Bethlehem Press

Sunday, April 30, 2017

STATE POLICE

Monday, May 23, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

DUI

Cristopher Guzman, 27, of New York, was taken into custody and charged with allegedly driving under the influence after a traffic stop on U.S. Route 222 southbound at Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township, 4:29 a.m. May 9. Guzman allegedly refused a chemical blood test. Charges were filed through District Court 31-3-02.

DUIs

Monday, May 23, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested 23-year-old Shawntasia Smith of Ritter Street following an altercation in her car around 4:20 a.m. May 14.

Smith allegedly struck her boyfriend in the face several times and was determined to be intoxicated.

She is charged with harassment, DUI, public drunkenness and driving while under suspension.

STATE POLICE

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

Terroristic threats

Adam Tyler Bartz, 21, of Lower Macungie Township, was charged with allegedly making terroristic threats and possession of drug paraphernalia after an argument escalated at a residence in the 900 block of South Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Township, 10:20 p.m. March 18. According to police, Bartz threatened to burn down the residence and injure three cats at the residence. Police said drug paraphernalia allegedly was found in plain view in Bartz’s vehicle at the scene. Charges were filed through District Court 31-3-02.

SALISBURY POLICE

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

Burglary

A resident who lives in the 1700 block of 33rd Street, returned to the home 10:03 p.m. April 15 to discover an unknown actor had entered the home through a kitchen window by removing the screen and prying open the window. A class ring, swimming medals, miscellaneous jewelry and cash were removed from the home. The actor exited the home through the same window, replacing the screen.

Homicide

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney’s office announced April 21 Jose Rivera, 44, of 555 Ontario St., has been charged in the death of another man in his vehicle in an alcohol-related accident in 2014.

Police said around 2:10 a.m. on Nov. 14 of that year Rivera drove his Honda through a red light at MacArthur Road and Schadt Avenue in Whitehall, crashing into a sedan traveling south on MacArthur.

Rivera and his passenger, Luis Navarro-Natal, 49, of Bethlehem, were ejected from the car. Navarro-Natal died of his injuries.

STATE POLICE

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

Terroristic threats

Adam Tyler Bartz, 21, of Lower Macungie Township, was charged with allegedly making terroristic threats and possession of drug paraphernalia after an argument escalated at a residence in the 900 block of South Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Township, 10:20 p.m. March 18. According to police, Bartz threatened to burn down the residence and injure three cats at the residence. Police said drug paraphernalia allegedly was found in plain view in Bartz’s vehicle at the scene. Charges were filed through District Court 31-3-02.

Disorderly Conduct

Thursday, April 21, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

Lower Saucon Police arrested three young men following some late-night hijinks April 5.

Police report one 15-year-old boy, two 16-year-olds and Bethlehem resident Quinn Cosgrave, 18, were caught after pelting the home of a student with eggs, watermelon and avocados.

After the rapscallions fled the scene, the victim searched the area and found a receipt for the eggs and produce from a local Giant supermarket. The receipt was time-stamped and video at the store was used by the young victim to identify the offenders as fellow Saucon Valley students.