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Upper Macungie Twp. Police

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Window smashed

on truck

Upper Macungie Township police say Terence Schimmel reported the rear window on his truck was smashed sometime overnight March 7 while it was parked in his driveway at 264 Yolanda Court, Upper Macungie Township.

GPS units stolen

from 2 vehicles

Upper Macungie Township police say two GPS units were stolen between Feb. 26 and March 4 from two unsecured vehicles at Tri City Marble, 4724 Springside Court, Upper Macungie Township, .

Speed monitoring sign vanishes in Upper Mac

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police are investigating the theft of a digital speed monitoring sign taken from a speed limit sign between Church Street and Creek View Drive, Upper Macungie Township.

Criminal Investigator Adam Miller says the sign was taken sometime between 3:16-3:20 a.m. March 8.

The sign is white in color with a black digital face and may have a "Your Speed" reflective sign attached to the top.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Upper Macungie Township police at 484-661-5911.

State Police Beat

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Driver arrested

for DUI

Robin Worthen, 50, of Lower Macungie, was stopped for alleged traffic violations on Hamilton Boulevard at Contintental Way, Upper Macungie Township, at 11:23 p.m. Feb. 26, State Police Troop M Fogelsville say.

Police allege multiple indicators of impairment were observed and Worthen was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Charges will be filed with District Judge Michael Faulkner, Upper Macungie Township upon the receipt of blood test results.

Stone, wire stolen

from work site

State Police Beat

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

Dirt bikes, heater

stolen from garage

According to a police report received Feb. 11, State Police Troop M Bethlehem say Jonathan Kumernitsky, Colten Mcusky and Dave Gould reported two dirt bikes, a four-wheeler and a kerosene space heater were stolen sometime between midnight Jan. 18 and 2 p.m. the next day from a garage at 4461 Mauch Chunk Road, North Whitehall Township.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact state police at 610-861-2026 and reference incident number M01-1447796.

CB radio, GPS stolen from trucks

Orefield woman's death ruled a homicide

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

Linda Knauss shot 30 years ago

The Lehigh County Coroner's Office has ruled the Feb. 18 death of an Orefield woman, who was shot almost 31 years ago, is a homicide.

Coroner Scott Grim says Linda J. Knauss, 65, Orefield, was pronounced dead at 2:10 a.m. in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Grim states her death was not initially reported to his office, as her family decided to have her cremated.

The funeral home, however, following established procedure, asked the coroner's office for permission to perform the cremation.

Accelerant found inside burned mobile home

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A mobile home was damaged in an early morning fire Feb. 23 at 5318 Route 145, Laurys Station, State Police Troop M Bethlehem say.

Around 9 a.m. that day, a passerby saw the mobile home engulfed in flames.

Fire personnel from the surrounding area responded and suppressed the fire, police say.

Police say with the assistance from the Allentown Fire Department canine unit and further investigation, several areas within the mobile home were found to have an accelerant present.

The fire remains under investigation, police say.

Upper Macungie Twp. Police

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Chain saws stolen

from toolbox

Upper Macungie Township police say two Stihl chain saws model number 192TC with 14-inch blades were stolen sometime between 3:30 p.m. Feb. 12 and 7:15 a.m. on Feb. 13 from a toolbox on a bucket truck belonging to Asplundh Tree Experts Co.

The truck was parked at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Truck Stop, 5047 Cetronia Road, Upper Macungie Township. Police say the lock on the box was cut to gain entry.

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

Tools stolen

from facility

State Police Beat

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Mannequin

damaged at LCTI

According to a report received Feb. 8, State Police Troop M Bethlehem say two girls, ages 16 and 17, from Germansville pierced a dental X-ray mannequin in the head 10 a.m. Dec. 13, 2012, at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, 4500 Education Park Drive, North Whitehall Township.

Damage to the mannequin is $1,392.96, police say.

Home hit

by paintballs

Upper Macungie Twp. Police

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Wallet, GPS

stolen from vehicles

Upper Macungie Township police say Aubrey Wilkinson, Justin Hoffert and Matthew Zalik reported wallets, GPS units and a purse were stolen from unlocked vehicles at 6765 and 6777 Windemere Court, sometime during the overnight hours of Feb. 7.

In a separate incident, police say three unsecured vehicles had items stolen from them in the Heatherfield Community, sometime between 6 p.m. Feb. 3 and 5:30 a.m. the next day.

Police say two of the vehicles were located on Snowy Orchid Lane; the other was located on Wild Mint Lane.