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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Police Press Release - Bethlehem Police Arrest New Jersey Man on Multiple Charges

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          On Monday, September 3, 2018, the Bethlehem Police Department arrested Gurjinder Singh, 30, of Stratford, New Jersey after extraditing him from New Jersey.  Singh was originally arrested by Bethlehem Police on March 16, 2018, for False Personation and Unlawfully Dealing with a Child, after selling alcohol to a minor, while working at the Glenmont Mobil.  Singh also provided police with a fraudulent name when arrested.  He was released on March 16, after his arraignment, by posting $500 cash bail. 

            On March 18th, Singh became a suspect in a grand larceny for stealing several thousand dollars from the Glenmont Mobil where he worked.  A warrant was issued for his arrest and Bethlehem Police have been working to locate him since that time.  In August of 2018, Singh was arrested in New Jersey for Theft by Unlawful Taking, and charged as a fugitive from justice by the Burlington County New Jersey Sheriff’s Department.

            Singh waived extradition in Burlington County Court in New Jersey and was returned to Bethlehem, by Bethlehem Police.  On September 3rd Singh was arraigned in front of the Honorable Judge Ryan Donovan on misdemeanor charges of a bench warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of Unlawfully Dealing with a Child, False Personation, a misdemeanor count of Bail Jumping in the third degree and one felony count of Grand Larceny in the fourth degree.  Singh was remanded to the Albany County Jail in lieu of $15,000.  He is scheduled to return to Bethlehem Court on September 4th.


Original Press Release sent March 20, 2018 at 2:37PM

          Over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Bethlehem Police conducted a multi-tiered effort to reduce alcohol and drug related offenses.  This initiative was made possible due to grants received from Albany County STOP DWI and the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee on DWI Crackdown. 

            Bethlehem Police arrested three motorists for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.   On Friday, March 16, 2018, at 5:41PM, police responded to a reported property damage crash on Corning Hill Road in Glenmont.  During the investigation officers determined that the at fault operator of the crash, Tammy A. Kleinke, 18, of Ravena, was under the influence of drugs.  Kleinke was arrested and charged with one felony count of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the First Degree (due to having a revoked license for a previous alcohol related offense), a misdemeanor count of Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, and a vehicle and Traffic Law violation of Operating Outside of License Restrictions.  Kleinke was released on appearance tickets and is due to return to Bethlehem Court on March 20th at 5:30PM. 

            On Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 1:23 AM, Bethlehem Police stopped a 2007 Ford Explorer which was observed driving erratically on Cherry Avenue in Delmar.  The operator, April S. Jacobsen, 34, of Delmar, failed field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested for misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated.  Jacobsen was additionally charged with violations of Failure to Keep Right, and Refusing to Submit to a Breath Test.  She is also due in Bethlehem Court on March 20th at 5:30PM.

            On Monday, March 19, 2018, at 12:31 AM, Bethlehem Police stopped a 2018 Jeep on the Slingerlands Bypass, after it was observed swerving on the roadway and driving on the shoulder of the roadway; the vehicle also sped up as officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop.  After stopping the vehicle, and administering field sobriety tests, Karen S. Menia, 58, of Schuylerville was arrested for misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated.  She was also cited for Moving from the Lane Unsafely, Failing to use a Designated Lane, Failure to Comply with a Police Officer, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Refusing to Submit to a breath test.  Menia is due in Bethlehem Court on April 3rd at 5:30PM.

            Also this weekend Bethlehem Police partnered with members of the New York State Liquor Authority, and visited eighteen businesses that sell alcohol, to conduct alcohol sale compliance checks.            During these checks police arrested the following individuals, after they sold alcohol to a person under the age of twenty-one:

 

Bonnie A. Pepin, 59, of Glenmont, while working at the Glenmont CVS

Zachary W. Miller, 19, of Delmar, while working at the Delmar Speedway

Gurjinder Singh, 30, of Glenmont, while working at the Glenmont Mobil


All three subjects were charged with one misdemeanor count of Unlawfully Dealing with a Child.  Pepin and Miller are scheduled to appear in Bethlehem Court on March 20, 2018, at 5:30PM.  The investigation determined that Singh provided Bethlehem Police with a fictitious name.  He was also charged with a misdemeanor count of False Personation.  Singh was arraigned in the Town of Bethlehem Court by the Honorable Judge Andrew Kirby.  Singh was released after posting $500 bail. 

On Sunday, March 18th, Bethlehem Police were called back to the Glenmont Mobil when it was determined that Singh, while still employed at the store, had stolen several thousand dollars from the store and left, leaving the business unattended.  As the result of an investigation by Bethlehem Police, an active felony warrant has now been issued for Singh’s arrest for Grand Larceny charges.  Anyone with information on Singh’s whereabouts is asked to contact Bethlehem Police at 518-439-9973.

          The Bethlehem Police Department will continue to work diligently to enforce alcohol and drug related offenses for the safety of our community.

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