Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Illegal Gun Charges at Controversial South Side Building

Last month, following a contentious hearing, Bethlehem's Zoning Hearing Board refused to go along with a basement apartment at 311 E. 4th Street, despite the City's own admission that it had mistakenly allowed 4 apartments at the site for years. "If there's a fire in the apartment, people will die," said Zoning Officer Suzanne Borzak.

And that was pretty much that.

A few days after that hearing, owner Richard Smith was charged with harassment. According to Bethlehem police, he grabbed or pushed a building inspector on July 2, when being informed that his apartment building was being condemned.

Now three more people have been arrested at this apartment building on more serious charges. Responding to a fight call, police obtained a warrant after detecting the odor of marijuana. In addition to finding drugs and paraphernalia, police also seized a shotgun with a scratched-off serial number, along with ammunition. Three women living at the building have been charged possession of a firearm with an obliterated manufacturer's number. They are Lauren Gonzalez, age 27, Jamie Cornier-Nadal, age 20, and Angela Rodriguez, age 25.

11 comments:

Clinton Oxford said...

As long as the Federal Gov't allow's illegal(undocumented) immigrant's in the L.V. to go undeported....LEGAL Northampton Resident's will go unemployed.

Anonymous said...

Damn, you busted the famous Gregory gang.

Anonymous said...

Actually, the zoning officer sadly is correct. Some yeas back, a man died trapped in a fire while living in a Union Boulevard basement apt.

Anonymous said...

Bethlehem is changing. I have a house near mine that has people living in the basement and the attic. It is not an apartment, just a flop house.

I will not report my concerns since I don't need the "friendly ethnics" taking out their street justice on my car or other property.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Given your bigoted reference to "friendly ethnics," I am happy yo hear you live in misery.

Anonymous said...

If you are born on the island of Puerto Rico you're an American citizen, Clinton.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Um, how does anyone know these are NOT American citizens. The fact that my name is O'Hare does not mean I was born in Ireland.

Anonymous said...

PR ...... USA!

Anonymous said...

Next time it will most likely be the Irish having a shoot out on the South Side. It was just a co-incidence that it was PR's,

Bernie O'Hare said...

Do you know that it was Puerto Ricans in that shoot out? Do you know that it is Puerto Ricans in this incident? Those Spanish names could be any of a number of different nationalities./ You see Spanish name plus crime and assume Puerto Rican. That is the mark of a bigot.

Anonymous said...

Your right. Could be Dominicans.