WANTED: Arrest Warrant Issued for Parole Violator


The US Marshalls Office has issued an arrest warrant for Arthur Byrard (AKA Arthur Snow, Arthur Byard) for a parole violation in New Jersey.  Information exists that Mr. Byrard may be staying at an address on the South Side of Bethlehem.  If seen, please call 9-1-1 and alert police immediately.  Thank you.  The following is a photo from 2005.

Wanted: Help to Identify Theft Suspect

Control Number BC-11-50783
Retail theft – CVS on Woodlawn Ave

We are attempting to identify the male pictured below. On 11/7/2011 at approximately 1736 hours, the male entered the store where he obtained a gift bag from the stationary section of the store. He then loaded the bag with over $1000 worth of Oil of Olay products, Rogaine, Zyrtec, and Alli diet pills. He was able to leave the store without setting off the theft prevention device at the front doors. If anyone can ID this male please contact Officer DiLuzio #363 at 610.865.7187. Thank you.

Bethlehem Police receive national award for wireless mesh network cameras

Bethlehem, Pa. (Nov. 10, 2011) – Bethlehem Police Commissioner Jason Schiffer accepted a 2011 Mobilizer Award from Mobile Enterprise Magazine during a ceremony today in Palm Beach, Florida. The Mobilizer Awards honor the most effective and innovative mobile technology deployments of the year.

Bethlehem Police were honored in the Best in Enterprise-Wide Mobility Deployment category for use of its wireless mesh network of surveillance cameras.

“Our surveillance cameras act like virtual feet on the street in a time when budget constraints prevent us from hiring more officers,” Mayor John Callahan said. “We’ve seen a drop in crime rates in the areas that are monitored.”

In September 2009, the City partnered with Let’s Think Wireless to use Firetide Wireless infrastructure mesh nodes, Object Video analytics software, Bosch 500 series pan-tilt-zoom cameras and Genetec video management to develop the wireless camera network. The network was expanded in 2010.

Camera footage has aided in the prosecution of crimes, including a Bloods robbery ring which targeted Lehigh University students last winter. Cameras have also captured car accidents and medical emergencies.

“By using the camera network, 911 operators more effectively dispatch officers who arrive on-scene with more information available than ever before,” Schiffer said. “The cameras have acted as a force multiplier.”

In addition to the award, an article about Bethlehem’s wireless mesh network appears in the November/December 2011 issue of Mobile Enterprise Magazine.

First Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System

First Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System Test to Take Place November 9, at 2 pm EDT

As part of their ongoing efforts to keep our country and communities safe during emergencies, the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The EAS test plays a key role in ensuring the nation is prepared for all hazards, and that the U.S. public can receive critical and vital information, should it ever be needed.
The first nationwide test will be conducted Wednesday, November 9 at 2 p.m. EDT. This test may last up to three and a half minutes, and will be transmitted via television and radio stations within the U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii, the territories of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.
Similar to local emergency alert system tests, an audio message will interrupt television and radio programming indicating: “This is a test.” When the test is over, regular programming will resume.
For more information about the nationwide Emergency Alert System test, please visit http://www.FEMA.gov and http://www.FCC.gov. On November 9 at 2 p.m. EDT, please remember: Don’t stress; it’s only a test.
FEMA wants everyone to know about the upcoming Emergency Alert System (EAS) test and how it may impact them. To help inform and support the distribution of this information, FEMA has developed a toolkit of useful information, which consists of the following templates and video links with additional information about the test.

Arrested: Bethlehem Police announce arrests in Welcome Home party melee

On October 15, 2011, at approx. 2300 hours, Bethlehem Police Officers responded to a 911 call of several people being stabbed and gunshots being fired in the 500 block of Hess Street. Five individuals were taken to St. Luke’s Hospital for sharp force trauma related injures / stab wounds, lacerations and other fighting related injuries. A party was being held at a nearby house for an individual who was recently released from Pennsylvania Correctional facility. It was a “Welcome Home Party.”

The following charges were filed in reference to this large melee. Additional charges are forthcoming against other individuals as the investigation continues.

