Bethlehem Press

Saturday, December 7, 2019


Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police made two drunken driving related arrests Jan. 9.

Patrick Martin, 33, of West Union Boulevard in Allentown, was arrested at Main and Fairview streets around 9 a.m.

Police allege he was driving under the highest rate of intoxication.

Around 4:30 that afternoon, officers responded to a hit and run on Schoenersville Road, and learned the alleged offender was Kaneesha Holmes, 29, of Butler Street in Easton.

Inmate death

Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County Corrections Director announced in a Dec. 30 release the death of 21-year-old Jarett Deemer, a resident of the Lehigh County Community Corrections Center, was found unresponsive in his bed at 3:26 a.m. Corrections officers called 911 and began CPR in an attempt to save his life. Deemer was taken by ambulance to St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill, where he was pronounced dead at 4:10 a.m.

Lehigh County District Attorney’s office and the Lehigh County Coroner’s office are investigating the death. An autopsy was scheduled for Dec. 31.


Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Sale or transfer of a firearm

Mark Donald Mackenzie, 56, of Bath, allegedly attempted to purchase a firearm at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 2:50 p.m. April 12, 2018 and was denied through the Pennsylvania Instant Check System. An investigation by Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville, determined Mackenzie allegedly falsified the sale or transfer of firearm form during the transaction.


Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Missing Wisconsin child

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking help in its investigation of a 13-year-old girl missing from Wisconsin since Oct. 15.

Jayme Closs is considered endangered.

According to a media release from the Philadelphia division of the FBI, a 911 call was received 12:53 a.m. from Barron, Wis. Responding law enforcement officials found two deceased adults and their daughter, Jayme Closs, missing.

Closs is described as about 100 pounds and 5 feet tall with green eyes and blonde or strawberry blonde hair.

Gun possession

Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested a young man for allegedly bringing an unloaded firearm with him to school Jan. 3.

According to police, an 11th Avenue resident reported the dissappearance of a pistol around 2 p.m. and officers quickly established the weapon may be in the possession of Brandon Neblett, 18, a resident of that address.

Liberty HS resource officers were immediately informed, and they located Neblett and recovered the 9 mm Ruger.

Police and school officials are investigating, but assure the public no one was harmed and no threats were made.

Child abuse

Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested Ann Henry, 52, of Fifth Avenue, for numerous alleged instances of child abuse Jan. 3.

According to police, a grand jury investigation revealed Henry injured her three infant children a number of times since 2016, resulting in a fractured arm and ribs, head trauma, and signs of possible choking.

Henry is charged with child endangerment and 12 counts of aggravated assault.

Phone scam

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County detectives arrested two local residents believed to be prosecuting a long-distance telephone scam Nov. 20.

Angela Guzman, 38, and Narciso Burgos-Nunez, 45, both of Cherokee Street, were charged following an investigation instigated by the would-be victim, a man in Alabama suspicious of calls informing him his grandson was being held for bail in Lehigh County.

Pedestrian struck

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Bethlehem Police Department are seeking the public’s help in finding a driver who allegedly struck a 15-year-old girl in the 500 block of West Third Street Dec. 5.

Police said in a release the incident happened at 6:40 a.m., and describe the vehicle as a white Ford Fusion, 2012-15 model. The passenger side mirror may be missing.

The victim was taken to St. Luke’s University Hospital for treatment.


Monday, December 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested a number of heavily intoxicated people around the city in the early hours of Nov. 22.

Around 12:30 a.m. police arrested Justin Gruber, 28, of Bethlehem, when he was found allegedly yelling at random people.

Around 1 a.m. police arrested Simon Talago, 22, of Coopersburg, for allegedly urinating on the steps of the Tally Ho on Third Street.

Around 1:10 a.m. police arrested Joshua Hand, 35, of Macungie, for alleged public drunkenness on Main Street.