Allentown police

Latest stories

19h
The Express-Times
Drunk driver abandons injured child in crash, Allentown cops sayAllentown police say a drunk driver crashed into two parked cars Sunday morning
Drunk driver abandons injured child in crash, Allentown cops say
The Express-Times / Posted 19 hours ago
Allentown police say a drunk driver crashed into two parked cars Sunday morning, abandoned an injured child inside his vehicle, and then called a woman to come claim she was the driver. A witness chased Rafael Delarosa-Jimenez as he walked away from... Read more
23h
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown police say woman burned, beat blind manthe weekend attack. District Judge Patricia Engler arraigned the 38-year-old Mo
Allentown police say woman burned, beat blind man
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 23 hours ago
the weekend attack. District Judge Patricia Engler arraigned the 38-year-old Monday morning, setting bail at $50,000. When Allentown police arrived at Scott’s South Eighth Street apartment, they found the victim holding a towel on his upper right... Read more
1d
The Express-Times
Man stabbed twice in back with unknown object, cops sayearly Sunday at an area hospital with two puncture wounds in the back, but it r
Man stabbed twice in back with unknown object, cops say
The Express-Times / Posted yesterday
early Sunday at an area hospital with two puncture wounds in the back, but it remains unclear who attacked the man and why, Allentown police said. Allentown Police Assistant Police Chief Glen Dorney said the 25-year-old male victim told authorities... Read more
2d
The Morning Call
Uncooperative stabbing victim shows up at hospital, Allentown police sayvictim showed up early Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest for the tre
Uncooperative stabbing victim shows up at hospital, Allentown police say
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
victim showed up early Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest for the treatment of two wounds he had suffered, Allentown police said. The man, who is 25 and from Bethlehem, claimed he had been stabbed at a pizza place on the 700 block... Read more
2d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Events across the Lehigh Valley bring police, community togetherdo this for free everyday of my life because It is something I enjoy doing," sa
Events across the Lehigh Valley bring police, community together
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
do this for free everyday of my life because It is something I enjoy doing," said Daniel P. Blount, one of the organizers. Allentown Police Department Chief Keith Morris says he likes the idea of promoting community policing. "We've always worked... Read more
2d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Police and community eventsa divide between law enforement and the people they protect and serve won't rea
Police and community events
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
a divide between law enforement and the people they protect and serve won't reach the boiling point. >>chief keith morris, allentown police dept: "we're trying to forge those relationships so when the time comes, god forbid, something happens in... Read more
4d
The Express-Times
Woman stole pistol from friend, sold it for pot, troopers saywho knew where the gun was located, troopers said. The gun wasn't found until
Woman stole pistol from friend, sold it for pot, troopers say
The Express-Times / Posted 4 days ago
who knew where the gun was located, troopers said. The gun wasn't found until May of this year, when it was recovered by Allentown police from Bryan Rivera-Alicea at his home on Front Street, troopers said. Rivera-Alicea reportedly told troopers... Read more
4d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Jealous boyfriend chokes girlfriend, threatens her with knifein their South 14th Street home. District Judge Rashid Santiago arraigned the 3
Jealous boyfriend chokes girlfriend, threatens her with knife
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
in their South 14th Street home. District Judge Rashid Santiago arraigned the 30-year-old, setting bail at $30,000. Allentown police were dispatched about 5 a.m. Wednesday for a domestic incident involving a weapon. Officers actually... Read more
6d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown Cigar Factory Artists' Studios holds tour for city officialswith Tilghman Street on the site of a former cigar factory. President of the A
Allentown Cigar Factory Artists' Studios holds tour for city officials
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 6 days ago
with Tilghman Street on the site of a former cigar factory. President of the Allentown Tenants' Association Julian Kern, Allentown Police Sgt. Pete McAfee, Fire Marshal Michael Zellin, and city controller Jeff Glazier were offered a tour by... Read more
6d
The Morning Call
Two men charged in prostitution sting at Allentown motelof drug paraphernalia. They were arraigned by District Judge Michael D'Amore an
Two men charged in prostitution sting at Allentown motel
The Morning Call / Posted 6 days ago
of drug paraphernalia. They were arraigned by District Judge Michael D'Amore and released on $10,000 unsecured bail. An Allentown police detective responded to an ad for prostitution on backpage.com on Monday and arranged a meeting at the Super... Read more
