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Lehigh Township man tried ramming a large cooking grill through the front door of his neighbor’s house, threatening to “blow the place up,” according to police.

George Bellamore, 33, initially walked into the neighbor’s home in the 1100 block of East Stateside Drive as the female resident was getting ready to leave for work about 3 a.m. Saturday, police said.

He screamed for the resident to dial 911 because a female was having a seizure, police said. The resident felt very nervous by the intrusion and walked Bellamore out to the front porch, noticing he had a machete sleeve slung over his shoulder, according to police.

The resident quickly went back inside and locked the door, leading to Bellamore’s continued efforts to get inside and threats, police said.

The resident told police she feared Bellamore would kill her if he gained access and armed herself with a knife while waiting for police to arrive, court records say.

Police said they arrived and spotted Ballamore placing items in a pickup truck. He denied being at his neighbor’s and quickly went inside his own home, where police could hear yelling, records say.

Bellamore was taken into custody and found to be have a small amount of crystal methamphetamine in his pocket, police said.

“Bellamore also admitted that he used methamphetamine earlier,” police officer Philip Mirabile wrote in court records. “It was very clear that Bellamore was suffering from hallucinations and a distorted reality.”

The 50-year-old suspect allegedly was uncooperative with police and claimed to be a U.S. Army officer.

Bellamore was taken to Blue Mountain Health System in Palmerton for evaluation before being arraigned early Saturday evening before District Judge John Capobianco.

Bellamore is charged with felony criminal trespass; misdemeanor terroristic threats, loitering and prowling at night and drug possession; and summary criminal mischief.

He was sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $15,000 bail and faces a preliminary hearing tentatively scheduled Sept. 11 before Capobianco.

If released, Bellamore would need to remain free of drugs and alcohol, undergo a mental health evaluation and comply with any recommended treatment and avoid contact with the victim, court records say.



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