Salisbury Press

Monday, December 9, 2019

Charges filed in shooting at elementary school

Friday, November 29, 2019 by The Press in Police Log


District Attorney Jim Martin announced Nov. 22, charges have been filed in relation to the June 12 shooting which occurred at the Jefferson Elementary School, 520 Elm St., Emmaus.

Kian Deater, 16, of 1044 Crawford St., Bethlehem, is charged with three counts each of attempted criminal homicide and aggravated assault, both felonies of the first degree. He is also charged with one count of discharge of a firearm, a felony of the third degree. Deater is being charged as an adult.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Lost property

A woman reported leaving a purse on top of the car at the South Mall, 3300 Lehigh St., 12:30 p.m. Sept. 5. The woman drove away, realized she left the purse and returned to find it missing.

A resident in the 900 block of Flexer Avenue reported receiving a call 10:43 a.m. Sept. 5 from a software technician with an Indian accent who said the resident needed to give them access to the computer. The charge was $300 and then additional gift cards for a total of $5,200. The resident then contacted police.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Drug possession

Richard Eugene Leaper, 31, of Telford, was taken into custody for allegedly driving under the influence after a traffic stop along Interstate 78 Eastbound at mile marker 59.0, Salisbury Township, 12:29 a.m. Aug. 15, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. A search of the vehicle revealed drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamines, according to police.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by APRIL PETERSON in Police Log

Local restaurateur allegedly underpaid sales taxes

An Emmaus man faces more than 30 counts of alleged theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received at a well-known area restaurant for more than two years, according to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by The Press newspapers.

Louis T. Belletieri, 72, of the 1000 block of Arch Street, is charged with allegedly not paying a total of $89,340.87 in sales tax between Sept. 20, 2014 and April 20, 2017, for Louie’s Restaurant, 2071 31st. SW, Salisbury Township, according to court documents.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

FBI seeks identity of John Doe 41

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male who may have information about the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.

Photographs and an informational poster depicting the unknown individual, known only as John Doe 41, are being disseminated to the public and can be found online at the FBI website at


Thursday, September 19, 2019 by The Press in Police Log


A 29-year-old man, of Allentown, was charged with allegedly driving while under the influence and failure to stop for a stop sign following a traffic stop in the 1100 block of Susquehanna Street 2:39 a.m. Aug. 31. He was taken to Central Booking for processing.

Romeo Houpe, 24, of Trexlertown, was charged with allegedly driving while under the influence, driving at a safe speed and driving while under suspension following a traffic stop in the 1600 block of Broadway 3:17 a.m. Aug. 24. He was taken to Central booking for processing.

L.c. CORONER’S OFFICE and Forensics Center

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

An Emmaus man was fatally injured in a lawn tractor accident Sept. 3 in Upper Saucon Township.

Frank Deutsch, 73, was pronounced dead 10:07 a.m. Sept. 3 at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest, according to a media release provided by the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office and Forensics Center.

An autopsy Sept. 4 revealed the cause of death as multiple blunt force injuries. The manner of death was ruled an accident, according to authorities.