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:
Woodlawn volunteer firefighters and South Whitehall Township police respond for vehicle fire.
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
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An Upper Macungie Township police responded 2:27 a.m. April 27 for a report of a break at a home in the 00 block of Balsam St., Upper Macungie Township.
According to police, a window screen was cut out of an open window on the second floor.
No entry into the home was made and nothing was reported stolen.
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Julanne Rosa, 273 Susquehanna Trail, Upper Macungie Township, reported to police her recycling bin was stolen on or about April 17.
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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.
Police attend Community Resource Fair.