Bethlehem Press

Thursday, May 23, 2019


Monday, March 26, 2018 by The Press in Police Log


Adriana Morales, 27, of Alburtis, allegedly struck a 36-year-old individual, of Catasauqua, multiple times on the head while at 1042 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, Feb. 8, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

Imalay Figueroa Trujillo, 22, of Easton, allegedly got into an argument with an individual over a parking spot in the lot of Panera Bread restaurant, 6370 Hamilton Blvd., Lower Macungie Township, Feb. 23, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. Trujillo allegedly punched the individual in the head several times and then left the scene.


Monday, March 26, 2018 by The Press in Police Log


Everett Doe, 29, of Orefield, was charged with alleged possession of a small amount of marijuana following a traffic stop 12:12 p.. March 14 along Oxford Drive. Doe was taken to Central Booking for processing.

Andrew Major, 49, no known address, was charged with alleged possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia following an incident in the 1700 block of Acker Street 5:47 p.m. March 17. Major was taken to Central Booking for processing.

‘Proactive’ police efforts lauded in schools

Monday, March 19, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Police Log

The Salisbury Township Police Department is said to be at the forefront of ensuring student safety in Salisbury Township School District.

“We have the wherewithal and skilled officers,” said Salisbury Township Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles.

“We appreciate your being proactive,” said Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners President Robert Martucci, Jr.

The discussion at the Feb. 22 township meeting happened after the Feb. 14 shooting rampage at a Parkland, Fla., school, in which 17 died.

Six under arrest for scamming elderly

Monday, March 19, 2018 by MARK DILUZIO BETHLEHEM CHIEF OF POLICE in Police Log

Over the past two weeks, Bethlehem detectives have arrested six individuals for scamming and/or attempting to scam elderly victims out of cash totaling thousands of dollars. These individuals are only part of several ongoing investigations that BPD detectives are working on with other law enforcement agencies and federal authorities. With the arrest of two individuals last month and these six new arrests, the total amount of cash scammed and/or attempted to be scammed is approximately $50,000.


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


A resident in the 1700 block of Crownwood Street reported 5:37 p.m. Feb. 1, an unknown person slashed a tire of a vehicle parked in a driveway. The cost of repair was $150.

Narcotics were found on a patient brought in for treatment by Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest security personnel 10:30 p.m. Feb. 1.

A security guard at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest turned over a packet with powder to police 11:15 p.m. Feb. 3. The packet was found on a patient at the hospital. Leonard White, 70, of Pottstown, has been charged in this alleged incident.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Motor vehicle accident

Terrance Ramnarine, 27, of Catasauqua, was pronounced dead 2:58 a.m. Jan. 31 at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the 800 block of East Susquehanna Street, Salisbury Township.

Deputy Coroner Cassandra Schiffner was called to the scene of the accident. According to the coroner’s office, an autopsy was performed Jan. 31; the cause of death is attributed to injuries sustained from the motor vehicle accident.

The manner of death was ruled an accident.

Attempted homicide

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested 50-year-old Jeffrey Leroy Saeger around 10:53 p.m. Jan. 23 for allegedly trying to kill his wife.

Police responded to a reported domestic disturbance on East Church Street and found a woman with visible injuries, covered in blood. She said her husband struck and chocked her. She was admitted to St. Luke’s University Hospital.

Saeger is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated and simple assault, strangulation and threats. He was remanded to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $2.5 million bail.

Two dead in murder-suicide in borough

Monday, January 8, 2018 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Police Log

Two people have died in a reported murder-suicide Tuesday night in the Borough of Northampton.

According to Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek, Matthew Eberhardt, 45, shot his wife, Kristin Eberhardt, 42, then turned the gun on himself inside the couple’s home, in the 300 block of West 27th Street.

Police responded to a report of gunshots about 9:45 p.m. The coroner’s office was called.

Lysek said Matthew and Kristin Eberhardt died of gunshot wounds. Kristin Eberhardt’s death was ruled a homicide, Lysek said, while Matthew’s was ruled a suicide.