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State Police Beat

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Big rig

Upper Macungie Township police say Adam Arbor, 38, of Flint, Mich., was driving a tractor-trailer combo when it overturned at 11:16 a.m. Feb. 3 in the 500 block of Grange Road.

Police say Arbor reportedly failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway.

The trailer was loaded with water and salad dressing.

No injuries were reported, police say.

Yocum’s Towing removed the rig and cleaned up the scene.

‘No Shave November’ benefits Allentown community charities

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

The “No Shave November” initiative of the Allentown Police Department and Allentown EMS recently raised $7,200 for charity, with the police department raising $6,560 over two months.

Dream Come True, Valley Youth House, Hair of the Dog Rescue, Seventh Street Neighborhood Center and the Allentown Boys and Girls Club were funding recipients based on Allentown Police Department Facebook page voting.

Members of the department took 18 children from the Sixth Street Shelter Christmas shopping, with additional funds donated to the shelter.

Upper Macungie Police

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Diamond ring reported stolen

Police say a 61-year-old woman from the 300 block of Route 100, Upper Macungie, reported Jan. 15 a diamond ring was stolen from her apartment.

Upper Macungie Township police say a 44-year-old man from the 1600 block of Hazelnut Lane, Upper Macungie, reported 12:41 p.m. Jan. 13 that his Christmas lights were cut.

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

Reading man charged with defrauding Giant stores

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say a 38-year-old Reading man allegedly committed 35 fraudulent transactions between May 19, 2017, and July 10, 2017, at various Giant grocery stores throughout Berks, Lehigh and Northampton counties.

Police allege Nicholas Lon Pavlov entered various Giant grocery stores throughout three counties and presented a fictitious Bonus Card in order to return merchandise he had not purchased.

The fraudulent transactions and the amount he obtained by allegedly committing these crimes was $646.76.


Thursday, January 18, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Medication stolen at work

Police say a 35-year-old Bethlehem man reported on Oct. 6, 2017, that sometime between 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 2017, and 9 a.m. the next day several prescription medications, a lighter and a training manual were stolen from his work station in a building in the 7300 block of Tilghman St., Upper Macungie.

Police are asking for help regarding the person who cut a string of Christmas lights at a home of a 44-year-old man in the 1600 block of Hazelnut Lane, Breinigsville.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call police at 484-661-5911.

Skimming devices again found on gas pumps

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, and the U.S. Postal Service are investigating two skimming devices placed on gas pump at the Top Star gas station and convenience store, 5626 Route 145, Laurys Station, North Whitehall Township.

According to police, the skimming devices, which could not be detected from outside the pump or by an individual pumping gas, were found Nov. 15, 2017, inside of the gas pumps.

Police say the devices appeared to be placed on the pumps on or about Oct. 15, 2017, and remained there until November 2017.

Driver killed in I-78 crash

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 68-year-old Delaware County man was killed when his Ford Flex SUV struck an International tractor with Hyundai trailer 12:30 p.m. Jan. 7 on I-78 Eastbound between Routes 863 and 100, Upper Macungie Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Fredrick Evans of Norwood, Delaware County, was pronounced dead 1:17 p.m. that day by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Gabrielle Riley.

Grim said the cause of Evans’ death is attributed to multiple blunt force injuries.

He ruled the manner of his death an accident.

Police say stay alert for possible mail theft

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Upper Macungie police have issued an advisory regarding theft of mail in the township.

Community Service Division Police Officer William Rohrbach said the police department has received one report of mail theft.

Police offer the following suggestions for residents:

· If you are mailing holiday cards with money or gift cards, mail these cards either from an actual mailbox or go to the post office. Placing a card in a personal mailbox with the flag up may bring attention there may be something of value in the mailbox.