Bethlehem Police Department

  • Agency: Bethlehem Police Department
  • Address: 10 E. Church Street, Bethlehem , 18018 PA
  • Chief: Randall P Miller (Commissioner)

Bethlehem Police Department is located at 10 E. Church Street, Bethlehem , 18018 PA. The Commissioner of the department is Randall P Miller. The Bethlehem Police Department phone number is 610-865-7187.

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2017 CONTACT INFORMATION: Captain Anthony Leardi Bethlehem Police Department 10 East Church Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610.997.7679 aleardi@bethlehem-pa.gov Reference: Arrest of John Wroten in the 2015 Mussleman Jewelers Robbery. On November 19th of 2015, The Bethlehem Police Department’s 911 Center received a call of a Robbery in Progress at Mussleman Jewelers located on Main St.. Patrol Officers immediately responded and made contact with the owner who advised that, (3) males entered the store, one of which inquired about having a watch repaired. The watch was taken to the rear area of the store to have links removed by another employee. The second male approached the owner in an attempt to distract him, while the third male entered the display window showcase, and began taking all of the jewelry and placing it in a bag. The employee repairing the watch attempted to exit the store via a rear door, however was blocked by one of the male actors. The owner then observed the male running out of the store carrying the bag of jewelry from the display case. All of the above actions were captured on video, and the store estimated the jewelry taken to be in excess of $40,000.00. One of the suspects left behind his watch that he used as a decoy when he was attempting to distract the owner. The case was assigned to Detective Moses Miller who was relentless in the investigation. The Detective sent the watch that was left behind to the PA State Police Crime Lab for DNA Analysis. Approximately one year later almost to the date, Detective Miller received a phone call from the Crime Lab in Greensburg, PA stating that they had a match of DNA from the watch. That match came back to John Wroten, AHA John Little, Philadelphia, PA. Detective Miller cross-referenced the criminal history information and photograph of WROTEN with the surveillance video from the store robbery and easily identified WROTEN as the actor responsible. WROTEN was tracked down and charged with Robbery Felony 3, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery Felony 3, Theft by Unlawful Taking Felony 3, and Receiving Stolen Property Felony 3. For the last year while WROTEN was in jail, he continually alleged of medical problems delaying his case. He was finally released and transported back to our jurisdiction yesterday and placed into our system. Detective Miller arraigned him before Magisterial District Justice Narlesky and received a $200,000.00 straight bail amount. This is just another example how the Bethlehem Police Department and all of its members are fully committed to bringing justice to crimes committed within our city, and improving the feeling of safety and quality of life. Thank you. Captain Anthony Leardi #266

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2017 CONTACT INFORMATION: Captain Anthony Leardi Bethlehem Police Department 10 East Church Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610.997.7679 aleardi@bethlehem-pa.gov Reference: Arrests and Drug Seizures at 217 Hobart Street, Bethlehem Pa. November 2, 2017. On November 2, 2017, just after 10:20 a.m., Detectives assigned to the Bethlehem Police Department Special Operations/Vice Unit and the Emergency Response Team (ERT) served simultaneous search warrants at 217 Hobart Street & 1428 James Street, Bethlehem Pa. Detectives were conducting surveillance prior to the warrant service and observed the primary target of their investigation, Carlos Rodriguez, age 33, depart his residence on Hobart Street. Detectives secured Rodriguez without incident in the 1100 block of Fortuna Street and then served the remaining search warrants. The search of 217 Hobart Street resulted in the seizure of 419 glassine packets containing heroin, approximately 2.5 grams of loose Heroin, several digital scales, additional grams of cutting agents, two electric grinders, razor blades, rubber bands, and hundreds of unused glassine packets, all of which are used to package and distribute Heroin. The search of 1428 James Street resulted in the seizure of several grams of Marijuana and documents related to the individuals at 217 Hobart Street. Rodriguez was found to be in possession of an additional 48 packets of Heroin. An individual accompanying Rodriguez, Juan Ramirez, age 38, was found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle. The 467 Heroin packets and the loose Heroin yet to have been packaged would have yielded over 600 dosages of Heroin with a street value of $6,000.00. Carlos Rodriguez was arraigned before Northampton County Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline Taschner. Rodriguez was subsequently committed to Northampton County Prison (NCP) in lieu of $100,000 bail. Ramirez will be charged with Possession of Drug paraphernalia via summons. This investigation spanned the course of two months and was initiated in response to anonymous tips from citizens. The Bethlehem Police Department received numerous citizen complaints regarding drug trafficking in this area of Fortuna and Hobart Streets. It is believed that Rodriguez was one of the principal individuals supplying that block with heroin for street-level distribution. The Bethlehem Police Department continues to be committed to arresting and prosecuting traffickers of all controlled substances, particularly Heroin and Fentanyl which have plagued our community. We sincerely want to thank our citizens for their assistance, and the Bethlehem Police Department urges citizens to continue to provide its Detectives with accurate and timely information of potential problems in and around their neighborhoods, so we may continue to improve the quality of life here in our city. Thank you. Captain Anthony Leardi #266

