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Upper Macungie Twp Police

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Apple devices stolen at office

Police say several Apple devices were reported stolen between 4:30-5 p.m. Oct. 13 from an office at Easy Post, 8250 Industrial Blvd., Upper Macungie Township.

Upper Macungie Township police say a 41-year-old woman from the 8300 block of Schantz Road, reported 11:28 a.m. Oct. 3 that her son’s bicycle, which was parked in front of her apartment, was stolen between midnight and 8:20 a.m. the same day.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP POLICE

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Fraudulent charges made

Upper Macungie police say representatives from Jaindl Elementary PTO, 1051 Weilers Road, reported Sept. 28 fraudulent charges were made to its business account.

This incident remains under investigation, police say.

Police say Eluid M. Schrant, 45, of East Greenville, was driving a 2002 Toyota Corolla 8:15 p.m. Oct. 1 along Blue Barn Road, Upper Macungie, when she allegedly turned in front of a 2006 Subaru Legacy driven northbound on Blue Barn Road by an 18-year-old Orefield woman.

Drug collection day scheduled for Oct. 28

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

The 14th National Take Back Day drug collection day has been scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28.

Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 11 sites.

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.

Turnpike Northeast Extension reopens ahead of schedule

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

The Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike reopened ahead of schedule to traffic between the Lehigh Valley Exit (No. 56) and the Mahoning Valley Exit (No. 74) after a bridge replacement.

Crews worked very diligently between Oct. 13 and 16 to reopen the roadway ahead of schedule, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced Oct. 16.

The southbound lanes opened at 1 a.m. The northbound lanes opened at 2 a.m. Oct. 16.

Every construction task involved in the process was accomplished smoothly and ahead of time.

West Virginia driver killed in tractor-trailer crash on I-78

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 48-year-old West Virginia man died from injuries received in a crash around 9:59 p.m. Oct. 4 on I-78, Upper Macungie Township.

Rockwell L. Beam of Great Cacapon, West Va., was pronounced dead at 6:44 p.m. Oct. 5 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, according to the office of Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim.

Beam’s death, attributed to injuries he received in the crash, was ruled an accident, Grim said.

Teacher aide at Parkland High School injured in Lehigh Twp shooting

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Police Log

Melinda “Lyndi” Mullner, an instructional aide for Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21, who works at Parkland High School, was injured on Oct. 4 when John Michael Hann, 61, a cousin of her husband, Joseph F. Mullner, 64, allegedly killed him and shot her.

According to information provided by Parkland’s Director of Community Development and Relations Nicole McGalla, CLIU 21 sent the Flight Team to the high school on Oct. 5 to provide counseling and to handle any grief needs of students and staff.

High School Principal Jim Moniz emailed staff the following statement:

Partial Turnpike closure, Oct. 13-16

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Pennsylvania’s Turnpike Commission is warning motorists to change travel plans for a long detour from 9 p.m. Oct. 13, through 4 a.m. Oct. 16. of the Northeastern Extension (I-476) in Lehigh and Carbon counties as a 60-year-old bridge is replaced.

Detour exits are Lehigh Valley Interchange No. 56 for northbound traffic and the Pocono Interchange No. 95 for southbound traffic.

The authorized detour route directs motorists to Routes 22 and 33 and I-80.

Firefighters learn dangers of working with live wires

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

State Reps. Gary Day, R-187th, and Zachary Mako, R-183rd, sponsored a “Live Wires” training Sept. 7 at the Neffs Volunteer Fire Company.

Special trainers from PPL Electric Utilities brought mock-ups of poles, transformers, fuse boxes and miscellaneous materials in order to introduce firefighters to the dangers of working around electrical emergencies.

Police advise residents of scam

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

South Whitehall Township police are advising residents about a recent scam.

A package from Best Buy was purchased with a couple’s credit card and delivered using their information.

The resident contacted Best Buy about the purchase and obtained a return label from them directly and returned the item using UPS.

The resident also closed the credit card which was used to make the purchase.

The next day a FedEx truck arrived with a return label, which was addressed to an individual in New York with the words Best Buy on the label.