Bethlehem Press

Sunday, December 8, 2019

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Monday, October 7, 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, September 24, 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.

Two charged in Parkhurst trash fire homicide

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Police Log

Police Chief Mark DiLuzio announced in a release Friday that two M.R.E. gang members are now charged in the stabbing and burning death of a young man in a trash bin at the Parkhurst apartment buildings at Nicholas and Barbara streets in April 2018.

Money Rules Everything members Miles Harper, 20, or Allentown, and Yzire Jenkins-Rowe, 22, of Bethlehem, are facing charges of kidnapping, possessing instruments of crime, criminal conspiracy and homicide in the death of 18-year-old Tyrell M. Holmes.

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

Joshua A. Neto, 29, of Hastings Road, was arrested very early Sept. 7 for allegedly driving under the influence after exiting the Fahy Bridge and plowing his Honda through the Bethlehem Police Fallen Officers Memorial.

Responding officers found car and driver in the grass nearby, and Neto was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital for treatment.

Neto is charged with DUI, possession of cocaine and paraphernalia, and an array of driving infractions.

Engineers are being consulted to estimate the cost of damage and reconstruction to the memorial.

Coroner says toddler’s death due to drowning in pool at home

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Lehigh County Coroner Eric Minnich says the 1-year-old Weisenberg Township toddler who was found unresponsive in the swimming pool at his home died from drowning.

According to Minnich, King Reyes was pronounced dead 4:18 p.m. July 20 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

The baby’s autopsy was performed July 22 and Minnich ruled his death an accident.

In addition to the coroner’s office, State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, investigated.

Fatal MVA

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police said a fatal motor vehicle accident happened the afternoon of July 24, and they are seeking additional witnesses.

Around 12:24 p.m., officers responded to an accident reported at Stefko Boulevard and Glenwood Street between a Toyota RAV 4 and a motorcycle.

The operator of the Toyota was uninjured. The operator of the motorcycle suffered critical injuries. He was treated at the scene by city rescue personnel and transported to St. Lukes Hospital in Fountain Hill, where he succumbed to his injuries. The death is under investigation by the Lehigh County Coroner’s office.


Monday, July 22, 2019 by The Press in Police Log


Jagjit Singh Saini, 29, of Bethlehem, allegedly was found to be driving under the influence at a traffic stop on Brookside Road at Cornerstone Road, Lower Macungie Township, 12:07 a.m. June 23, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

Jared Paul Clarke, 21, of Macungie, was taken into custody for allegedly driving under the influence after a traffic stop for lane movement violations on Brookside Road at Indian Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 11:26 p.m. June 28, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

State Police warning

Monday, July 22, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

The dangers of leaving children, pets in cars in hots days

As the commonwealth prepared for a weekend heatwave, the Pennsylvania State Police reminded parents and caregivers to never leave a child or pet unattended in a vehicle.

According to, 21children have died in hot cars in the United States so far this year. Since 1995, there have been 12 child heatstroke deaths in vehicles in Pennsylvania. The inside of a vehicle heats up very quickly, even with the windows are cracked. Studies show a child’s body overheats three to five times faster than an adult body.

Southside lightning strike-not

Monday, July 22, 2019 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Police Log

Reports that a little boy was struck by lightning Sunday evening were found understandably untrue by Monday afternoon.

According to Police Chief Mark DiLuzio, the 6-year-old was riding his bike on Argus Court during a period of storms when lightening struck a tree nearby. He fell at the same moment, causing neighbors to think he’d been struck.

DiLuzio posits the boy fell from fear, and at the hospital it was determined the lucky fellow sustained only an abrasion on his lip.