Parkland Press

Friday, November 22, 2019

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.

Berks County man charged with sexual assault at KidsPeace

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced that a Berks County man was charged with committing institutional sexual assault for an alleged incident at KidsPeace in North Whitehall.

Kharee Javon Greene, 23, of 204. S. Kemp St., Lyons Station, Berks County, a former KidsPeace employee, has been charged with one count of institutional sexual assault, a felony of the third degree.

Whitehall motorcyclist dies in South Whitehall Twp crash

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

A 21-year-old Whitehall Township man died from multiple blunt force injuries after his 2017 KTM motorcycle crashed around 4:45 p.m. Aug. 29 on Route 22 East, South Whitehall Township.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Eric Minnich, Adnan Hazim, was pronounced dead at 5:26 p.m. the same day at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say Hazim was operating the motorcycle when it struck a stopped Nissan Maxima from behind.

The car was stopped in the left lane due to traffic congestion on the roadway.

Not a bomb, says police chief

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

As State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, were clearing a three-vehicle, hit and run around 9:44 a.m. Aug. 16 on Route 22 West at Cedar Crest Boulevard, South Whitehall, a firefighter with one of South Whitehall’s fire departments reported seeing a suspicious device that looked similar to a pipe bomb.

As a result, the Allentown Fire Department Bomb Squad and the Pennsylvania State Police Hazardous Device and Explosive Section responded.

Traffic on Route 22 West was closed temporarily while the device was removed by HDES to a field near Wehr’s Mill Dam, South Whitehall.