Bethlehem Press

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Wanted - Attempted homicide

Monday, January 20, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Bethlehem police are searching for Quanique “Nova” Gordon, 21, of Bethlehem, on a warrant for attempted homicide.

Police say Gordon attacked and repeatedly stabbed another person on Dover Lane Jan. 15. It is unknown if she remains armed, but police caution she should not be approached.

If anyone knows of Gordon’s whereabouts, call 911 or the Bethlehem police tip line at 610-691-6660.

State Police Beat

Monday, January 6, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Vehicle window smashed

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say Steven Spong, of Morrisville, reported the front passenger side window on his silver 2012 Hyundai Sante Fe was shattered between 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 8:30 a.m. Nov. 17 at Route 873 and Mountain Road, Washington Township.

According to police, nothing was taken from inside the vehicle.

A neighborhood canvass was completed with negative results, police say.

New Year’s Holiday Enforcement Period

Monday, January 6, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Members of the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) investigated 460 crashes over the New Year’s holiday enforcement period from Dec. 31, 2019 through Jan. 2, 2020. Of the collisions investigated, 30 involved alcohol, 87 people were injured, and one person was killed in a single fatal crash.

Troopers also arrested 279 people for driving under the influence during the three-day holiday enforcement campaign. The total is a decrease from the 406 DUI arrests made over the holiday period last year, which spanned four days.

Robbery suspect apprehended

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police have apprehended a man who allegedly robbed a woman at Wind Creek Casino Dec. 11.

According to police, Hykeem Sessoms, 38, of Bethlehem, approached the elderly woman at her car, said he was armed, and ordered her to drive him away.

He eventually fled the vehicle on foot, and he was found by officers shortly thereafter.

During the search for the suspect, several local schools were placed on a brief lockdown out of a preponderance of caution. The victim was treated at a local hospital for injuries she sustained in the assault.

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Agency seeks help in identifying woman

The Federal Bureau of Investigation needs help identifying an unknown female who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.

Photographs, a sketch, and an informational poster depicting the unknown individual, known only as Jane Doe 37, are available to the public and can be found online at https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/ecap/unknown-individual-jane-doe-37.

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.