SOUTHSIDE PROUD !!! Please click on the YouTube Link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qvj-s-KxziQ

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2017 CONTACT INFORMATION: Chief Mark DiLuzio / Captain Anthony Leardi Bethlehem Police Department 10 East Church Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610.865.7150 / 610.865.7187 mdiluzio@bethlehem-pa.gov / Aleardi@bethlehem-pa.gov The Bethlehem Police Department is investigating three incidents involving a Black male, between 25 to 35 years of age, good physical shape, operating a Blue older model Toyota Corolla in regards to three incidents of indecent exposure and masturbating in public. There has been (3) incidents involving the suspect in question. On September 15th, 2017 and October 09th, 2017, a black male exposed himself and was observed masturbating in the parking lot of the St. Luke's Union Station Plaza, Southside of Bethlehem. On the September 15th, 2017, the black male knocked on the office window where a female employee was working. The female employee looked out between the blinds and observed a black male exposing himself and masturbating outside her office window. On the October 9th, 2017, another female employee was taking out the trash and she observed a Blue Toyota Corolla parked in the parking lot by the dumpster. The black male asked the employee for directions. The male turned on the interior light of his vehicle and was naked and masturbating. Both incidents occurred between 1900 and 1930 hours, when it begins getting dark. If you know this individual or have any information on this vehicle and/or individual, please contact the Bethlehem Police Department at 610-865-7187 or Detective Moses Miller at 610-997-7674 or the Bethlehem Police Department Tip Line at 610-691-6660. Thank You.

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2017 CONTACT INFORMATION: Chief Mark DiLuzio / Captain Anthony Leardi Bethlehem Police Department 10 East Church Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610.865.7150 / 610.865.7187 mdiluzio@bethlehem-pa.gov / aleardi@bethlehem-pa.gov WOMAN STRUCK IN HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT The Bethlehem Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a dark blue in color Ford pickup truck. The vehicle has stickers on the left and right lower corners of the rear window. The truck also has a significant amount of debris in the truck bed. The truck should have some front end damage. The truck appears to have an extended cab. The vehicle struck a 55 year old female in the 400 block of Wyandotte Street in Bethlehem. The victim is currently admitted to St Luke’s University Hospital and listed in serious condition. If anyone can identify the vehicle or its owner, please contact the Bethlehem Police Department at 610-865-7187 or Traffic Officer Brendan M Schlegel, Bethlehem Police Traffic Unit at 610-997-7666, or the Bethlehem Police Tip Line at 610-691-6660. See attached Photos……Thank You

