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Surf and turf: Cops seek alleged Wegmans lobster tail thief

Meat was also taken in the theft that police said occurred earlier this week.

Colonial Regional police are looking for information on a man they say stole more than $600 in …

Valley man’s 3rd DUI comes with a twist, police say

The 36-year-old from the Nazareth area wasn’t supposed to be driving the car police said he was driving.

A 36-year-old Lower Nazareth Township man, who was supposed to be driving with a device that checked his alcohol content before the vehicle starts, was picked up Thanksgiving and charged with his third DUI, Colonial Regional police said.

Daniel Robert Nauman, of the 200 block of Cobblestone Lane, was driving south at 9:05 p.m. on Cobblestone Lane when he went through the stop sign at Hecktown Road, police said.

Officers, who happened to be parked near that intersection, pulled over the vehicle and Nauman smelled of alcohol, police said. They learned from his license that he wasn’t supposed to be driving unless the vehicle had an ignition interlock system, which causes the vehicle not to start if there is alcohol on the driver’s breath, police said.

He failed field sobriety tests, and a half-empty can of Miller Lite was in the center console, according to police.

Nauman is charged with drunken driving (third offense), illegally operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock, driving with an expired license and a stop sign violation, police said.

Nauman was charged with DUI and related counts on Jan. 26, 2013, in Bethlehem Township, records show. He pleaded guilty on Sept. 24 of that year to the DUI — the other counts were withdrawn.

He was sentenced to a maximum of six months in custody, part of which was laid out as seven days in Northampton County Prison, 23 days of work release and 60 days of house arrest with electronic monitoring, records show. He was to report to prison on Oct. 16 of that year, but records don’t show him having been in jail.

Records on the Nov. 24 incident had yet to be filed in District Judge John Capobianco’s court, so a tentative preliminary hearing date wasn’t immediately available.

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CRPD Hosting 11th Annual "Shop With a Cop" on December 3

Officer John Harmon’s kids selflesslyshopped for others in 2013 Colonial Regional Police Department will host its 11th annual “Shop with a Cop” program on December 3. It’s an opportunity to help needy families and is funded by local citizens, the …

After 3 months on lam, fugitive back behind bars

Brian Keith Norton Sr. didn’t return after work release in August.

Three months after failing to return to a prison on a work release, a Northampton County fugitive is back behind bars.

Brian K. Norton Sr. croppedBrian K. Norton Sr. (Courtesy photo | For lehighvalleylive.com) 

The county prison on Saturday reported that Brian K. “Bubba” Norton Sr., 49, was returned by Colonial Regional police.

Norton did not return to the Easton facility on Aug. 17.

He was serving a six-month sentence for domestic relations-civil contempt, according to the prison.

Norton was also taken into custody in March on a Warren County Prosecutor’s Office warrant for a narcotics charge, according to court records. He had a last-known address at that time in the 700 block of Canal Park in Easton.

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Cops: Wegmans shoplifter caught with more than just stolen goods

The thief fled with $109 worth of items from the supermarket, police said.

A man accused of shoplifting $109 worth of items from Wegman’s Supermarket also was found in possession…

Nazareth area man threatens to ‘crack some skulls’ with bat, cops say

The victim got out of the way just in time to avoid being hit by the bat, police said.

A Lower Nazareth Township man is accused of standing over his brother with an aluminum…

9-year-old ‘went flying in the air,’ witness says in fatal hit-and-run trial

Royce Atkins is on trial for causing the crash that killed 9-year-old Darious Condash.

A witness to the crash that killed 9-year-old Darious Condash last year testified in court …

Road rage leads to ‘chaotic’ scene outside Arby’s, cops say

Five to seven people were allegedly involved in a chaotic scene. Two face charges.

Two brothers face charges after what police described as a “chaotic” scene outside a Lower…

Victim identified in deadly Route 512 motorcycle crash

The 56-year-old victim was from New Hope in Bucks County, the Lehigh County coroner said.

A 56-year-old Bucks County man died Sunday after the motorcycle he was riding struck an …

2 hurt in vehicle rollover in Northampton County

One person was reportedly thrown from the vehicle while another person was trapped.

Two people were hurt when a vehicle rolled over about 5:45 a.m. Monday on Airport Road in Hano…