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The City of Bethlehem is actively working with government agencies and businesses to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Please refer to the Bethlehem Health Bureau’s coronavirus page for the most current information, best practices, and resources.

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Online Non-Emergency Incident/Crime Reports

  • ​​ In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19 Pandemic), citizens can now file non-emergency incident/crime reports via email.  Use the following email address to file a report online: FilePoliceReport@bethlehem-pa.gov
     
    Please understand that this email address is NOT monitored 24hrs a day.  If this is an emergency or anyone is in physical danger, please call 911.
     
    When filing a report online, you MUST include contact information.  Please provide the following:
     
  1. Your name, address, phone number
  2. The location where the incident occurred
  3. A detailed description of what you are reporting.  Please include the names and contact information of suspects or involved persons when appropriate.
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    Examples of incident reports that CAN be filed online are;
     
  • -Lost Property
  • -Identity Theft
  • -Credit Card Fraud
  • -Harassing Phone Calls
  • -Theft (amounts $200 or less)
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    Examples of crimes or incidents that CANNOT be filed online are;
     
  • -Emergency situations
  • -Crimes in progress or where a suspect is present
  • -Crimes where evidence needs to be collected or preserved
  • -Violent crimes (completed or attempted)
  • -Sex crimes
  • -Theft (amounts above $200)
  • -Theft or loss of a firearm
  • -Stolen vehicles (completed or attempted)
  • -Burglary of your home or business (completed or attempted)
  • -Damaged Property/Vandalism
  • -Crimes committed due to race, religion, ethnic or national origin, disability,    sexual orientation, and/or sexual identity
  • -Traffic accidents
  • -Requests for medical aid
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    After an individual files an incident report online, the report will be reviewed by police personnel.  If the report is accepted a member of the Bethlehem Police Department will then contact the individual for follow-up and to provide them with an official police report number.  If police personnel determine that the report does not meet the online reporting criteria and requires an in-person police response, an on duty police officer will be dispatched to the reporting party’s location or contact you via phone.