Parkland Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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.

Community joins first responders for National Night Out

Friday, August 16, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

South Whitehall Township residents were treated to the police department’s annual National Night Out at Covered Bridge Park on Aug. 6.

National Night Out is designed to improve the relationship between residents and law enforcement, and enhance a sense of community.

Attending this year’s event were South Whitehall police, representatives from Emergency Management, Cetronia Ambulance Corps, Woodlawn and Tri-Clover fire departments and local safety and home security vendors.

Food was provided by the township and served by employees and volunteers who serve the community.

Upper Macungie Township police highlights

Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Operation Safe Driver Enforcement results

Multiple police agencies participated in an Operation Safe Driver Week coordinated Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) enforcement detail as part of the Coordinating Resources to Advance Safer Highways (CRASH) Program. The multi-agency detail was conducted July 17, 2019 in Berks and Lehigh Counties on and around State Route 222 and included municipal law enforcement agencies along with the Pennsylvania State Police.

The following results were reported for the enforcement detail.

Lehigh County:

53 MCSAP (Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program) inspections were conducted.

Upper Macungie Township police highlights

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Operation Safe Driver Enforcement results

Multiple police agencies participated in an Operation Safe Driver Week coordinated Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) enforcement detail as part of the Coordinating Resources to Advance Safer Highways (CRASH) Program. The multi-agency detail was conducted July 17, 2019 in Berks and Lehigh Counties on and around State Route 222 and included municipal law enforcement agencies along with the Pennsylvania State Police.

The following results were reported for the enforcement detail.

Lehigh County:

53 MCSAP (Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program) inspections were conducted.

Fire damages Upper Macungie home

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Police Log

A fire reported by a neighborhood walker badly damaged a home at 124 Robert Drive, Upper Macungie Township, shortly after 9 p.m. July 3.

Units from all three Upper Macungie fire stations responded to the call and firefighters first on the scene reported the ranch home was fully involved with flames showing through the roof and around roof soffits.

Lower Macungie units from that department’s three stations, and trucks from Greenawalds and Western Salisbury fire companies responded to provide manpower.

Route 309, Schnecksville, closed for eight hours during incident

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

Route 309 in Schnecksville was closed for approximately eight hours on July 6 following an alleged domestic incident at 4123 Route 309.

According to State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, officers responded to that address around 2:30 a.m. that day and subsequently took Jeffrey Crossley, 46, into custody with the assistance of the state police Special Emergency Response Team.

Crossley was taken to the Lehigh County Booking Center for arraignment.

Police say the Schnecksville Fire Department and PennDOT assisted at the scene.

Two incidents reported at Dorney Park

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Police Log

Police say a Philadelphia man was charged with one count of simple assault, after he allegedly punched a 14-year-old boy just after 6 p.m. on June 22 over a dispute about their places in line for a roller-coaster ride at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, South Whitehall.

Marcel J. Jenkins, 31, was remanded to Lehigh County Jail under $5,000 bail by District Judge Karen Devine, according to court records.

South Whitehall police say Jenkins and the boy allegedly argued over ride seating arrangements for the Steel Force roller coaster.

U. MACUNGIE TWP POLICE

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Theft reported at Holiday Inn

Upper Macungie Township police say a theft occurred in September 2018 at the Holiday Inn, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville.

Police say they spoke with a 37-year-old woman from the 3100 block of South Drive, Allentown, who told them, her cellphone was taken without her permission during a banquet at the Holiday Inn.

Police say a 34-year-old man from the 900 block of Tilghman Street returned to Westport Axle, 650 Boulder Drive, Breinigsville, just before 11 a.m. June 6 after being told by management he was terminated and not allowed on the property.