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Upper Macungie Twp. Police

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

2-vehicle crash

on Route 100

Upper Macungie Township Police say Matthew Golligler of Little Rock, Ark., was southbound on Route 100 at 6:50 a.m. on Jan. 7 when he turned left at Penn Drive, Upper Macungie Township, in front of a vehicle driven by Jonathan Haas of Schnecksville.

Police say Haas' vehicle overturned on its side.

Traffic was able to move freely in the left and center lane as workers cleared the right lane.

Golligler and his passenger were transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for evaluation of their injuries, police say.

Regional Police Beat

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Car hits concrete median barrier

Michael Ebert, 25, of Freemansburg, was driving a Ford Contour westbound in the right lane of I-78, South Whitehall Township, at 10:54 a.m. Jan. 4 when the car went across all three lanes of travel and hit the center median concrete barrier, state Police Troop M Fogelsville say.

The car went back across all three lanes in a backward direction; went off the roadway and came to a final rest on the right side of I-78 westbound facing southbound, police say.

According to police, there were no injuries reported.

Regional Police Beat

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Man charged

with drunkenness

Joseph Abraham Polayes, 19, of Bethlehem, was charged with public drunkenness after he was allegedly found lying in a snow bank at 6:49 a.m. Jan. 1 at the Lehigh Valley Interchange, South Whitehall Township, State Police Troop M Fogelsville say.

Police say Polayes ran across Route 22 from the Kuhnsville exit in traffic before being found.

He was transported by Cetronia Ambulance Corps to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for an examination, police say.

Driver arrested

for DUI

Upper Macungie Police

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Truck overturns

on Grim Road

Upper Macungie Township Police say Francisco Valenzuela of Allentown was driving a tractor trailer southbound on the Route 222 Bypass just after 12:30 p.m. Jan. 3 when he attempted to make a right turn onto Grim Road.

While attempting to make the turn, the rig overturned onto its driver side.

Grim Road was closed for an extended amount of time while workers cleared the roadway, police say.

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

Regional Police Beat

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Crash closes

I-78

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say Richard Gerchufsky, 59, of New Tripoli, was driving a 2006 Mitsubishi Galant westbound on Route 22, merging onto I-78, Upper Macungie Township, at 6:49 p.m. Dec. 21, 2012, when the car sideswiped a 2010 Subaru Outback driven by Kathleen Buchheit, 69, of Womelsdorf.

Gerchufsky lost control of his car, which began to spin.

The Mitsubishi then hit a 2003 Chrysler Sebring driven by Gregory Searfoss, 38, of Germansville, in the rear causing him to lose control and hit the barrier on the right shoulder.

S.W. police make arrest in burglaries

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

South Whitehall Police Officer Mark Keeler alleges in an affidavit of probable cause Joseph Anthony Carazo, of 1020 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, repeatedly broke into the Paragon Building, 1611 Pond Road, South Whitehall Township, in an attempt to obtain the cleaning contract for himself.

According to police, Carazo entered the building between Sept. 23 and Nov. 25, when it was closed for business.

Carazo allegedly admitted to being in the building from late at night to the early morning hours to sabotage the cleaning company.

Regional Police Beat

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Home burglarized

in North Whitehall

State Police Troop M Bethlehem say $2,119 worth of items were stolen between 10 p.m. Nov. 26 and 7:50 a.m. the next day from a home along Colleen Drive, North Whitehall Township.

There were no signs of forced entry to the home, police say.

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

Lawn decorations

stolen from yard

Regional Police Beat

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Driver arrested

for DUI

Kim Winston Leonard, 61, of Reading, was stopped by police for several alleged traffic violations at 2:55 a.m. Nov. 15 on I-78, Upper Macungie Township.

He was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, State Police Troop M Fogelsville say.

Charges will be filed before District Judge Michael Faulkner, Upper Macungie Township.

Driver stopped

by state police