Bethlehem Press

Monday, October 22, 2018

Hit and run

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Police report a teenage boy was the victim of a hit-and-run accident around 8:07 p.m. Oct. 9 in center city.

According to police, while crossing the intersection at Broadway and Fiot Avenue, the young man was struck by a gray sedan with tinted windows. The vehicle continued west without stopping, and suffered damage to its passenger door.

The victim was transported to St. Luke’s University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hit and Run Investigative Officer Schlegel at 610-997-7666.

South Whitehall officer’s case will go to court

Monday, October 8, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Police Log

Magisterial District Judge Daniel Trexler, at a preliminary hearing on Thursday, sent, or “bound over” former South Whitehall Township police officer Jonathan Robert Roselle’s case to court. Roselle is charged with the voluntary manslaughter of Joseph Santos, reportedly from New Jersey.

A spokeswoman for the Lehigh District Attorney’s office said no trial date has been set at this time.

The hearing Sept. 20 was attended by the defendant, family members, reporters, legal staff, security staff and others.

Parole violation

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Robert Boehm, 37, was taken into custody without incident in the 2500 block of Schoenersville Road in Bethlehem during a fugitive sweep by Northampton County deputy sheriffs. He was wanted by State Parole for violating his conditions of supervision on original charges of felony robbery. Boehm was transported back to a state correctional institution by State Parole for disposition.

In 2010, Boehm robbed the Embassy Bank in Lower Saucon Township, and pointed a gun at a teller. Judge Stephen Baratta imposed a three to seven year sentence in 2011.

South Whitehall officer’s case will go to court

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Police Log

Magisterial District Judge Daniel Trexler, at a preliminary hearing on Thursday, sent, or “bound over” former South Whitehall Township police officer Jonathan Robert Roselle’s case to court. Roselle is charged with the voluntary manslaughter of Joseph Santos, reportedly from New Jersey.

A spokeswoman for the Lehigh District Attorney’s office said no trial date has been set at this time.

The hearing Sept. 20 was attended by the defendant, family members, reporters, legal staff, security staff and others.

BETHLEHEM POLICE Robbers arrested

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Police Log

Bethlehem police arrested two young men following investigations into an armed robbery at the Center Street Shell Station Sept. 12.

Police said two men wearing bandannas and displaying pistols entered the business around 7:20 p.m. and fled on foot once they had taken an undisclosed amount of cash.

Angelo Melendez, 18, of Sixth Avenue, and a 15-year-old were arrested the following day, charged with robbery, theft, conspiracy, and possession of an instrument of crime.

Melendez’s bail was set at $60,000, while the juvenile is charged as an adult with a $50,000 bail.

State police report fewer Labor Day holiday crashes

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Fewer crashes were investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) over the 2018 Labor Day holiday weekend compared to the same period last year.

The official holiday driving period was Aug. 31 through Sept. 3, 2018. Troopers investigated 722 crashes over the holiday weekend, which marks a decrease from the 794 investigated during Labor Day weekend last year. In those crashes this year, six people were killed and 224 others were injured.

salisbury police

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

DUI Checkpoint

Police from several Lehigh County municipalities participated Aug. 10 in a sobriety checkpoint along Broadway in Salisbury Township, near its border with Fountain Hill Borough, under the auspices of the Lehigh Valley Regional DUI Task Force. Twenty officers from Salisbury, Allentown, Emmaus, Macungie, Upper Macungie, South Whitehall and Whitehall participated in the checkpoint.