Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Drug possession

Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested Rene Marrero Jr. following a traffic stop around 11 p.m. April 19.

Officers allegedly observed Marrero, 42, of West Livingston Street in Allentown, driving near Broadway and Fiot streets, and officers recognized him and stopped him to verify his license was suspended.

While search of the vehicle police allegedly found a loaded Taurus .45 caliber pistol and 136 grams of loose heroin.

Marrero is charged with intent to deliver hroin and carrying a frirearm without a license. He was remanded to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $30,000 bail.

STATE POLICE

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Fleeing and eluding police

A Macungie man was taken into custody overnight March 22 after allegedly fleeing from police following a car chase and crash, according to Pennsylvania State Police Reading.

A felony warrant had been issued for Rodney McDonald, 36, of the 100 block of Hunter Forge Road, for allegedly fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and related charges.

SALISBURY POLICE

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

DUI

Sean O’Connor, 48, of Bethlehem, was charged with suspicion of driving under the influence following a traffic stop along Emmaus Avenue 4:34 p.m. April 1. He was taken to Central Booking for processing.

A 17-year-old female of Salisbury, was charged with suspicion of driving under the influence following a traffic stop in Dodson Park 9:07 p.m. April 1. Police allegedly smelled marijuana and found the substance in the car. Six juveniles were in the car parked at Dodson Park after dark. The female was taken to Central Booking.

STATE POLICE

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Simple assault

Andres Alberto Valencia, 38, of Macungie,was taken into custody for simple assault after a verbal altercation allegedly escalated in the 3700 block of Knight Drive, Lower Macungie Township, 12:28 p.m. March 21. According to police, Valencia allegedly placed his hands around the neck of a person and applied pressure for a period of ten seconds and then pushed the person into a wall. Charges were filed, according to court documents.

STATE POLICE

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

DUI

Corrine Nancy Sergent, 31, of Bethlehem, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance after a traffic stop along Fairway Lane at South Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Township, 1:16 a.m. Feb. 2. Sergent was later released, according to police. Charges were filed, according to court documents.

Citizen’s academy

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

POLICE

There will be a free Pennsylvania State Police six-week citizen’s police academy on Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. April 17, 24, 16 and May 1, 8, 15 and 22 at the 2930 Airport Road location.

The program will offer attendees an opportunity to see first hand what the PSP is about and what is done on a daily basis. Classes will include roles and duties of the trooper, criminal and patrol investigations, forensic duties, use of force protocol, computer crime unit, K-9 and aviation unit.

Email wilgriffit@pa.gov for an application or call 215-249-9191.

Homicide

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Police responded to a report of shots fired at Fiot and Sioux streets around 1:45 a.m. Feb. 8.

About two blocks from the scene they found an unresponsive woman who was pronounced dead of multiple gunshot wounds by Northampton County Coroner Zach Lysek.

Lysek confirmed the 19-year-old woman’s name was Teayahe Glover, but additional information is unavailable as the investigation continues.

DUI

Monday, February 27, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Lower Saucon Township police arrested 44-year-old Tarek Elzeneiny of Creek View Road following an allegedly alcohol-induced traffic accident around 2:25 a.m. Feb. 5.

Officers responded to a reported accident on Bingen Road and found Elzeneiny “manifestly under the influence of alcohol,” police said, when he struck a boulder and tree.

Elzeneiny is charged with speeding and DUI.

Drug possession

Monday, February 27, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Colonial Regional Police arrested a 35-year-old man for possession of drugs around 7 p.m. Jan. 24.

Police said members of the Northampton County Drug Task Force working undercover purchased one-quarter ounce of methamphetamine for $550 from Joshua Louis Rivera in a parking lot on Gateway Drive.

Rivera, of Wood Street in Bethlehem, is charged with possession, possession with intent to deliver, and delivery of a controlled substance. He was committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.