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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.

Reward offered for info on elk killer

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

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, are asking the public’s help to identify the killer of an elk at the Lehigh Valley Game Preserve, 5050 Game Preserve Road, North Whitehall.

Police say the female elk was killed inside a fenced-in area sometime between 8:30 a.m. Dec. 3 and the next day.

Lehigh Valley Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the perpetrators who committed this crime.

BREAKING NEWS: Police seek information on killing of elk

Thursday, December 8, 2016 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

BREAKING NEWS: State Police Troop M , Bethlehem, are asking the public’s help to identify the killer of an elk at the Lehigh Valley Game Preserve, North Whitehall.

Police say the elk was killed sometime between 8:30 a.m. Dec. 3 and the next day.

Anyone with information regarding this incident of animal cruelty is ask to call state police at 610-861-2026 and refer to incident No. PA 2016-93914.

BREAKING NEWS: Police say LCTI is safe, bomb threat was a hoax

Thursday, November 24, 2016 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

According to information provide by the school, State Police have deemed Lehigh Career and Technical Institute safe following a search of the campus.

LCTI was evacuated this morning over a bomb threat.

State police responded, found the threat was unfounded and deemed the school safe for students and staff.

According to the school, the incident began about 10:45 a.m. Monday when a student reported finding a handwritten note in the hallway.

The note indicated there was a bomb in the school.

South Whitehall Twp voters decide water continues going over the dam

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

South Whitehall voters have decided the township should borrow up to $600,000 to restore and maintain the historic Wehr’s Dam at Covered Bridge Park.

The “yes” vote won by an unofficial 53.13 percent to 46.87 percent, according to the Lehigh County Election Board.

An unofficial 5,188 votes were cast favoring the project. An unofficial 4,577 votes were cast against approving the referendum.

Michael Baker International, the engineering firm hired by the township to inspect the dam and to provide a 5-year plan for its repair, said $588,500 would be needed for the project.

Voters again close the book on constructing new library

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Residents of North Whitehall, South Whitehall and Upper Macungie townships have once again said “no” for construction of a new Parkland Community Library on land donated by the Jaindl family along Orefield Road, North Whitehall.

The Nov. 8 referendum question asked voters to raise the existing library tax from 0.10 to 0.28 mills (increasing $18 per $100,000 of assessed value on taxable real estate) within the Parkland School District. For a property assessed at $200,000, the new annual library tax would have been $56, a $36 increase over the present rate.