Bethlehem Press

Friday, September 22, 2017

Underage drinking

Monday, September 11, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Police busted a college party among common Lehigh University off-campus housing following a noise complaint early morning Sept. 2.

Police cited 20-year-old Drew Greenberg with several charges at his East Fifth Street address, including furnishing alcohol to minors, underage drinking and disorderly house.

Fifty-five others, all underage and identified as Lehigh students, were also present and cited for participating in what must have been a memorable event.

Robberies

Monday, September 11, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested three men suspected in two robberies at the Center and Broad streets 7-Eleven Sept. 7.

According to police, the men stole cash and merchandise around 1 a.m. and fled. They were detained by officers a short distance away, and two were since identified as responsible for a similar incident three weeks prior.

Lawrence Smith-Tyson, Demaire Brunson, and Anthony Cahoe-Jackson, all of Philadelphia, are charged with robbery, conspiracy, receiving stolen property, theft, and other related crimes.

Fountain Hill homicide

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grimm announced in a release recently the death of a young Bethlehem man in what he determined was a homicide.

Around 8:45 p.m. aug. 28, 26-year-old Jonathan Diaz-Santos was allegedly shot in the 900 block of Seneca Street in Fountain Hill. He was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s Hospital about 35 minutes later.

The police, coroner’s office and Lehigh County homicide task force are investigating.

Fountain Hill Police Chief Ed Bachert said this was the first homicide in the borough in over 19 years.

POLICE

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grimm has ruled a Fountain Hill shooting death a homicide.

Jonathan Diaz-Santos of Bethlehem was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem Campus, at 9:18 p.m. Monday.

According to a press release from Grimm’s office, the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the body.

The shooting took place Monday, Aug. 28, at approximately 8:45 p.m. in the 900 block of Seneca Street in Fountain Hill. An autopsy was planned for Tuesday morning.

STATE POLICE

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Accidental shooting

A 49-year-old male, of Emmaus, was injured Aug. 8 when he accidentally discharged his firearm while on his way to the range, according to authorities. Pennsylvania State Police responded to State Route 100, Lower Milford Township, 4:25 p.m., to a call from an individual who indicated he had an accident. The man injured his left leg, according to police. He was transported by Macungie EMS to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for treatment.

SALISBURY POLICE

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Criminal mischief

A 21-year-old male from Catasauqua, became agitated and hostile while a patient at Smile Krafters, 1247 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., 10:44 a.m. Aug. 3 when staff could not provide the services he wanted. Upon leaving the practice, he allegedly punched a wall between the two elevators. The incident is under investigation.

A resident in the 100 block of Pine Street reported 11:33 p.m. Aug. 7, damage to garage doors. The residents heard loud bangs and discovered two large dents in the doors.

STATE POLICE

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

DUI

Kiheem Abdul Bess, 32, of Reading, was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance after a traffic stop for allegedly speeding on Interstate 78 westbound at mile marker 55.0, Salisbury Township, 3:11 a.m. July 13. Bess also allegedly was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana at the time of the traffic stop. Bess also was charged with suspicion of use or possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without a license and other charges, according to court documents.

SALISBURY POLICE

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Drug

Police were called to Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest 9:30 p.m. July 20 for the report of a patient with drugs. The patient allegedly attempted to smoke a small amount of marijuana for pain.

Andrew Keyser, 25, of Coplay, was charged with possession of a controlled substance 8:15 a.m. July 20 at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest. Police say three packets of white powder allegedly fell out of Keyser’s socks. The powder tested positive for heroin.

STATE POLICE

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

DRUGS

Three residents of Bronx, N.Y., face charges under the Pennsylvania Controlled Substance, Drug, Device And Cosmetic Act after they were allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana along Interstate 78 westbound at mile marker 59.2, 3:12 a.m. July 22. Giovanny Rahonel Ripley, 22, was charged with suspicion of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use.

SALISBURY POLICE

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Graffiti

A resident in the 1300 block of Lehigh Avenue reported 8:35 a.m. July 14 an unknown person spray painted a truck parked on the property.

A resident in the 1300 block of Brook Avenue reported 11:25 a.m. July 14 an unknown person vandalized a home with spray paint.

A resident in the 1800 block of Little John Lane reported 7:34 a.m. July 14 the theft of a package delivered by Federal Express July 13.

A representative from the power construction company Michels reported damage to work equipment parked in the 900 block of East Rock Road 8:58 a.m. July 14.