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Friday, January 17, 2020


Thursday, January 16, 2020 by APRIL PETERSON in Police Log

Local restaurateur enters guilty pleas to tax charges

An Emmaus man has pleaded guilty to failing to make required disposition of funds received at a well-known area restaurant for more than two years, according to court documents.

Louis T. Belletieri, now 73, was charged with 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.

Belletieri faced 32 counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Fewer collisions; no fatal crashes during Christmas holiday enforcement

The Pennsylvania State Police responded to 376 crashes and made 179 arrests for driving under the influence during the three-day Christmas holiday from Dec. 24 through Dec. 26, 2019.

Troopers did not investigate a single fatal collision over the midweek holiday – a welcome change from last year’s four-day Christmas enforcement period, which saw six people killed in five separate crashes investigated by state police, according to officials.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

One killed; 87 injured during New Year’s holiday enforcement period

Members of the Pennsylvania State Police investigated 460 crashes over the New Year’s holiday enforcement period Dec. 31, 2019 through Jan. 2, 2020.

Of the collisions investigated, 30 involved alcohol, 87 people were injured and one person was killed in a single fatal crash.

Troopers also arrested 279 people for driving under the influence during the three-day holiday enforcement campaign. The total is a decrease from the 406 DUI arrests made over the holiday period last year, which spanned four days.


Monday, December 23, 2019 by The Press in Police Log


A resident in the 100 block of Mountain Park Road told police 3:40 p.m. Dec. 12, someone wearing orange was walking close to the homes in the woods carrying a rifle. Police were unable to contact the hunter.

A resident in the 2900 block of Windy Hill Road believed to get better rates on student loans with a company that took automatic payments from a bank account but never paid the student loans. Police were contacted 2:30 p.m. Dec. 12.

A 12-year-old boy took a knife to Salisbury Middle School Dec. 12. The student will receive school consequences.


Friday, December 20, 2019 by The Press in Police Log


A resident in the 1700 block of South Albert Street told police she received a call from someone saying they were with Amazon, demanding payment and directing her to a fraudulent website. The caller took $335 and other charges are pending. The fraud was reported 8:43 p.m. Nov. 29.

The friend of a resident in the 1300 block of Marlow Street suggested she text a number for a federal grant. In order to accomplish this, she was told to go to Walmart and buy gift cards. The resident did not do this. The scam was reported 12:42 p.m. Nov. 30.


Thursday, December 12, 2019 by The Press in Police Log


Manor Care Health Services, 1265 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., reported the theft of four oxycodone pills 3:01 p.m. Nov. 19. This is under investigation.

A 13-year-old male took a chicken sandwich without paying for it from the Salisbury Middle School cafeteria 11:23 a.m. Nov. 20.

A family found items missing from a home in the 3000 block of Lindberg Avenue 11:02 a.m. Nov. 22. The theft is under investigation.

A 12-year-old male used a pencil to put holes in a seat on the bus Nov. 19. The student received school consequences.

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.