The FBI is seeking assistance with obtaining identifying information about an unknown male who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.
The male is referred to authorities as John Doe 40.
Police arrested an allegedly suicidal man with a semi-automatic weapon following a standoff at his home in the early hours of Aug. 13.
According to police, around 9:45 p.m. Aug. 12 a woman reported she had been communicating with a friend via phone when he picked up a pistol, threatened to kill himself, and fired several shots off his fire escape.
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.
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.
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.
Each year, Police Chief Mark DiLuzio releases an amusing digital pamphlet outlining the protocols, safety issues, and best practices for visitors and residents alike at Musikfest.
This year’s safety issue, weighing in at 16 pages of helpful advice and humorous photographs, is available for reading on the department’s and Bethlehem Press’ facebook pages.
Following a four-month joint city/FBI investigation, police arrested Joseph Pat Chemidlin, 53, of Washington Street in Bethlehem Township, on child pornography charges.
A search warrant was executed June 27 on evidence acquired of electronic images of girls from ages 9 through 15 in various poses.
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.
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.
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.