HEROIN ARREST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DECEMBER 15, 2014

BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA

On Friday, December 12, 2014, Detectives from the Bethlehem Police Department’s Vice/Special Operations Unit, Street Crimes Unit and Officers from the Bethlehem Housing Authority Street Crimes Unit arrested a JONATHAN LASALLE,   age 23,  of the 600 Block of Ridge Street, Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, on drug related charges.

This arrest was the result of a one month investigation into heroin dealing by LASALLE in an around the area of the Bethlehem Housing Authority Lynnfield Development.  In the early morning hours of December 12, 2014, surveillance was established on LASALLE and numerous drug deals were observed.

At approximately 11:30 am, LASALLE was arrested in the 1200 Block of Daly Avenue after a traffic stop.  LASALLE was in possession of 40 bags of heroin and $320.00 in cash.  LASALLE’S Honda Accord was seized as part of the investigation.

A search warrant was then served at 604 Ridge Street, apartment #4.  Detectives located packaging materials and other items.  Detectives then received permission to search 1720 Lynnfield Drive, the home of LASALLE’S mother.  Inside this location, Detectives located approximately 7 grams of loose heroin, worth a street value of $3,000.00, packaging materials including a scale, grinder and bags, and $14,000.00 in cash, which was hidden in a secret compartment.

LASALLE was charged with two counts of Possession with the Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Criminal Use of a Communication Device.  LASALLE was arraigned before Northampton County District Justice Joseph Barner and bail set at $5,000.00.  LASALLE was committed to Northampton County Prison pending Court action.

This arrest was the result of citizens and police cooperation and partnership. When the citizens and police work together, problems and issues are solved, thus making the community a safer place to raise a family, work and visit.

The Bethlehem Police Department will continue to cooperate with the public and use all resources available in its efforts to investigate all drug and criminal complaints, and to arrest all individuals that sell drugs, and/or possess or use illegal firearms, or commit crimes of violence and other crimes, in the City of Bethlehem.

If you have any information on drug activity or any crime, please contact the Bethlehem Police Department Tip Line at 610-691-6660 or the Bethlehem Police Department 911 Center non-emergency line at 610-865-7187. You can remain anonymous. Your information may solve a crime, prevent a crime or save a life.

Thank You.

Mark A. DiLuzio

Chief of Police

NORTHEAST MIDDLE SCHOOL COAT DRIVE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DECEMBER 12, 2014

BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA

Over the past several weeks, the students, staff and School Resource Officer Sam Elias at Northeast Middle School collected winter coats to be donated to the New Bethany Ministries. The winter coat drive was a great success. The winter coats were delivered to the New Bethany Ministries by the students and Officer Elias. Hopefully these winter coats will keep people warm this coming winter.

Elias Coat

Coat

Thank you Deputy Director Diane Moody for the great photos and caring you provide.

Thank You students and staff of Northeast Middle School.

Thank You School Resource Officer Sam Elias.

Elias 2

Keep up the great work you do.

Mark A. DiLuzio

Chief of Police

ARREST EXTRADITION ANNOUNCED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DECEMBER 12, 2014

BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA

Early this morning, December 10, 2014, LEAH CADWALLADER, was extradited back to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, from Florida.

LEAH CADWALLADER was charged with Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Homicide and Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault. CADWALLADER and EVAN CASTELLANOS were charged after a Police and Northampton County Grand Jury investigation.

CADWALLADER was arraigned this morning by Detective Sean Molony before Northampton County Judge Jackie Taschner and her bail was set at $5,000,000.00 cash. CADWALLADER was committed to Northampton County Prison pending Court action.

EVAN CASTELLANOS is in prison in Florida and is facing extradition back to Bethlehem Pennsylvania. No date has been set for his extradition yet.

As stated before, these arrests were the direct result of the cooperation that exists between the city of Bethlehem Police Department, the Northampton County District Attorney’s Office. These two individuals fled the state, were located, and are being brought back to face justice. The quote of “you can run, but you can’t hide” is a very appropriate comment here.

Thank You.

Mark A. DiLuzio

Chief of Police

DRUG ARREST ANNOUNCED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DECEMBER 8, 2014

BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA

On Wednesday, 03 December 2014, members of the Bethlehem Police Department’s Vice and Street Crimes Units arrested a Ralph Carpentier (age 28) of the 500 Block of Carlton Avenue on drug related charges.  Police received information that Carpentier was selling marijuana and prescription medication and an investigation was initiated.  Detectives from the Vice Unit conducted surveillance of Carpentier and witnessed several drug transactions.  Yesterday at approximately 1:30 pm, Carpentier was taken into custody in the 500 Block of Hess Street.  A search of Carpentier’s residence was conducted and police located 26 bags of marijuana of various sizes and weights, 55 alprazolam pills, 9 oxycodone pills, a scale, packaging material and 795 dollars in cash.  Carpentier was charged with possession of marijuana, possession with the intent to deliver marijuana, possession of illegal prescription medication, possession with the intent to deliver prescription medication and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Carpentier was arraigned before Northampton County District Justice Nancy Matos-Gonzalez and bail set at 40,000 dollars.  Carpentier was committed to the Northampton County Prison.

CENTER CITY/LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL BLOCKWATCH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DECEMBER 3, 2014

BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA

The next block watch meeting for Center City/Liberty High School will be held on Tuesday December 16th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held in classroom 104. Access to the classroom will be easiest through the front school doors (main entrance to the Commons Building). Thank you in advance and we look forward to seeing everyone again.

Respectfully,

Officer Molnar 387 & Officer Kaintz 360

Liberty High School, School Resource Officers