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S. Whitehall woman killed in crash

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 21-year-old South Whitehall Township woman was killed when her vehicle collided with another vehicle 9:57 a.m. Feb. 16 at 5341 Cetronia Road, Upper Macungie Township.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, Emily Tomredle was pronounced dead at 11:54 a.m. the same day at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Grim said the cause of her death was attributed to multiple blunt force trauma. He ruled the manner of death an accident.

New York man charged in fatal multivehicle crash

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Feb. 16 that a New York man has been charged in relation to a 2016 fatal multivehicle crash.

Gary Pellegrino, 67, of 44 Durham Road, White Plains, N.Y., was charged with one count each of homicide by vehicle and aggravated assault by motor vehicle, both felonies of the third degree.

Police investigating robberies

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Police in South Whitehall Township and Allentown are investigating whether three armed robberies on Feb. 12 may be connected.

South Whitehall police say at approximately 4:38 a.m. Feb. 12, several individuals entered the 15th St., A Plus Minimart, 1501 Mauch Chunk Road, South Whitehall, displaying a handgun and demanding cash. Police say during the robbery, the clerk was pushed to the floor by one of the individuals, who then removed cash from the register.

The suspects then left the store and entered a dark color SUV last seen turning northbound on Mauch Chunk Road.

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.