Bed Bugs Put Police Cars Out of Service
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
A tiny pest caused a big headache for Bethlehem Police officers.
The department had to take four of their vehicles out of service
due to a possible bedbug contamination, according to the Morning
The Morning Call reports officers parked the vehicles near a home
on the 1000 block of Carlisle Street shortly after midnight on
Friday. The police were there to investigate the non-suspicious
death of a woman. Police Captain David Kravatz told the Morning
Call officers saw bedbugs while inside the woman's home.
The officers took four vehicles out of service until they could be
treated for possible bedbug contamination, according to the Morning
Call. The vehicles were decontaminated and washed before being
placed back on the road on Monday.
Kravatz told the Morning Call the cleanup was a "precautionary
measure" and that a few of their vehicles had been taken out of
service before due to possible bedbug infestations.