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Allentown fire in building at redevelopment site is arson

The three-story structure at 20 S. Hall St. was to be demolished.

A fire that destroyed an abandoned building targeted for redevelopment was intentionally set, according to the A…

Pregnant woman crawls through window onto roof during Allentown fire

An estimated 15 people were affected by the fire that ignited a set of row homes in the 500 block of North Jordan Street.

Four adults, including a pregnant woman who crawled out …

Man facing trial for allegedly raping sleeping woman

The woman fell asleep on her couch, following a July 4th party at her home, prosecutors said.

An Allentown man accused of raping a woman while she slept on her couch following a …

Allentown officers find shotgun in stashed duffle bag

Police were called a little before 2 a.m. to North 13th and Court streets for a report of shots fired.

Allentown officers investigating a report of gunshots found a shotgun …

Allentown police investigate shooting on Chew Street

Police responded to the shooting at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Allentown police are investigating a shooting Saturday afternoon on Chew Street.
At least one man was shot about 4 p.m. …

Masseur accused of sexually assaulting woman at salon

The woman was getting her nails done after work, Allentown police said.

An Allentown man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a city salon.
Allen Nhin, 57, was arres…

Boy seriously hurt after he’s hit by car in Allentown

The7-year-old was crossing the street when he was clipped by a mirror, police say.

A 7-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after he was clipped by a passing car’s mirror as he…

17-year-old boy’s stabbing charges moved to juvenile court

The teen reportedly said he was trying to stop a group fight, when more people joined in and he stabbed a 26-year-old man.

An Allentown teenager charged as an adult in …

Crash leaves motorcyclist in critical condition, Allentown police say

The accident involving a car happened at the intersection of Franklin and Linden streets.

A motorcyclist remained in critical condition Saturday morning after a crash with a car …

Crash halts man fleeing cops in stolen car, state police say

The man and his 14-year-old passenger bolted after the crash, troopers said, but were caught after a brief chase.

An 18-year-old man is accused of fleeing from police in a stolen…

Allentown police: 6 days, 3 armed robberies, 2 teens arrested

Two 17-year-olds are accused of robbing a taxi driver on Monday; one of them is accused of two other city robberies.

A 17-year-old boy is accused of three separate armed robberi…

Men hid heroin, crack in iced tea can, Allentown police say

Officers found the 82 wax packets of heroin and 19 knotted bags of crack, police said.

Allentown police say a Tuesday night raid led to the discovery of heroin and crack hidden i…

Driver not impaired in crash that seriously hurt grandchild, cops say

The 2-year-old was in a car seat when the 68-year-old driver hit a parked car in Allentown, according to authorities.

A 68-year-old driver hit a parked car Friday night in A…

Child seriously injured in Allentown car crash

Police were called a little after 7 p.m. for the crash at the intersection of Hanover Avenue and North Randolph Street.

UPDATE: Driver not impaired in crash that seriously hurt …

Allentown man broke into ex’s home before fatal stabbing, cops say

Hector Luis Arroyo-Rivera, 22, previously broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home, police said. The two have a child.

The 22-year-old Allentown man charged in this weekend’s fatal stabbing broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment, threatened her life and then attacked another man, police say.

Hector Luis Arroyo-Rivera, of the 100 block of Ridge Avenue in the city, was arrested Saturday morning by Reading police. Arroyo-Rivera was jailed without bail on charges of criminal homicide, burglary and terroristic threats late Saturday.

At 4:59 a.m. Saturday, Arroyo-Rivera kicked in the front window of the home of his ex-girlfriend Denise M. Ocasio Pereira, who lives at an Allentown Housing Authority property at 435 E. Cumberland St. in the city, according to court records. Pereira has a child with Arroyo-Rivera, court records indicate.

Brandishing a knife, Arroyo-Rivera threatened to kill Pereira and Angel Jou Nieves-Cirino, 20, of 1339 S. Fountain St. in the city, police say.

He then stabbed Nieves-Cirino repeatedly and blocked his attempts to run out of the home, police said.

1 in custody after man stabbed in Allentown, police say

Nieves-Cirino was found dead when police responded to a call at 4:59 a.m. at 435 E. Cumberland St., police said. He died from several stab wounds to the body, the coroner said. Nieves-Cirino was pronounced dead at 5:48 a.m.

Police did not specify why Nieves-Cirino was in Pereira’s home.

Arroyo-Rivera was charged in October for allegedly breaking into Pereira’s apartment when she was living in the 200 block of Eighth Street in Allentown, according to The Morning Call. He attacked Pereira, threw her to the floor and choked her until a friend stepped in and got her safely out of the home, the newspaper reported.

Numerous charges were filed against him in that incident; he ultimately pleaded guilty to a charge of defiant trespass, according to online court records.

He was sentenced to one year probation, to complete anger management classes and ordered to have no contact with Pereira, except to sort out custody issues with their child, records indicate.

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