|April 28, 2013 at 11:51AM|
Lower Saucon, Pa. - Police and EMS were called to 4018 Sherry Hill Road for a shooting at a large party around 01:30 hours Sunday morning. EMS units were staging away from the scene until police could secure the area. Once they found the victim, EMS was brought in and a medical helicopter was flown in to transport the victim.
The victim had multiple gunshot wounds and was in critical condition.
Five people were detained and transported to police headquarters for questioning.
The crowd, estimated to be over 100 people, had their cars searched as they left the party. Multiple police agencies assisted Lower Saucon Police.
No further details are available at this time.
Photos by Photographer Mike Nester. More photos can be viewed here.
|April 22, 2013 at 9:31PM|
Bethlehem, Pa. - A witness runs into a Bethlehem Police Substation at 5:30 PM Monday afternoon and reports a shooting at Marvine and Fairmount Streets. Police officers and EMS find one male shot multiple times and is rushed to St. Lukes Hospital in critical condition.
While investigating the shooting, a witness told police two men bailed out of a car and into a house in the 1100 block of Fritz Drive.
Police activate the Emergency Response Team (SWAT) and stake out a house in the block. By 8:00 PM, police search the house and find no suspects and declare the home clear.
The police are looking for David Hernandez, hispanic male, 20 years-old, 5'6" and slender build. He is accompanied by a heavy set hispanic male (No description). One suspect has a chrome semi-automatic hand gun. They were seen in a silver BMW 5 or 7 series with tinted windows.
If you see or know the whereabouts of these subjects, please call 9-1-1. Do not approach as they are armed and dangerous.
Photos by M. Nester.
|March 17, 2013 at 1:46AM|
Allentown, Pa. - Police are investigating a shooting at 1313 Chew Street. The shooting occurred around 1:15 Sunday morning. 1 person was transported by Allentown EMS to a local hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.
Police closed Chew Street at 13th Street while they processed the scene.
|March 01, 2013 at 10:51AM|
Whitehall, Pa. - Police and Paramedics responded to Mickley Road near West Union Street for a shooting Thursday night at 9:17 PM. A female in her car was found with a gun shot wound to the stomach.
Paramedics rushed to the scene and transported her to St. Lukes Hospital where she died a few hours later.
Police officers on the scene requested a detective to respond. Members of the Whitehall Fire Police were called to the scene to secure the area and close Mickley Road from Tyler Drive to the Whitehall Mall.
The car was later impounded. The shooting is under investigation.
|February 21, 2013 at 3:59PM|
Allentown, Pa. - Around 11:30AM, police responded to a complaint of a man walking with a machete in the area of Oak and Peach Streets. When police arrived and approached the individual, an altercation erupted and the two police officers shot the individual.
The male was rushed to a local trauma center in critical condition and later died of his injuries. The crime is taped off with crime scene tape while the police and Lehigh County District Attorney's office investigate the shooting.
Photos provided by our correspondent Mike Nester of NVP. You can see more of his photographs here.
|February 03, 2013 at 11:11PM|
Allentown, Pa. - Police are investigating a pair of homicides over the weekend. A shooting on Sunday occurred around 1:30 PM at the Wynnewood Apartments off of Emaus Avenue. A male in his 20's was shot dead.
Friday evening, police responded to 222 E. Hamilton Street at Freddie's Bar for an assault victim. 53 year old Roman Bentley was found unconscious outside the bar with a severe head injury.
Police announced Sunday that Roman died of the injuries he sustained in that assault. Police have issued a warrant for David Howard who is wanted in connection with this assault.
Anyone with information on these two incidents are asked to call Allentown Police.
All photos by our Correspondent Mike Nester of NVP. More photos at his Facebook page by clicking here.
|December 04, 2012 at 4:50PM|
It all started around 12:45 AM in Northampton County when Klecknersville Rangers 48 were sent to Rt. 512 in the area of the Southmoore Golf Course for an auto extrication.
Police arrived and found a car heavily damaged after striking a tree. The driver was partially ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene.
Bath Fire 40 assisted with manpower and fire police while police investigated the accident.
