Northwestern Press

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Route 309, Schnecksville, closed for eight hours during incident

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

Route 309 in Schnecksville was closed for approximately eight hours on July 6 following an alleged domestic incident at 4123 Route 309.

According to State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, officers responded to that address around 2:30 a.m. that day and subsequently took Jeffrey Crossley, 46, into custody with the assistance of the state police Special Emergency Response Team.

Crossley was taken to the Lehigh County Booking Center for arraignment.

Police say the Schnecksville Fire Department and PennDOT assisted at the scene.

Two incidents reported at Dorney Park

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Police Log

Police say a Philadelphia man was charged with one count of simple assault, after he allegedly punched a 14-year-old boy just after 6 p.m. on June 22 over a dispute about their places in line for a roller-coaster ride at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, South Whitehall.

Marcel J. Jenkins, 31, was remanded to Lehigh County Jail under $5,000 bail by District Judge Karen Devine, according to court records.

South Whitehall police say Jenkins and the boy allegedly argued over ride seating arrangements for the Steel Force roller coaster.


Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Theft reported at Holiday Inn

Upper Macungie Township police say a theft occurred in September 2018 at the Holiday Inn, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville.

Police say they spoke with a 37-year-old woman from the 3100 block of South Drive, Allentown, who told them, her cellphone was taken without her permission during a banquet at the Holiday Inn.

Police say a 34-year-old man from the 900 block of Tilghman Street returned to Westport Axle, 650 Boulder Drive, Breinigsville, just before 11 a.m. June 6 after being told by management he was terminated and not allowed on the property.

Money stolen at retirement home

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police say four thefts occurred at Country Meadows Retirement Community, 420 N. Krocks Road, Upper Macungie, between May 16 and June 6.

In the first theft, $138 was taken from the unlocked room of an 89-year-old resident between May 16 and 25.

During the second theft, $80 was stolen from the sock drawer of a 91-year-old male resident on May 29.

Police say in the third theft, $56 was removed from the room of a 95-year-old woman on May 30.

Good Samaritan with gun aids man being attacked

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

An 18-year-old Allentown man was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, making terroristic threats, and traffic offenses after he allegedly attempted to stab a 47-year-old man around 12:59 p.m. June 5 at 3017 Tilghman St., South Whitehall.

According to South Whitehall police, officers responded for a report of a fight with a weapon at that location.

Upon arrival, officers took the male, identified as Matthew Gavilanes, into custody without incident.

State Police Beat

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Money, tools reported stolen

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say Joseph Roberts of Duncannon, reported approximately $200 was stolen between 5 p.m. May 6 and 7:30 a.m. the next day from Auto Recycling, 3216 Sand Spring Road, North Whitehall Township.

Police say a M-18 Milwaukee M-18 Fuel half-inch high torque impact wrench valued at $450 and a M-18 Red Lithium M-18 battery valued at $100 were also stolen.

According to police, the power meter was broken, disabling electric power to the business and a fence pole was bent to gain access to the business’ yard.

Hiker rescued from 80-foot fall

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by TERRY AHNER in Police Log

Crews respond to Blue Mountain near Lehigh Gap Nature Center

A male hiker was injured May 15 after falling about 80 feet off a cliff on the Blue Mountain at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Washington Township.

State Police, Troop M, Bethlehem, say troopers were dispatched around 6:40 p.m. to the area of Mountain Road and Route 873 for a report of an individual who fell into a heavily wooded area.

Upon arrival, they determined an 18-year-old male was hiking and climbing with friends, a 17-year-old from Allentown and a 17-year-old from Schnecksville, in the area known as “Devin’s Point.”

State Police Beat

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Damage done to vehicles

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say Edward Meadowcraft of Audubon, Robert Dupree of Breinigsville, and Fabian Schramel of Slatington reported their vehicles were damaged between 2 p.m. April 27 and 7:30 a.m. the next day while they were parked in the Appalachian Trail lot adjacent to 8832 Route 873, Washington Township.

According to police, the three vehicles — a 2017 Toyota Camry, a 2003 Dodge Chrysler (name change to 2015 Caravan), and a 2005 Saturn Vue, were spray painted with graffiti, had numerous scratch marks and the windows were smashed.

Upper Macungie Twp police investigating hit and run

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police are investigating a hit-and-run in which a pedestrian was struck sometime between 4:40-4:50 a.m. on April 30 across the street from East Penn Self Storage, 8235 Schantz Road.

According to police, Ta’Cory Barr, 29, of Slatington, was walking along the east side of Schantz Road when he was struck by a box truck or tractor trailer/bobtail. Barr suffered an injury to his head, police say.

Police say parts found at the scene were for a passenger side mirror.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps assisted at the scene.

State Police Beat

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Kayak, sprayer

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say a 70-year-old man from Allentown and a 20-year-old man from Northampton reported a yellow Yamaha three-wheeler, an orange 12-foot Sun Dolphin Kayak and a white 25 gallon deluxe sport sprayer were stolen 8:46 a.m. April 19 from a barn at 7769 Blue Mountain House Road, Lynn Township.

According to police, forced entry was made through the main entry door on the east side of the barn.