Effective 7:00PM tonight (1/21/14) the City of Bethlehem is declaring a snow emergency.  Snow emergency routes have restricted parking on one side of the street that alternates each day.  All vehicles parking on snow emergency routes must obey the posted snow emergency signs for that street or their vehicle will be ticketed and the vehicle will be towed at the owner’s expense.  City parking garages are available for free parking for the duration of the snow emergency.  The snow emergency is expected to last until sometime tomorrow afternoon.  We understand the inconvenience that the limited parking brings but in the interest of public safety, it is necessary to declare the snow emergency.  Please move your vehicles off of the emergency routes if at all possible.  If you have to park on a snow emergency route, please follow the signs be aware that at 7:00AM the alternate parking goes into effect and you must move your car to the other side of the street to avoid being ticketed and towed. 

            The more people that voluntarily comply, the fewer vehicles will need to be towed in the bone-chilling cold.  Please share this information with friends and neighbors that might not follow social media.  Together we can save citizens tow fees and tow operators from frostbite.   Thank You

Missing Person



January 15, 2014

**************The male has been located************************

On January 14, 2014 the City of Bethlehem Police Department took a report of an 18 year old missing person from the City’s center city area.  The male, Luis Rodriguez, was last seen in the area of the 600 block of Linden St the evening of January 14, 2014.

Rodriguez was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black sweatshirt and was carrying a black backpack.  If you have any information please contact the City of Bethlehem Police Department at 610-865-7187.

Lehigh County Announces Medication Collection Sites

For Immediate Release

8 January 2014

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

The Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office announced the placement of Medication Collection Sites at 10 Police Departments throughout Lehigh County.  The City of Bethlehem Police Department is one of these locations.  Please see the attached documents for what can and cannot be placed into the box as well as some helpful tips regarding safeguarding prescription drugs.

Prescription Drug Container

Information to Know


News Release on Medication Collection Boxes (2)