Northampton Borough Fire 42 was dispatched around the same time for a report of a vehicle fire at 902 Main Street. Police arrived and found a pick-up truck well-involved under the 9th Street bridge (Coplay bridge).
Northampton sent 2 engines and stretched 1 hand line to douse the flames. The truck was abandoned along the rail road tracks.
Over in Lehigh County, around 10:30 AM two incidents commenced at the same time. Police activity in South Whitehall Township and a fire in Allentown,
Police converged in the area of the 2000 block of Whitehall Avenue in the Greenawalds section of the Township for a report of a shooting. The exact address was 2019 Whitehall Avenue where reports of a male was shot or was being shot at. Details were sketchy.
State Police assisted SWTPD in searching for a male subject that was reportedly shot and were going door to door looking for him. Police radio transmissions stated 3 actors were in custody.
Allentown firefighters were sent to Box 2334 (6th & Greenleaf) 856 N. 6th Street for a reported house fire. Battalion 43 arrived and had light smoke from the second floor of a 3-story O/M/D.
Engine 4 went to the rear and found a kitchen fire. Crews initially attacked the fire using a Dry Chem extinguisher. As the smoke condition worsened, a hand line was stretched to the 2nd floor from the rear.
As members opened up ceilings and walls, they found the fire had extended and stretched another hand line to the upper floors from the front of the fire building. The fire was under control in about 25 minutes.
Vehicle fire photograph by Bill Rohrer. All other photos by contributing photographer Mike Nester. You can check out more of his photos by clicking here.
|December 03, 2012 at 1:22AM|
Easton, Pa. -Police responded to a report of a shooting at McKeen and West Nesquehoning Street around 9:30 PM where they found a body of a black male on the Southeast corner of the intersection.
Investigators were on the scene combing the area for evidence. District Attorney John Morganelli and Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek were on the scene and treating this as a homicide investigation.
|December 02, 2012 at 11:39AM|
Bethlehem, Pa. - This story was comprised of eye witness's and our correspondents from the scene. It all started around 2:30 AM Sunday morning in the 200 block of East 3rd Street on the Southside. A man exiting the Puerto Rico Beneficial Society was attacked by a man wielding a bat.
A friend came to his aide and fired a shot that triggered a violent gun battle in the streets of this city dubbed "The Christmas City." When it was over, 30 gun shots rang out, leaving a block long mess with at least 6 people laying around with gun shot wounds. 5 males and 1 female ended up shot.
One person was pronounced dead at St. Lukes Hospital, where the other victims were all transported in critical condition. The hospital was notified that at least 5 trauma alerts were being brought there for treatment.
EMS units from Bethlehem and Bethlehem Township were called in along with all city police cruisers. Bethlehem Fire Department had 2 engines and a ladder company on location to assist the EMS units.
As police were investigating the shooting scene, more shots were fired at a person in custody near East 3rd and Taylor Streets. That shooter left the area in a car.
About 3:00 AM, police received a call of shots fired and a person walking around with a gun and machete in the 700 block of Wyandotte Street. Police cruiser rushed from the East 3rd Street call to 744 Wyandotte Street where a stand-off began.
A short time later, the police identified the suspect and called off the E.R.T. response.
But the night doesn't end just yet. Over at St. Lukes Hospital, a riot starts and police units from Bethlehem, Allentown, Fountain Hill, Salisbury, Coopersburg, Upper Saucon and State Police converge on the emergency room to quiet down the agitated visitors coming there to see the victims from East 3rd Street.
The past couple of nights have been busy in this section of the city. A house fire November 27th left one person injured on Montclair Avenue. On December 1st, a car struck a house and tree in the 400 block of Hayes Street requiring the driver to be extricated by the Fire Department.
Photos and video by Newsworking Correspondent Mike Nester of NVP.
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|October 27, 2012 at 11:38AM|
Allentown, Pa. - Allentown Police are once again in the 700 block of Washington Street, between 7th and 8th Streets. They are investigating a shooting that occurred around 4:30 AM Saturday morning.
One victim was rushed to a local trauma center and was pronounced dead on arrival. This is the second homicide in this block in less than a week.
Correspondent Mike Nester provided the photographs.