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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Couple injured in S. Whitehall crash

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

South Whitehall Township police responded 7:02 p.m. May 8 for a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and a car in the 2600 block of Route 309, Orefield.

According to a South Whitehall Police news release, a male and female were found lying in the roadway with significant injuries.

Police say the male operator of the motorcycle was identified as Joshua T. Glass of Breinigsville. His passenger was identified as Kelsie L. Demkovitz of Germansville.

SPCA seizes 48 animals from Heidelberg Twp farm

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

The Pennsylvania SPCA executed a search warrant May 5 removing eight dogs and puppies, 35 cats and kittens, and five horses from a farm in Heidelberg Township.

According to an affidavit of probable cause from District Judge Rod Beck’s office, Slatington, SPCA Humane Society Police Officer Kelsey Beam spoke with an informant on May 4 regarding a complaint of unsanitary conditions and animals in need of veterinary care at 6587 Central Road.

U. Macungie police seek public’s help to identify suspect

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Upper Macungie police have released the image of a man allegedly involved in several unlocked vehicles being entered and items stolen during the overnight hours of May 3.

Criminal Investigations and Community Services Division Commander Lt. Peter Nickischer said these incidents occurred along Indigo Way, Wild Mint Lane, both in the Kuhnsville area, and Ricky Ridge Trail, Kaybrook/Green Hills area.

According to Nickischer, the image was captured by a resident’s private security cameras.

California man found dead in Upper Macungie hotel

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Emmanuel E. Ramirez, 27, of Maywood, California, was found dead April 13 inside a hotel room at the Staybridge Suites Allentown West, 327 Star Road, Upper Macungie Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim said he pronounced Ramirez dead at 12:55 a.m. April 14.

Grim said an autopsy was performed that morning.

The cause of Ramirez’s death is pending toxicology test results, Grim said.

According to Upper Macungie Township Police, preliminary indications are Ramirez died of an apparent drug overdose.

State Police Beat

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Citation filed against teen

State Police Troop M Bethlehem allege a 14-year-old Philadelphia female struck a 26-year-old Lenhartsville woman multiple times in the back and pulled her hair 6 p.m. March 2 at Kids Peace, 5300 KidsPeace Drive, North Whitehall Township.

A nontraffic citation was filed against the teen with District Judge Jake Hammond, South Whitehall Township.

State Police Troop M Bethlehem say Leslie A. Molina Cruz, 40, of Orefield, was driving a 2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL7 when it hit a mailbox and tree at 6:31 a.m. April 3 at 4105 Levans Road, North Whitehall Township.

State Police Beat

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Vehicle hits concrete barrier

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say Julio Santiago, 34, of Allentown, was driving a 2001 Pontiac Sunfire 9:54 p.m. March 1 when the car struck a concrete center barrier on I-78, Upper Macungie Township.

According to police, Santiago was westbound on Route 22 approaching I-78, when he apparently lost control of the car which began to rotate counterclockwise across the two lanes of I-78.

Still work to do after the storm

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Junior firefighter Faith Higgins and Probationary firefighter Ercilio Sangiovanny wipe down Cetronia Engine 312 following the effects of a recent fast moving cold front.

As the entire Lehigh Valley was jostled by the storm, South Whitehall firefighters responded to a flurry of calls for fires in electrical wires, trees and wires down on roadways as well as numerous reports of vehicle accidents as the storm passed.

FBI, bomb squad investigate items brought to hospital

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Salisbury Township Police were called to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township at 2:03 a.m. March 16 to take possession of items belonging to a man who was MedEvac’d to the hospital that morning.

The man reportedly was on the Appalachian Trail, near Hawk Mountain, Kempton, when he was injured by an explosion.

Following the explosion, which affected his hand and arm, the man was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Police allegedly took possession of drug paraphernalia, six knives, a Smith & Wesson revolver, black gun powder, fuses and other unknown substances.