Bethlehem Press

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Home invasion

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Freemansburg police responded to an alleged home invasion in the 100 block of Walnut Street around 5:30 a.m. Aug. 16.

According to police, the victims, a married couple with two children, were forcibly detained by three men who ransacked their home.

The male victim alleged while leaving for work around 4:30 a.m. he observed a blue Chevrolet Impala with a spoiler on the trunk sitting across the street with its lights on. As he made for his own car, the Impala blocked the driveway and two men exited while a third stayed inside.

Assault

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested a woman for assaulting her boyfriend at home in the 900 block of Wyandotte Street around 8 p.m. Aug. 6.

Tiffany Sherry, 24, was doing dishes when the man slapped her buttocks in jest, police said, but instead agitated her sunburn. Sherry grabbed a knife and followed him to the living room, where their two children were playing. Police said the man asked if she was going to stab him with a knife in front of the kids, at which point Sherry told the children to leave the room and then stabbed him in the stomach.

Possession

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police found and arrested an 18-year-old man for drug-related charges around 4:15 p.m. Aug. 21.

According to police, Ross Everitt, of Beaver Run Drive in Nazareth, was found at the Dickey's Barbecue Pit on Schoenersville Road. He was unconscious in the bed of his pickup truck. Officers allegedly discovered items associated with heroin use.

Everitt is charged with public drunkenness and possession of paraphernalia.

Musikfest

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Bethlehem police have released the final tally of arrests made at this year's Musikfest, and the numbers, particularly for violence-related incidents, are down from last year.

Arrests for underage drinking and public drunkenness have remained steady – around 20 incidents each – while a mere eight charges of disorderly conduct were filed this year as opposed to last year's 33. Disorderly conduct is the typical charge for people fighting, police said.

The list provided by police did not include DUI arrests believed to be Musikfest related.

DUI

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested 59-year-old Philip Youngken, of Hawthorne Road, for driving while intoxicated around 12:30 a.m. Aug. 15.

According to police, an officer present at a local Wawa observed Youngken fall into a shelving unit, knocking over a quart of motor oil, and then later driving a car out of the lot.

Youngken was stopped and questioned, and was determined to be drunk. He is charged with DUI, DUI highest rate and traffic infractions.

Drunkenness

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Among arrests police made during Musikfest were:

Jeramie Mayes, 22, of Chew Street in Allentown, who was seen staggering and falling over at Plaza Tropical Aug. 10. He is charged with public drunkenness.

Arielle Baumgarten, 21, of S. 16th Street in Allentown, who was charged with public drunkenness at the Main Street ramp Aug. 10.

Delmar Williams, 24, of North Lumber Street in Allentown, who was discovered near the Central Moravian Church in possession of suspected cocaine.

Attempted burglary

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested a man shortly after he tried to burgle the Easton Avenue Delta station around 12:40 a.m. Aug. 14.

Officers responded to a broken-glass alarm and reviewed video footage of a man with a hammer who fled the scene at the sound of the alarm.

Not long thereafter police found the suspect, Kwame McGriff, 25, of Skyline Drive, in the area while still possessing the hammer.

McGriff is charged with burglary, possessing instruments of crime, criminal mischief, loitering and public drunkenness.

Theft

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

A woman reported unknown persons removed her purse from her car while she was at the Woodlawn Avenue CVS pharmacy around 9:15 p.m. Aug. 9.

According to police, the vehicle may have been left unlocked.

The victim reported within her purse had been an iPhone 4, Galaxy Tab 10 computer and about $800 in other belongings.

Robber caught

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested a 24-year-old man during an investigation and search following an armed robbery of a Linden Street gas station.

Around 1:50 p.m. Aug. 5, a pistol-wielding man with a purple cloth covering his face robbed the Express Gas and Food Mart and fled in a green Volvo.

The following day city and Allentown police followed tips to Andrew Bilheimer of Baeufort Drive, who was discovered in the Redner's Market parking lot on Airport Road.

Bilheimer is charged with robbery, reckless endangerment, receiving stolen property and theft.