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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.

Student stuck by syringe; police respond

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A Parkland High School student was stuck in the leg with a syringe by another student 1 p.m. Feb. 5 during lunch in the cafeteria.

South Whitehall Township police say the injured student was treated by medical personnel upon arrival of a parent.

The other student was removed from the school by a guardian and brought to the South Whitehall Township Police Station.

Upper Mac police arrest Allentown man for stabbing

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 28-year-old Allentown man was arrested after he allegedly stabbed a 35-year-old woman around 3:40 a.m. on Feb. 8 while on Trexlertown Road, Upper Macungie Township.

Upper Macungie Township police say when officers arrived both Demar Campbell, of 1327 Chew St., and the woman were back in the vehicle.

Police say when the pair was questioned, they learned the woman had suffered what appeared to be a stab wound to her abdomen

State Police

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

Driver arrested

for DUI

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say David Allen Humphries, 56, of Weisenberg Township, was arrested 12:28 a.m. Jan. 29 in the parking lot of 7850 Lime St., Upper Macungie Township for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police allege during the investigation into a prior domestic disturbance, at which time he allegedly shoved his wife twice during an argument 8:25 p.m. Jan. 28 at a Danner Road address, Weisenberg Township, he displayed multiple signs of impairment.