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS RELEASE October 26, 2017 CONTACT INFORMATION: Chief Mark DiLuzio Bethlehem Police Department 10 East Church Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610.865.7150 mdilzuio@bethlehem-pa.gov CHILDREN DONATE FUNDS TO POLICE ANIMALS Three young Bethlehem children were honored today for collecting funds by selling lemonade from their homemade lemonade stands they operated over the summer months. The three children sold lemonade to support and assist the Bethlehem Police Mounted Unit and Bethlehem Police K-9 Units. Mounted Bethlehem Officers and their horses were present along with a Bethlehem K-9 Officer and his partner. At 3:30pm today, Mayor Robert Donchez and Police Chief Mark DiLuzio met with the three young citizens, Keegan Jones, Abigail Yerk and Alexandra Yerk, and their families in the City Rotunda at Bethlehem City Hall, 10 E. Church Street. After some comments from Mayor Donchez and the Chief, Keegan, Abigail and Alexandra were each presented with a Police Department Certificate of Appreciation by Mayor Donchez and Chief DiLuzio. They all also received Bethlehem Police coloring books, crayons and Police Challenge Coins. The three young children collected approximately $290.00 by selling lemonade to thirsty customers this past summer. Great job Keegan, Abigail and Alexandra. On behalf of the Mounted Unit, K-9 Unit, Mayor Donchez and I thank you Keegan, Abigail and Alexandra for your generous donation, and service in helping support these Officers and their animal partners. Thank You. Mark DiLuzio Chief of Police ACL266

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MOST RECENT BETHLEHEM POLICE RETIREES !!! Last night, the Bethlehem Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police, Star Lodge #20, honored the following Bethlehem Police Officers who retired this year after serving the citizens of Bethlehem. The honored retirees were: 1-Captain Bill Dosedlo, 28 years of service, Patrol, Community Police, Vice, Professional Standards, Criminal Investigations. 2-Lieutenant Donald Hoffman, 20 years of service, Patrol, Community Police, Criminal Investigations, Professional Standards. 3-Sergeant James Freed, 20 years of service, Patrol, Vice, Community Police, DEA Task Force. 4-Sergenat Michael Ogrodnick, 22 years of service, Patrol, Community Police, Vice, Training & Professional Standards 5-Captain Ashley Heiberger, 20 years of service, Patrol, Professional Standards. Thank You for your dedicated service to the City, the Department and all the Citizens of Bethlehem. It was a pleasure and honor to serve alongside with all of you. Good Luck and have a great retirement. Mark DiLuzio Chief of Police ACL266

This past Saturday, a Halloween Charity Benefit event was held at Illick’s Mill Grist House at Monocacy Park on Illick’s Mill Road. The event raised money for research in the Fight Against Lymphoma and Leukemia. . The costume event was attended by people from all over the City of Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley. Hats off to Dino Cantelmi and supporters for sponsoring this great event again this year, and raising funds to fight Lymphoma and Leukemia. Thank you Dino and to all who attended to make this charity event great. Chief/Physician Mark DiLuzio and attendees posed for a quick snapshot.

Big Congratulations...!!! Sergeant John Isaac Badge #268 and his K-9 "Roko" retired this past Thursday night after their last shift of 23 years. Sgt. Isaac was a tremendous assest to the Bethlehem Police Department, especially the K-9 Division. He will be great ly missed, and his always calm demeanor and guidance of the younger officers will be hard to top. Good luck to John and his family on all of their future endevours. Don't be a stranger John !!!

CONGRATULATIONS !!! Robert Hughes had the Grand Opening of his 7th McDonalds at the Bethlehem Township Rt. 191 location. Mr. Hughes was kind enough to host a wonderful gathering, where McDonalds corporate personnel attended, as well as PA State Senator Lisa Boscola. To top things off, Mr. Hughes was so generous as to write two checks to his local Police Departments, which he thanked for our service to the community. This is another great example of how the residents, business owners and police continue their partnerships to enhance their thriving communities. A BIG thank you again to Mr. Hughes, your gifts are greatly appreciated. Bethlehem Township Police Chief Pancoast and Bethlehem City Police Chief DiLuzio receive their checks in the photos. ACL266

