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Posted on: June 10, 2021

OPERATION SEE! BE SEEN! – Pedestrian Safety Mobilization Campaign

Below are key points from New York State’s Vehicle and Traffic law.

When there are traffic-control signals:  

  • A pedestrian has the right of way whenever a traffic signal shows a steady “Walk” or a walking person.
  • A pedestrian must not cross if the p...
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Police Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Police Press Release - Fatal Vehicle Crash on River Road 6/2

On Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 4:33 PM, the Town of Bethlehem Police Department responded to the area of 822 River Rd, Glenmont for a two car personal injury crash.  A 2013 Kia, being operated by Gerard W. Carter – age 60 of Hannacroix, ...

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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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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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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
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Police Press Release - Are any fireworks legal in New York State?

With the the summer upon us, there have been many questions on legal and illegal fireworks.  The Bethlehem Police Department would like to clarify what fireworks are legal, and which are not.  Due to recent changes by the legislature the...

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