South Whitehall police are investigating two suspicious overnight fires that occurred March 10 and 18 at the Orloski Law Office, 111 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall Township.
According to South Whitehall Investigator Jerome Cramer, both fires were incendiary in nature.
Cramer told The Press on April 26, he could not confirm what type of incendiary devices were used.
Several people reported becoming ill after a package was discovered around 9:30 a.m. April 26 at a medical office building at 3080 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township.
According to South Whitehall Township Police Sgt. Michael A. Sorrentino, the initial report was the package emitted an odor and may have caused a non-specific medical irritation to several office personnel.
Sorrentino said the package was removed from the office by staff prior to arrival of emergency service providers.
A Whitehall man died April 18 following a two-vehicle crash along Route 145, North Whitehall
Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim says Ronald J. Toribio, 24, of Whitehall, died of multiple blunt force injuries sustained in the accident, which occurred around 10:22 p.m. in front of 5416 Route 145.
Grim said Toribio, of 1951 Schadt Ave, was pronounced dead 1:36 a.m. April 19 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
"I ruled the manner of death an accident," Grim said.
The sixth National Take Back Day drug collection has been scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 27.
Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations in the county to dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications and liquids. Syringes or Sharps will not be accepted.
Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, as has been the case in the last five collections, and no questions will be asked.
A 27-year-old man reported a removable patio window was smashed at 12:30 p.m. April 6 at his home in the 4400 block of Orefield Road, North Whitehall Township, State Police Troop M Bethlehem say.
Police say his sister-in-law was babysitting the children when she heard a window smash on the west side removable patio window, near the side door.
The dogs began to bark and the sister-in-law screamed.
Several fingerprints were seen on the broken window and on the plastic cover on the inside of the home near the window, police say.
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taken into custody
Police say Josh Trinidad, 20, of Allentown, was taken into custody March 20 at Amazon, 705 Boulder Drive, Upper Macungie.
Police allege when Trinidad was interviewed, he admitted to stealing more than 30 eletronic items valued at over $7,400 from the beginning of February to March 16.
Trinidad was taken to Lehigh County Prison to await arraignment on charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, police say.
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.
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.
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.