Upper Macungie Township police say a 47-year-old male resident of the 100 block of Windermere Ave., reported to them 7:27 a.m. Aug. 29 personal items were stolen from his unlocked vehicle sometime during the overnight hours of Aug. 28 to 29.
In a separate incident, police say a 55-year-old male resident of the 200 block of Lenepe Trail, reported at 10:50 a.m. Aug. 29 items were stolen sometime overnight Aug. 28 to 29 from his unlocked vehicle.
A 75-year-old Schnecksville man has died 10 days after being involved in an motor vehicle crash 2:09 p.m. Aug. 14 in front of 7801 Glenlivet Drive West, Fogelsville, Upper Macungie Township.
Lehigh County Corner Scott Grim said Robert Hauser was pronounced dead 6:20 p.m. Aug. 24 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Hauser’s death was due to complications of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, he said.
Grim said the manner of his death was ruled an accident.
A 39-year-old New Jersey man was found deceased Aug. 17 at the Econo Lodge Conference Center, 1151 Bulldog Lane, South Whitehall Township.
Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Michael Calcagni of Yardville, N.J. was pronounced dead 11:51 a.m. by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Jack Fliter.
An autopsy was performed Aug. 20. Grim said the cause and manner of Calcagni’s death is a pending toxicology test results.
No information on Calcagni’s death was provided by police.
Upper Macungie Township police say a 45-year-old Pottstown man reported $40 was stolen 11:46 a.m. Aug. 6 from a backpack inside his unlocked work truck while it was parked at a construction site at Twin Ponds Road and Westminster Drive, Breinigsville.
Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim and Allentown Police Department officials called a news conference on Aug. 17 to unveil updated information and imaging regarding long unidentified skeletal remains.
The remains were discovered 7:15 p.m. April 28, 1991, in a wooded area, 430 feet beyond an access road off Albert Street, Allentown.
An autopsy was performed April 29, 1991, by Dr. Isadore Mihalakis, who determined the remains were of a male between 25 to 35 years of age.
State Police Troop L, Reading, are investigating an arson fire which occurred Aug. 4 at a home at 15619 Kutztown Road, Maxatawny Township, Berks County.
At 11:40 a.m. that day, police received a 911 call from one of the residents of the home, who had fled in order to make the call.
A male, who allegedly had advised his wife to leave the home, was reported to have splashed himself with gasoline and was seen carrying propane tanks into the home, police say.
Shortly thereafter, a fire was reported at the home.
A 91-year-old man and his 81-year-old wife were found dead late in the afternoon of July 31 from a murder-suicide in their home in the 3400 block of Hickory Circle, South Whitehall Township.
According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, the man was pronounced dead by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Richard Pender at 6:41 p.m. He pronounced the woman dead at 6:43 p.m.
An autopsy on the woman was scheduled for Aug. 1. The autopsy on her husband is scheduled for Aug. 2, Grim said.
The cause of the woman’s death was blunt force injuries.
Good Will Fire Company, Trexlertown; Upper Macungie Township Station 56; Fogelsville; Alburtis; Macungie; Weisenberg; Tri-Clover; Woodlawn and Topton fire departments were dispatched at 5:55 a.m. July 22 for a two-alarm house fire at 1124 Mosser Road, Upper Macungie Township.
Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel provided medical assistance and rehabilitation, Trexlertown Fire Chief Stephen Oplinger emailed The Press.
He said Chief Leroy Gross from Station 56 was in command and approximately 60 firefighters were on scene.
Top city, borough, township and Pennsylvania State Police traffic safety officers were recognized with awards at a ceremony July 2 at Coca-Cola Park, Allentown.
The awards recognized the officers who made the largest number of driving under the influence arrests and issued the greatest number of traffic citations in police jurisdictions in the area.
The ceremony is held annually under the auspices of the DUI Highway Safety Task Force.
Lehigh County Sheriff Joseph N. Hanna has announced the addition of a new canine program for the sheriff’s office and for Lehigh County.
Countless law enforcement agencies and sheriff’s offices throughout the commonwealth use canines to assist with daily operations, law enforcement functions and security activities.