Parkland Press

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Upper Macungie Twp police investigating hit and run

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police are investigating a hit and run in which a pedestrian was struck sometime between 4:40-4:50 a.m. April 30 across the street from East Penn Self Storage, 8235 Schantz Road.

According to police, Ta’Cory Barr, 29, of Slatington, was walking along the east side of Schantz Road when he was struck by a box truck or tractor trailer/bobtail.

Barr suffered an injury to his head, police say.

Police say parts found at the scene were for a passenger side mirror.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps assisted at the scene.

State Police Beat

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Bicycle stolen from park

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say a bicycle and helmet belonging to a 10-year-old boy and a 70-year-old woman, both of North Whitehall Township, were taken 6:50 p.m. March 19 from Neffs Valley Park, North Whitehall.

Police say the suspect is described as a male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and driving a dark colored SUV.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call state police at 610-861-2026.

Slatington man is charged in multivehicle crash

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced a Slatington man was charged in relation to a multivehicle crash which occurred Dec. 2, 2018.

Nicholas Strohl, 32, of Cherry Street, Slatington, was charged with one count each of aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence (of methamphetamine), a felony of the second degree; having an accident involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed, a felony of the third degree; and three counts of recklessly endangering another person, misdemeanors of the second degree.

State Police seek help to solve cold case

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, are seeking the public’s help in solving a pedestrian hit and run, which occurred Nov. 29, 2013, on southbound Route 222, north of the Kressler Road intersection, Lower Macungie Township.

According to police, Michael Mason, who was 36 at the time of the crash, was walking along the west berm, when a southbound vehicle on Route 222 struck him.

Police say the vehicle’s bumper, which was approximately 17 inches from the ground, struck Mason on his left calf.

Mason was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver left before police arrived.

State Police Beat

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Safe, handgun reported stolen

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say Tyler John Dugan reported a safe and a green Canik semi-automatic 9 mm handgun model TP9SFX with serial number 18BC12831 was stolen.

The theft occurred between 11 p.m. Feb. 2 and 4 a.m. the next day from a bedroom in an occupied trailer in the 4500 block of Homestead Drive, North Whitehall Township.

According to police, a window mounted air conditioner unit was removed to gain entry to the trailer.

Anyone with information about this burglary is asked to contact state police at 610-861-2026.

Police investigate homicide at Upper Macungie warehouse

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police, the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office and Lehigh County Homicide Task Force are investigating the homicide of a 44-year-old Allentown man which occurred 11 p.m. Feb. 24 at Customized Distribution Services Inc., 8400 Industrial Blvd., Upper Macungie.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, Nester Ortiz Deleon was pronounced dead 11:53 p.m. that day at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

An autopsy was performed Feb. 26 and the cause of death is attributed to a gunshot wound to the body.

State Police Beat

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Swim club sign damaged

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say Orchard View Swim Club, 4525 Game Preserve Road, North Whitehall Township, reported the sign at the front entrance was damaged sometime between 8 p.m. Feb. 3 and 4:30 p.m. Feb. 10.

Police say spot lights that illuminate the sign were also knocked over and damaged.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call state police at 610-861-2026 and refer to incident number PA2019-205525.

Woodlawn fire chief charged with simple assault, harassment

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Woodlawn Fire Chief James Kutz was charged with simple assault and harassment Jan. 11 after allegedly pulling a gun on a Boy Scout who was leaving food-drive fliers on house doorknobs in South Whitehall Township.

According to the affidavit of probable cause and criminal complaint obtained from District Judge Jake Hammond’s office, South Whitehall, police were dispatched 7:24 p.m. Nov. 4, 2018, to a home in the 2400 block of Coolidge St., for a possible attempted burglary.