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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Help Wanted - Telecommunicator/9-1-1 Dispatcher in Police Department

The Town of Bethlehem Police Department is seeking candidates for a Telecommunicator. This job involves responsibility for receiving all emergency calls made to the Town and for dispatching the personnel and equipment in accordance with the location and n...

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Additional Info... Police Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Police Press Release - Fleeing in stolen vehicle

On August 25, 2022 at approximately 1:17 AM, an officer with the Bethlehem Police Department was in the area of Rt 9W and Corning Hill Rd when the patrol car’s license plate reader alerted the officer that a stolen vehicle from Saratoga County h...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Police Press Release - Domestic Incident Report, River Road

On September 16, 2022 at approximately 9:25 PM, the Bethlehem Police Department responded to a domestic incident at 1049 River Rd, Selkirk. When officers arrived at the scene they located two victims who had been assaulted.   One victim was treat...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Male dog, friendly, tan with white markings, found on 9/15, no owner found

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Very friendly, male dog was picked up on 9/15/22 on the lower end of Rt. 32.  He is approximately 45-50 lbs. and is tan with white on his face and paws.  He had no tags and was not chipped.  No owners have stepped forward. &...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Use, sale or distribution of any forms of fireworks illegal in Albany County

In 2020, the Albany County legislature voted to ban both the sale and use of any form of fireworks in the county.  In addition to previous restrictions on fireworks, now any person who uses a sparkling device* can be issued a fine and any individ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Police Press Release - Body found in Delmar in 1981 has been identified

On April 3, 1981, the Bethlehem Police Department responded to a wooded area at the property line between the Vadney Farm and the Elm Avenue Town Park in Delmar after a farmer discovered the decomposed remains of an adult male.

There was no identification ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Reducing Human-Bear Conflicts

Bears looking for food

Bear sightings are often reported throughout the town especially in spring.  A reminder from the town's Animal Control Officer: People who think they are doing wildlife a favor by feeding them and getting them used to humans are doing th...

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Additional Info... Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2019

Bethlehem Police Department Case 81-V-28-0026 – Unidentified Human Remains

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Bethlehem Police Department Case 81-V-28-0026 – Unidentified Human Remains

The Bethlehem Police Department continues to investigate the 1981 finding of human remains, in an effort to identify the decedent.

DNA of the decedent is now on file, howev...

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Printable version of press release Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Updates to New York State Child Safety Seat Law

Rear facing child safety seat

Updates to Child Safety Seat Law

            Effective November 1, 2019, New York State Law has been amended requiring all children under the age of two, be restrained in a rear-facing car seat. &nb...

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NYS Governor's Traffic Safety Committee Police Press Releases