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Firefighters respond to call at S. Whitehall medical center

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Cetronia, Greenawalds, Woodlawn and Fogelsville firefighters responded recently for an alarm at St. Luke’s West End Campus, 501 Cetronia Road, South Whitehall Township.

First reports indicated there was smoke in the building.

However, after a thorough inspection by firefighters, nothing was found.

Units were on scene about 20 minutes.

Teen charged after his car hits Parkland school bus

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A full-sized Parkland School Bus with 16 elementary students on board was rear-ended by a 2005 Nissan Altima driven by an 18-year-old male from Breinigsville, 3:52 p.m. March 8, in the area of 7533 Hamilton Blvd., Upper Macungie Township.

According to police, the school bus, a 2007 International Harvester CE200, was driven by Aaron T. Beaver, 48, of Orefield.

Upper Macungie Twp Police Beat

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Motel room

Upper Macungie Township police allege Aleko Archili, 36, of Bayonne, N.J., vandalized a room Feb. 19 at the Motel 6 at 681 Blue Barn Road, Upper Macungie Township.

According to police, hotel staff discovered a room rented by Archili had sustained damage sometime during his stay.

Police say the inner pane of a window was broken and a Samsung TV had damage to the screen.

It is estimated there was some $2,500 worth of damage done to the room, police say.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Upper Macungie Police at 484-661-5911.

Remove old drugs from cabinets

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

District Attorney Jim Martin is asking residents to clean out their medicine cabinets this coming weekend when they change their clocks for Daylight Saving Time.

Martin encourages Lehigh County residents to give their medicine cabinets a spring cleaning.

“Lehigh County residents should take this opportunity to identify and dispose of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications, some of which can be both dangerous and addictive,” Martin said. “These drugs need to be removed from homes in a timely manner.

S. Whitehall driver charged; pedestrian dies 5 days later

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

District Attorney Jim Martin has announced a South Whitehall man was charged in connection with an incident in which he allegedly struck a pedestrian and immediately left the scene.

Joshua Stockman, 35, of 2112 Huckleberry Road, South Whitehall Township, was charged Feb. 23 with one count each of aggravated assault by vehicle and having an accident involving death or personal injury — serious bodily injury, both third degree felonies.

Stockman was arraigned at Central Booking with bail set at $50,000/10 percent.

South Whitehall police to buy new ride, hire five officers

Thursday, February 23, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Police Log

The South Whitehall Police Department will be purchasing a 2017 Ford Interceptor sedan from Kovatch Ford, Nesquehoning at a cost of $35,572.

The price includes not only the car itself with a base price of $25,889 but also upfitting for police use and South Whitehall graphics.

Police Chief John Christman, during the Feb. 15 South Whitehall commissioners’ meeting, noted the department has purchased cars from Kovatch for the last six years and is happy with the company’s services.

Three employees injured in Tek Park explosion

Thursday, February 23, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the explosion that injured three workers Feb. 16 at Broadcom Ltd., formerly CyOptics Inc., at Tek Park, 9999 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsville.

“The employees were changing out canisters containing what is believed to be the chemical trimethylindium when the explosion took place,” OSHA Spokeswoman Joanna Hawkins emailed The Press on Feb. 21.

CyOptics Inc., has no prior OSHA history, she said.

Hawkins noted OSHA has up to six months to complete its investigation.

Fire damages pellet stove in South Whitehall home

Thursday, February 23, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Volunteer firefighters from Woodlawn, Greenawalds and Cetronia fire departments were dispatched at 12:34 p.m. Feb. 7 for a dwelling fire at 1725 N. 21st. St., South Whitehall Township

According to South Whitehall Fire Marshal John Frantz, the fire was in the ash pan of a pellet stove in the home.

It was called under control shortly before 1 p.m., Frantz said.

“One adult and two children were in the home at the time of the fire,” Frantz said. “No injuries were reported.”

There was no damage to the home, he said.

Reward offered for info on elk killer

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by The Press 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, 2016, 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 those individuals who committed this crime.