Thursday, September 6, 2012
Suspect who had been banned from Bethlehem Housing Authority property had large amount of cash and marijuana, police said.
A man listed as homeless had a “large amount of cash” and a quantity of marijuana in his pants pockets when city police on mountain bikes caught up with him late Friday in Marvine-Pembroke. The two officers were pursuing the suspect, Joseph Anthony Wilson, 20, because he is banned from being on Bethlehem Housing Authority property, court records say. The records do not say why he has been banned from BHA property, but the records say Wilson has been arrested before for violating the ban. The officers, meanwhile, spotted Wilson on the 1200 block of Woodbine Street around 11pm. ”We looked Wilson in the face and told him to stop,” Officer Zachary A. Beals wrote in a criminal complaint. Wilson had crossed over from Woodbine and was walking …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Allentown man was allegedly holding 67 packets of heroin during his confrontation with police in Marvine-Pembroke.
An Allentown man who called a Bethlehem police officer a "pig" had 67 packets of heroin, according to court records. Bethlehem police say Miguel Perez, 21, of 320 Susquehanna St., was walking along the 1200 block of Woodbine Street in the Marvine-Pembroke section of the city Wednesday evening when he caught the attention of an officer. The officer wrote in court records that he tried to stop Perez "based on prior information and behavior." Perez allegedly told the officer "Go f--- yourself, pig," and kept walking. When the officer finally caught up with Perez, he kicked and struggled before being arrested. Police say Perez was carrying 67 packets of heroin, $183 in cash, and two cell phones. He was charged with possession of a controlled…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Suspect accused of walking into niece's home in Marvine-Pembroke and stealing her computer.
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Thursday, July 26, 2012
A SouthSide man who recently moved to the area from Georgia is accused of stealing his niece’s laptop computer one morning last month, court records say. The niece told police it is “not uncommon” for the suspect, Taurean Anthony Lawson, 30, to walk into her residence on the 1100 block of Fritz Drive in Marvine-Pembroke. He did just that around 7:55am on June 20. The niece said the man, whom she knows as “Tory,” walked upstairs into her room and stole her laptop – a 15-inch Asus valued at $350. He ran down the stairs and out the front door in an unknown direction, she told police. She later told police that “Tory” is her uncle and that “he was not allowed to have” the laptop, the records say. The records also say Lawson moved to the area…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Rivera charged with hindering apprehension after he drove alleged shooter from Marvine-Pembroke and put him up in hotel room.
A SouthSide man accused of driving the getaway car for and helping to hide two men accused in a shooting of a man and pregnant woman in the Marvine-Pembroke section of the city has been charged with two felony counts of hindering apprehension, according to court records. Santiago Rivera, 19, of 1850 Sixth St., Bethlehem, allegedly drove Robinson “Moyo” Torres and Joesyan Miranda from the neighborhood after Torres allegedly fired shots at a home at 1203 Randolf Road on March 20. The man and woman, who was six months pregnant, were injured. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Rivera admitted to Bethlehem police that he picked up Torres at a park near the scene of the shooting and drove him from the area. Rivera allegedly paid $50…
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Argument over a revving engine led to shots, city police said. Suspect allegedly returned to scene with sawed-off shotgun and fired into house.
Two Bethlehem men have been arrested in connection with a shooting in which a man and a woman who is six months pregnant were injured in the Marvine-Pembroke section of the city Tuesday afternoon, police said. Joesyan Miranda, 21, of 375 Hamilton Ave., and Robinson Moyo Torres, 40, of 2018 Fifth St., were taken into custody in the area of Airport Road and Catasauqua Road in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, by city and state police, according to a Bethlehem Police Department news release. The incident, which happened at about 4 p.m., was precipitated by an argument over an engine revving, police said. During the argument between Miranda and Torres and the victims, who were not identified by police, Miranda allegedly pulled out a razor …