Crackdown on Heroin Dealing


JUNE 6, 2014


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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