Easton police arrested a handful of homeless people in the span of three days for burglary, drug charges and bathing in a public bathroom.
Police responded to a trespassing call at the city’s South Third Street parking garage shortly after noon on Friday. A parking deck employee told police he allegedly found Jason T. Stoudemire, 42, bathing in a public restroom.
Authorities said Stoudemire was warned in November 2012 and August 2014 not to trespass on city property.
He was arraigned on misdemeanor count of defiant trespass and sent to Northampton County Prison after failing to post $500 bail.
About 11:30 p.m. the same day, police responded to the 400 block of Packer Street for a trespassing call. An officer found 24-year-old Kevin Holton, who was wanted out of Warren County, N.J., on a probation violation, according to court records.
Police were called to a home in the 400 block of Ferry Street just after 9 a.m. Sunday for a reported burglary. The property manager told police that three people were upstairs.
Police said Courtney Dugan, Kenneth Long and Eric Lehman walked out the front door. Police said the three were homeless and broke into the vacant home to sleep, according to court records.
After their arrests, police searched Lehman and found a used hypodermic needle and five wax packets containing heroin residue. Officers said Long had three bags of synthetic marijuana, three joints, a metal grinder and marijuana pipe.
Police charged Dugan, 22, with criminal trespass. She's in county prison after failing to post $10,000 bail with a 10 percent cash option.
Long, 19, and Lehman, 28, each face criminal trespass and drug paraphernalia charges. They too are in county prison after failing to post $10,000 bail with a 10 percent cash option.
And on Monday, police found 22-year-old Megan Acosta in Centre Square about 11:35 p.m. with 16 empty wax packets used to store heroin, three hypodermic needles, a glass crack pipe and a burnt metal spoon.
She was arraigned on a single count of possession of drug paraphernalia and sent to county prison after failing to post $500 bail.