Bethlehem Press

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Public drunkenness

Friday, April 15, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

Lower Saucon Police arrested Danial Watson, 44, of Main Street in Hellertown, was charged after officers found him asleep in his car late April 3.

According to police, Watson’s car was in the Leithsville Road Subway restaurant parking lot just before midnight when they confronted him. He was awakened but disoriented, smelled of alcohol, and allegedly vomited and urinated on himself.

Police said the car keys were not in the ignition and the engine was cold, so they gave Watson a non-traffic citation for public drunkenness and allowed him to call a friend for a ride home.


Friday, April 15, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

Lower Saucon Police arrested Michelle Ann Buscemi of Martins Creek, following a motor vehicle accident on East Redington Road around 12:45 a.m. April 2.

According to police, Buscemi was driving eastbound and “left the roadway” at some point near the Easton Rod and Gun Club, eventually ending up with her vehicle on the nearby Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks.

Officers report Buscemi was intoxicated, and she is charged with DUI and related offenses.

No reports

Monday, April 4, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

Readers over the past few months may have noticed a lack of regular police reports regarding the city of Bethlehem. This is because the primary source of such by the Press for the past few years has been overnight report templates made publicly available by the Bethlehem Police Department on its blog.

The department stopped posting those reports late last year. Police Chief Mark DiLuzio said the department is undergoing a million-dollar technology upgrade which has necessitated all reports, past and present, be upgraded in what he described as an arduous process.


Monday, April 4, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

Lower Saucon Township police made at least six arrests involving people allegedly driving while intoxicated from March 6 to 17. In all cases, officers performed tests and determined the drivers were under the influence.

Tyron Bullett, 35, of East Ninth Street in Bethlehem, was stopped for a violation on Seidersville Road around 3:50 a.m. March 6.

Matthew Angelo of Coopersburg was found with his vehicle inexplicably sitting in the middle of Old Philadelphia Pike around 2:40 a.m. March 7, and did not move when officers signaled.


Tuesday, March 29, 2016 by The Press in Police Log


James Peter Turek, 60, of Pottstown, was denied purchase of a firearm after a background check at Sentinel Firearms Mfg, Upper Milford Township, 7:34 p.m. Oct. 21, 2015. Police investigation and consultation with the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office prompted charges of one count each of unsworn falsification and sale or transfer of firearms to be filed in District Court 31-3-03.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

Theft from

A resident reported an unknown actor removed a firearm from a locked vehicle parked in the 900 block of East Susquehanna Street 11:42 p.m. March 4. There was no damage to the vehicle. The firearm is valued at $475.

A resident in the 900 block of East Montgomery Street reported 8 a.m. March 4 an unknown actor removed a radar detector valued at $70 and $10 of loose change from an unlocked vehicle on the property.

A resident in the 1100 block of Delaware Avenue reported 3 p.m. March 4, an unknown actor went through two vehicles; nothing was removed.

County reports first use of Naloxone

Monday, February 29, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

Salisbury Township police reported the first case in Lehigh County in which Naloxone was used to reverse a heroin overdose since a naloxone administration program recently was established.

Sgt. Donald Sabo said police were dispatched at 4:51 p.m. Feb. 9, 2016, to a location because of a report of a 39-year-old man in cardiac arrest. In less than three minutes, multiple officers arrived at the scene.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

Recovered stolen property

Salisbury police found 41 new Epson printers in boxes by a dumpster at Cedar Glen Apartments, 1166 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. 5:53 p.m. Feb. 6. South Whitehall Police reported finding 40 Epson new printers in boxes by a dumpster at an apartment complex also. The ink cartridges had been removed. An investigation revealed the printers were being shipped to Hagerstown, Md. The investigation continues.

Richard Skibinski, 25, of Bethlehem, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct following a traffic stop in the 3000 block of South Pike Avenue 4:42 p.m. Feb. 6.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016 by The Press in Police Log


Nicholas Robert Gaglin, 21, of Queens, NY, was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of a controlled substance and drug possession after a traffic stop along Interstate westbound at mile marker 56.2, Salisbury Township, 2:31 a.m. Feb. 11. During the course of the traffic stop of the 2001 Acura Integra with a New York license plate Gaglin allegedly was driving, police determined Gaglin allegedly was under the influence of a controlled substance. Gaglin agreed to a hand search of his vehicle where troopers allegedly found a small amount of marijuana and three Xanax pills.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016 by The Press in Police Log


Reported by residents in the 900 block of Village Round, Lower Macungie Township, unknown actors removed multiple medications between 11 p.m. Feb. 2 and 11 a.m. Feb. 3.

Reported at Trexlertown Self-Storage, 1455 Trexlertown Road, unknown actors removed multiple items from trailers and vehicles between 2 p.m. Dec. 18 and 10:54 a.m. Dec. 19, 2015.

Reported by a resident of the 6600 block of Carmel Drive, Lower Macungie Township, unauthorized money transfers were made from a bank account online Jan. 11.