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Megan Wieand October 6, 2017 (610)782-3230 BETHLEHEM MAN CHARGED IN FOUNTAIN HILL HOMICIDE Today District Attorney Jim Martin announced that Emanuel Lopez, 29, of 419 Market St., Bethlehem, has been charged with Criminal Homicide, a felony of the first degree; Persons Not To Possess Firearms, a felony of the second degree; and Firearms Not To Be Carried without a License, a felony of the third degree. On August 28, 2017, at approximately 8:45 p.m., Fountain Hill Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 900 block of Seneca St. in the Borough. Upon arrival, officers found a male suffering from a gunshot wound lying in the street adjacent to 915 Seneca St. The victim, Johnathan Diaz, 36, was transported to St. Luke’s University Health Network campus in Fountain Hill where he was pronounced dead. Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim ruled Diaz’s death a homicide and the cause of death to be gunshot wounds to the torso. Det. Richard Krasley, of the Fountain Hill Police Department, and Det. Richard Heffelfinger, of the Lehigh County Homicide Task Force, led the investigation. A box cutter with what appeared to be blood on the handle and blade was recovered at the scene. Analysis of that blood shows it to be the defendant’s blood. In the course of their investigation, the detectives interviewed witnesses, one of whom reported hearing gunshots and then seeing a male running west on Seneca St. and getting into the passenger side of a dark-colored SUV located in the area of the incident. The vehicle fled prior to the arrival of police. A second witness reported seeing an argument between the victim and a male. The argument occurred in the approximate location where the box cutter was found. The second witness reported that after hearing shots, he saw a male running west on Seneca and getting into a dark SUV. An alert was put out to local hospitals inquiring whether anyone received treatment for stab or slash wounds. An individual matching the witnesses’ descriptions was treated at St. Luke’s Anderson Campus at about a half an hour after the shooting occurred. Video surveillance from the hospital parking lot and hospital records were examined in an attempt to identify the person who received treatment. As a result of the examination of the video and hospital records as well as further investigation, which included DNA analysis of blood samples taken from the scene and at the hospital, it is alleged that Emanuel Lopez shot and killed Johnathan Diaz. District Attorney Martin said, “I want to commend Detectives Krasley and Heffelfinger, the Fountain Hill Police Department, and the Lehigh County Homicide Task Force for their work on this case. I also thank and commend the following law enforcement agencies for their assistance: Lehigh County Regional Intelligence and Investigation Center (RIIC), the Bethlehem Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, and Pennsylvania State Police Troop M Forensic Services Unit. “In addition to local law enforcement agencies, assistance came from the El Paso County, Texas, Sheriff’s Department, and the Brevard County, Florida, Sheriff’s Department. Prior to being charged today, Lopez was being held in Lehigh County Jail on a warrant from El Paso, Texas for a parole violation. Lopez has relatives in Brevard County, and the Sheriff’s Department there provided assistance in the investigation.” Lopez will be arraigned today at Central Booking. As in every criminal case, the fact that an arrest has occurred or a complaint has been filed is merely an accusation; and the defendant, Emanuel Lopez, is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Allentown (end)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS RELEASE October 6, 2017 CONTACT INFORMATION: Chief Mark DiLuzio Bethlehem Police Department 10 East Church Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610.865.7150 mdilzuio@bethlehem-pa.gov TWO ARRESTED FOR BOMB THREAT AT LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL On Friday morning, October 6, 2017, Bethlehem Police Officers and Bethlehem Fire Department personnel responded to Liberty High School on a report of a bomb threat. Protocol was followed and the school was evacuated and searched by Public Safety Personnel. On Friday afternoon, two students, a sophomore and junior, ages 15 and 16, were arrested by School Resource Officers for the bomb threat. Both are in custody at the Bethlehem Police Department awaiting processing. Both juveniles will be charged with Terroristic Threats, a felony grade charge. Both juveniles will be detained in Northampton County Detention pending court action in Northampton County Juvenile Court. Incidents like this are unnecessary in today’s society. They cause undue stress and anxiety to many students and parents of students. Incidents of this type will not be tolerated at any school or any other location in the City of Bethlehem I would like to thank the Officers, Fire Personnel, BASD Staff and Teachers, that assisted in this incident and investigation. Thank You.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS RELEASE October 6, 2017 CONTACT INFORMATION: Chief Mark DiLuzio Bethlehem Police Department 10 East Church Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610.865.7150 mdilzuio@bethlehem-pa.gov FEMALE CHARGED IN STABBING On September 10, 2017, at 07:10 am, Bethlehem Police Department Officers were dispatched through City 911to 756 Dellwood Street, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, on a report of a stabbing. Police were advised that the female who did the stabbing had left the residence and was walking north on Dellwood Street. On arrival, Officers located the victim standing outside the house with stab wounds. He was holding a towel that was saturated in blood to his right shoulder. The victim had a large stab wound and was bleeding heavily. The victim was taken to St Luke’s Hospital by City Paramedics. Doctors reported that the victim was stabbed four times in the upper right arm area. The female who did the stabbing was identified as DESIREE KELLER, age 31, was committed to prison on a State Parole violation. KELLER is presently incarcerated at SCI Cambridge Springs, Pa. On Friday, October 6, 2017, KELLER was arraigned via video at SCI Cambridge Springs by Northampton County District Judge Roy Manwaring. KELLER is charged with Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. Bail was set at $25,000.00 straight on these new charges. KELLER is currently incarcerated at SCI Cambridge Spring. When needed for Court, she will be transported back to Northampton County to face charges. Thank You

