Parkland Press

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Woman charged with stealing money from Sanctuary

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

The former treasurer of an Upper Macungie nonprofit animal rescue group has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property after allegedly stealing more than $11,000.

According to an affidavit of probable cause and criminal complaint obtained from District Judge Michael Faulkner’s office, Upper Macungie Police Detective Jason Wheeler stated that around April 28, 2018, police received a complaint from Linda Green, president of The Sanctuary of Haafsville.

Police investigate home burglary

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A home in the 3000 block of Jordan Road, in the Grist Mill Estates development North Whitehall Township, was burglarized between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Jan. 25, State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say. Police say two juvenile runaways from KidsPeace, 5300 KidsPeace Drive, Orefield, burglarized the home.

The juveniles were allegedly found in possession of the stolen property, police say.

Elevator motor causes evacuation at Roma

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Volunteer firefighters from Woodlawn, Greenawalds, Tri-Clover, Cetronia, Western Salisbury and Egypt, Whitehall Township, along with Cetronia Ambulance Corps, were dispatched Dec. 19, 2019, to a reported structure fire at the Roma Office Building, 1605 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall.

An employee called the 911 center to report smoke coming from a mechanical room.

The 911 center dispatcher told the employee to pull the fire alarm and evacuate the building.

When firefighters arrived, they saw light smoke in the area of the mechanical room.

Upper Macungie Twp Police

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Evergreen tree cut down

Upper Macungie Township police say a 41-year-old man from the 1000 block of Yorkshire Drive, Upper Macungie, reported to them at 1:32 p.m. Dec. 19 that an evergreen tree resembling a Christmas tree was cut down and taken at 4 a.m. Dec. 16.

Police say video footage shows a male figure about 6 feet 4 inches tall weighing 200 pounds with a small dog.

Police say a 28-year-old Reading man reported Dec. 9 he had lost his wallet while he was working at Wakefern, 8301 Industrial Blvd., Upper Macungie.

Downed wires close Route 100

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 2015 Peterbilt tractor-trailer combo carrying an oversize load closed a section of Route 100 at Mohr Lane, Upper Macungie Township, for more than 24 hours after taking down several wires around 2:18 p.m. Nov. 8.

According to Upper Macungie Township police, Gary L. Hughes-Oneal, 38, of Morgan, Utah, was driving the permitted oversize load, accompanied by both lead and rear pilot vehicles.

Police say the front pilot car operator reported he saw approximately 1-inch to 2 inches of his height-pole touch a wire across Route 100, near the entrance to the Applewood neighborhood.

Man charged after attack on teen at Dorney Park

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

An 18-year-old Allentown man was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated assault, one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and two counts of simple assault after he allegedly attacked two individuals around 7:24 p.m. Oct. 19 at Dorney Park, South Whitehall Township.

According to South Whitehall Police Chief Glen Dorney, Jorge Alberto Ortero, allegedly slashed the top of a 14-year-old girl’s left hand with a razor blade.

She sustained a large laceration requiring treatment at St. Luke’s, Allentown.

State police Beat

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Purse stolen

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say a 32-year-old Schnecksville woman reported her Speedy dark brown Louis Vuitton purse, valued at $1,600 was stolen from the rear seat of her 2019 Acura RDX sometime between 4:40-5:06 p.m. Oct. 28 at Kolapechka Park, Coffeetown Road, North Whitehall Township.

Police say the left, rear passenger window was broken to gain access, while it was unattended in the parking lot.

State police provide ways to report suspicious activity

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Pennsylvania State Police work closely with its local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to investigate and prevent all types of criminal activity.

Tips from the public regularly provide valuable information that helps investigators do their jobs in a more proactive and efficient manner.

Commissioner of State Police Col. Robert Evanchick reminds the public that everyone can do his or her part to keep their communities safe by knowing how to report suspicious activity.