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Edwin Santodomingo-Rosado, motorcyclist who eluded police last summer, now in custody, police say

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Feb 15 2013 11:49:37 AM CST
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

Police have arrested a motorcyclist who eluded them last summer after a high-speed chase through a bank parking lot and a walking trail, officials said.

Edwin A. Santodomingo-Rosado was identified by an anonymous tipster on Aug. 15, 2012, as the man wearing prescription glasses who fled when police tried to pull him over at East 4th and Hobart streets at about

5:15 p.m. July 31, because the blue dirt bike he was operating was unregistered, officials said.

Santodomingo-Rosado drove through several stop signs, almost hitting an occupied vehicle at East 3rd and Hobart streets, then drove onto the parking lot of the PNC Bank at Hayes and Evans streets and down a flight of stairs and headed east on the South Bethlehem Greenway, almost striking four pedestrians, who had to jump out the way to avoid being hit, officials said.

Santodomingo-Rosado was last seen entering the Lynfield housing development, officials said.

After getting the tip, police obtained a photo of Santodomingo-Rosado through JNET, the state's criminal justice portal, as well as information that he was required to wear glasses to drive, officials said.

Santodomingo-Rosado, 22, of 1832 Lynfield Drive, Bethlehem, was arraigned Thursday on charges of fleeing and eluding police, reckless endangerment, ignoring stop signs, driving on the sidewalk, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving without insurance and driving without a valid license and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $7,500 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 10 a.m. Feb. 27.