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Woman in custody set off fire alarm in Bethlehem jail

Published On: Jul 15 2013 04:43:23 PM EDT
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 A woman arrested for DUI after she stopped at a green light and danced in the street got into more trouble at Bethlehem police headquarters, officials said.

After she was arrested and jailed at police headquarters, Adianez Pagan-Carmona set off a fire alarm in a cell block by breaking the sprinkler head in her cell early Sunday morning, causing $5,000 in damage.

One other prisoner was in the cell block when it began to fill with water, they noted.


Pagan-Carmona was taken to the hospital because of a medical problem after she was removed from the cell block, officials added, although they did not specify the nature of the problem.

Police first spotted Pagan-Carmona crossing the yellow lines along East 3rd Street in her silver Chevy Blazer and then stopping at a green light around 3:20 a.m.

Pagan-Carmona drove off when an officer approached her vehicle, but hit the brakes about 50 yards later when the officer ordered her to stop, and began dancing in the street after she stepped out of her vehicle.

Pagan-Carmona, 36, of 1110 Dover Lane, Bethlehem, was arraigned on charges of tampering with fire apparatus, institutional vandalism, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, DUI and public drunkenness and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $5,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. July 24.