6d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Crime in Allentown down in 2015, officials sayare making the men and women of our department more effective and more impressi
Crime in Allentown down in 2015, officials say
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 6 days ago
are making the men and women of our department more effective and more impressive with every passing day." "In 2015, the Allentown Police Department was still battling staffing shortages, as we were down 18 officers, but still experienced... Read more
3 related stories
7d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown police say 2 men stole car keys, car hours apartsaid Arteaga and DeJesus-Lewis eventually drove off and were spotted in the 600
Allentown police say 2 men stole car keys, car hours apart
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 7 days ago
said Arteaga and DeJesus-Lewis eventually drove off and were spotted in the 600 block of North Penn Street by Allentown police. They allegedly tried to outrun police and crashed into a garage at the rear of a home in the 500 block of... Read more
7d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown Police youth forum allows kids and police to connectArea middle and high school students from Allentown met with Allentown Police f
Allentown Police youth forum allows kids and police to connect
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 7 days ago
Area middle and high school students from Allentown met with Allentown Police for the department's first youth forum. Through questions and role playing the students got to understand the job of police, and police got to understand how kids view... Read more
8d
The Brown and White
Allentown shooting began with argument, police saymultiple gunshot wounds started with an argument in the area of North Fourth an
Allentown shooting began with argument, police say
The Brown and White / Posted 8 days ago
multiple gunshot wounds started with an argument in the area of North Fourth and Whitehall streets, city police said. Allentown Police Capt. Richard London said Zachary Harris, 20, of North Elliger Street, around 1 p.m. approached a group... Read more
9d
The Express-Times
Daytime shooting wounds 1 in Allentown, police saywith multiple — but survivable — injuries. The 21-year-old was shot about 1 p.
Daytime shooting wounds 1 in Allentown, police say
The Express-Times / Posted 9 days ago
with multiple — but survivable — injuries. The 21-year-old was shot about 1 p.m. in the 900 block of North Fourth Street, Allentown police Capt. Richard London said. The victim was shot more than once and is being treated at Lehigh Valley... Read more
9d
The Morning Call
Man shot multiple times in Allentownto Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crestl around 1:15 p.m., the reports said. "Th
Man shot multiple times in Allentown
The Morning Call / Posted 9 days ago
to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crestl around 1:15 p.m., the reports said. "The injuries appear to be survivable," said Allentown Police Capt. Richard London. The victim was found on the 900 block of N. Fourth St. London said additional... Read more
10d
The Express-Times
Man accused of slamming baby against a wallcases -- one for the child and one for the woman -- and sent to Lehigh County J
Man accused of slamming baby against a wall
The Express-Times / Posted 10 days ago
cases -- one for the child and one for the woman -- and sent to Lehigh County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail total. Allentown police said on the night of July 4th, the 29-year-old Ostrander came into the woman's home, yelled at her, slapped... Read more
2 related stories
10d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown man punches woman, slashes her face with knifeAn Allentown man claimed he was defending himself when he slashed a woman acros
Allentown man punches woman, slashes her face with knife
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 10 days ago
An Allentown man claimed he was defending himself when he slashed a woman across the face late Thursday night. Allentown police charged Adam A. Ali, of the 500 block of North Fountain Street, with single counts of aggravated and simple assault.... Read more
10d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Man allegedly slams 8-month-old daughter against wallslamming his 8-month-old child against the wall and later assaulting the baby’s
Man allegedly slams 8-month-old daughter against wall
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 10 days ago
slamming his 8-month-old child against the wall and later assaulting the baby’s mother after babysitting for the night. Allentown police charged Benjamin Ostrander with child endangerment, two counts of simple assault, two counts of harassment,... Read more
2 related stories
10d
The Morning Call
Man charged with punching out, slashing woman in Allentownsimple assault. He was arraigned before District Judge Michael D'Amore and sent
Man charged with punching out, slashing woman in Allentown
The Morning Call / Posted 10 days ago
simple assault. He was arraigned before District Judge Michael D'Amore and sent to Lehigh County Jail under $50,000 bail. Allentown police were dispatched at 11:10 p.m. to the 500 block of North Fountain Street for a report of a disturbance... Read more