1-DAVID MICHAEL TORRES, age 22, 635 Fiot Street, Bethlehem, Pa.
Simple Assault, (2) Cts., Disorderly Conduct (Misd. grade), (2) Cts., Harassment

2-JOEL FONSECA, age 30, 611 Hess Street, Bethlehem, Pa.
Simple Assault, (2) Cts., Disorderly Conduct (Misd. Grade), (2) Cts., Harassment

3-MICHAEL DAVID TORRES, age 22, 102 W. Susquehanna Street, Allentown, Pa
Disorderly Conduct (Misd. Grade), (2) Cts., Harassment

4-DARREN AKHIR LINTON, age 21, 413 Pawnee Street, Bethlehem, Pa.
Simple Assault, (2) Cts., Disorderly Conduct (Misd. Grade), (2) Cts., Harassment

5-KARLA ORTIZ, age 18, 606 Hayes Street, Bethlehem, Pa.
Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Discharge of Firearm in City Limits.

Criminal complaints and affidavits of probable cause are on file at Magisterial District Judge Nancy Matos-Gonzalez’s Office.

This large confrontation in the street was a continuation of an ongoing dispute between two rival groups.

Wanted: Attempt to Identify Theft Suspect

Attempting to Identify

We are attempting to identify the suspect in the black/white colored jacket. The suspect is believed to have stolen some items from the locker room of the Steel ice center on 03 November 2011. If anyone can identify the suspect contact Officer Haubert #295 at 610.865.7187.  Thank you.

Wanted: Identity of Theft Suspect

BC-11-49300 – Theft By Deception

From 8/6/11 to 10/22/11 the below pictured male has been purchasing cartons of Newport cigarettes at local gas stations utilizing counterfeit gift cards. Suspect is known to drive a Ford Expedition or Lincoln Navigator with NY plates. Ofc. Ruvolo #379 is attempting to identify the suspect. Anyone with any information regarding this case please contact Ofc. Ruvolo at 610.865.7187.

Four Arrested for Robbery at Pantry One


On 11-2-2011, at 0250 hours, a robbery was reported at the Pantry One store located at 261 E. Union Blvd. in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Northampton County. A confrontation occurred in the store after a group of three males and one female entered the store and argued with the clerk over cigars.

 One male took a cigar and left without paying for it. The clerk went out into the parking lot to get the license plate of the vehicle that they were getting into. The three males grabbed the clerk and beat him, taking his cell phone.

The clerk was taken to St. Lukes hospital for his facial and head injures. The four individuals fled the scene in a red VW style vehicle.

 At approx. 2145 hours, following up on information learned during this investigation, Bethlehem Detectives, assisted by Allentown Police, located three of the individual in Allentown. All three were taken into custody at this time and transported to BPD HQ. The fourth suspect was later located and also taken into custody.

Charged in this robbery and assault are the following individuals:

 1-MADELYN QUINN DERR, age18, 610 S. Fawn Street, apt B, Allentown

    Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Robbery
    Receiving Stolen Property

2-JUSTIN MICHAEL STAHLEY, age 23, 2314 Grove Road, Allentown

    Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Robbery
    Simple Assault
    Receiving Stolen Property

3-XAVIER SERRANO, age 23, 712 2nd Ave, Bethlehem,

   Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Robbery
   Simple Assault
   Receiving Stolen Property

4-JESSUS MANUEL SERRANO, age 26, 712 2nd Ave, Bethlehem

    Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Robbery
    Simple Assault
    Receiving stolen property

All four individual were arraigned before the Northampton County On Duty Judge and committed to Northampton County Prison. Affidavits are on file at the District Judge Office for details.

Det. Lt. Mark DiLuzio #223

Bethlehem Police Department
Criminal Investigation Division

Amber Alert – 11y/o Female Missing from Harrisburg, PA – CANCELED

Amber Alert logo


Missing From:  Harrisburg, PA

Missing Date:   Eastern

Issued for:   Pennsylvania: Statewide 

Contact: If you have information, please contact Harrisburg Police Department, 717-346-4882

Circumstances:  The Pennsylvania State Police has issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for Harrisburg City PD, Dauphin County. Harrisburg PD is searching for an eleven year-old black female with black hair pulled into a pony tail with an orange scrunchie. Ariel has a visible scar on her upper right lip. The child was last seen wearing a dark blue polo shirt, black jeans that were tucked into blue boots, and a dark purple waist-length jacket trimmed in tan fur. Ariel was last seen at approximately 6:45 PM on November 2nd near the intersection North 19th Street and Park Street in the City of Harrisburg

Missing Child 
Name:  Ariel Graves
Hair Color:  Black Eye Color:  Unknown
Skin Color:  Black Age:  11
Height:  5′ 4 Weight:  115 lbs.
Gender:  Female   

Description:  Last seen wearing a dark blue polo shirt, black jeans, blue boots and a dark purple waist-length jacket trimmed in tan fur. Ariel has a visible scar on her upper right lip.