Looking for this Person

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUNE 17, 2014

BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA

City of Bethlehem Police Detectives are looking for the following young male. The male suspect utilized a credit card stolen in the City of Bethlehem.

On June 7, 2014, the male suspect, described as a young black male, was with two other black males, at the Walmart Store located in Whitehall Township.

Wal Mart

The suspect was also with a small child. The suspect left the store in a white 4 door Chev. Cobalt vehicle.

Citizens are the eyes and ears of their Police Department. If you know this male, or have any information on him or his associates, please contact the City of Bethlehem Police Department thru the BPD 911 Center and/or non-emergency number 610-865-7187.

You can also contact Detective Moses Miller at 610-997-7674. The information you provide will make the City of Bethlehem a safer place for everyone. Your information can be kept confidential.

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BPD Mounted Unit at the Brick

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUNE 13, 2014

BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA

The City of Bethlehem Police Department and Mounted Police Unit would like to Welcome “The Brick” located at 1 West Broad Street, Bethlehem, Pa. 18018, to the Bethlehem Downtown Business Community.

The Brick Grand Opening

The Mounted Unit Officers and their partners, Pharaoh, Raven and George, and I, would also like to Thank “The Brick” for their generous donation to the Mounted Unit Foundation.

Sincerely;

Mark A. DiLuzio

Chief of Police

Crackdown on Heroin Dealing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUNE 6, 2014

BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA

The Bethlehem Police Department continued it’s crackdown on heroin dealing

On June 5th at approximately 1233 hours, Officers from the Street Crimes Bicycle Unit arrested a felony drug suspect at Ontario Street and Itaska Street as a group of children were playing nearby at Madison Park. (See attached video).

The suspect, later identified as Juan Tirado Rosado (age 32) had a “bundle” (ten bags) of heroin on his person. Moments later, Detectives from the Special Operation Unit /Vice Unit and Officers from the Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at 618 Ontario Street, the home of Rosado.

Taken into custody inside of Rosado’s residence at 618 Ontario Street was a Michael Olmo (age 20), who also lives at that residence. Seized during a search of the residence was three grams of loose heroin, worth a street value of $1,500.00 dollars, 40 grams of synthetic marijuana, 15 bags of marijuana, a scale, packaging material and $600.00 dollars in U.S. currency.

Juan Tirado Rosado and Michael Olmo were both charged with Possession and Possession with the Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Synthetic Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Rosado and Olmo were arraigned before on-duty Northampton County District Justice Douglas Schlegel and committed to Northampton County Prison on $50,000 dollars bail each.

The above investigation and arrests, plus last week’s Operation Steel Force, will continue to target, investigate and arrest individuals identified as drug dealers, and street criminals. We intend to send a concise and clear message to criminals of all types that their unlawful activities in the City of Bethlehem will NOT be tolerated.

The Police Department can not always be everywhere all the time. Citizens are our eyes and ears. If you have information on who is committing crime in the City of Bethlehem, please contact the Bethlehem Police Department at 610-865-7187 or our tip line at 610-691-6660. You can remain anonymous. With public help, support and information, we can make a difference and can make the City of Bethlehem a safe place to live, do business, raise a family, play and visit.

Mark A. DiLuzio

Chief of Police

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EXPANDED DOWNTOWN BEAT INITIATIVE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUNE 4, 2014

BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA

To increase Police Presence on Main Street and the Downtown area during weekend hours, there will be an expanded police initiative starting this weekend.

Staring this Friday, June 6, 2014 and Saturday, June 7, 2014, there will be extra Police Patrols on Main Street between the hours of 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Some of these Police Officers will be on foot walking the downtown beat. Some Officers will be on Police Bicycles patrolling on bike. The Mounted Unit will also be out during these times, expanding their normal patrol hours on horseback.

Bethlehem's Historic Main St

Bethlehem’s Historic Main St

These Officers will focus on traffic, parking and safety issues on Main Street during this time period. Between those hours, many citizens visit the Main Street area to shop and dine at the many businesses, shops, restaurants and hotel. The Officers are there for their safety and protection. The Officers, as always, will be speaking with shop owners and managers to prevent/deter any potential issues or incidents. “Public safety is a key component of economic development. It is my belief that public safety serves as an important catalyst in promoting the city’s livability and its ability to attract further economic growth.” expressed Mayor Donchez

Since we re-started the Beat back in April 2014, I have heard from many people how they like the Officers and their presence their. I have heard this from merchants and average citizens. Starting this weekend, by readjusting work schedules and hours, and utilizing special units, there will be added beat officers on foot, bicycle and horseback every Friday night and Saturday night between the hours of 7pm to 11pm, from June to the end of August…all summer.

This does not replace our daily beat officers who will work both sides of the river, north side and south side beat from 1130am to 7pm Monday thru Saturday. In mid July, this expanded initiative will be reviewed and if it is working and has good police and public support, we will expand it thru September 2014, possibly into early October. By mid October, outside dining and activities, are usually at a minimum due to the change in weather.

The effort here is simple….To serve the citizens of City of Bethlehem and visitors, and to make your visit to this City a healthy and happy one. This cooperative initiative, with support from citizens and merchants, shows that when Police, businesses and citizens work together, we can make a difference, and make the City of Bethlehem a safe place to live, do business, raise a family and visit.

If you have any questions on this, please contact the Office of the Chief of Police. Thank You.

 

Mark A. DiLuzio

Chief of Police

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Looking for this Individual

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUNE 2, 2014

BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA

On 05/26/14 around approximately 1720hrs (520 pm) a theft of a white IPAD occurred at the Radio Shack located in the Stefko Blvd shoppind center.  A surveillance image of the suspect is below.

Radio Shack Theft Suspect

Radio Shack Theft Suspect

If anyone can identify this male contact Officer Desiderio #305 at 610-865-7187.

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