Wednesday, June 13, 2012
In separate incidents Tuesday, a pitbull and a small dog were found, and police are looking to reunite them with their owners.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The City of Bethlehem Police Department is attempting to locate the home of a lost dog after receiving a call from a woman on Tuesday morning shortly after midnight who found a "friendly pit bull" but couldn't keep it. The dog was taken to police headquarters and was fed and walked. It then escaped while being walked by an officer later on Tuesday morning. The dog was re-captured in the area of Elizabeth Avenue and North New Street and is now back in a crate. Also found, later on Tuesday, was a small dog in the North East section of the city. That dog is also being held at police headquarters. If anyone has any information regarding the owners of these dogs, or would like to become the new owners of either canine, please contact the …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Bogus text messages attempt to get debit card numbers, PINs and other personal identification, police say.
If you receive a text message informing you there is a problem with your debit card and to call an included phone number immediately, don't answer it, says the Bethlehem Police Department. It's a scam. In a blog post today, the department warns a number of area residents have received such texts on their cell phones. The number, with a 650 area code, is a fake too, and calls to it reveal that the message it yields changes often, with it alternating between Sovereign Bank and Sun Trust Bank, police added. The scam is an attempt to get debit card numbers, PINs and other personal identification, police say. They added, “Banks do not contact their customers in this manner. Please do not give anyone your bank account information over the phone…
Can you identify any of these items?
From the official blog of the Bethlehem Police Department: "In mid-November 2011, the Bethlehem Police Department was called to at Nitschmann Middle School in West Bethlehem on report that a large amount of possibly stolen property was found in a storage shed. "Since that time, we have been able to determine the ownership of some of the property and discovered that much of it had been stolen from vehicles. We are now attempting to locate the owners of the remaining property. "Please see the photographs below and contact Detectiver Moses Miller at 610-997-7674 or at MMiller@bethlehem-pa.gov if you can identify any of this property. Thank you for your assistance." So, particularly if you were in the area of Nitschmann and had anything …
Friday, December 23, 2011
GPS units appear to be a popular target right now.
The Bethlehem Police Department reported the following incidents on Friday, Dec. 23: For love of God and music? A 67-year-old resident of the 300 block of East Locust Street reported late Thursday morning that unauthorized charges were made to his bank account in the amount of $683, police said. The money was used to make purchases from iTunes and Christianity Online, the report added. No possible suspects were named in the fraud. Quick turnaround Jesse Kern, 24, of the unit block of West Goepp Street was formally charged with theft after being arrested on a warrant Thursday, Dec. 22 around 1:30 a.m., police report. Kern allegedly stole a duffel bag containing dance costumes belonging to a woman at the same address, and refused to return …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Cigarette theft and brawling in school also reported by Bethlehem police.
The Bethlehem Police Department reports the following incidents happened around the city on Wednesday, Dec. 21: