Lehigh County Emergency Services is providing "Reverse 911", a community notification system intended to alert residents and businesses about emergencies that may affect their safety.
Residents and businesses that already have landline telephone connections through providers such as Verizon, Frontier and Ironton, are automatically included in this free notification system.
Those with other services and devices are encouraged to sign-up for notification.
Woodlawn, Greenawalds and Cetronia firefighters respond for a fuel oil spill.
Upper Macungie Township police were dispatched May 21 to four separate incidents of thefts from vehicles and vehicles being ransacked.
According to Sgt. Peter Nickischer, the locations included the 1500 block of Russet and the 5500 block of Juniper, both in Green Hills; the 200 block of Wyndham, Windermere and the 200 block of Lenape, Olde Towne.
Police say in some of these cases, items such as change and a GPS unit were removed.
No signs of forced entry were seen, suggesting the vehicles were unlocked, police say.
in N. Whitehall Twp.
State Police Troop M Bethlehem say approximately $500 worth of treated lumber was stolen between 7 p.m. May 10 and 5 p.m. the next day from the side lawn of a home in the 3400 block of Murray St., North Whitehall Township.
The lumber was intended for constructional use in building a new front porch to the home, police say.
A specific amount of lumber was stolen, leaving behind several untouched pieces.
for false alarms
Police say the Rural Sportsman Club of Trexlertown, 1090 Trexlertown Road, Upper Macungie Township, was cited 9:46 a.m. May 12 for having four or more false alarms within the past 12 consecutive months.
In a separate incident, Bank of America, 7720 Main St., Upper Macungie Township was also cited 4:47 p.m. May 12 for having four or more false alarms within the past 12 consecutive months.
with retail theft
The missing 21-year-old University of Rhode Island student traveling to his home in Montgomery County was last seen in surveillance video May 17 at a gas station at I-78 and Route 100, Breinigsville.
According to State Police Troop K Skippack, Matthew R. Royer, who left his school apartment at the University of Rhode Island around 6:30 p.m. May 16, failed to arrive at his Skippack Township home.
Royer is 6 feet 1 inch tall. He has brown hair, blue eyes and weighs 160 pounds.
A 52-year-old Schnecksville man died after sustaining injuries in a crash 2:53 p.m. May 17 along Park Avenue, Washington Township.
Timothy Elton Reichard, 5709 Route 873, died from blunt force trauma to the torso, Lehigh County Chief Deputy Corner Paul Hoffman told The Press.
Hoffman said Reichard was pronounced dead at 3:46 p.m. last Friday in the emergency room of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
An autospy was performed May 18, Hoffman said, adding Reichard's death was ruled an accident.
According to a press release from the Parkland School District, a teenage intruder was captured during the evening of May 19 at Springhouse Middle School, Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.
According to the press release, the school's alarm system operated appropriately notifying police of an unauthorized entry.
Police and a school service supervisor responded immediately.
There was a complete search of the building following the teen's apprehension.
According to the press release, the student allegedly was attempting to steal a television in the hallway.
Upper Macungie Township police have a found bicycle they are looking to return to its owner.
The child's bicycle is a black Schwinn, found Jan. 21 in Lone Lane Park (Timber Town).
Anyone with information on the owner of this bicycle is asked to contact the Upper Macungie Township Police Department at 484.
stolen from barn
State Police Troop M Bethlehem say Wade Christian Weierbach, 2515 Woodbine St., North Whitehall Township, reported several chainsaws, two guns, a men's wedding band and an instant hot water heater were stolen after forced entry was made to his barn sometime between 5 p.m. April 27 and 3 p.m. the next day.
This incident remains under investigation, police say.
Cell phone stolen