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Man charged with stealing four motorcycles from Carbon business

Published February 05. 2019 12:49PM

Charges have been bound over to Carbon County court against a man accused of stealing four motorcycles from a Carbon County business.

Angel Otero, 18, faces theft charges, according to the affidavit of probable cause filed by of the Palmerton Borough Police Department:

On Jan. 26, Kromer, along with patrolmen Adam Shimer and Trevor Flexer were dispatched to the Carbon County Communications Center to a report of a burglary in progress at R&D Powersports.

The communications center said the caller saw people pushing motorcycles south on State Road/Red Hill Road coming from R&D Powersports.

At the business, Kromer noticed the bottom panel of a garage door on the southwest corner of the building was damaged. Suspects entered the building by removing a plexiglass window from a door.

The bottom panel of the garage door was then pushed out, causing significant damage to the door.

The owner said four motorcycles were taken: two Suzuki 450 motorcycles, one Suzuki 250 motorcycle, and one KTM motorcycle. Officers followed State Road which transitions to Red Hill Road as it enters Lower Towamensing Township.

Officers stopped where the road terminates at the entrance to American Zinc Recycling property and they saw a dark Hyundai SUV on Route 248 east.

Shimer began to approach the vehicle, and observed a yellow motorcycle lying on the shoulder of the roadway.

The vehicle fled on Route 248 east. Officers secured a Suzuki RM motorcycle.

The witness told police she saw three men in dark clothing pushing motorcycles, and they were yelling to each other in Spanish.

Information was sent to Lehigh and Northampton counties.

At 1:13 a.m., police were notified that the Whitehall Police Department was in pursuit of a motorcycle in the area of Route 145.

At that time, police were advised by the comm center that Whitehall Police Department had a Hispanic man in custody on an orange and black motorcycle.

The motorcycle recovered on 248 East was secured by Strohl’s Towing. Police confirming that it matched the stolen KTM motorcycle. The vehicle identification numbers were provided for the motorcycles.

Lehighton State Police officers recovered the Suzuki 250 motorcycle on State Road/Red Hill Road.

Whitehall Police Department took the rider of the KTM motorcycle, identified as Otero, into custody. Otero had a black ski mask, gloves, and a spark plug, but denied stealing the motorcycle from R&D Powersports.

He faces four counts each of theft by unlawful taking or disposition and receiving stolen property, and one count each of burglary, criminal trespass and loitering and prowling at night.

He was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Jan. 30 before District Judge William Kissner of Palmerton. waived his right to the hearing, and will appear at 9 a.m. Feb. 21 for a pretrial status conference in the Carbon County Court of Common Pleas.

He is free in lieu of $3,000 bail posted. No one else has been charged in connection with the theft.

Comments
More of a city trash issue...these are a lot of NJ residents who moved to Allentown because there are no jobs in Trenton area. That is what I've learned working in Lehigh Valley. Now you have city trash mixing with the rural trash in this area and they all have a blast doing drugs
This is just an example of the garbage coming into our country and now in our locale due to liberals fighting against a tough border security policy. Keep your firearms close at hand people...this is going to get a lot worse if we don't secure the border and put a stop to the influx of these undesirables.
This area like the rest of the Poconos and Lehigh Valley are along major highways like 80 and 78....the influx of undesirable city criminals will never stop. We are a pit stop between NYC and Philly. The Poconos are a major drug and human trafficking logistics staging points. No place can stay isolated from these issues..you want untainted rural living move to more rural parts of the South. See how you like the economic opportunity of those areas. Part of modern living is that you must tolerate riff-raff!
So because he speaks Spanish, and is Hispanic he is automatically classified as an illegal immigrant? Are people in Carbon County and surrounding areas really that stupid and ignorant? Wait...yes they are!
No doubt a bunch of registered, straight ticket voting Democrats stealing from some hard working risk taking capitalists.

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