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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Unlike NJ and Easton Police, Trachta Drags Feet on HIV Prosecution

Infected with HIV, Rick Webster once preached the importance of persons like himself remaining abstinent. But in 2010, he was charged in Hunterdon County with sexually assaulting a teenage girl despite knowing that he is infected. Despite spending four years in jail, Waters was charged again by Easton police in August after having sex with two different woman without disclosing that he is HIV-positive. But in Nazareth, Chief Trachta ignored pleas for help from a third Walker victim.

Easton police were able to file charges within a week of being informed what had happened. But in Nazareth, the victim was told that Chief Trachta had been “too busy” to get involved. Trachta failed to respond to phone calls or emails for over four months. He blew her off. He even dismissed an Easton detective who came to ask him about the case. The detective made the mistake of calling on Trachta too soon after his vacation.

Trachta was apparently too busy writing out parking tickets.

Fortunately for the victim, "One officer has been extremely helpful in the process." That is Stephen Schleig, a full-time police officer who Trachta refused to supply with a uniform and has harassed in other ways for union activity. Officer Schleig listened to this victim, realizing that police exist "to serve and protect." He filed three counts of reckless endangerment against Webster on August 31.

Police refuse to act on complaints about their behavior unless a Citizen's Complaint is Filed. I have recommended that the victim here file such a complaint and that she makes sure it is delivered to Randy Miller, not Trachta.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

why would trachta doing anything but spend his time protecting his lil boy troxell. they need to go and fast before another lawsuit hits the tax payers FT and deputy dog

Anonymous said...

she would have better luck going to NorCo Council, than handing that complaint over to Miller. I heard he's just like Trachta.

Anonymous said...

Little minds. What the mall cop to the rescue ppl

Anonymous said...

Lol......I think he's retired for being a mall cop. Hahahaha It's funny how the guy has been a cop for 10 years and we try and crank on him for a job he worked while paying his way through college and the police academy. LMAO What was the state thinking when this guy passed all his police exams?

Anonymous said...

Bernie is really reaching with this story. Residents of Nazareth still support their police over the street scum.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I don't consider the victim of a crime to be street scum.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I find it absolutely hilarious the stories you attemp to create about the Nazareth Police Department ! You, Lahovsky and Shleig must live a very dull life ! I don't know what your gonna do with yourself when Shleig gets shipped back to the Palmer Park Mall because he is to incompetent to be a police officer! Oh and before you try to deny that accusation I let you know it has been proven on numerous occasions! Shliegs lawsuit will be dismissed you can't file a lawsuit based on your employer reprimanding you for being incompetent and then say their picking on you! The truth of the matter is Shlieg bought into Lahovsky's bullshit and now he know he is in to deep and in fear of losing his job he needs to create income from somewhere ! If you want to talk about the problems at the Nazareth Borough Police Department your starting point should be Freddy Lahovsky! Just as everywhere else he worked he thinks he should be the chief and created issues with everybody that works there! Through out many of your post I see you saying Trachta is a union buster.... How could that be when he was employed by one of the biggest unions in the world??? The NYPD??? Explain that Berney! I am so sick of you trying to spread false allegations about this department when if those two weren't there the could start the rebuild ! Freddy is a good cop but he has been a cancer at every department he has ever worked for!! These are not false allegations they are factual! Any person that questions these allegations contact the Bethlehem Township PD and Colonial Regional PD where Freddy was once employed and then terminated!! Shlieg should be a mall cop he has good morals but he lacks what it takes to be a real cop!!!!

Anonymous said...

Nazareth resident support their police!
Nazareth resident support their police!
Nazareth resident support their police!

Fire Freddy!!!!!!

Bernie O'Hare said...

If you support the police, then support the full-time police officers. But you don't.

This story has nothing to do with Lahovsky. Schleig is only referenced as someone who did his job. This story is about a victim of crime being ignored by Nazareth's police chief, who was "too busy" to meet with an Easton detective.

Trachta did belong to one of the biggest unions in the world and played the game very well. Now he is management and is doing his best to bust the union by ragging on the full-time officers. As for your assessment of Schleig's suit, I'll wait for the courts to make a determination, as they did with Freddy in ruling that his case goes forward. I also am anxious to see what happens in the civil rights suit brought against Troxell and Trachta over the death of Timothy Nixon. Finally, the lawsuit from the Sticker gang is coming.

But this matter concerns a young lady who was preyed on by a man with HIV, and then ignored by a person who swore to protect her.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like 12:48 is jealous , who needs to get a life?

Anonymous said...

Simply put the Nazareth Police Assoc has held the Borough hostage since Lahorvski and Schlieg came on board. They have been writing the narrative for all the Boroughs problems for some time now. Both being good officers but both wanting to be the boss and wanting to not only run the police dept but apparently the Borough as well and Bernie you fit right into their agenda.

Anonymous said...

