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Allentown man charged with four bank robberies

Thursday, December 22, 2016 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

An Allentown man charged with robbing banks in Upper Macungie Township, Emmaus, Allentown and Whitehall allegedly had an accomplice in two of the four robberies.

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said Anthony Eugene Tillman, 46, no street address given, was taken into custody Dec. 16 by Allentown police and charged with four counts of robbery, felonies of the first degree.

Upper Macungie Twp Police

Thursday, December 15, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

Shotgun stolen from home

Upper Macungie Township police say a 37-year-old woman reported Dec. 5 a 12-gauge shotgun was stolen from her home in the 8900 Block of Cedar Road.

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

Police are asking for the public’s help to identify the driver of a blue older model Chevrolet pickup truck who is alleged to have pointed a black pistol at another driver at 8 a.m. Nov. 28 on Route 100 North at Tilghman Street, Fogelsville.

Upper Macungie resident, movers scammed by Craigslist ad

Thursday, December 15, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police say a resident of the 1400 block of Artisan Court reported Dec. 7 he responded to a Craigslist ad to hire a moving company.

Lt. Peter Nickischer, criminal investigations and community services division commander, said the homeowner communicated with the suspect via email and negotiated a price to move his belongings to another state.

The individual arrived later at the resident’s home and collected the fee for the moving job.

While on scene, the suspect contacted his “employees,” gave them the address for the homeowner and then left.

Upper Macungie woman dies in 6-vehicle crash

Thursday, December 8, 2016 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

An Upper Macungie woman was killed when the vehicle she was a passenger in was involved in a chain reaction accident 2:10 p.m. Dec. 5 on Route 222 South, north of Krocks Road, in Lower Macungie Township.

Fay A. Parry, 81, of 100 Ramapo Trail, Upper Macungie Township, was pronounced dead by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Richard Pender 2:40 p.m. at the scene, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.

An autopsy to determine manner and cause of death was performed Dec. 6.

Reward offered for info on elk killer

Thursday, December 8, 2016 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, are asking the public’s help to identify the killer of an elk at the Lehigh Valley Game Preserve, 5050 Game Preserve Road, North Whitehall.

Police say the female elk was killed inside a fenced-in area sometime between 8:30 a.m. Dec. 3 and the next day.

Lehigh Valley Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the perpetrators who committed this crime.

Gas odor reported at wine, spirits shop

Thursday, December 8, 2016 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Volunteer firefighters from Woodlawn, Cetronia, Tri-Clover and Greenawalds fire departments were dispatched 9:40 a.m. Nov. 30 for a gas odor at the Wine and Spirits store, 1516 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall.

Woodlawn Deputy Fire Chief James Kutz spoke with The Press at the scene.

“Our normal protocol is to block off two properties or 100 feet,” Kutz said. “We then check the property and surrounding properties, if no odor is found we call it good.”

“We always have the gas company double check.”

Fire damages North Whitehall Township home

Thursday, December 1, 2016 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Firefighters from eight volunteer fire departments responded 12:36 p.m. Nov. 22 for a two-alarm house fire at 3265 Barry Road, North Whitehall Township.

Firefighters came from Neffs, Schnecksville, Laurys Station, Tri-Clover, Germansville, Slatington, Woodlawn and Greenawalds Rapid Intervention Team.

Macungie’s Rehabilitation Ambulance provided the firefighters with beverages, plus Northern Valley Ambulance Corps also responded.