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2017 CONTACT INFORMATION: Captain Anthony Leardi / Chief Mark DiLuzio Bethlehem Police Department 10 East Church Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610.865.7150 mdiluzio@bethlehem-pa.gov Neighborhood Complaints of Drug Trafficking – Police Interdiction The following is a listing of drug complaints in various Bethlehem neighborhoods and arrests made by the Bethlehem Police Department. On September 22, 2017, the Bethlehem Police Department Special Operations Unit and Emergency Response Team served a search warrant at 113 West Frankford Street, Bethlehem. Detectives took the resident of the home, Anthony Sims into custody following the discovery of an amount of packaged crack cocaine. Anthony Sims was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine and arraigned before Magistrate Roy Manwaring. Bail for Sims was set at $15,000. Sims was then committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of bail. The investigation was initiated by multiple neighborhood complaints regarding unusually high amounts of foot traffic in and around Sims residence. On September 26, 2017, the Bethlehem Police Department Special Operations Unit and Bethlehem Police Housing Authority Officers conducted an investigation at the Bodder House, 645 Leibert Street, Bethlehem. BHA Officers responded to citizen complaints about drug activity. Elizabeth Lozada and Alison May Buchman were arrested inside Apartment 312. A search of the apartment revealed over 300 glassine packets utilized in the packaging of Heroin for distribution as well as a coffee grinder coated in Heroin residue, two digital scales, and various spoons and rubber bands associated with Heroin use and packaging. Both Lozada and Buchman were charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. On September 29, 2017, the Bethlehem Police Department Special Operations Unit and Emergency Response Team served a search warrant at 642 Marshall Street, Bethlehem. Detectives arrested the resident of the home, Tyrelle Suttle. Detectives seized an amount of Methamphetamine, Heroin, Marijuana, eight (8) Clonazepam pills, one (1) Naloxone pill, hundreds of glassine packets utilized in the packaging of heroin, and $790 United States Currency. Tyrelle Suttle was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine and Heroin, Possession of Methamphetamine and Heroin, Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Suttle was arraigned before On-Duty Magistrate Hawke and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail. This investigation was initiated by tips and neighborhood complaints. On October 2, 2017, the Bethlehem Police Department Special Operations Unit and Emergency Response Team served a search warrant at 829 East Sixth Street, Bethlehem. In response to citizen complaints regarding heavy amounts of foot traffic at the address, Detectives conducted surveillance of the area. On October 2, 2017, detectives observed a male visit the residence briefly before departing. A vehicle stop resulted in the discovery of Cocaine and Heroin and the arrest of the operator, Jose Sierra-Mojica. Detectives executed a search warrant on the Sixth Street residence. Inside the residence, Detectives discovered Methamphetamine and drug packaging materials. A thorough search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of Cocaine, loose Heroin, 12 glassine packets containing Heroin, hundreds of unused glassine packets utilized in the packaging of Heroin, and other Heroin packaging materials. Sierra-Mojica was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver both Cocaine and Heroin, Possession of both Cocaine and Heroin, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The resident of 829 East Sixth Street, Jaime Luis Otero, was taken into custody as he departed the residence, just prior to the service of the search warrant. Otero was found to be in Possession of Drug Paraphernalia An additional resident of 829 East Sixth Street, Sabrina Sawicki, will also be charged via summons for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after several contraband items relative to the consumption of drugs were located among her belongings. Otero will be charged via summons with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Sierra-Mojica was arraigned before On-Duty Magistrate Zito, and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $30,000 bail. These investigations were initiated by tips and citizen complaints given to the Bethlehem Police Department. Each of these individuals arrested were devastating the quality of life in their respective neighborhoods and part of the Heroin problem facing this nation. It only takes one packet of Heroin to overdose. Opioid addiction throughout this nation is at epidemic levels. If you are a small dealer or large dealer, you are part of the problem. No matter if you are selling packets or bulk Heroin, the Bethlehem Police Department will identify you, investigate you and arrest you. The Bethlehem Police Department continues to urge citizens to continue to provide its Detectives with accurate and timely information of any potential problems in and around their neighborhoods. The Bethlehem Police Department will continue to aggressively investigate and dismantle any drug trafficking operations or criminal operations within the City. Thank you to all the citizens that tipped Bethlehem Detectives by phone calls, either anonymous or not. Thank you for being part of the solution, not the problem. If you have information about any crime in the City of Bethlehem, please call our tip line at 610-691-6660 or you can call our non-emergency number at 610-865-7187. Thank You. Mark DiLuzio Captain Anthony Leardi Chief of Police Criminal Investigation Division

