Bethlehem Press

Sunday, December 8, 2019

STATE POLICE

Monday, November 25, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Simple assault

Sherie Lee Datis, 59, of Coopersburg, was taken into custody after she allegedly struck a 16-year-old female during an argument at a residence in the 7700 block of Lone Lane, Lower Milford Township, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. Datis allegedly struck the teenager in the face with a closed fist.

DA announces charged filed in Oct. 18 homicide in Whitehall

Monday, November 25, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Nov. 21 that charges have been filed in relation to the Oct. 18 homicide of Jeffrey Werner inside his Whitehall Township home.

Dakota Schmoyer, 27, no known address, and Michael Layton, of Bethlehem, have been charged with criminal homicide, a felony of the first degree.

Schmoyer and Layton are also charged with one count each of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, both felonies of the first degree.

Schmoyer is currently incarcerated in Lehigh County Jail on unrelated charges.

Charges filed in shooting at elementary school

Monday, November 25, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

LEHIGH COUNTY DA

District Attorney Jim Martin announced Nov. 22, charges have been filed in relation to the June 12 shooting which occurred at the Jefferson Elementary School, 520 Elm St., Emmaus.

Kian Deater, 16, of 1044 Crawford St., Bethlehem, is charged with three counts each of attempted criminal homicide and aggravated assault, both felonies of the first degree. He is also charged with one count of discharge of a firearm, a felony of the third degree. Deater is being charged as an adult.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Law enforcement encourages citizens to report suspicious activity

Pennsylvania State Police works closely with its local, state and federal law enforcement partners to investigate and prevent all types of criminal activity. Tips from the public regularly provide valuable information that helps investigators do their jobs in a more proactive and efficient manner. Col. Robert Evanchick, commissioner of the state police, reminds the public everyone can do his or her part to keep communities safe by knowing how to report suspicious activity.

In Pennsylvania, suspicious activity may be reported in three ways.

• By phone: 1-888-292-1919

Girl missing since Oct. 21

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

A 14-year-old girl is missing from her home in Virginia and may be in the company of a 34-year-old male.

Isabel Shea Hicks, of Bumpass, Va., was last seen at her home early in the morning Oct. 21.

According to law enforcement officials, Isabel may be with Bruce Lynch, 34, also of Bumpass.

Isabel is described as 4 feet 11 inches tall and 120 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Lynch is described as 5 feet, 10 inches tall and 190 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and a beard.

Both are described as white.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested Anthony Alvarado-Ortiz, 29, of Hoffert Street in Fountain Hill, on five counts of indecent assault Sept. 27.

Police say local women aged 20-27 reported a number of incidents since June of a man grabbing and touching them. These all took place around the Lehigh University area, and a number involved the man exiting a blue vehicle.

Alvarado-Ortiz was remanded to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail.

Retail theft

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Colonial Regional Police arrested a 20-year-old Hellertown woman for alleged retail theft from the Lower Nazareth Township Kohls store June 28.

According to police, loss prevention officers observed Kylie Elizabeth Henn behaving suspiciously and notified police, who monitored her further and agreed, apprehending her with more than $170 of merchandise on her person.

Henn was charged with retail theft, and the case was transferred to the court of common pleas. Arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 7.

Retail theft

Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Colonial Regional Police arrested a 20-year-old Hellertown woman for an alleged retail theft from the Lower Nazareth Township Kohls store June 28.

According to police, loss prevention officers observed Kylie Elizabeth Henn behaving suspiciously and notified police, who monitored her further and agreed, apprehending her with more than $170 of merchandise on her person.

Henn was charged with retail theft, and the case was transferred to the court of common pleas and arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 7.

Fatal accident on Route 378

Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Bethlehem police, fire and EMS responders were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision around 11:20 p.m. Sept. 25 on Route 378, in the southbound travel lanes near the Eighth Avenue exit.

On arrival, Bethlehem officers located a 2013 Hyundai Sonata and a 2003 Toyota Corolla. Extensive damage was done to both vehicles, which had collided, and the Corolla was on fire. The operators of both vehicles succumbed to their injuries at the scene of the crash. Both operators were pronounced dead at the scene by the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office.