Monday, May 6, 2013
Second man who witnesses say pulled the trigger in Marvine-Pembroke shooting is still on the loose, police say.
A Bethlehem man wanted for his part in a shooting last month in the Marvine-Pembroke section of the city surrendered to police on Friday, police said. Angelo Lopez, 38, of 612 Fiot St., was charged with attempted criminal homicide in the April 22 shooting on the 1400 block of Marvine Street, which critically wounded 34-year-old Kinte King. Dan David Hernandez, 28, the man who witnesses say pulled the trigger, has not been apprehended, police said. According to an affidavit of probable cause: In addition to attempted criminal homicide, Lopez was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of criminal conspiracy and recklessly endangering another person. He was arraigned Friday night before on-duty District Judge Nancy…
Monday, April 22, 2013
Police searching for shooters after gunfire at public housing project Monday evening.
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Monday, April 22
Police are investigating the shooting of a man in the Marvine-Pembroke area of Bethlehem. He was shot more than once, police say. Police responded to the scene at 5:35 p.m. Monday. A tactical response team surrounded a house for more than an hour but the shooters were not inside, according to a WFMZ report. The man was transported to St. Luke’s University Hospital. Police have not yet released the man's name or described the severity of his wounds, according to an Express-Times report.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Kenneth Ortega, who had fled from Bethlehem following Jan. 31 Marvine-Pembroke shooting, arraigned for criminal attempted homicide.
For Kenneth Ortega, captured earlier this month in Florida in connection with a Bethlehem shooting, the number “23” is significant. Ortega turned 23 on Saturday – Feb. 23. That was also the day he returned to the Lehigh Valley and was charged with shooting at two men – hitting one of them – on Jan. 31 in Marvine-Pembroke. The man who was shot was taken to the hospital by his mother, who witnessed the shooting, court records say. Ortega was taken into custody Feb. 7 in Polk County, Fla., east of Tampa. The court records say he is a “known member” of the Maniac Latin Disciple street gang. The records also say Ortega, known as “K.O.” and “Kenny,” was on probation for a 2010 robbery conviction. After being arraigned on charges that include …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
22-year-old accused of attempted homicide in Jan. 31 Bethlehem shooting will be extradited from Florida back to Northampton County
Kenneth Ortega—also known as "KO"—was arrested in Polk County, Fla. and will be extradited back to Northampton County where he faces charges from a Jan. 31 shooting in the Marvine-Pembroke section of Bethlehem. Ortega, 22, is charged with: Ortega went to Florida by bus with a woman and child, according to a published report. Bethlehem Police say: "We expect to charge other individuals in connection with this offense and another person with harboring Ortega. More details will be released as they are available." A man was shot at about 3 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Marvine-Pembroke section of the city; his wounds were not life threatening, police said. Officers responded to the 1100 block of Fritz Drive for a report of gunshots being fired there, …