GREAT TEAMWORK! School Resource Officer William Rodriquez with the Leadership Students from Broughal Middle School. The group participated in Lehigh University’s Fall South Side Clean Up Program on Saturday, September 30, 2017. A big Thank You to Lehigh and all who attended and helped. A Great Job to all the Broughal students participating and Officer Rodriquez. Mark DiLuzio Chief of Police

2017 Spirit of Courage Awards Doug Nothstein and Justin Smith being interviewed On Tuesday, September 26, 2017 I had the pleasure to attend the Spirit of Courage Awards, sponsored by Valley Preferred, the Burn Prevention Network and Lehigh Valley Health Network. This program started in 2006 to honor people in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey who have risked their lives to save others from a burn or death by fire. The program also recognizes individuals and groups who have done an outstanding job promoting fie safety or burn prevention education. Among the award recipients was BPD Detective Douglas Nothstein. Other than being a Police Officer, Doug is Fire Captain with his local Volunteer Fire Department. In July 0f 2017, Fire Captain Nothstein and Fire Lt Justin Smith conducted the rescue of a male that went down in his burning home. They found the male in the smoke filled home, dragged him outside and started first aid on him. Congratulations to Det. Nothstein and Fire Lt. Smith! A big congratulations to ALL the award recipients of the 2017 Spirit of Courage Awards! Thank you all for making a difference and a job well done! Mark DiLuzio Chief of Police

