area of W. 21st Street, intoxicated male was located in the grassy area to the rear of the Alliance Hotel. W/M, 39 yoa of Northampton, had trouble speaking, but was able to identify himself.  After results of PBT, subject was transported to the hospital by EMS.
  • Report of a vehicle racing up and down Lincoln Avenue in the area of 17th Street in the very early morning hours.  W/M, 20 yoa of Bethlehem, was found to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and was transported to the DUI Center.  Vehicle was towed and charges to be filed upon test results.