Parkland Press

Monday, September 24, 2018

Tamaqua woman helps man injured in Lynn Township crash

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by MARTA GOUGER in Police Log

Chris Noecker made a choice Sept. 12 to be a good Samaritan.

She was traveling from Tamaqua to Allentown when she came across a crash just seconds after it happened on Route 309 in Lynn Township.

A car and a tractor-trailer had collided and the driver of the car was in bad shape.

“The driver was a young man who looked to be thrown around the car,” Noecker said. “He was in the back seat of the car.”

She immediately called 911, but decided to stop and wait until the ambulance arrived.

“They dispatched EMS quickly but it seemed to take forever,” Noecker said.

Upper Macungie police issue fraud alert warning

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

On Sept. 11, a resident reported he received a telephone call from an individual who stated he was associated with Upper Macungie Township.

The individual stated he was seeking a monetary donation for the township and he would mail the resident a form to complete and to make the donation.

Upper Macungie Township is not soliciting donations from residents.

If any township resident receives a phone call similar to this, contact Upper Macungie police at 484-661-5911 and make a police report.

Upper Macungie Twp Police

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Handgun reported stolen

Upper Macungie Township police say a 25-year-old male from the 1000 block of Mosser Road reported to them on Sept. 5 a Smith and Wesson Shield 9 mm handgun was stolen from his apartment.

According to police, the handgun was last seen 8-9 months ago.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Upper Macungie Township police.

Police say a father from the 1500 block of Silo Hill Lane, Upper Macungie Township, called 10:02 a.m. Sept. 3 to report online harassment of his 11-year-old son.

This investigation is ongoing, police say.

State Police Beat

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Car hits concrete barrier on I-78, Upper Macungie

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say Bryan A. Glover, 25, Goose Creek, S.C. was driving a 2015 Hyundai Accent when it struck a concrete barrier 2:04 p.m. Aug. 31 on I-78, Upper Macungie Township.

According to police, Glover was allegedly driving too fast for conditions when attempting to negotiate a right curve in the roadway.

Police say he lost control of his vehicle which struck the concrete barrier between the lanes of travel.

The car received disabling damages and was removed by Yocum’s Towing.

Upper Macungie Police

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Items stolen from vehicles

Upper Macungie Township police say a 47-year-old male resident of the 100 block of Windermere Ave., reported to them 7:27 a.m. Aug. 29 personal items were stolen from his unlocked vehicle sometime during the overnight hours of Aug. 28 to 29.

In a separate incident, police say a 55-year-old male resident of the 200 block of Lenepe Trail, reported at 10:50 a.m. Aug. 29 items were stolen sometime overnight Aug. 28 to 29 from his unlocked vehicle.

Schnecksville man dies 10 days after crash in Upper Macungie

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 75-year-old Schnecksville man has died 10 days after being involved in an motor vehicle crash 2:09 p.m. Aug. 14 in front of 7801 Glenlivet Drive West, Fogelsville, Upper Macungie Township.

Lehigh County Corner Scott Grim said Robert Hauser was pronounced dead 6:20 p.m. Aug. 24 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Hauser’s death was due to complications of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, he said.

Grim said the manner of his death was ruled an accident.

New Jersey man found dead at S. Whitehall motel

Thursday, August 23, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 39-year-old New Jersey man was found deceased Aug. 17 at the Econo Lodge Conference Center, 1151 Bulldog Lane, South Whitehall Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Michael Calcagni of Yardville, N.J. was pronounced dead 11:51 a.m. by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Jack Fliter.

An autopsy was performed Aug. 20. Grim said the cause and manner of Calcagni’s death is a pending toxicology test results.

No information on Calcagni’s death was provided by police.

County coroner asks for help to solve Allentown cold case

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim and Allentown Police Department officials called a news conference on Aug. 17 to unveil updated information and imaging regarding long unidentified skeletal remains.

The remains were discovered 7:15 p.m. April 28, 1991, in a wooded area, 430 feet beyond an access road off Albert Street, Allentown.

An autopsy was performed April 29, 1991, by Dr. Isadore Mihalakis, who determined the remains were of a male between 25 to 35 years of age.

Police investigating arson in Maxatawny Township

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

State Police Troop L, Reading, are investigating an arson fire which occurred Aug. 4 at a home at 15619 Kutztown Road, Maxatawny Township, Berks County.

At 11:40 a.m. that day, police received a 911 call from one of the residents of the home, who had fled in order to make the call.

A male, who allegedly had advised his wife to leave the home, was reported to have splashed himself with gasoline and was seen carrying propane tanks into the home, police say.

Shortly thereafter, a fire was reported at the home.