The Morning Call from Allentown, Pennsylvania on March 30, 1996 · 4
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The Morning Call from Allentown, Pennsylvania · 4

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Saturday, March 30, 1996
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THIRD' B14 THE MORNING CALL, SATURDAY, MARCH 30, W J. POLICE i a ALLENTOWN Man charged in assault and purse snatching A 23-year-old man was charged Thurs day with knocking a woman to the ground and stealing her purse. Henry Beck, who has no current address, and an unidentified accomplice accosted a 38-year-old Whitehall Township woman in the 900 block of Turner Street shortly after 1 a.m., Allentown police said. They knocked her to the ground and groped her, then fled with her purse, police said. One of the alleged thieves escaped, but Beck was apprehended by police in the area shortly after the incident. Beck is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery, theft, receiving stolen property, simple assaultand indecent assault. He was committed to Lehigh County Prison under $25,000 bail. ALLENTOWN Man charged in arson . waives preliminary hearing An Allentown man charged with setting fire to his house with his wife and children inside waived a preliminary hearing yesterday and faces possible trial Miguel Rios of 626 N. 5th St. allegedly set the fire on Feb. 1 shortly after an argument with his wife, Miriam. No one was injured in the fire that began in an old coal storage room in the basement of their three-story rowhouse. Rios was charged with arson, six counts of recklessly endangering anoth- , er person and causing and risking a catastrophe. His bail was reduced from $100,000 to $5,000 at 10 percent to be posted by a third party. Rios remains in Lehigh County Prison. B ALLENTOWN .. Homeless man hit by train is now 'guarded' A homeless man who was seriously injured when he was hit by a train March 19 is in guarded condition at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Alvin Barr, 32, was walking with a friend along Conrail tracks beneath the Susquehanna Street Bridge when he stepped onto the northbound tracks and was hit, police said. He was wedged under a locomotive and dragged 75 to 100 feet, they said. Barr reportedly had two broken legs, a broken back, an amputated foot and head injuries when he was taken to LVH. . LEHIGH COUNTY 2 deadbeat dads nabbed who together owe $63,000 Lehigh County domestic relations investigators said they finally caught up with two deadbeat dads who together owe more than $63,000 in child support. When they tracked down Alberto So-sa, who they've been seeking for about two years, they found him hiding in a closet at his house, said Nick Hromiak, a domestic relations investigator. Sosa, 41, of 801 Halstead St., Allen-town, owed his ex-wife $33,394 in child support since December 1994, Hromiak said. , On March 21 authorities served Sosa with a bench warrant for failing to appear at a court hearing. He is serving a six-month sentence in Lehigh County Prison because he didn't have the $10,000 a judge ordered him to Pay. Yesterday authorities picked up another deadbeat dad. Thomas P. Boom-hower, 46, whose last address was in Eric R. Rittenhouse, MD, announces his affiliation with Easton Hospital and the opening of his office for the practice of OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY at 2100 Lehigh St., Easton. Dr. Rittenhouse welcomes new patients. For information or an appointment, please call 610-258-3615. In addition to routine obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Rittenhouse has special interest in: High risk obstetrics Pediatric and adolescent gynecology Advanced laparoscopic surgery Uro-gynecology Ongoing gynecologic care for the maturing woman. I' ' . uJ. K. - ' jj Florida, owes $29,740 to his ex-wife for their three children, Hromiak said. . Boomhower hasn't made a payment since he was ordered to pay child support in 1989, he said. ; Authorities received a tip that Boomhower was staying at a motel in Quaker-town. They found him walking along Route 309 in Coopersburg yesterday afternoon. He was committed to prison and is . awaiting a hearing. WILSON Three key sets found, turned in to police If you've recently lost a set of keys in Wilson, borough police may have them. Three sets of keys have been found in recent weeks, but no one has called to claim them. Two sets were lost in the 2400 block of Butler Street. One set features football team and car racing tags, while another has a fluorescent tag from a car repair shop. The third set has an orange plastic football attached and a red plastic heart with the name of a local hospital printed on it. Owners can call police at 253-6121. ALLENTOWN Charged Jane Marie Halleman, 29, of 3952 Lower Saucon Road, Lower Saucon Township; yesterday with aggravated assault, simple assault, disorderly conduct; allegedly punched officer John Miller in eye when he tried to stop her from driving away from fight at 425 S. 15th i arraigned by District Justice Patricia You-konis, committed to Lehigh County prison under $8,500 bail. Charged Terrence Maior, 30, and Kevin M. Spencer, 31, both of 327 N. 13th St., first floor; yesterday at home with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, criminal conspiracy; both arraigned by District Justice Patricia Youkonis, Maior committed to Lehigh County Prison un-j? der $20,000 bail; Spencer committed under , $15,000 bail. Jj Theft Reported Thursday by Michael Bold of Schnecksville; $100 cellular phone, $40 wallet and $200 in cash taken from sport utility vehicle while at 2nd and Susquehanna Street. Vandalism Reported Thursday by Mustafa Soonasra of 962 Kressler Road, Allentown; 3rd floor apartment at 720 Carrot St. broken into and door damaged: $1,000 damage. Theft Reported Thursday by Janice Ces-anck of Allentown; sport utility vehicle taken from 1400 of S. Front Street. Charged George W. Fleming, 36, of 737 Mohawk St; Thursday for possession of cocaine; committed to Lehigh County Prison under $5,000 bail Charged Sheila A Lyons, 30, of 123 S. 8th SU Thursday for prostitution and related offenses; committed to Lehigh County Prison under $5,000 bail. Theft Reported yesterday by Cheryl Roberts; $1,200 gum bail machine and $250 from the lobby of the Brass Rail, 3015 Lehigh St. Theft Reported Thursday by Rosita Range, 521 N. 6th St; 1985 silver four-door Chevette taken from home. SOUTH WHITEHALL Charged Eric AA. Reppert, 25, of 1 W. Main St., Apt. D, Macungie; Tuesday with four counts each of criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property; allegedly stole $810 from Living Things, 4727 Tilghman St., between January and Saturday while he was employed there; committed to Lehigh County Prison under $10,000 bail. TOWAMENCIN TOWNSHIP Theft Reported in the 2000 block of Spring Valley Road; overnight last Saturday $200 compact disc player and $250 cellular telephone taken from car. Theft Reported in the 2000 block of Spring Valley Road; overnight last Saturday $750 in compact discs and a $100 radar detector taken from car. LOWER TOWAMENSING TWP. Criminal mischief Joseph Berger, 81, of Harm's Dairy Road; reported to state police at Lehighton; cracked windshield on pickup truck, $200 damage. CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM MAINTENANCE AGREEMENTS Why wait and worry? Choose your plan now and relax in cool comfort all summer. 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