Bethlehem Press

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Public drunkenness

Monday, April 1, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested 28-year-old Dennis Hodge of Easton following an unspecified incident at Sands Casino March 25. He was allegedly so drunk staff feared he was a danger to himself and others, and he was placed in custody around 2:45 a.m.

About a half-hour earlier on Broadway, officers made a similar arrest.

Police found 49-year-old homeless man Jeffery Nuding passed out with his pants down.

Hodge and Nuding are both charged with public drunkenness.


Monday, April 1, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested 30-year-old Brandon Moore of Allwood Drive around 3:45 p.m. March 25 after he had an altercation with his girlfriend. He allegedly threatened her with a compound bow, and is charged with harassment, threats and simple assault.

Around 9:20 a.m. March 25 police arrested Rey Ramirez, 68, of Linwood Street, for allegedly assaulting his 14-year-old stepson.

Ramirez is charged with child endangerment, harassment, reckless endangerment and simple assault.


Monday, April 1, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Pedestrian struck

A 35-year-old Fountain Hill man suffered fatal injuries when he was struck by a train along railroad tracks in Macungie borough.

In a media release from the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office and Forensics Center, authorities identified Gregory Wippel, of Fountain Hill, as the man pronounced dead by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Craig Hanzl 10:24 p.m. March 30 on the railroad tracks east of Route 100 in the borough.

The cause of death was found to be multiple traumatic injuries due to a train versus pedestrian collision, according to the coroner’s office.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested a man after he allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend around 9:50 a.m. March 7.

According to police, 25-year-old David Venable was at his home in the 600 block of Christian Street and, while arguing with the victim, choked her.

Venable is charged with reckless endangerment, harassment, simple assault and strangulation.

Wanted for assault

Monday, March 4, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Colonial Regional Police are seeking a 56-year-old man following a attack on officers and subsequent chase around 2:30 a.m. Feb. 16.

Police say an officer checking the Hampton Inn parking lot found a man sleeping in a pickup truck. The suspect was David C. Lowy, no known address, who was already wanted on several active warrants, and who refused to exit his vehicle.

Police said he instead drove toward the officer and intentionally crashed into the patrol SUV. He then drove off, evading further pursuit.

False imprisonment case

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Police Log

It was decided Feb. 21 the case of a Jan. 23 incident in which John Vanhorn of Albrightsville allegedly chained his wife inside their vehicle and left her in a parking area on Jennings Street in Bethlehem, will go to trial.

Witnesses, including a man who works at the Jennings Street location and the first responding police officer, testified at a preliminary hearing at the Stefko Boulevard office of Judge Nicholas Englesson.

Man who died in skiing accident identified

Monday, February 18, 2019 by TERRY AHNER in Police Log

Officials have identified a man who died Sunday night in a skiing accident at Blue Mountain Ski Area.

Noel J. Pagan Jr., 21, of Allentown, died around 6 p.m. after he went off a jump on the Yeti Trail, a beginner trail.

Pagan was not wearing a helmet. He was transported to St. Luke’s Palmerton Campus, where he later died.

Carbon County Coroner Robert Miller said the cause of death was blunt-force trauma to the head and neck.

Pagan’s death marked the second death at the resort this season.

Article By: The Press

Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police reported numerous man-on-woman incidents Feb 4. leading to harassment charges.

Around 9:40 a.m. police arrested 29-year-old Jose Bermudez of Seventh Street in Freemansburg for allegedly assaulting a woman, leaving unspecified marks on her body. He is also charged with simple assault.

Around 11:50 a.m. police cited Corey Cousins, 22, of Jersey City, N.J. While at an East Fairvew Street residence he allegedly pulled his girlfriend out of bed suddenly enough she struck the floor.

Around 12:20 p.m. a man was cited for pinching the cheek of his wife at Westgate Mall.