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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.

Breinigsville toddler killed in North Whitehall Twp crash

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 3-year-old Breinigsville boy was killed when the vehicle he was riding in and another vehicle collided around 11:27 a.m. Dec. 21 in front of 5480 Kernsville Road, North Whitehall Township.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, Micah Gianotti was pronounced dead at 12:21 p.m. the same day at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

An autopsy was performed Dec. 22, Grim said.

He said the cause of death is blunt force head injuries due to a motor vehicle accident.

The manner of his death was ruled an accident, Grim said.

Lowhill Twp man killed when train hits his vehicle

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Police Log

A Lowhill Township man died after his vehicle collided with a train 5:23 a.m. Dec. 14 at the West Penn Avenue railroad crossing in Alburtis.

Marc Tobash, 28, was pronounced dead that day at 6:40 a.m. by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Jason Nicholas, according to Coroner Scott Grim.

Grim said the cause of Tobash’s death was due to multiple traumatic injuries.

The manner of his death was ruled an accident, Grim said.

County coroner awaits toxicology report on pair found dead in motel

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 36-year-old Texas woman and a 56-year-old Tennessee man were found dead Nov. 29 in a motel room at Howard Johnson Inn and Suites, 3220 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Christina Schwartz, last known address San Antonio, Texas, was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Richard Kroon at 12:15 p.m. that day in room 216 of the motel.

Kroon also pronounced Michael Donnelly, last known address in Tennessee, dead at 12:16 p.m. the same day and in the same room.

Nestle Water North America presents check to New Tripoli Fire Company

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Members and officers of the New Tripoli Fire Company met Nov. 13 to approve moving ahead with a new addition to their building.

The highlight of the meeting was the commitment by Nestle Waters North America to donate $50,000 toward the construction.

The company will pay the total in five year installments of $10,000 per annum.

The new building will be added to the existing building greatly enlarging the apparatus floor as well as additional office space.