Parkland Press

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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.

Upper Macungie Twp Police

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Items stolen from home

Upper Macungie Township police say a 74-year-old male resident of the 6100 block of Snowdrift Road, reported items were stolen from his home between 11:30 a.m. and 2:55 p.m. Jan. 3.

Police say a window on a Case Model 590 Super N backhoe belonging to Powerco, 7247 Penn Drive, was damaged sometime overnight Jan. 2 into Jan. 3 while it was parked in the parking lot of the business.

Police say the windshield of a Cat excavator was broken sometime overnight Jan. 3-4 in the area of the Good Will Fire Company, Trexlertown.

South Whitehall police seek help to identify pickup truck

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

South Whitehall Township police are seeking the public’s help to identify the owner or business that owns a truck involved in an incident that occurred around 2:30 p.m. Dec. 12, 2018, in the 2500 block of Highland St., South Whitehall.

This case is under active investigation and no other details can be released at this time, police say.

Anyone who may be able to identify the business or owner of the pickup truck or has information regarding this investigation, is asked to contact South Whitehall Detective Timothy Shoudt at 610-398-0337.

Faulty boiler brings firefighters to South Whitehall apartments

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Cedar View Apartments, South Whitehall Township, was the scene of a fire investigation on Nov. 24.

Smoke was reported coming from the roof prompting alarms be sent to all three South Whitehall fire departments — Cetronia, Greenawalds and Woodlawn — the Cetronia Ambulance Corps and South Whitehall police.

Additional units were dispatched from Alburtis Fire Department for its Rapid Intervention Team and Western Salisbury Fire Department for an additional aerial truck.

After a brief investigation, firefighters discovered the smoke was the result of a faulty boiler.

Upper Macungie Twp Police

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Thefts from vehicles reported in township

Upper Macungie Township police say a 43-year-old man from Danielsville and 45-year-old woman from Orefield reported items were removed after forcibly entry was made to their vehicle 2:27 p.m. on Nov. 12 while it was parked at Lone Lane Park, Upper Macungie Township.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact police at 484-661-5911.