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Regional Police Beat

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Tractor stolen

in N. Whitehall Twp.

State Police Troop M Bethlehem say Schnecksville Playground Association reported a $200 Craftsman, 15.5-horsepower, 42- or 46-inch cut lawn tractor without a hood was stolen from a shed behind Schnecksville Elementary School, 4260 Sandspring Road, North Whitehall Township, between Aug. 8-14.

According to police, a piece of rebar was used to open the shed door.

Estimated damage is $50, police say.

Wallet, cash stolen

from LCCC locker

Regional Police Beat

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Tire slashed

in N. Whitehall Twp.

State Police Troop M Bethlehem say David Joseph Baab reported a tire on his 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer was cut between 11:30 p.m. Aug. 17 and 8:45 a.m. the next day while it was parked at 2069 Barberry Drive, North Whitehall Township.

Richard Luis Cruz also reported to police a tire was cut on his 2001 BMW X5 during the same time period while it was parked in the area of 4140 Redbud Drive West, Whitehall Township.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call state police at 610-861-2026.

Door damaged

Regional Police Beat

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Fogelsville man

faces charges

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say Nathan Imre Kurcz, 22, of Fogelsville, was stopped 1:20 a.m. Aug. 2 for allegedly speeding on Route 22 West at Route 309, South Whitehall Township.

Police allege Kurcz exhibited signs of marijuana intoxication.

He was arrested and later consented to a blood test.

Charges of driving under the influence, speeding and careless driving will be filed before District Judge Jake Hammond, South Whitehall Township, pending receipt of blood test results.

Trexlertown woman


Regional Police Beat

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Easton man

arrested for DUI

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say Steven Angel Werkheiser, 28, of Easton, was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol 1:20 p.m. Aug. 4.

Police say Werkheiser was driving a 2005 Honda Civic on Route 22 eastbound at Interstate 476, South Whitehall Township, where police allegedly observed him speeding, tailgating multiple vehicles, swerving in his lane and changing lanes five times without using a turn signal.

Police pulled Werkheiser over and allege he was under the influence of alcohol.

Trucker dies in U. Macungie crash

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 31-year-old Perry County man was killed in a tractor-trailer crash around 3:50 a.m. Aug. 6 on I-78 East, Upper Macungie Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim says Lucas M. Cramer of Duncannon was pronounced dead at 5:44 a.m. at the scene by Deputy Coroner Richard Kroon.

An autopsy was scheduled for Aug. 7 to determine the exact cause of death, Grim said.

Police advise using caution with door-to-door salesmen

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Berks-Lehigh Regional Police received complaints from two separate residents, one from Boxwood Court, the other from Elderberry Drive, on July 30 and 31 about a male going through the neighborhood purporting to be an intern with the Parkland School District.

The male, who was carrying paperwork that appeared to be a spreadsheet, attempted to ask questions ranging from satisfaction with the school district to athletics.