UPDATE: Warrant Obtained for Man Involved in Marvine-Pembroke Shooting Incident

Bethlehem, PA

UPDATE 2/7/13: Kenneth Ortega arrested in Polk County, Florida.


As released yesterday, at approximately 3:00 p.m. on 1/31/13 our 9-1-1 Command Center received a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of Fritz Drive. Officers from our BHA Unit, Patrol Operations Division, and Criminal Investigations Division quickly responded to investigate.

At approximately 3:15 p.m. it was reported by St. Luke’s Hospital that a male had arrived there with what appeared to be a gun shot wound. It was learned that the victim was shot in the leg.

During the course of this diligent investigation officers developed a suspect who is believed to be the shooter. A warrant for the arrest of Kenneth ORTEGA, 22 years of age of Bethlehem, was obtained from on-call Magisterial District Judge Nancy Matos-Gonzalez.

ORTEGA, Kenneth

ORTEGA, Kenneth

The warrant for ORTEGA’s arrest includes the following charges:

2 counts- Attempted Homicide

4 counts-  Aggravated Assault

1 count-  Persons Not to Possess Firearms

1 count-  Possessing  Instruments of Crime

If anyone sees ORTEGA or knows of his whereabouts, please call 9-1-1 immediately. If anyone has information concerning this incident, please call Detective Bradford JONES at 610.865.7146 or 610.865.7187.


One thought on “UPDATE: Warrant Obtained for Man Involved in Marvine-Pembroke Shooting Incident

  1. Pingback: Kenneth Ortega Arrested Florida on Attempted Homicide Warrant | Bethlehem Police

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s