11d
The Morning Call
After stabbing man in Allentown, suspect gloats 'that's what I do,' police sayas he turned away, the records say. The victim was shown a photo array and iden
After stabbing man in Allentown, suspect gloats 'that's what I do,' police say
The Morning Call / Posted 11 days ago
as he turned away, the records say. The victim was shown a photo array and identified Corniel as the man who stabbed him, Allentown police said. Police questioned the man with Corniel at the party and he told them that Corniel made two remarks... Read more
2 related stories
12d
The Morning Call
Allentown man charged in five area car theftsdid not say how they connected Roberts to those other car thefts. The five car
Allentown man charged in five area car thefts
The Morning Call / Posted 12 days ago
did not say how they connected Roberts to those other car thefts. The five car theft charges were filed Tuesday. Allentown police filed charges against Roberts Wednesday for marijuana possession. Roberts is being held in Lehigh County... Read more
3 related stories
12d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown man charged in weekend stabbingman accused of a stabbing over the weekend allegedly told a witness he attacked
Allentown man charged in weekend stabbing
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 12 days ago
man accused of a stabbing over the weekend allegedly told a witness he attacked the victim because “that’s what I do.” Allentown police charged John Corniel, of the 900 block of Hamilton Street, with aggravated assault and simple assault in... Read more
2 related stories
12d
The Morning Call
September 15, 2016Mike Walbert of Bethlehem based swb&r inc. (far left) jokes with Allentown poli
September 15, 2016
The Morning Call / Posted 12 days ago
Mike Walbert of Bethlehem based swb&r inc. (far left) jokes with Allentown police officer Jonathan Smith (far right) after a news conference where Philadelphia-based Big Barker President - CEO Eric Shannon (center) announced that his company would... Read more
12d
The Brown and White
Lehigh Valley police K-9s resting comfortably, thanks to donorsuperior orthopedic support and durability. Representatives of the company pas
Lehigh Valley police K-9s resting comfortably, thanks to donor
The Brown and White / Posted 12 days ago
superior orthopedic support and durability. Representatives of the company passed along the beds during a ceremony at the Allentown Police Academy. "Police K-9s work tirelessly to keep our communities safe, and it is an honor to be able to... Read more
12d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown teen charged in 3 separate crimesManescu set bail at a collective $22,500, and the 19-year-old was sent to Lehig
Allentown teen charged in 3 separate crimes
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 12 days ago
Manescu set bail at a collective $22,500, and the 19-year-old was sent to Lehigh County Jail after failing to post bail. Allentown police were called to Ridge Avenue and American Parkway June 17 for reports of a group of people blocking traffic... Read more
13d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Failed break-ins tied to plan hatched in state prisonmoney hatched within prison walls, but turned out to be little more than an att
Failed break-ins tied to plan hatched in state prison
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 13 days ago
money hatched within prison walls, but turned out to be little more than an attempt by one inmate to lower his sentence. Allentown police charged Stephen “Shyne Po” Pearson and Robert “B.O.B.” Bullock with burglary, conspiracy and criminal use of... Read more
2 related stories
13d
The Morning Call
Allentown market robbed by knife-wielding suspectthe clerk, brandished a knife and demanded cash, police said. He fled in an un
Allentown market robbed by knife-wielding suspect
The Morning Call / Posted 13 days ago
the clerk, brandished a knife and demanded cash, police said. He fled in an unknown direction with an undetermined amount of cash, according to police. Anyone with information is asked to call Allentown police at 610-437-7721. Ma... Read more
13d
The Morning Call
Allentown Mayor Pawlowski nominates interim chief Morris to be permanent chiefPolice Academy. Morris said he is honored that Pawlowski has nominated him to
Allentown Mayor Pawlowski nominates interim chief Morris to be permanent chief
The Morning Call / Posted 13 days ago
Police Academy. Morris said he is honored that Pawlowski has nominated him to keep the department's top post. He said Allentown police have worked hard to improve the force over the last year. "We have worked diligently to reach our full... Read more
13d
The Morning Call
Man arrives at hospital with gunshot woundALLENTOWN — Allentown police said a 23-year-old city resident was treated Monda
Man arrives at hospital with gunshot wound
The Morning Call / Posted 13 days ago
ALLENTOWN — Allentown police said a 23-year-old city resident was treated Monday night for a gunshot wound to his leg. Police said they received a call from Sacred Heart Hospital shortly after 10 p.m. about a man who arrived at the hospital with a... Read more
2 related stories
