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South Whitehall police to buy new ride, hire five officers

Thursday, February 23, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Police Log

The South Whitehall Police Department will be purchasing a 2017 Ford Interceptor sedan from Kovatch Ford, Nesquehoning at a cost of $35,572.

The price includes not only the car itself with a base price of $25,889 but also upfitting for police use and South Whitehall graphics.

Police Chief John Christman, during the Feb. 15 South Whitehall commissioners’ meeting, noted the department has purchased cars from Kovatch for the last six years and is happy with the company’s services.

Three employees injured in Tek Park explosion

Thursday, February 23, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the explosion that injured three workers Feb. 16 at Broadcom Ltd., formerly CyOptics Inc., at Tek Park, 9999 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsville.

“The employees were changing out canisters containing what is believed to be the chemical trimethylindium when the explosion took place,” OSHA Spokeswoman Joanna Hawkins emailed The Press on Feb. 21.

CyOptics Inc., has no prior OSHA history, she said.

Hawkins noted OSHA has up to six months to complete its investigation.

Fire damages pellet stove in South Whitehall home

Thursday, February 23, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Volunteer firefighters from Woodlawn, Greenawalds and Cetronia fire departments were dispatched at 12:34 p.m. Feb. 7 for a dwelling fire at 1725 N. 21st. St., South Whitehall Township

According to South Whitehall Fire Marshal John Frantz, the fire was in the ash pan of a pellet stove in the home.

It was called under control shortly before 1 p.m., Frantz said.

“One adult and two children were in the home at the time of the fire,” Frantz said. “No injuries were reported.”

There was no damage to the home, he said.

Reward offered for info on elk killer

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, are asking the public’s help to identify the killer of an elk at the Lehigh Valley Game Preserve, 5050 Game Preserve Road, North Whitehall.

Police say the female elk was killed inside a fenced-in area sometime between 8:30 a.m. Dec. 3, 2016, and the next day.

Lehigh Valley Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest of those individuals who committed this crime.

Disbarred U. Macungie Twp attorney charged with theft

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

District Attorney Jim Martin has announced a disbarred Lehigh County attorney has been charged with theft.

Martin says Glenn D. McGogney, 70, of 6128 Woodledge Drive, Upper Macungie Township, was charged with one count each of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received, theft by deception, and receiving stolen property, all felonies of the third degree.

McGogney was arraigned Feb. 3 at Central Booking by Magisterial District Judge Rod Beck, who set bail at $50,000 unsecured.

Volunteer training being offered

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Crime Victims

Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley Inc. needs volunteers to help provide support services for victims of sexual assault and other crimes.

The next volunteer training program will be in March.

This 10-session training will be conducted Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Crime Victims Council office, 801 Hamilton St., Allentown.

Topics include child abuse, the emotional aftermath of crime, crisis intervention, the criminal justice system, homicide and counseling skills.

State police seek witnesses in fatal North Whitehall crash

Thursday, January 26, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, are asking for the public’s help regarding the Jan. 18 crash in which Betty J. Peters, 91, of Friedens Road, Washington Township, was killed.

Police say Peters was driving a white Chevrolet Lumina west on Levans Road, passing Apple Road, North Whitehall, sometime between 1 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. that day when she apparently failed to negotiate a right curve in the road and her car traveled off the road and hit a traffic sign and tree.