Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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.

Drunkenness

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.

Phone scam

Monday, December 10, 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.

Standoff

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

A man wanted for the armed robbery of a local bank this summer was found dead following a standoff with police Nov. 21.

According to a statement by Police Chief Mark DiLuzio, uniformed officers, assisting detectives, went to 416 Hickory St., where the man was observed, and attempted to make contact. He came to the door, displayed and brandished a firearm, and refused to come out of the residence. Officers spoke with the man and three juveniles were able to leave the house.

Possession

Monday, November 19, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested 35-year-old Kevin Morales, of West Tilghman Street in Allentown, for alleged intoxication and drug possession in public around 4:25 p.m. Nov. 13.

Police did not specify how they encountered Morales, but the arrest took place at Broad and Guetter streets, and he is charged with public drunkenness and possession of a controlled substance (heroin) and paraphernalia.

Assault

Monday, November 19, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested a man for allegedly striking a car with a crowbar around 6:45 p.m. Nov. 14.

Ezekiel Martinez, 25, of Elm Street, broke a window, police said, and injured a person.

He is charged with endangerment, criminal mischief, prohibited weapons, and simple and aggravated assault.