Ha deputy Dogg troxell I heard Schleig got 2 heroism awards. For saving 2 Palmer township cops from being shot‼ Let me try to put it in words you and your fucked up daddy can understand 1plus 1equals 2 heroism awards dumb ass Dogg your only expertise is how to fetch a boner in your mouth taught by your daddy passed down by his daddy. Well you get it, then again I'll bet you don't. Unless it's dangling in front of your lips............. Sucker.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Funny how nearly 20 independent arbitrators have ruled against Nazareth Borough for their disparate treatment towards union officers within the the Nazareth Borough police force. I was an Officer within the department not too long ago. I was let go for political reasons, because I was proactive police officer. I had the privilege and opportunities to work with both Lahovski and Schleig on several occasions. They are the real deal! Now in regards to Chief Cupcake Trachta......did you know that he NEVER attended the police academy in Pa.? That if asked he can't even tell you what Title 18, Title 75, Title 67 or Title 35 accuracy is.....he will tell you that "You know what it is? In New York we did it this way.......In New York we were allowed to do it this way........In New York we had this........" Well Trachta if you didn't get involved in yoir O.T. scandal you would still be NYPD! You wouldn't be here in Nazareth, or what you used to call it when I worked there "MARS" "I'm in MARS here....this is insane."

So I guess when 20 some odd counts or so called "documented discipline" has been over turned by 20.....that's 20 INDEPENDENT ARBITRATORS. .....which means the rubbish that Nazareth Borough has accused officers of "discipline" really wasn't discipline at all. Which then makes it documented counts of work place harassment. Open the check books open people.....because Lahovski, Schleig and Koch are taking you to the BANK!!!!!!!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Bernie I must give you credit you are very loyal to these two scumbags! However I don't understand why because these two are single handedly destroying the police department in the borough in which you reside! I can't believe with how intelligent of a person you are you don't see they're using you as a ploy in their personal agenda!!! The Nazareth borough police department certainly needs a fresh start but it can't happen while these two idiots are here on their path of destruction! It's a shame that Shlieg fell into Lahovsky s trap now he will be black balled and never be able to again gain employment as a police officer! I don't understand how you and Shleig got to this point without realizing Lahovsky is just using you as a chess piece in his voyage!!! Lahovsky is a trouble maker that has been fired from every organization in which he was ever employed! When he was fired from Bethlehem Township he was made to sign an agreement that he would never work as a police officer again ! After Lahovsky found another chess piece he found someone to go to bat for him to get reinstated to only then pull the same shit he is doing now with Nazareth borough to them! Lahovsky tries to come out to be a stand up guy however it's all a game look at his track record! Simply put Bernie and Shleig this guy act like your buddy but when it comes down to it your nothing more then a pawn!!! Wake up he is a criminal!!!

Anonymous said...

Nazareth pd strong##}}}}

Anonymous said...

Yeah JUST ask Troxell......It's a conspiracy because Lahovski and Schleig are both Freemasons! They are destroying the police department! These two highly decorated officers are horrible Freemasons, who are hell bent on standing up for the little people and arresting the bad guys. SCUMBAGS they NEED to be like more Chief Trachta and Part-Timer Troxell! So what that they have federal law suits against them. They are the real Miami - Vice! Go get them boyz!!!!!!! What's a few more Federal Lawsuits!!!!!!! Yippy-Ka-Yayy!

Anonymous said...

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Bernie O'Hare said...

I've deleted a few comments with vulgar references. Please don't do that.

Bernie O'Hare said...

5;36, Pardon me, but I don't think that someone who lacks the integrity to identify himself is in any position to call others scumbags, especially when those others are highly decorated police officers who actually have saved lives. You bash Lahovksi as a "criminal" who was fired in BT. Neither statement is true. Both statements are defamatory, which is why you won't ID yourself. You would be sued and you would lose.

I cover several municipalities. This is the only one in which local officials who know nothing about police work insert themselves in day-to-day operations. This is a big mistake that hinders the effectiveness of a department. We have one borough council member seeking re-election who was charged criminally after trying to find out about a possible state police infiltrator at the social clubs. We have a council that fired a hometown hero who would have been an outstanding police officer, simply bc he would have gone union. We have a Mayor who spent decades involved in illegal gambling and now he supervizes the police? Talk about a fox in the hen house. On top of that, he inserts himself into day-to-day operations concerning matters about which he knows nothing. Last year, for example, he actually told the press that it was OK not to release the description of a missing child. Did he learn that selling carwashes? We have a Council member who was in an accident and his defense was, "Don't you know who I am?"

On top of that, the department is top heavy. A department that size has a chief, a deputy chief and some kind of supervisor.

The real problem with the Nazareth police department is the borough council and the Mayor. It is obvious to anyone with half a brain that Trachta is a preening peacock who needs to go. Pay him off! That's cheaper by far than paying all the judgments than will be filed soon. Then put a decent guy in charge and get out of the way.

I warned Council about this last year. They will find out the hard way.

And they did lie to me when they told me there was investigatory report of the police department. Schleig's complaint makes clear there is such a report, but Council lied and buried it.

Where's the DCED report? You know, the one you were supposed to get in 60 days? Hide that one, too? You are right. I am loyal to my friends. It's probably not a quality you see too much, given that you can't say who you are. But loyal or not, I would never back any officer responsible for the death of an emotionally troubled man, as is the case with Troxell. I would never back a Chief who gave a misleading statement about it to the press, as Trachta did.

