Whether you’re Irish, Scottish, Welsh, or pretend to be on St. Patty’s Day…stop by downtown Bethlehem on Saturday, March 15th, and enjoy the 4th annual “Celtic Classic Parade of Shamrocks” along with other St. Patty’s Day activities. McRaven, O’Pharaoh, and MacGeorge will see you there!
Click here for additional parade details including route, starting time, and related activities.
‘Tis the season to go shopping! If you are out and about in lovely downtown Bethlehem or are looking for a wonderful shopping destination, please stop by the Downtown Bethlehem Association’s Christmas City Village. Keep an eye out because you might come across Raven, Pharaoh, and George sporting their holiday hats. Happy Holidays and remember…hide those valuables in your vehicle if you plan on leaving them inside while you shop and lock your doors.
Click on the poster below to go to the DBA’s website for more information.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Its approaching that sweet time of year again! Blueberry Festival at Burnside Plantation runs from 11 am to 7 pm both Saturday, July 20th and Sunday, July 21st. The Mounted Patrol Unit will be giving two sensory demonstrations during the day on both Saturday and Sunday. In between demonstrations we will be available to answer questions, give barn tours, and introduce you to our four legged partners. We will also be selling merchandise, hats, t-shirts, and sweatshirts. All the proceeds from the sale of our merchandise go to the care and equipment for Raven, Pharaoh, and George. For more information please check the Blueberry Festival website, please click here.
See you there!
George and Pharaoh helped catch a thief yesterday at Historic Bethlehem Partnership’s Moravian Blacksmith Shop on the south end of Main St. with the assistance of several Bethlehem Police Department Officers. The members of the Mounted Unit would like to thank the Patrol Officers, Mountain Bike Officers, Detectives, and the Command Staff who helped corral the thief. This once again proves that you can’t beat teamwork. Click on the link below to view the Bethlehem Police Department’s Blog post on the crime, foot chase, and subsequent arrest.
Bethlehem Mounted Unit aids in capture of “Sorry” Thief.
Today, The Morning Call ran a story on George, our most recent addition to the Mounted Patrol Unit. He’s a 4-year-old Percheron-Morgan cross who is both the youngest and largest of the three horses. You can read the whole article here:
“George, aka ‘W,’ clip-clopping with Bethlehem’s finest”
From the page:
Bethlehem police’s mounted unit now has a new lineup, with the trade of a somewhat skittish horse for a mellow mount who towers over his stablemates.
The newest horse — named George, nicknamed “W” — has been patrolling the streets about a month, and his calm disposition has already made a him a hit, said Capt. John Sarnicky, the head of the mounted unit.
Many thanks to journalist Pamela Lehman! It was a great start to our day to find this article in the paper.
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You can find more images of George at flickr.
Here’s one of our favorites taken in March.
Officer Leaser and George pause at the 1761 Tannery in the Colonial Industrial Quarter in Bethlehem.
Mayor John Callahan and Charlene Donchez Mowers of the Historic Bethlehem Partnership welcome the Bethlehem Mounted Police. From left: Officer Timothy Brooks and Raven; Officer Jeff Mouer and Hamlet.