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.
in North Whitehall
State Police Troop M Bethlehem say six rings were stolen sometime between 5-11 p.m. Nov. 3 from a top drawer of a dresser in an upstairs bedroom in a home in the 2400 block of Juniper Drive, North Whitehall Township.
Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact state police at 610-861-2026.
Tools stolen from Sour Apple Auto
South Whitehall Police Officer Mark Keeler alleges in an affidavit of probable cause Joseph Anthony Carazo, of 1020 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, repeatedly broke into the Paragon Building, 1611 Pond Road, South Whitehall Township, in an attempt to obtain the cleaning contract for himself.
According to police, Carazo entered the building between Sept. 23 and Nov. 25, when it was closed for business.
Carazo allegedly admitted to being in the building from late at night to the early morning hours to sabotage the cleaning company.
in North Whitehall
State Police Troop M Bethlehem say $2,119 worth of items were stolen between 10 p.m. Nov. 26 and 7:50 a.m. the next day from a home along Colleen Drive, North Whitehall Township.
There were no signs of forced entry to the home, police say.
Anyone with information about this burglary is asked to contact state police at 610-861-2026.
stolen from yard
State Police Troop M Bethlehem allege a 16-year-old Allentown male had a small amount of marijuana at 1:52 p.m. Nov. 16 at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, 4500 Education Park Drive, North Whitehall Township.
The teen was referred to Lehigh County Impact Project, police say.
in North Whitehall
Kim Winston Leonard, 61, of Reading, was stopped by police for several alleged traffic violations at 2:55 a.m. Nov. 15 on I-78, Upper Macungie Township.
He was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, State Police Troop M Fogelsville say.
Charges will be filed before District Judge Michael Faulkner, Upper Macungie Township.
by state police
Change, knife stolen from vehicle
A 53-year-old man reported to police change and an antler handle buck knife were stolen sometime between 5 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7 a.m. Nov. 7 from his unlocked vehicle while it was parked at 4336 Lenmar Drive, North Whitehall Township, State Police Troop M Bethlehem say.
Anyone with information about this theft is asked to call state police at 610-861-2026.
copper pipe stolen