According to Parkland School District Superintendent Richard Sniscak, there was no threat to the health, safety or welfare of the school community when a student was discovered March 18 with a Taser at the high school.
That, Sniscak told The Press March 26, was the reason an email was sent to parents six days later, rather than immediately.
Sniscak referred to the incident last fall when emergency responders were called out and searched the high school following a report of a suspicous person, dressed in camouflage, saluting the flag outside the building before going inside.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced citations were filed March 20 against Christopher Lee, 29, of Whitehall Township, after an investigation into a fatal accident in October in Upper Macungie Township.
Martin announced on March 19 Lee did not engage in any criminal conduct that was a principal factor in causing the death of a Jordan Steinmetz, 14, who was struck by Lee's vehicle as he was trick or treating.
Upper Macungie Township police filed the citations against Lee in the office of District Judge Michael Faulkner on Wednesday.
State Police Troop M Bethlehem say Michael Reinhart, 24, of Allentown, allegedly repeatedly struck a truck belonging to James Herman with a rake 4:11 a.m. March 4 at 3845 Mauch Chunk Road, North Whitehall Township.
Reinhart was charged with criminal mischief, police say.
left along road
State Police Troop M Bethlehem say a moving blanket was set on fire between 8-9:31a.m. March 5 and left on the shoulder of the roadway at Hill Street and Mauch Chunk Road, North Whitehall.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced no charges will be filed in connection with an Oct. 26, 2012 fatal accident in which Jordan Steinmetz, 14, was killed.
Steinmetz was walking west near 6429 Schantz Road, Upper Macungie, around 8:20 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle driven west on Schantz Road by a 29-year-old Whitehall Township man.
According to Martin, there are no shoulders or curbs in the area of the crash and the posted speed limit is 35 mph.
Husband and wife die at LVH.
vSubaru Outback, Toyota and pickup truck crash.
Upper Macungie Township police say Terence Schimmel reported the rear window on his truck was smashed sometime overnight March 7 while it was parked in his driveway at 264 Yolanda Court, Upper Macungie Township.
GPS units stolen
from 2 vehicles
Upper Macungie Township police say two GPS units were stolen between Feb. 26 and March 4 from two unsecured vehicles at Tri City Marble, 4724 Springside Court, Upper Macungie Township, .
Upper Macungie Township police are investigating the theft of a digital speed monitoring sign taken from a speed limit sign between Church Street and Creek View Drive, Upper Macungie Township.
Criminal Investigator Adam Miller says the sign was taken sometime between 3:16-3:20 a.m. March 8.
The sign is white in color with a black digital face and may have a "Your Speed" reflective sign attached to the top.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Upper Macungie Township police at 484-661-5911.
Robin Worthen, 50, of Lower Macungie, was stopped for alleged traffic violations on Hamilton Boulevard at Contintental Way, Upper Macungie Township, at 11:23 p.m. Feb. 26, State Police Troop M Fogelsville say.
Police allege multiple indicators of impairment were observed and Worthen was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Charges will be filed with District Judge Michael Faulkner, Upper Macungie Township upon the receipt of blood test results.
Stone, wire stolen
from work site
Upper Macungie Township police say Bobby Fetherolf of Fogelsville reported an Apple iPad, backpack and cell phone charger were stolen from his unlocked vehicle at Kuhnsville Hotel parking lot, 5475 Memorial Road, Upper Macungie Township, 1:08 a.m. Feb. 16.
The items were recovered and returned to Fetherolf, police say.