Police: Woman Intended To Sell Drugs In Shamokin, Cheat Buyer

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Northumberlan...

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Northumberland County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

SHAMOKIN, PA – A Lehigh County woman traveled to Shamokin, authorities say, to deliver drugs – and also to rip off the person to whom she was selling.

But the plot was foiled because the buyer was a confidential police informant.

Jessica Acosta-Ferrin, 28, of 3728 Knight Drive, Macungie, was arraigned Friday evening by on-call Magisterial District Judge Benjamin Apfelbaum, Sunbury, on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility and possession of a controlled substance.

She was placed in Northumberland County Prison on $150,000 bail, according to Shamokin City Police Cpl. Bryan Primerano.

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Police: $25K In Copper Has Been Stolen From Former Bethlehem Steel Headquarters

A man charged with six burglaries in Bethlehem’s Martin Tower told investigators he was only “exploring” the vacant building, but he was in fact stealing copper, police say.

Repeated thefts of copper from the former headquarters of Bethlehem Steel led to the installation of video and audio recording devices throughout the 21-story building, court records state.

Investigators said those recordings show Erik Michael Hotton, 27, in the building stealing copper, according to an arrest affidavit.  Police say an estimated $25,000 worth of copper has been stolen over the past six weeks.

Hotton, of 927 Tilghman St. in Allentown, is charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, theft and receiving stolen property.  He was sent to Lehigh County Prison under $75,000 bail.

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Muhlenberg Woman Beaten By Daughter With Meat Tenderizing Mallet

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lehigh County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lehigh County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  Nothing says I love you Mom like a couple whacks with a mallet!  WTH!

A 79-year-old Muhlenberg Township woman was beaten by her 55-year-old daughter with a meat tenderizing mallet in the daughter’s Lehigh County residence, state police said Tuesday.

Teresa Kauffman was taken by ambulance to Lehigh Valley Hospital, near Allentown, for injuries suffered in the attack early Monday morning in the Lower Macungie Township home, investigators said.

A hospital spokeswoman said Kauffman was in fair condition Tuesday.

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