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Monday, September 24, 2018

Driver dies in N. Whitehall crash

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

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.

State police seek tips on cold cases

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

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.

Drug Take Back Day on April 28

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

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:

Lehigh Valley honors fallen York City firefighters

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

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.

Upper Macungie Twp Police

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Police say dog treed a cat

Upper Macungie Township police allege a dog belonging to a 33-year-old woman from the 1100 block of Grove Drive, Orefield, left the confines of her property 4:45 p.m. March 22 and ran into a neighbor’s yard.

Police allege the dog chased after the neighbor’s cat, causing it to run up a tree.

A non-traffic citation regarding confinement of dogs was filed against the dog’s owner with District Judge Michael Faulkner, Upper Macungie Township.

Yu’s mom speaks with The Press

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Esterly awaits extradition from Florida

Runaway teen Amy Yu, 16, has been returned to her mother, Mui T. Luu, and brother, John Yu, in Allentown.

Yu ran away on March 5 with Kevin Esterly, 45, of Lowhill Township.

He is awaiting extradition back to Allentown from Miami, Fla.

Luu spoke to The Press at her home on March 19 about her daughter’s return.

Her minister sat close by during the interview.

“I am very happy she is home safe and I know where she is,” Luu said.

“John is very happy Amy is back home.”

Luu said Yu was brought home by Allentown police 4 a.m. on March 18.

Woman dies 11 months after South Whitehall Twp crash

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

Caitlin McGarry, 23, of Schuylkill County, has died, almost 11 months after she was involved in a two-vehicle crash 7:19 a.m. April 26 near Dorney Park, in the 3500 block of Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, McGarry was pronounced dead at noon March 17 at The Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, Bethlehem.

An autopsy was scheduled for March 19 to determine the exact cause of her death, Grim said.

Upper Macungie Twp Police

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

House windows

Upper Macungie Township police say windows were broken 10:30 a.m. March 2 on two houses in the 5400 block of Doris Drive.

One window was shot with a BB pellet.

The other had a brick thrown through it, police say.

Police say the suspect is described as a female in her mid 20s with dark hair, driving a white coupe with dark tinted windows, possibly a Hyundai Tiburon.

Upper Macungie Township police say a 58-year-old Alburtis woman and employee at O’Briens Moving and Storage, 7066 Snowdrift Road, Upper Macungie Township, reported being robbed 12:50 p.m. Feb. 27.

Schuylkill County man dies eight days after Weisenberg Twp crash

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

A 41-year-old Schuylkill County man has died eight days after his vehicle struck a tree and went down an embankment around 2 p.m. Feb. 7 in front of 1608 Independent Road, Weisenberg Township.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, Christopher Angelo of Schuylkill Haven, was pronounced dead at 4:03 p.m. Feb. 15 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

An autopsy was performed Feb. 16, Grim said, adding the cause of Angelo’s death was attributed to multiple blunt force injuries.

He ruled the manner of his death an accident.