Northwestern Press

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

State Police Beat

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Headstone knocked over

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say United Presbyterian Church, 6750 Route 873, Washington Township, reported a memorial tombstone was knocked over sometime between 12:01 a.m. Dec. 31, 2018, and midnight Jan. 2.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact state police at 610-861-2026.

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say Michael E. Kline, 22, of Allentown, was operating a 2009 Honda CBR600RR motorcycle 4:23 p.m. Jan. 1, southbound along Sell Road, Lowhill Township, when he apparently failed to negotiate a curve at 5430 Sell Road.

According to police, Kline was approaching a left curve at a speed reportedly too great for conditions.

While negotiating the curve, the motorcycle lost traction with the asphalt and exited the right side of the roadway.

Kline fell off the bike and both he and the bike came to a final rest off the right side of Sell Road in a wooded area, police say.

Kline, who was wearing a motorcycle helmet, suffered injuries and transported by Northern Valley EMS to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for further treatment.

He was cited with numerous traffic-related offenses, police say.

The bike sustained disabling damage to the front and left side and was removed by Getz Towing.