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New Jersey man killed on Route 22, South Whitehall

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Carl Acker II, 49, of Lopatcong, N.J. was struck by a motor vehicle around 2:20 p.m. June 19 on Route 22 eastbound between the Pa. Turnpike on-ramp and Route 309, South Whitehall Township.

Acker was pronounced dead at 4:56 p.m. the same day at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, Grim said.

Grim said an autopsy is scheduled for today, June 20, to determine the cause and manner of his death.

Breinigsville woman charged with Jaindl Elementary theft

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 33-year-old Breinigsville woman was charged with theft after allegedly taking a blue folder containing $100 and raffle tickets worth $825 from Fred J. Jaindl Elementary School, 1051 Weiler Road, Upper Macungie Township, around 2:30 p.m. May 18.

According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Michael Faulkner’s office, Upper Macungie, School Resource Officer William Rohrbach said he was told on or about May 18 by a representative of the school about a folder taken from the stage podium.

State Police Beat

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Man taken

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say Travis Shane Burnette, 22, was taken into custody after a traffic stop was conducted 7:12 p.m. May 24 on Route 222 southbound at Grim Road, Upper Macungie Township.

Pay say it was determined he had an active arrest warrant from Georgia for an alleged rape.

He was charged as a fugitive and held in Lehigh County Jail awaiting extradition to Georgia.

Upper Macungie Twp Police

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Gas range reported stolen

Upper Macungie Twp police say the property manager for Dakota Asset Management reported a gas range was stolen sometime between May 11-19 from a home in the 5900 block of Michaels Crossing.

Police say several tool sets and a Polaris ATV were stolen 10 a.m. May 20 from Faust Sales and Service Inc., 683 Grange Road, Upper Macungie Township.

Police say two drivers reported thefts from their vehicles between 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 24 while they were parked at Lone Lane Park, Upper Macungie Township.

Upper Macungie police issue fraud advisory

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Recently, Upper Macungie Township Police have had several reports of Upper Macungie residents having packages delivered to their doorstep that were not ordered by the resident.

In these cases, the package had the resident’s address on the box but a different name listed as the recipient.

After the package was delivered, the resident was either contacted by note or in person by someone claiming the package was his, and there was a mistake in delivery or a similar variation.

Residents who called police recognized something did not seem right about the situation.

Police investigate burglary in Upper Macungie Twp

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police are investigating a burglary which occurred between 4-4:30 p.m. May 21 in the 1800 block of Becker Street.

Police say the male homeowner reported he was working outside his home when he was approached by a Hispanic male with short dark hair, standing approximately 6 feet 3 inches tall, who appeared to be in his late 20s to early 30s.

The well-dressed man, who had a name tag around his neck, told the homeowner his company had been hired by the township to cut down trees in the area.

New Jersey woman charged

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced May 17 a New Jersey woman has been charged in relation to an overdose death which occurred in 2016.

Meredith Corbet, 28, of 909 Adrienne Avenue, Greenwich Township, Warren County, N.J., was charged with one count each of drug delivery resulting in death and conspiracy to commit drug delivery resulting in death, both felonies of the first degree.