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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Upper Macungie Twp police issue advisory on COVID-10 pandemic

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township Police Chief Edgardo A. Colón issued the following advisory March 16 regarding the COVID-19 Global Pandemic.

As the COVID-19 global pandemic evolves, so does the spread of the virus in cities and towns nearby Upper Macungie Township.

“As a result of this, I wanted to take a moment to address residents in regards to some minor changes in our normal patrol operations,” he said.

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.

Upper Macungie Twp Police

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Shoes stolen

Upper Macungie Township police say officers responded around 9:35 a.m. Feb. 17 for a report of a retail theft at Burlington, 7150 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown.

Police say it was reported at approximately 1:54 p.m. Feb. 14 three suspects entered the store and allegedly selected various shoes and merchandise.

They then placed the shoes inside of suitcases before leaving the store without paying for the items.

According to police, the suspects were described as two young black males in their teens or 20s and one older black female possibly in her 40s.

Upper Macungie Police BEAT

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Police seek info on drivers

Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that occurred 12:39 p.m. Jan. 20 on Trexler Road near the intersection with Farmington Road, Upper Macungie.

According to police, an older model silver Dodge Ram pickup struck a telephone pole.

Within a few minutes, a tri-axle dump truck arrived and pulled the pickup out.

Both vehicles left the scene and did not contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Robert Djevharian at 484-661-5911.

Vehicle crashes into pharmacy

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Cetronia, Greenawalds, and Woodlawn fire departments responded around noon Feb. 19 for a car into the exterior wall of the CVS Pharmacy, 3010 W. Tilghman St., South Whitehall.

According to South Whitehall Township police, the driver, who was pulling into a parking spot, accidentally hit the wall of CVS causing damage to the building and vehicle.

There were no injuries reported and the business continued operations after it was deemed safe to do so.

According to a Parkland Press photographer on the scene, the female driver of the car was from Allentown.

Fire ‘snaps, crackles and pops’ cereal boxes in warehouse fire

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Volunteer firefighters from Fogelsville, Upper Macungie Station 56, Trexlertown and Greenawalds were dispatched for a reported fire Feb. 4 at DSC Logistics, 400 Nestle Way, Breinigsville.

Upon arrival, firefighters found boxes of breakfast cereals and treats burning inside the building.

A sprinkler system helped prevent the spread of the fire while firefighters used hoses to extinguish the remaining fire.

Weisenberg firefighters responded with a specialized exhaust fan to help clear smoke from the building.

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.