Bethlehem Press

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by The Press in Police Log


A resident in the 1700 block of Crownwood Street reported 5:37 p.m. Feb. 1, an unknown person slashed a tire of a vehicle parked in a driveway. The cost of repair was $150.

Narcotics were found on a patient brought in for treatment by Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest security personnel 10:30 p.m. Feb. 1.

A security guard at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest turned over a packet with powder to police 11:15 p.m. Feb. 3. The packet was found on a patient at the hospital. Leonard White, 70, of Pottstown, has been charged in this alleged incident.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Motor vehicle accident

Terrance Ramnarine, 27, of Catasauqua, was pronounced dead 2:58 a.m. Jan. 31 at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the 800 block of East Susquehanna Street, Salisbury Township.

Deputy Coroner Cassandra Schiffner was called to the scene of the accident. According to the coroner’s office, an autopsy was performed Jan. 31; the cause of death is attributed to injuries sustained from the motor vehicle accident.

The manner of death was ruled an accident.

Attempted homicide

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested 50-year-old Jeffrey Leroy Saeger around 10:53 p.m. Jan. 23 for allegedly trying to kill his wife.

Police responded to a reported domestic disturbance on East Church Street and found a woman with visible injuries, covered in blood. She said her husband struck and chocked her. She was admitted to St. Luke’s University Hospital.

Saeger is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated and simple assault, strangulation and threats. He was remanded to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $2.5 million bail.

Two dead in murder-suicide in borough

Monday, January 8, 2018 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Police Log

Two people have died in a reported murder-suicide Tuesday night in the Borough of Northampton.

According to Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek, Matthew Eberhardt, 45, shot his wife, Kristin Eberhardt, 42, then turned the gun on himself inside the couple’s home, in the 300 block of West 27th Street.

Police responded to a report of gunshots about 9:45 p.m. The coroner’s office was called.

Lysek said Matthew and Kristin Eberhardt died of gunshot wounds. Kristin Eberhardt’s death was ruled a homicide, Lysek said, while Matthew’s was ruled a suicide.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Officers responded to a report of multiple gunshots heard in the 1500 block of Irene Street around 2:34 a.m. Oct. 26.

A victim was located shortly thereafter outside a residence on Abbe Court in Freemansburg, shot in the leg and chest. The victim was transported to a hospital and was listed in stable condition.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Detective Brad Jones at 610-865-7187 or the Police Tip Line at 610-691-6660.

Homicide arrest

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

A Bethlehem man has been arrested for the shooting death of a man in Fountain Hill Aug. 28.

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced in a release Friday that Emmanuel Lopez, 29, of Market Street, is charged with criminal homicide and carrying firearms without a license.

Officers responding to a reported shooting on Seneca Street the evening of Aug. 28 found 36-year-old Johnathan Diaz wounded in the chest, and he was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s University Hospital.


Monday, October 2, 2017 by The Press in Police Log


Julien Torres, 23, of Bethlehem, was charged with suspicion of driving while under the influence and failure to drive within lane following a crash in the 1400 block of East Emmaus Avenue 6:02 a.m. Sept. 21. He was taken to the hospital with injuries.

Inappropriate sayings were found on a shed at Dodson Park 7:55 p.m. Sept. 22. Public Works has been notified for removal.

A resident in the 800 block of Public Road reported 10:20 p.m. Sept. 22 an unknown person purchased food at a store in Lansdale with the resident’s credit card. The purchase was $41.75.

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.