Parkland Press

Monday, March 30, 2020

Article By: SARIT LASCHINSKY Special to The Press

Friday, March 27, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

To provide the community with a safe way to purchase food during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Jaindl Farms has recently begun offering over-the-phone ordering and curbside pickup services at the Jaindl Farms Retail Store, 3151 Coffeetown Road, Orefield.

Retail store Manager Joanna Jaindl-Keichel spoke to The Press March 21 about how the new ordering system works.

Customers should call the retail store main office at 610-395-3333 to place an order, designate a pickup time and receive their order number.

Turkey to go:

Friday, March 27, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Jaindl Farms offering curbside pickup

To provide the community with a safe way to purchase food during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Jaindl Farms has recently begun offering over-the-phone ordering and curbside pickup services at the Jaindl Farms Retail Store, 3151 Coffeetown Road, Orefield.

Retail store Manager Joanna Jaindl-Keichel spoke to The Press March 21 about how the new ordering system works.

Customers should call the retail store main office at 610-395-3333 to place an order, designate a pickup time and receive their order number.

NOT GUILTY

Friday, March 27, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Shooting by former South Whitehall police officer was justified, jury says

Jurors deliberated almost six hours before delivering the verdict around 6:45 p.m. March 19.

After being acquitted, Roselle was escorted by cheering friends, family and supporters from the courthouse.

Closing Arguments

Earlier in the day, jurors heard closing arguments from Roselle’s defense and prosecutors.

His attorney, Gavin Holihan, said the “fundamental bottom line” was Roselle’s actions were reasonable, justifiable and legal, and thus could not constitute a crime.

Indian American organizations host first Lehigh Valley Consular Service Camp

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Members of the local Indian American community looking for consular assistance visited the Coldwater Crossing Clubhouse, Breinigsville, Feb. 15 to attend the first Lehigh Valley Consular Services Camp.

The event was organized as a collaboration between local Indian American organizations including the Indian American Association of the Lehigh Valley, Hindu Temple Society and Indian American PAC of the Lehigh Valley, among others, and the Consulate General of India in New York City.

Prosecution, defense give opening statements

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Trial underway for former police officer

The trial of former South Whitehall Township police officer Jonathan Roselle for the July 28, 2018, shooting of 44-year-old Joseph Santos along Hamilton Boulevard near Dorney Park began March 12 before Judge Kelly L. Banach in the Lehigh County Courthouse.

Roselle, 34, faces one charge of voluntary manslaughter based on unreasonable belief, known as “imperfect self-defense,” as explained by Banach. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Morning Session

Video shows events before, during and after fatal shooting

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Graphic video footage and testimony detailing the fatal July 28, 2018, encounter between Joseph Santos and former South Whitehall Township police officer Jonathan Roselle near Dorney Park was presented to the jury during the afternoon of March 12 in the Lehigh County Courthouse.

Roselle, 34, of Parryville, has pleaded not guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Santos, 44, of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.

Department of Health prepares for COVID-19

Friday, March 13, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Testing starts at state lab

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine has provided an update on the COVID-19 novel (new) coronavirus and announced the Department of Health’s ability to test potential cases in the state laboratory.

Levine spoke during a March 3 telebriefing for the press.

According to the Department of Health website as of the morning of March 11, there are 14 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania with eight cases in Montgomery County, two in Bucks County, one each in Delaware, Monroe, and Wayne counties and one in Philadelphia.

Defendant waives preliminary hearing

Friday, March 13, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Police Log

Sanctuary at Haafsville theft case proceeds to trial

Susan J. Johnston, 56, of Macungie will go to trial for allegedly stealing money from an animal rescue organization after waiving her preliminary hearing during an appearance on March 5 before District Judge Michael Faulkner, Upper Macungie.

Just before the hearing, Johnston and her attorney, Kathryn Elizabeth Roberts of Allentown, stepped outside the building to speak with Upper Macungie Detective Justin Wheeler, the arresting officer according to the court criminal docket.

Community initiative to tackle homeless veterans’ crisis

Friday, March 13, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

A new initiative to address the crisis of veteran homelessness in the Lehigh Valley was recently unveiled by local leaders, government officials and community partners at the Lehigh County Government Center, Allentown.

Lehigh County Office of Veterans Affairs Director Tom Applebach announced the creation of the Lehigh Valley Homeless Veteran Fund.

Additionally, he announced that state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, had secured $200,000 in grants for the fund.

Jury selection begins for trial of former police officer

Friday, March 13, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Jury selection began Tuesday for the trial of former South Whitehall Township police officer Jonathan Roselle, who faces criminal charges related to a 2018 fatal on-duty shooting.

Roselle’s trial was scheduled to begin March 9 before Judge Kelly L. Banach in the Lehigh County Courthouse, Allentown.

Krista Schantz, administrative assistant for Banach’s chambers, told The Press jury selection would begin March 10. The selection process was expected to continue on March 11.