Cetronia and Greenawalds firefighters trained on Rapid Intervention Team drills April 30 at the Troxell Building, South Whitehall.
The goal of the exercise was to bring Cetronia firefighters up to speed on techniques to rescue fellow firefighters in the event of a structural collapse, flash over or any unexpected occurrence at an active fire scene.
Greenawalds firefighters have been dispatched as RIT responders throughout Lehigh County.
A 44-year-old South Whitehall Township woman has been charged with dealing methamphetamine as part of ongoing investigation into methamphetamine trafficking.
According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Jake Hammond’s office, Jamie E. Oldt of the 3300 block of Edinburgh Lane, was taken into custody without incident May 4 at her home by investigators with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.
A 58-year-old Carbon County man was killed when his car struck the porch at the headquarters of the Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society around 5:48 p.m. May 2.
The building, the former Zimmerman’s Hotel is located at the intersection of Werley’s Corner and Holben’s Valley roads, Weisenberg Township.
David Shaver of Lansford was pronounced dead 6:30 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.
An autopsy was performed May 3.
The cause of his death is pending further investigation, Grim said.
Police say several tools were reported stolen 9:30 p.m. April 17 from three Kay Builders’ vehicles while they were parked on Trexler Road, Upper Macungie Township.
Police say a 31-year-old male resident of the 900 block of Springwhite Drive, Upper Macungie Township, reported to them at 9:30 p.m. on April 17 several items were stolen from his home after a basement window was forced opened.
An 81-year-old Northampton County man was killed when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree around 6 p.m. April 28 in front of 3914 Mauch Chunk Road, North Whitehall Township.
Robert Drey of Lehigh Township was pronounced dead by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Richard Kroon 6:40 p.m. at the scene, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.
According to the coroner’s office, an autopsy was performed April 30 to determine the cause and manner of Drey’s death.
Grim said the cause of his death is attributed to multiple blunt force injuries and ruled the death and accident.
In an effort to enlist the public’s assistance, information regarding 16 unsolved homicides from Northampton, Lehigh, and Bucks counties has been made available on the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers website.
Some of the cases are decades old, with one even dating back to the 1950s.
The following cases are being highlighted:
•Brother and sister Gail and Paul Schultz were murdered near their home in Upper Nazareth Township, Northampton County, in 1953.
The 15th National Take Back Day drug collection has been scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28.
Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 14 sites in the county.
Residents can dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications and liquids.
Syringes or Sharps will not be accepted.
Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, and no questions will be asked.
Medications will be collected at the following locations:
Firefighters from Cetronia, Allentown, Emmaus, Western Salisbury and Lehigh County Special Operations Team recently paid their respects to members of the York City Fire Department who lost two members in a structure fire on March 22.
York City Fire Capt. Ivan Flanscha and Firefighter Zachary Anthony died as a result of a wall collapse in York as they were pursuing flare ups and hot spots.
A wall at Weaver Organ and Piano building collapsed trapping Flanscha and Anthony and others battling the blaze.