Monday, July 26, 2010

Callahan Coverup: The Cantelmi Police Report

Well over three years ago, at 1:03 AM, a Bethlehem police officer was injured after being struck by a speeding vehicle being going the wrong way on a one-way street. His police cruiser sustained serious damages as well. The driver of this car was Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan's brother-in-law, Dino Cantelmi. I call this the "Callahan Coverup" because someone in his administration obviously made sure this story never reached The Express Times or Morning Call.

Below is the actual incident report prepared by Bethlehem police. I have redacted it to protect the identity of Cantelmi's female passenger, but it's otherwise mostly intact. You might notice things I've missed.

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Update (8:59 AM): I have used scribd.com to load documents like this before, but something is wrong today. It could be that the site itself is screwed up, or more likely, there may be something wrong with the way I loaded the incident report. Because of complaints about difficulties loading and seeing this report, I've deleted it. I will try to see what went wrong. If all else fails, I will load jpegs of the ten individual pages so you can still check out the report.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your report doesn't load and screws up computers. You trying to spread a virus. Just post the thing untouched.

Anonymous said...

Bernie
We're not going to be able to visit your site again We don't want
this video upload.

Anonymous said...

Not sure why you would need to redact the woman's name. Parties involved are usually named when reported in the paper.

Ex:

The (insert year, make, model) driven by Dino Cantelmi,(insert age) of _________, flipped onto its roof after striking the cruiser, leaving the driver and his passenger, xx-year old __________, of __________ hanging upside down until police were able to free them from the wreckage. Both Cantelmi and __________ escaped injury.

The passenger's ID would have been a legitimate element of the story, no matter who it was or why he/she was in the car.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Scribd usually does this very nicely. Looks like I'll have to load individual jpegs.

Anonymous said...

Was the woman his mistress?