Parkland Press

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Contractor charged with fraud

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

Home improvement contractor Kevin W. Drake, 55, of 3048 Sequoia Drive, Macungie, has been charged with six counts of theft by deception and six counts of home improvement fraud after he was arrested by Upper Macungie police April 5, for allegedly not doing work for which he was paid.

According to police, they received a complaint from a township resident regarding Drake, whom he hired to finish his basement.

The homeowner said he provided advanced payment to Drake, and the work allegedly was never completed.

Breinigsville woman charged with theft of charity monies

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

A Breinigsville woman has been charged with theft and other offenses for allegedly stealing $23,580 from an annual event to raise funds for the Ride for Adam.

According to the office of Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin, Charmaine Lynn Mc-Kelvey, 43, of 8657 Breinigsville Road, Upper Macungie, is charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property and theft by failure to make required disposition of funds, all third-degree felonies.

Upper Macungie Twp. Police

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Companies cited

for false alarms

Upper Macungie Township police say Home Depot was cited 10:30 p.m. March 23 for allegedly having four or more false burglar alarms within the past 12 consecutive months at 861 Nestlé Way, Upper Macungie.

In addition, the Rural Sportsmen's Association, 1090 Trexlertown Road, was cited 12:56 p.m. March 25 for allegedly having four or more false burglar alarms within the last 12 months.

Man climbs

lamp post

State Police

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Tulips stolen

from tent

Catherine Eckert of Slatington and James Pompa from Lehighton reported to police 11 p.m. March 27 that six tulips, a silver 2000 BTU propane heater and a brown kerosene heater were stolen from a tent at 4099 Route 309, North Whitehall Township, State Police Troop M Bethlehem say.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact state police at 610-861-2026.

Men attempt

to steal steel

U. Macungie Twp. Police

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Utility trailer

stolen

Upper Macungie Township police say Farm Food Transportation, 651 Mill Road, reported a 2003 utility trailer was stolen March 1.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to call 484-661-5911.

Jewelry stolen

from resident

An 81-year-old resident of Country Meadows retirement community, 420 Krocks Road, reported to police March 13 the theft of $7,000 worth of jewelry from her home.

The theft occurred sometime within the last three months, police say.

Pa. State Police Beat

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Sunglasses stolen

from vehicle

Thomas W. Plassl, 3837 Mcintosh Drive, North Whitehall Township, reported to police a pair of white Oakley Gascan sunglasses was stolen sometime between 9:30 p.m. March 7 and 2 a.m. the next day from the center console of his vehicle, State Police Troop M Bethlehem say.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact state police at 610-861-2026.

Jewelry stolen

from home

SUV burns outside vacant S. Whitehall warehouse

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Police Log

Cetronia volunteer firefighters were dispatched 6:23 p.m. March 23 for a burning Mazda SUV reported by South Whitehall Township police outside a vacant warehouse at 5100 Crackersport Road, South Whitehall Township

The fire was quickly brought under control by the crew on Cetronia engine 312 with back up from the fire department's 311 crew.

Firefighters were on the scene for 40 minutes.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by South Whitehall Fire Marshal John Frantz and township police.

South Whitehall Twp. Police

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

iPhone stolen

from locker room

South Whitehall police say an iPhone was reported stolen at 8:40 p.m. March 16 from a locker room at L.A. Fitness, 1515 Mauch Chunck Road, South Whitehall Township.

Teens cited for

disorderly conduct

Two juvenile females were cited for disorderly conduct 12:10 p.m. March 15 after engaging in a fight at Parkland High School, 2700 Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall Township, police say.

Rocks thrown

at vehicle

Student with Taser no threat to school safety, Sniscak says

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

According to Parkland School District Superintendent Richard Sniscak, there was no threat to the health, safety or welfare of the school community when a student was discovered March 18 with a Taser at the high school.

That, Sniscak told The Press March 26, was the reason an email was sent to parents six days later, rather than immediately.

Sniscak referred to the incident last fall when emergency responders were called out and searched the high school following a report of a suspicous person, dressed in camouflage, saluting the flag outside the building before going inside.