South Whitehall Township police were dispatched 1:44 p.m. Jan. 27 to assist Cetronia Ambulance Corps and Woodlawn Fire Department for two residents experiencing respiratory distress at 1412 N. 21 St., South Whitehall Township.
Police say the residents had used a significantly high amount of a pest control product in a confined area of their home.
The residents and their pets, along with the first responding firefighters, were decontaminated by Lehigh County Special Operations as a precaution.
The residents were also treated by Cetronia Ambulance Corps.
Upper Macungie Township Police say Nick Foster of Breinigsville was trapped in his vehicle at 3:01 a.m. Jan. 19 after it went off the road and struck a pole along Route 222 between Cetronia Road and Route 100, Upper Macungie Township.
He was freed by Upper Macungie firefighters and then transported to a local hospital, police say.
Tree cut down
in North Whitehall
State Police Troop M Bethlehem say a 60-year-old man reported to them around noon Jan. 14 that another 60-year-old man from Orefield cut down and removed a cherry tree from his property in the 5600 block of Kernsville Road, North Whitehall Township.
Upper Macungie Township Police report a home in the 9000 block of Newtown Road was burglarized sometime between the afternoon hours of Jan. 17 and the early morning hours of the next day.
Entry to the home was made by breaking a rear window and entering through a door.
No one was home at the time of the burglary during which jewelry was stolen.
Police say the case remains under investigation.
reported at Weis
In a report received Jan. 17, state police said Karen Lynn Rimsky, 27, of Jim Thorpe, allegedly stole lobster tails from Weis market, Schnecksville, on Aug. 6, 2010.
After a bench warrant was returned served, Rimsky pleaded guilty Nov. 14, 2012 to retail theft before District Judge Jake Hammond, South Whitehall.
Police say she was required to pay fines and costs.
Jewelry, coins stolen from home
on Route 100
Upper Macungie Township Police say Matthew Golligler of Little Rock, Ark., was southbound on Route 100 at 6:50 a.m. on Jan. 7 when he turned left at Penn Drive, Upper Macungie Township, in front of a vehicle driven by Jonathan Haas of Schnecksville.
Police say Haas' vehicle overturned on its side.
Traffic was able to move freely in the left and center lane as workers cleared the right lane.
Golligler and his passenger were transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for evaluation of their injuries, police say.
Car hits concrete median barrier
Michael Ebert, 25, of Freemansburg, was driving a Ford Contour westbound in the right lane of I-78, South Whitehall Township, at 10:54 a.m. Jan. 4 when the car went across all three lanes of travel and hit the center median concrete barrier, state Police Troop M Fogelsville say.
The car went back across all three lanes in a backward direction; went off the roadway and came to a final rest on the right side of I-78 westbound facing southbound, police say.
According to police, there were no injuries reported.
Joseph Abraham Polayes, 19, of Bethlehem, was charged with public drunkenness after he was allegedly found lying in a snow bank at 6:49 a.m. Jan. 1 at the Lehigh Valley Interchange, South Whitehall Township, State Police Troop M Fogelsville say.
Police say Polayes ran across Route 22 from the Kuhnsville exit in traffic before being found.
He was transported by Cetronia Ambulance Corps to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for an examination, police say.
on Grim Road
Upper Macungie Township Police say Francisco Valenzuela of Allentown was driving a tractor trailer southbound on the Route 222 Bypass just after 12:30 p.m. Jan. 3 when he attempted to make a right turn onto Grim Road.
While attempting to make the turn, the rig overturned onto its driver side.
Grim Road was closed for an extended amount of time while workers cleared the roadway, police say.
Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call police at 484-661-5911.
State Police Troop M Fogelsville say Richard Gerchufsky, 59, of New Tripoli, was driving a 2006 Mitsubishi Galant westbound on Route 22, merging onto I-78, Upper Macungie Township, at 6:49 p.m. Dec. 21, 2012, when the car sideswiped a 2010 Subaru Outback driven by Kathleen Buchheit, 69, of Womelsdorf.
Gerchufsky lost control of his car, which began to spin.
The Mitsubishi then hit a 2003 Chrysler Sebring driven by Gregory Searfoss, 38, of Germansville, in the rear causing him to lose control and hit the barrier on the right shoulder.