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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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1 in custody after man stabbed in Allentown, police say

The incident was reported about 6:43 a.m.

One person is in custody after a man was stabbed early Monday morning near Armour and Wyoming streets in Allentown, city police rep…

20-year-old man stabbed to death in Allentown, coroner says

The man’s identity won’t be released until his family is notified.

A 20-year-old man was pronounced dead from stab wounds at 5:48 a.m. Saturday at 435 Cumberland St. in Allentown, the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office reports.

The man’s death was ruled a homicide, the coroner’s office said.

MORE: Victims in shots-fired incident were stabbed

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, the coroner’s office said.

The coroner’s office only identified the man by his age, gender and ethnicity — Hispanic. The man’s identity will be released when his family is informed of his death, the coroner’s office said.

Allentown police expected to soon provide an update on the crime.

City police, the coroner’s office, the county Homicide Task Force and the district attorney’s office are conducting the investigation, the coroner’s office said.

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Victims in shots-fired incident were stabbed, police say

Police are asking the public’s help in finding those involved in the crime.

The two people injured early Saturday during a shots-fired incident in the 1400 block of South Fourth Street in Allentown were stabbed, city police report.

One of the victims was a 24-year-old from Bethlehem and the other was a 28-year-old from Macungie, police Capt. Bill Lake said.

Both suffered non-life-threatening stab wounds to the leg, Lake said. There were transported to area hospitals, he added.

Evidence of gunfire was recovered, he said.

An employee of the Sunrise Diner, which is nearby, said the building was hit by gunfire and a now was broken.

Police are actively investigating the 3:23 a.m. incident and ask anyone who saw anything or knows anyone involved to call the city police Detective Bureau at 610-437-7721 and ask for Detective Hackman, Lake said.

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Shooting reported outside diner; bullets strike business

Police won’t confirm that two people were hit by gunfire. A dimer employee says the shooting happened on Chapel Avenue.

UPDATE: Victims in shots-fired incident were stabbed, police say

A shooting was reported early Saturday morning in the vicinity of the Sunrise Diner in Allentown, city police report.

Stray bullets fired about 3 a.m. from two vehicles on Chapel Avenue broke a window and struck the inside of the business at 1401 S. Fourth St., an employee of diner said just after 7 a.m.

MORE: Fatal stabbing reported

At least two people were hit by gunfire, according to emergency radio reports, but the diner employee said no one was struck in the business.

Police were still looking for spent rounds at 7 a.m. and the diner expected to open within the hour, the employee said.

Allentown police Capt. Bill Lake confirmed the shooting but said he wouldn’t say if anyone was wounded.

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Charge dismissed against alleged semen-thrower

The accused from a 2003 incident failed to appear in court on Wednesday.

Charges were dropped Wednesday in one of the cases against an Easton man accused of throwing semen on uns…

Allentown police report list of gang rules, stolen gun in home

A man on county probation reportedly said he found the gun in Bethlehem years ago.

A man on probation for a car crash last year had a stolen gun, marijuana and a handwritten lis…

Bail jacked up for attack suspect who allegedly spit on cop

The man hit a woman in the head, then ran away and hid in his basement, according to police.

A man accused of repeatedly hitting a woman in the head is facing a more serious char…

Burglars with bag full of cigarettes flee on moped, police say

A witness saw the crime Thursday night and called police.

A 52-year-old Allentown man broke into a Rite Aid store, stole a bag full of cigarettes and fled on a moped, city p…

Girl’s ex accused of using baseball bat in attack on parents

The stepfather suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment, police said.

A girl’s ex-boyfriend is accused of attacking her stepfather with a bat and punch…

Harasser grabs female victims by the hand, won’t let go, police say

The 19-year-old tells the women they are pretty or he is interested in them, and refuses to release them as they pull away, police said.

At least 12 young women reported that anA…

Alleged semen-thrower now accused of targeting teen girl

Michael Morris, of Easton, has been in Lehigh County Jail awaiting trial on charges from other cases.

A man accused of throwing semen on unsuspecting women is now accused of targ…

Man critically injured in Allentown shooting

The 33-year-old victim was listed in critical but stable condition, police said.

Allentown police say a man was critically injured in a West End shooting overnight.
The 33-y…