14d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Shooting victim walked into hospital, police investigatingAllentown police are investigating after a shooting victim walked into a hospit
Shooting victim walked into hospital, police investigating
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 14 days ago
Allentown police are investigating after a shooting victim walked into a hospital Monday night. Police were called to Sacred Heart hospital around 10:05 p.m. after a 23-year-old Allentown man walked in with a gunshot wound to his lower leg. When... Read more
2 related stories
14d
The Morning Call
Allentown settles excessive force suit for $350kpayment to Guerrido-Lopez is the largest among at least a half-dozen settlement
Allentown settles excessive force suit for $350k
The Morning Call / Posted 14 days ago
payment to Guerrido-Lopez is the largest among at least a half-dozen settlements in civil rights claims against Allentown police that now total more than $650,000. Since Guerrido-Lopez's suit was filed in April 2015, lawyers for the... Read more
14d
The Morning Call
Woman hit by car, injured while crossing Allentown streetALLENTOWN — A 48-year-old woman was hospitalized after she was hit by a car Mon
Woman hit by car, injured while crossing Allentown street
The Morning Call / Posted 14 days ago
ALLENTOWN — A 48-year-old woman was hospitalized after she was hit by a car Monday morning on Front and Tilghman streets, Allentown police said. The woman's injuries are not considered life-threatening, police Capt. Bill Lake said. The woman was... Read more
14d
The Morning Call
Man charged in Allentown knife slashingand simple assault. He was arraigned by District Judge Ron Manescu and sent to
Man charged in Allentown knife slashing
The Morning Call / Posted 14 days ago
and simple assault. He was arraigned by District Judge Ron Manescu and sent to Lehigh County Jail under $25,000 bail. Allentown police were dispatched at 4:15 a.m. Sunday to the 600 block of West Gordon Street for a reported stabbing. When... Read more
15d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown man charged in nightclub shootingsunit, where they were stabilized. Clavell’s next court date is a preliminary h
Allentown man charged in nightclub shootings
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 15 days ago
unit, where they were stabilized. Clavell’s next court date is a preliminary hearing tentatively scheduled for Sept. 19. Allentown police said over the weekend they are not actively searching for another suspect, and that any witnesses or anyone... Read more
16d
The Morning Call
Lehigh Valley news in brief: Scavello, Legion to hold Veterans Assistance Daynotes from the smaller sessions and then report back for a wrap-up session. Th
Lehigh Valley news in brief: Scavello, Legion to hold Veterans Assistance Day
The Morning Call / Posted 16 days ago
notes from the smaller sessions and then report back for a wrap-up session. The Town Hall Meeting will be facilitated by Allentown Police Department Youth Division Det. Luiz Garcia. Light refreshments will be served. Easton Kiwanis holds rose... Read more
16d
The Morning Call
Three injured, two seriously, in overnight shootings outside Allentown club; man in custodyALLENTOWN —Police say three people were shot early Saturday morning outside the
Three injured, two seriously, in overnight shootings outside Allentown club; man in custody
The Morning Call / Posted 16 days ago
ALLENTOWN —Police say three people were shot early Saturday morning outside the Dubai Café-Lounge and a man is in custody. Officers were summoned around 2 a.m. to the club at American Parkway and Hamilton Street and learned a 23-year-old woman with... Read more
2 related stories
16d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Police respond to shooting, more gunfire erupts nearbyJust before 2 a.m. Saturday, Allentown police say they responded to shots fired
Police respond to shooting, more gunfire erupts nearby
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 16 days ago
Just before 2 a.m. Saturday, Allentown police say they responded to shots fired outside the Dubai nightclub. The incident happened in the American Plaza parking lot, at the intersection of American Parkway and Hamilton Street. Police say there were... Read more
2 related stories
17d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Police say man lunges at police car, kicks cophearing Friday afternoon in Lehigh County Central Court. He returned to county
Police say man lunges at police car, kicks cop
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 17 days ago
hearing Friday afternoon in Lehigh County Central Court. He returned to county jail after failing to post $15,000 bail. Allentown police were dispatched to the 100 block of East Cumberland Street about 1:15 p.m. Sept. 2 to investigate a report... Read more
17d
The Morning Call
Allentown starts second year for Parent University Workshopsa string of violent episodes involving district students, including some from A
Allentown starts second year for Parent University Workshops
The Morning Call / Posted 17 days ago
a string of violent episodes involving district students, including some from Allen who got into an off-campus brawl with Allentown police officers, and a Dieruff student arrested for pushing a teacher down the bleachers near the end of a pep... Read more