ANNUAL 911 MEMORIAL POLICE FIRE SOFTBALL GAME Yesterday was the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States by Islamic extremists. We all remember where we were that day in 2001 when we first heard about this cowardly attack in New York, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania. Hopefully, our nation will never forget the lives lost that day. May God bless all who perished and their families. On Monday evening at 6:00 pm, the annual Bethlehem Police and Bethlehem Fire Department softball game and get together to remember the lives lost and to never forget what occurred on September 11, 2001 took place at the Saucon Park Softball Fields off of Williams Street. The event was attended by police and firefighters, both active and retired members, and families. Last year, the Bethlehem Police Department won the game for bragging rights. This year, Bethlehem Fire Department won the game for bragging rights. It was a close game with score being 10-12. I would also like to thank all the police officers and their families, and fire fighters and their families, that attended . I would also like to thank the Fraternal Order of Police FOP and International Association of Firefighters IAFF for making this annual memorial softball game possible. Thank you all for what you do and thank you for your service to Bethlehem community Sincerely; Mark A. DiLuzio Chief of Police

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2017 CONTACT INFORMATION: Chief Mark DiLuzio Bethlehem Police Department 10 East Church Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610.865.7150 mdilzuio@bethlehem-pa.gov THREE CHARGED IN TWO ROBBERIES OF 7-11 STORE On September 7, 2017, at approximately 1:00 am, Bethlehem Police Officers responded to a robbery at the 7-11 Store at Center Street and Broad Streets, in the City of Bethlehem, Northampton County Pennsylvania. Cash and merchandise were stolen by three male suspects. This 7-11 Store was also robbed approximately three weeks ago. Three males were located and detained a short distance away by Bethlehem Police Officers. The three males were positively identified as the responsible parties in this robbery. Through investigation, two of them were linked to the robbery three weeks ago. Charged in this investigation are the following individuals: 1- Lawrence Smith-Tyson of Philadelphia, with (2) Counts Robbery, (2) Counts Criminal Conspiracy, (2) Counts Theft, (2) Counts Receiving Stolen Property and (2) Counts Possessing Instruments of Crime. 2- Demaire Brunson of Philadelphia, with (2) Counts Robbery, (2) Counts Criminal Conspiracy, (2) Counts Theft, (2) Counts Receiving Stolen Property and (2) Counts Possessing Instruments of Crime. 3- Anthony Cahoe-Jackson of Philadelphia, with Robbery, Criminal Conspiracy, Theft, Receiving Stolen Property and Possessing Instruments of Crime. The three suspects are in their early 20s and have unverifiable addresses in Philadelphia. All three suspects were arraigned before District Justice Roy Manwarring. Bail was set at $100,000.00 straight on Smith-Tyson and Brunson. Bail on Cahoe-Jackson was set at $50,000.00 straight. All three suspects were committed to Northampton County Prison pending Court action. No further information will be released at this time. Thank You. Mark DiLuzio Chief of Police ACL266

CITY OF BETHLEHEM NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that Bethlehem City Council will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm in Town Hall, 10 East Church Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to review and accept public comment on the proposed use of funds received under an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG). All interested persons are invited to attend the City Council Meeting and express their views. Mark A. DiLuzio Chief of Police

(3) Spaces left to join our Fall Session of the Citizen's Police Academy.....Sept. 13th HURRY, they're going fast ! Click on the link in the City's Webpage.

"Dare to Care Walk" with Mayor Robert Donchez took place again yesterday. Mayor Donchez along with Police Chief Mark DiLuzio and the City's Department Heads, walk through our neighborhoods, fielding concerns and handing out and installing free smoke detectors. We again walked two seperate sections of our southside districts. They made contact with several residents and had a free moment to snap a couple pictures with some children. We do this at least three times a year, usually four, and the residents really seem to enjoy meeting the Mayor and the Chief who take the time to listen. ACL266

Help requested..... Recently the police department responded to several calls of suspects going through unlocked cars during evening hours, and trying door handles to see if they were unlocked. The suspects were captured, and SEVERAL items were recovered (change, car chargers, gps, designer purse etc...) The incidents occurred in the areas of Dellwood, Hawthorne Ave. and North Streets. We have not been able to identify any victims. So if you are missing items from your car in the last week (starting on 8/15) please let us know. Come in to HQ or call 610-865-7187 to have an officer respond to your location.