Below is a weekly LV police blotter compiled from police department Facebook pages. If I missed something, please provide a link. If you have a comment that contributes, please share. I remind you that this thread is no place for pious condemnations of either police or the persons charged.
Bethlehem Police Seek Golf Cart Thief - At approximately 6:45am Oct 4, an unidentified male (race unknown) stole a golf cart from the Field House at Northeast Middle School. A witness reported seeing the golf cart driving in the area of Minsi Trail St., across E. Washington Ave., and then proceed east on Walters St. An item from the golf cart was located in the area of Walters St. and Carlisle St.
The male is described as having dark hair, approximately 5'9'' to 6', appears to be in his 20's to 30's, and was wearing a grey long sleeved shirt or jacket, tan pants, and white sneakers. The golf cart is white in color with a white roof. It is missing the front bumper and has a Bethlehem Steel "I-Beam" sticker located on it.
At the time of the theft, the male was carrying a brown cardboard box which he placed on the back of the golf cart. Anyone with information relating to the male or the location of the golf cart, please contact the Officer Sam Elias #343 at the non-emergency number, 610-865-7187.
Lower Saucon Police Detain Two Juveniles in Two Separate terroristic threat incidents. The first, on Sep 28, involved a 14 yo male who was swinging a pipe at his father and had damaged property. The second, on Sep. 29, occurred in Steel City. A 16 yo male pointed a BB gun from his car at another person. Both juveniles ended up at the detention facility.
Colonial Regional Police "Safety Alert." - On 10/5/18, CRPD took a report in the 500 block of Georgetown Road in Lower Nazareth Township of two suspicious black males in a white van. The males made contact with a resident at his home and were able to talk the homeowner into walking out into the backyard to discuss installing a fence for a neighbor. The homeowner was smart enough to lock his front door first before going to the backyard. He also knew that his neighbor had no plans to install a fence.
While one of the males was in the backyard, the other waited outfront in the driveway and attempted to enter the home but couldn't because the front door was locked. Moments later, the male in the backyard received a phone call and then the pair fled the scene in their van. No other description was available.
Please remember to ask for identification and do not let anyone in your home that you are not familiar with. When in doubt, the police can always be called to investigate. If you live in our jurisdiction or any surrounding community and you have experienced a similar incident, you are asked to report them through our dispatch center at 610-759-2200.
Catasauqua Police Department becomes first in state to use weapon mounted cameras.
Upper Macungie Police investigate theft of ATV (yellow 2006 Suzuki LTZ400K6 with pink stickers) stolen Oct 2 from from 8900 block of Breinig Run Cir, Breinigsville, PA 18031. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call either 484-661-5911 or 610-437-5252. They are also investigating a smashed window from a car parked Oct 6 at the Velodrome.
Emmaus Police Charges:
Theft: Scott VanHouten ,46, of Easton was arrested on 9/21/18 for Theft and Receiving Stolen Property after he allegedly removed items from a residence in the 800 block of Glenwood Street. Charges filed at Lehigh County Court.
Driving Under the Influence: Chase Kriens, 32, of Allentown was arrested on 9/7/18 for Driving Under the Influence in the 100 block of E Main Street. He was transported to the Lehigh County DUI Center and processed.
Receiving Stolen Property: A 15 year old male from Emmaus was arrested on 9/21/18 for Receiving Stolen Property after he was found with a stolen cellphone. Charges are filed with Lehigh County Juvenile Court.
Driving Under the Influence: Richard Unterberger, 34, of Emmaus was arrested on 9/16/18 for Driving Under the Influence in the 1100 block of Chestnut Street. He was transported to the Lehigh County DUI Center and processed.
Driving Under the Influence: Rosaelys Jimenez, 23, of Allentown was arrested on 9/16/18 for Driving Under the Influence, Driving While Under Suspension and Speeding in the 600 block of State Road. She was transported to the Lehigh DUI Center and processed.
Theft from a Motor Vehicle: reported on 9/20/18 in the 300 block of Delong Avenue. Actor entered victim’s unlocked vehicle and removed a hand gun.
Criminal Mischief: reported on 9/22/18 in the 600 block of Broad Street. Unknown actor damaged the right rear tire on victim’s Mitsubishi Outlander causing $200 damage.
Found Item: A Huffy bicycle was found on 9/22/18 at S 4th and Minor Streets. The bicycle is being held at the Emmaus Police Department.
Criminal Mischief: reported on 9/22/18 in the 500 block of Ridge Street. 2 vehicle tires damaged, $450 loss.
Hit and Run: reported on 9/22/18 in the 200 block of S 6th Street. An unknown vehicle struck the driver’s side door of the victim’s Ford Mustang causing damage.
Theft from a Motor Vehicle: reported on 9/24/18 in the 100 block of E Main Street. Unknown actor removed a cellphone from the victim’s vehicle. $300 loss.