Bethlehem Press

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Police conduct checkpoint along Musikfest corridor

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Police Log

Police from several Lehigh County municipalities participated Aug. 10 in a sobriety checkpoint along Broadway in Salisbury Township, near its border with Fountain Hill Borough, under the auspices of the Lehigh Valley Regional DUI Task Force.

Broadway is a busy corridor for drivers going to and from the 10-day Musikfest activities held every August in Bethlehem. The safety detail began 11 p.m. Aug. 10 and lasted through 4 a.m. Aug. 11.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Theft from

A license plate was reported stolen from a vehicle parked along Susquehanna Street 11:56 a.m. Aug. 2. The resident reported an unknown person is using the plates because tickets have been issued and are being sent to the resident.

An unknown person removed an Samsung phone and a sweatshirt from an unlocked vehicle in the 1700 block of South Albert Street. The theft was reported 12:45 p.m. Aug. 2.


Monday, August 6, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Attempted theft


A resident in the 800 block of East Paoli Street reported 1 p.m. July 20, an unknown person threw eggs on the deck of the home and chocolate on the lawn. A neighbor also reports eggs in the pool and said this has been going on for quite some time in the neighborhood.

Police were called to the 1200 block of South Cedar Crest Boulevard 9:28 a.m. July 23 for the report of two drivers arguing over a parking spot. There were no arrests.



Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Lower Saucon Township police have charged a Freemansburg woman with DUI following a vehicle accident on Rt. 378 around 11:15 p.m. June 15.

According to police, Rebecca Dalia Cruz, 28, was involved in a minor crash near Mountain Drive North, and later failed field sobriety tests.

Cruz is also charged with careless driving.

Fake inspector

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Colonial Regional Police report that a man identifying himself as a “water company inspector” knocked on a Hanover Township door July 18, indicating he was there to check for discoloration in the water. He had an ID hanging around his next that identified him as an “Inspector.”

He entered the resident’s home, and the following day the homeowners discovered money missing. Police say ff someone comes to your door and identifies themselves as a utility inspector, ask for a picture ID and dial 911. Most utilities do not send inspectors to residences without notice.


Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Colonial Regional Police are investigating a pair of Hanover Township break-ins which occurred overnight July 9-10.

Police say entry was made into a shed and home on Wheatsleaf Lane, and two laptop computers and other items were taken.

Police ask anyone with information to cal the department at 610-861-4820 and ask for Det. Gary Hammer.

$7M in drugs confiscated during second quarter

Monday, July 16, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Police Log

The Pennsylvania State Police announced today that troopers confiscated $7,050,174 worth of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and other prohibited drugs in the second quarter of 2018.

From April 1 through June 30, state police seized more than 22 pounds of heroin and over 21 pounds of the synthetic opioid fentanyl. In its purest form, only a small amount of fentanyl can cause a severe or potentially deadly reaction, putting not only users but also anyone who encounters the drug at risk. The illegal opioids have a combined street value of $1,008,520.

Mayers dead

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Gary P. Mayers, 43, whom police wanted for the alleged stabbing and attempted homicide of a man in November, was found dead July 2, according to published reports.

Police issued a warrant for Mayers’ arrest June 25. His body was found in the evening on a walking trail in downtown Bethlehem and he was pronounced dead by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Craig Hanzl around 5:40 p.m.