And guess what? If Lahovski or Schleig see me breaking the law, I will be cited. In fact, I have received a ticket from Schleig, although I'm pretty sure every cop has nailed me at least once.

They are two good cops who have been vilified simply bc they are union members. I am embarrassed I played Switzerland so long.

And by the way if those conflicts at Nazareth Ambulance still exist, expect a very cold winter. You can return now to the poker machines and football pools.

Anonymous said...

The whole time you all focus on the police dept you fail to see the truth. The council created all the issues in the Borough. They control everything from police to the ambulance (even though it is a non-profit). In fact they control zoning, planning and the volunteer fire dept. They are the union busters. Herbst made sure the police were without a contract and they all made sure the highway dept is without one. Say what you will but the true trouble in Nazareth is the council. The current and past under Dougherty. People in Nazareth have a real problem and even you Bernie don't address the real issue. COUNCIL

Bernie O'Hare said...

I believe I have said that the main problem is Council, in this and several other stories. I agree with you, except I have laid the blame at their doorstep. In fact, I tried to get some people to run and oust the good ol' boys who are running the show now.

Anonymous said...

Council is to busy pleasing the landlords. Now we are building parking lots for them at the expense of the (little tax payer)when they should be putting money into more useful items that would benefit us all.Let the landlords an buisnesses contribute to there parking lot.TO bad the tax payers are not paying attention to where their money really goes.Go to boro meetings an voice your concerns or don't complain when taxes go up.

Anonymous said...

It is true, Trachta must go. He is hurting the Borough and does not care. As far as Lahovski goes, he is the biggest cancer in this Borough, County and State. Even the DA hates him. I am very disappointed in you that you support this guy. Just goes to show what kind of person you are. Schlieg on the other hand has the biggest worries of them all. He better enjoy his kid before he goes to jail. He has told too many lies to too many people. I wonder he knows what the word "perjury" stands for. He will..........just wait!
Shimer is no home town hero. Just another offspring of the cancer Lahovski spreads.
I really wish you would do your homework before you start writing lies and things that are just not true. Your article is wrong and only based on what Lahovski told you. Two wrongs will never make a right. You prove that everytime you write what he says.

Bernie O'Hare said...

First of all, my article is accurate and can be confirmed by simply looking at the dates that the charges were filed. Second, I was contacted by the victim of this crime, not a police officer. She intends to file a formal complaint against Trachta. Third, your statement that the DA hates Lahovski is completely false. In fact, Officer Lahovski assisted the DA in a Nazareth murder case and Morganelli expressly told me he was quite pleased with the work that Lahovskidid, which resulted in a conviction. Fourth, the fact that you assail me for the "kind of person" I am, and do so anonymously, tells us all what kind of person you are. Fifth, Officers Schleig and Lahovski, the persons you disparage, have saved lives. They know all about perjury and do not engage in the dishoinest preactice of posting slurs anonymously. Sixth, you bash Officer Shimer, who barely knew Officer Lahovski, with absolutely no basis.

It is simply astonishing that you could start out by recognizing that Trachta is a problem and then justify his nonsense by attacking other officers. This is not about them. It is about him. It is also about a Borough Council that refuses to get rid of the main problem, in that department. They have identified that problem as Lahovski as a result of anti-union animus. They want to get away with expecting officers to put their lives on the line without giving them a fair salary. They also insert themselves in minutiae about which they know nothing.

Anonymous said...

You commenters are all way off base. Without even questioning any officers ability anyone should be able to see that the Borough Council has not provided and structured or fully staffed police dept for years. Year in and year out the Borough has side stepped their responsibility to provide the proper safety and protection to the Borough tax payers.
Now they have a rogue officer that has filed numerous lawsuits to in his eyes move the Council to do their job. Didn't work nor will it. They don't like him and as Rev Matz stated while a councilman the police in the borough are the bottom of the barrel.
No disrespect intended Bernie but you should be the first to bring this to the taxpayers attention and realize that all the lawsuits are the direct consequence of a council action.
It's obvious you have been lead by a few. So in ending this rant and tired of hearing how good two officers are, I ask. Why did Lahovski run from forty-fort,Beth Twsp and Colonial Regional and why is Schleig not a officer in Palmer Twsp where he tried to be accepted.? We already know your concvictions concerning Trachta and Troxell and the Mayor so how about the rest.

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:30 (Carl),

Pa Title § 4902. Perjury. (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of perjury, a felony of the third degree, if in any official proceeding he makes a false statement under oath or equivalent affirmation, or swears or affirms the truth of a statement previously made, when the statement is material and he does not believe it to be true.

"and he does not believe it to be true." The problem falls upon the prosecution to prove that an individual believed that what they are stated was NOT to be the truth. If you are basing this fact on a "he said, she said" scenario it's not going to work.

Especially if the "discovery" was found only after a federal lawsuit was filed or if illegal activities was reported of public misconduct. It only further strengthens Officer Schleig's case of unwanted and further work place harassment and will be used against you in a court of law.

Carl, you truly need to focus on your own legal issues and prepare for your life to change forever because of it.

Anonymous said...

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