Breaking News         Latest US News              New York News              Fx Tribune

Four Things You Need to Check on Your Car Before You Drive Again
A 24-year-old Lehigh Township man was reportedly "out of control" smashing picture frames and threatening a woman with a hammer over a cat running away, police said. Charged is Joshua Noel Laurie Beltzner, of the 4800 block of Timberline Drive. At...

Man, 24, threatens woman with hammer over lost cat, cops say

A 24-year-old Lehigh Township man was reportedly "out of control" smashing picture frames and threatening a woman with a hammer over a cat running away, police said. Charged is Joshua Noel Laurie Beltzner, of the 4800 block of Timberline Drive. At...

Man, 24, threatens woman with hammer over lost cat, cops say

A 24-year-old Lehigh Township man was reportedly "out of control" smashing picture frames and threatening a woman with a hammer over a cat running away, police said.

Charged is Joshua Noel Laurie Beltzner, of the 4800 block of Timberline Drive.

At 12:20 a.m. Feb. 17, township police were dispatched to a home in the 3500 block of Church Road in the township. Officers observed smashed picture frames throughout the house and Beltzner was "visibly upset" and "acting erratic," according to police.

The female victim told police Beltzner began arguing with her. He then allegedly backed her up into a corner in the kitchen and stood over her as she laid on the floor with a hammer over his head.

The victim told police Beltzner proceeded to yell the cat being lost was her fault. She told police she was crying and begging Beltzner to stop in fear of her life. Court records did not state the relationship between the pair.

Beltzner's brother told police Beltzner also at one point was carrying a ceramic kitchen knife. Beltzner was then taken by ambulance to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township for a mental health evaluation.

Aid charged with ringing up nearly $3K on patient's credit card

Beltzner is charged with aggravated assault, harassment and simple assault. He was arraigned Tuesday before District Judge James Narlesky, who set bail at $25,000 unsecured.

The judge ordered Beltzner stay away from the victim and witnesses, as well as undergo  a psychological evaluation.

Pamela Sroka-Holzmann may be reached at pholzmann@lehighvalleylive.com. Follow her on Twitter @pamholzmann. Find lehighvalleylive.com on Facebook.

 

Our editors found this article on this site using Google and regenerated it for our readers.

Breaking News Headlines

CSIOS Corporation: The Cyber Insider Threat
CSIOS Corporation: The Cyber Insider Threat
The Top Five Telecommunication Companies in 2018!
The Top Five Telecommunication Companies in 2018!
Can an attorney help you with settling your car accident claim?
Can an attorney help you with settling your car accident claim?
Building Blocks of CRM: Focus on the Features that Matter
Building Blocks of CRM: Focus on the Features that Matter
How You Can Get Your Home Ready To Sell
How You Can Get Your Home Ready To Sell
New Essential Materials in the Automotive Industry
New Essential Materials in the Automotive Industry
What to Fix When Selling Your Home: 7 Things You Should Check and Repair Before Listing Your Property
What to Fix When Selling Your Home: 7 Things You Should Check and Repair Before Listing Your Property
Expecting for Your Second Baby - Know Hidden Facts Here!
Expecting for Your Second Baby - Know Hidden Facts Here!
Reasons to bet with Bet365
Reasons to bet with Bet365
5 Wonderful Ways to Explore Central Park
5 Wonderful Ways to Explore Central Park
Several facts about international shipping services
Several facts about international shipping services
Bank Accounts and their main differences
Bank Accounts and their main differences
POLLS Results ALL
Who is the most powerful actor in Syria

Front Pages
  • The Sun
NEWS ARCHIVES