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Disbarred U. Macungie Twp attorney charged with theft

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

District Attorney Jim Martin has announced a disbarred Lehigh County attorney has been charged with theft.

Martin says Glenn D. McGogney, 70, of 6128 Woodledge Drive, Upper Macungie Township, was charged with one count each of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received, theft by deception, and receiving stolen property, all felonies of the third degree.

McGogney was arraigned Feb. 3 at Central Booking by Magisterial District Judge Rod Beck, who set bail at $50,000 unsecured.

Volunteer training being offered

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Crime Victims

Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley Inc. needs volunteers to help provide support services for victims of sexual assault and other crimes.

The next volunteer training program will be in March.

This 10-session training will be conducted Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Crime Victims Council office, 801 Hamilton St., Allentown.

Topics include child abuse, the emotional aftermath of crime, crisis intervention, the criminal justice system, homicide and counseling skills.

State police seek witnesses in fatal North Whitehall crash

Thursday, January 26, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, are asking for the public’s help regarding the Jan. 18 crash in which Betty J. Peters, 91, of Friedens Road, Washington Township, was killed.

Police say Peters was driving a white Chevrolet Lumina west on Levans Road, passing Apple Road, North Whitehall, sometime between 1 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. that day when she apparently failed to negotiate a right curve in the road and her car traveled off the road and hit a traffic sign and tree.

Upper Macungie Police

Thursday, January 5, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

DVD player, projector stolen

Upper Macungie Township police say a 59-year-old man of the 7100 block of Haasadahl Road, Upper Macungie Township, reported a projector and DVD player were stolen from his home sometime between 11 a.m. and 8:45 p.m. on Dec. 23, 2016.

Upper Macungie Township police allege Ricky V. Scott, 27, of Allentown and a 21-year-old woman from Trexlertown were involved in a domestic dispute 1:05 p.m. Dec. 25, 2016 in the 7000 block of Lincoln Lane, Upper Macungie Township.

Police say as a result of their investigation, Scott was arrested and charged with simple assault and harassment.

Firefighters respond to report of gas odor at restaurant

Thursday, December 29, 2016 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Firefighters from Cetronia, Greenawalds and Woodlawn fire companies responded to a call around 10 a.m. Dec. 21 from Liu’s House restaurant, 4128 Tilghman St., South Whitehall.

The caller reported a strong smell of natural gas in the restaurant.

All businesses in the complex were checked by firefighters, as a precaution, using gas detection meters.

UGI was notified and responded.

No additional natural gas was detected and firefighters cleared the scene within the hour.

Driver dies in Christmas Eve crash

Thursday, December 29, 2016 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 44-year-old Berks County man was killed when the 1986 Ford 250 pickup he was driving struck a tree 12:07 a.m. Dec. 24 along Route 222 at Newtown Road, Upper Macungie Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said William R. Pillus, Jr., 325 N. Brobst St., Shillington, Berks County, was pronounced dead by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Craig Hanzl at 12:56 a.m. Christmas Eve at the scene.

Grim said the cause of his death was attributed to multiple blunt force injuries due to a motor vehicle accident.

He ruled the manner of Pillus’ death an accident.

N.A.R.C. has last meeting of 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016 by SYMAN HIRSCH in Police Log

Twenty-two members attended the Neighbors Are Reporting Crime meeting in November at the Greenawalds Fire Company, South Whitehall.

South Whitehall Township Police Officers Steve Brown and Jason Grozier conducted the meeting.

Brown thanked all the veterans at the meeting for their service to this country.

Brown and Grozier also provided some useful holiday shopping safety tips:

Do not leave purchased items visible in the car. Put them in the trunk;

·Shopping in the evening may be less crowded but there are also additional parking risks;

Driver injured in 1-vehicle South Whitehall Twp crash

Thursday, December 29, 2016 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 54-year-old Allentown man was injured when he was ejected from his 2007 Chevrolet Silverado truck after it struck a cement median at 8:32 p.m. Dec. 14 on the Route 309 northbound ramp to Route 22, South Whitehall Township.

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say a trooper attempted to stop the pickup truck driven by Bradley Zipprodt for an alleged traffic violation on I-78 westbound in the area of mile marker 63.

Police allege Zipprodt failed to stop for the emergency lights and sirens and continued to travel west on I-78.