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Upper Mac Police

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Companies cited

for false alarms

Police say the Rural Sportsman Club of Trexlertown, 1090 Trexlertown Road, Upper Macungie Township, was cited 9:46 a.m. May 12 for having four or more false alarms within the past 12 consecutive months.

In a separate incident, Bank of America, 7720 Main St., Upper Macungie Township was also cited 4:47 p.m. May 12 for having four or more false alarms within the past 12 consecutive months.

Woman charged

with retail theft

Missing college student last seen in Breinigsville

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

The missing 21-year-old University of Rhode Island student traveling to his home in Montgomery County was last seen in surveillance video May 17 at a gas station at I-78 and Route 100, Breinigsville.

According to State Police Troop K Skippack, Matthew R. Royer, who left his school apartment at the University of Rhode Island around 6:30 p.m. May 16, failed to arrive at his Skippack Township home.

Royer is 6 feet 1 inch tall. He has brown hair, blue eyes and weighs 160 pounds.

North Whitehall Twp. man dies following crash

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 52-year-old Schnecksville man died after sustaining injuries in a crash 2:53 p.m. May 17 along Park Avenue, Washington Township.

Timothy Elton Reichard, 5709 Route 873, died from blunt force trauma to the torso, Lehigh County Chief Deputy Corner Paul Hoffman told The Press.

Hoffman said Reichard was pronounced dead at 3:46 p.m. last Friday in the emergency room of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

An autospy was performed May 18, Hoffman said, adding Reichard's death was ruled an accident.

Intruder found at Springhouse

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

According to a press release from the Parkland School District, a teenage intruder was captured during the evening of May 19 at Springhouse Middle School, Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.

According to the press release, the school's alarm system operated appropriately notifying police of an unauthorized entry.

Police and a school service supervisor responded immediately.

There was a complete search of the building following the teen's apprehension.

According to the press release, the student allegedly was attempting to steal a television in the hallway.

State Police Beat

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Guns, chainsaw

stolen from barn

State Police Troop M Bethlehem say Wade Christian Weierbach, 2515 Woodbine St., North Whitehall Township, reported several chainsaws, two guns, a men's wedding band and an instant hot water heater were stolen after forced entry was made to his barn sometime between 5 p.m. April 27 and 3 p.m. the next day.

This incident remains under investigation, police say.

Cell phone stolen

from LCTI

State Police Beat

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Fuel stolen

from vehicle

State Police Troop M Bethlehem say Donald Karpowicz, 5037 Donna Drive., North Whitehall Township, reported approximately 18 gallons of fuel was stolen sometime between 4 p.m. April 9 and noon April 18 from the fuel tank of his vehicle.

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

Window broken

in North Whitehall

U. Mac police urge residents to lock garages and vehicles

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police say some teens are particpating in "garage hopping" to steal beer from open garages.

Community Relations Officer Pamela Mathias says many suburban residents have a refrigerator in their garage with beer and wine.

Some residents neither close the overhead doors nor lock the exterior garage door in the evening and teens check the neighborhoods for these garages.

What the teens do not realize is entering someone's garage is a felony burglary and has major legal consequences.

Police advise residents to:

Upper Macungie police sergeant named drug recognition expert

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township Police Chief Edgardo Colon has applauded the efforts of Sgt. Cory Reader in becoming a certified drug recognition expert.

Colon told township supervisors at a recent meeting Sgt. Reader attended the Drug Evaluation and Classification Program, which focuses on training troopers and police officers to recognize when an individual is driving under the influence of drugs.

The DEC program, developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, also teaches police officers how to identify the type of drug causing impairment