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Pets die in Green Acres mobile home fire

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Upper Macungie police, along with Trexlertown, Upper Macungie and Fogelsville firefighters responded 12:33 a.m. Oct. 27 for a mobile home fire at 1036 Cherry Tree Crossing in the Green Acres Mobile Home Park.

Police say upon their arrival the front of the mobile home was engulfed in flames.

Police attempted to enter the home but flames and smoke prevented their doing so.

After the fire was extinguished, the mobile home was cleared by firefighters and found to be unoccupied, police say.

Responders answer explosive device call

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police, Trexlertown and Upper Macungie Township firefighters, and Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel responded 12:54 p.m. Oct. 30 for a report of a bomb threat at Lineage Logistics, 7132 Ruppsville Road, Upper Macungie.

When police arrived, they were advised graffiti had been written on a bathroom stall saying an individual had an explosive device.

The building was evacuated as a precaution and a search was conducted by K-9 units from Upper Macungie and South Whitehall police departments and the cities of Bethlehem and Allentown police departments.

Upper Macungie Twp Police

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Police Log


Upper Macungie Township police say a 38-year-old male resident of the 7500 block of Cetronia Road, Upper Macungie, reported to police just after 10 a.m. on Oct. 16 numerous pieces of landscaping equipment were stolen.

Police say a license plate was stolen sometime overnight Oct. 18 from one of the company trucks at Highland Tire, 6551 Tilghman St., Upper Macungie Township.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact police at 484-661-5911.

Driver identified in fatal South Whitehall crash

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Police not releasing the name at this time

A 37-year-old Carbon County man was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash around 9:08 p.m. Oct. 21 in the 1700 block of Mauch Chunk Road, South Whitehall Township.

A South Whitehall police spokesperson talked with The Press Oct. 23.

“We know who the driver is but are not releasing the name,” the spokesperson said. “It is still under investigation.”

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Scott T. White of Palmerton was pronounced dead 9:38 p.m. Sunday by Deputy Coroner Cassandra Schiffner. An autopsy was performed Oct. 23.

Upper Macungie Twp Police

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Cash stolen from home along Oakview Drive

Upper Macungie Township police say a 78-year-old resident of the 5200 block of Oakview Drive, reported to them a Hispanic man lured her from her home 2:45 p.m. Oct. 5.

Police say while the woman was distracted, another person entered her home and removed cash from a bedroom.

Police say they were contacted Oct. 3 by a 30-year-old resident of the 8900 block of Breining Run Circle, Breinigsville, in reference to a stolen 2006 Suzuki LTZ400 ATV from a storage shed.

Drug Take Back on Oct. 27

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Police Log


The 16th National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27.

During that time, Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription, and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations in the county.

County residents may also dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications and liquids. Syringes and Sharps will not be accepted.

Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, and no questions will be asked.

Upper Macungie Twp Police

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Refrigerant cylinders reported stolen

Upper Macungie Township police say five cylinders of R-22 refrigerant were reported stolen at 1:21 p.m. on Sept. 21.

The theft occurred sometime between Sept. 11 and 16 from a company vehicle at a business, 6801 Tilghman St., Upper Macungie.

Police discovered around 8:35 a.m. on Sept. 21 two men forced entry into several businesses at 5924 Tilghman St., Upper Macungie, sometime overnight.

A 21-year-old male resident of the 1200 Block of Trexlertown Road, Upper Macungie, reported to police at 1:15 p.m. Sept. 17 he was extorted via the Internet, police say.

Roselle to be formally arraigned on Nov. 16

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Police Log

Magisterial District Judge Daniel Trexler, during a preliminary hearing Sept. 20 in the Lehigh County Courthouse bound over former South Whitehall Township police officer Jonathan Robert Roselle’s case to the Court of Common Pleas.

Roselle is charged with the voluntary manslaughter of Joseph Santos of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.

His formal arraignment is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 16 before Judge Kelly L. Banach.

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Tamaqua woman helps man injured in Lynn Township crash

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by MARTA GOUGER in Police Log

Chris Noecker made a choice Sept. 12 to be a good Samaritan.

She was traveling from Tamaqua to Allentown when she came across a crash just seconds after it happened on Route 309 in Lynn Township.

A car and a tractor-trailer had collided and the driver of the car was in bad shape.

“The driver was a young man who looked to be thrown around the car,” Noecker said. “He was in the back seat of the car.”

She immediately called 911, but decided to stop and wait until the ambulance arrived.

“They dispatched EMS quickly but it seemed to take forever,” Noecker said.