Parkland Press

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cohen, Hein, Maritch, Perlman-McKenna lead in primary election for school board directors

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

The top four vote-getters in Tuesday’s Municipal Primary for Parkland School Board Director on the Democratic side of the ticket according to unofficial numbers from the Lehigh County Voter Registation Office were: Linda Perlman-McKenna with an unofficial 1,275 votes; Marie Maritch with an unofficial 1,016 votes; Robert M. Cohen with an unofficial 988 votes and David J. Hein with an unofficial 739 votes, with just two votes topping Marc Posegay, who received an unofficial 737 votes.

The four who crossfiled also led on the Republican ballot.

Voters to choose four school board candidates

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Voters in the Parkland School District will choose four candidates in the May 16 Municipal Primary Election to face off in the November election.

Marc Posegay and Keith Massie are running as Democrats. David M. Caruth is on the Republican ticket.

Sheikh Afzal, Jay Rohatgi, Marie Maritch, Linda Perlman-McKenna, David J. Hein and Robert M. Cohen have cross-filed on both the Democratic and Republican ballots

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Friday, April 28, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Upper Macungie woman dies after dog attack

An Upper Macungie Township woman died April 27 after she was attacked by her own dog.

Upper Macungie police were called to the home along Spring White Drive at 1: 28 p.m., and, as they arrived, the woman was being attacked by the dog, a 3-1/2 year-old pit bull/boxer mix, on the rear deck of her home, which is in the Trexler Field subdivision.

Police approached the dog and the woman, whom they say had severe injuries, and secured the dog in the home.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

South Whitehall police seek crash witnesses

South Whitehall police are seeking witnesses to a two-vehicle crash which occurred 7:19 a.m. April 26 in the 3500 block of Hamilton Blvd.

Police say when they arrived at the scene they found a Jeep Cherokee on its roof and a Toyota Camry with severe damage.

The female driver of the Jeep was identified as Runo Ouano of the 300 block of Linden Street, Allentown.

She had been ejected from her vehicle and was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital.

The female driver of the Toyota was identified as Catilin McGarry of the 50 block of Blossom Lane, Schuylkill Haven.

BREAKING NEWS

Friday, April 21, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

South Whitehall police seek public’s help to ID armed robber

South Whitehall Township police are asking for the public’s help to identify the man who robbed the Speedway, 3890 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township, during the afternoon hours of April 20.

Police say a black male, approximately 19- to 25-years-old, standing 6-foot to 6-foot 1-inch tall with a thin build, displayed a black handgun and forced customers to the floor.

He forced the employees to open the cash registers before fleeing on foot with an undetermined amount of money.

S. Whitehall driver charged; pedestrian dies 5 days later

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

District Attorney Jim Martin has announced a South Whitehall man was charged in connection with an incident in which he allegedly struck a pedestrian and immediately left the scene.

Joshua Stockman, 35, of 2112 Huckleberry Road, South Whitehall Township, was charged Feb. 23 with one count each of aggravated assault by vehicle and having an accident involving death or personal injury — serious bodily injury, both third degree felonies.

Stockman was arraigned at Central Booking with bail set at $50,000/10 percent.

BREAKING NEWS: Police seek info on stolen car

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Upper Macungie police are investigating a theft of vehicle that occurred between Feb. 22 and 25.

The car, a silver 2005 Subaru Legacy, was taken from an overflow lot in the 1900 block of Cricklewood Cove at Applewood.

Police say the stolen vehicle did not have a functioning battery.

Anyone with information is asked to call Upper Macungie police headquarters at 484-661-5911, or use the anonymous tip/text line at 484-273-0336.

BREAKING NEWS: South Whitehall driver charged with hitting pedestrian

Thursday, February 23, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

BREAKING NEWS: District Attorney Jim Martin just announced a South Whitehall man has been charged in connection with an incident in which he struck a pedestrian and immediately left the scene.

Joshua Stockman, 35, of 2112 Huckleberry Road, South Whitehall Township, was charged with one count each of aggravated assault by vehicle and having an accident involving death or personal injury — serious bodily injury, both third degree felonies.

Stockman was arraigned at Central Booking with bail set at $50,000/10 percent.

Police seek info on Verizon store robbery

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

South Whitehall Township police are asking for the public’s help in providing information on the armed robbery at the Verizon Wireless store, 3075 W. Tilghman St., South Whitehall, which occurred 8:06 p.m. Jan. 16.

Police say two individuals armed with handguns and dressed in dark clothing entered the store and forced the employees into an office area.

The two took merchandise and left on foot.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to call Detective Chad Moyer at 610-398-0337.

Upper Macungie woman dies in 6-vehicle crash

Thursday, December 8, 2016 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

An Upper Macungie woman was killed when the vehicle she was a passenger in was involved in a chain reaction accident 2:10 p.m. Dec. 5 on Route 222 South, north of Krocks Road, in Lower Macungie Township.

Fay A. Parry, 81, of 100 Ramapo Trail, Upper Macungie Township, was pronounced dead by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Richard Pender 2:40 p.m. at the scene, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.

An autopsy to determine manner and cause of death was performed Dec. 6.