18d
The Morning Call
Upside Allentown celebrates Year 2 success storiesbegan to feel like family. "You see how they are with each of us," Cruz said a
Upside Allentown celebrates Year 2 success stories
The Morning Call / Posted 18 days ago
began to feel like family. "You see how they are with each of us," Cruz said as photos of she and her classmates with Allentown police officers were displayed on a screen. "They actually protect us like they are our fathers and... Read more
18d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown police union receives 3-year dealA new three-year contract for Allentown police includes wage increases for each
Allentown police union receives 3-year deal
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 18 days ago
A new three-year contract for Allentown police includes wage increases for each year and changes to the department's health insurance plan. An arbitration panel settled on the new three year contract that is retroactive to January 1, 2016, between... Read more
18d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown man arrested twice in 3 months for selling heroinheroin outside a Park Street home. District Judge Patricia Engler arraigned the
Allentown man arrested twice in 3 months for selling heroin
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 18 days ago
heroin outside a Park Street home. District Judge Patricia Engler arraigned the 64-year-old, setting bail at $250,000. Allentown police were conducting surveillance about 11:10 a.m. in the 500 block of Park Street because of resident complaints... Read more
18d
The Express-Times
Allentown police receive new 3-year contractAllentown police have a new three-year-contract that includes wage increases ea
Allentown police receive new 3-year contract
The Express-Times / Posted 18 days ago
Allentown police have a new three-year-contract that includes wage increases each year and a new requirement for officers covered by the health insurance plan. The contract handed down by an arbitration panel is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2016 and runs... Read more
18d
The Express-Times
Woman accused of stomping on car hood, then exposing her buttAllentown police say a city woman was the victim of a bizarre attack after seei
Woman accused of stomping on car hood, then exposing her butt
The Express-Times / Posted 18 days ago
Allentown police say a city woman was the victim of a bizarre attack after seeing a woman unbuttoning a man's pants in public -- in view of the victim's young son. The victim made a comment to Felicia Bittner about her "inappropriate conduct" the... Read more
19d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
father slammed daughter's hand in doora father intentionally slammed his daughter’s hand in a door as she tried to in
father slammed daughter's hand in door
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 19 days ago
a father intentionally slammed his daughter’s hand in a door as she tried to intervene in an argument between her parents. Allentown police charged Roberto Batiste, of Ridge Avenue, with simple assault and harassment following the incident early... Read more
19d
The Morning Call
Allentown police may have body cameras on cops by end of 2016Allentown Police may have body cameras on officers walking the city's streets b
Allentown police may have body cameras on cops by end of 2016
The Morning Call / Posted 19 days ago
Allentown Police may have body cameras on officers walking the city's streets by the end of the year, officials said Wednesday. Allentown City Council approved a $249,901 grant from the Department of Justice Wednesday to be spent on those body... Read more
19d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Pennsylvania auditor general calls for action on untested rape kitsto come together immediately to address effective communication and adequate fu
Pennsylvania auditor general calls for action on untested rape kits
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 19 days ago
to come together immediately to address effective communication and adequate funding to eliminate the state's backlog. Meantime, Allentown police say they recently reduced their backlog to 73, with another 30 kits about to be sent to the state... Read more
8 related stories
19d
The Morning Call
Alleged MLK statue thief waives court hearingMalpica-Adorno, 29, of Allentown, was arrested last week and charged with recei
Alleged MLK statue thief waives court hearing
The Morning Call / Posted 19 days ago
Malpica-Adorno, 29, of Allentown, was arrested last week and charged with receiving stolen property after a tipster alerted Allentown police that he attempted to recycle the 2-foot-tall, 86-pound statue of the Kings, worth an estimated $30,000. He... Read more
19d
The Morning Call
Allentown masseur waives hearing on charges he sexual assaulted clientJudge David M. Howells Jr. Nhin, of the 1000 block of Club Avenue, remains in L
Allentown masseur waives hearing on charges he sexual assaulted client
The Morning Call / Posted 19 days ago
Judge David M. Howells Jr. Nhin, of the 1000 block of Club Avenue, remains in Lehigh County Jail under $150,000 bail. Allentown police said Nhin was doing the woman's nails July 6 in the salon at 1302 Hanover Ave., but kept asking her to get a... Read more
More

People in this news