Northwestern Press

Monday, August 21, 2017

State police seek information on Weisenberg Twp hit and run

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Police Log

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, are asking for the public’s help to find the driver of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian around 2 a.m. on Aug. 13 along Holbens Valley Road at Hillside Court, Weisenberg Township.

Police say a 24-year-old New Tripoli man, who was hit by a vehicle traveling west on Holbens Valley Road, was found in the roadway.

The driver fled the scene, continuing westbound. According to police, the vehicle is a light-color Mercedes-Benz hatchback with unknown damage.

Fire Calls

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Goodwill Fire Company, Germansville, responded to the following incidents between July 1 and Aug. 1:

July 7

·Motor vehicle accident (rollover), 7:49 a.m., Lynn Township.

·Northwestern High School, Route 309, 8:20 a.m., alarm, Heidelberg Township.

·Route 309, 8:24 a.m., alarm, fire, dwelling, Heidelberg Township.

·Country Spring Road, 7:55 p.m., controlled burn, Lowhill Township.

·Mountain Road and Ohl Court, 8:08 p.m., motor vehicle accident (rollover), Lynn Township.

July 10

·Herman Street, 1:31 a.m., chest pain, Heidelberg Township.

STATE POLICE BEAT

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Drug charges in Heidelberg

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for alleged traffic violations around 11:15 p.m. Aug. 13 on Route 100, Heidelberg Township.

Police say the driver, George Anthony Gosse, 58, of Philadelphia, allegedly had a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Charges were filed with District Judge Rod Beck, Slatington.

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, responded around 1:30 p.m. Aug. 1 to the 6700 block of Madison St., New Tripoli.

Teen Musikfest performer reports indecent assault

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Police Log

Colonial Regional police say a 14-year-old girl from New York, who was in town to perform at Musikfest, was allegedly assaulted by a North Whitehall man.

Police were dispatched 11:05 p.m. Aug. 7 to Holiday Inn Express, 3375 High Point Boulevard, Hanover Township, for the alleged incident.

The girl and a 15-year-old male told police that a man later identified as Gerald A. Benbow, 48, of Anthony Drive, North Whitehall Township, allegedly approached them on the third floor of the hotel and was talking nonsense, police say.

Cetronia ambulance involved in 2-vehicle crash in Lynn Twp

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Police Log

According to information provided by Cetronia Ambulance Corps Director of Marketing and Public Relations Jennifer Glose, a Cetronia Ambulance Corps unit was involved in a motor vehicle accident around 2 p.m. Aug. 5.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps Chief Operating Officer Robert Mateff Sr. commented on the crash.

“Our foremost concern is with the wellbeing of those involved in the incident,” Mateff said. “The EMT driver was treated and released from the hospital and the passenger paramedic was checked at the scene and not transported to the hospital.

North Whitehall Twp man found dead at Econo Lodge motel

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office says a 63-year-old Neffs, North Whitehall Township man took his own life Aug. 5 at the Econo Lodge, 1151 Bulldog Lane, South Whitehall Township.

Grim said Galen G. Adams was pronounced dead 1:43 p.m. that day by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Richard Pender at the motel. Grim ruled the manner of Adams’ death a suicide.

According to his obituary, Adams was employed at The Neffs Hotel for many years. Before that, he was a welder.

State Police Beat

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Man charged

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say troopers responded 8:24 p.m. July 21 for a report of a loose German shephard in the 2100 block of Krecks Road, Weisenberg Township.

Police say neighbors complained that the dog approached them and their dogs on their property, which made them feel threatened.

Contact was made with the dog’s owner Sergio Espinoza of Fogelsville, upon its return, police say.

Charges were filed against Espinoza with District Judge Rod Beck, Slatington.

state police beat

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Driver charged with DUI

State police say Elyse Charlotte Suter, 26, of New Tripoli, was involved in a single vehicle crash just before 5 p.m. July 2 at 8040 Holbens Valley Road, Weisenberg Township.

Police say Suter was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence.

She was charged with DUI and related traffic offenses before District Judge Rod Beck, Slatington.

State police conducted a traffic stop for an alleged violation just after 1 a.m. June 20 on Schochary Road at Decatur Street, Lynn Township.

31 added to 14 Lehigh County volunteer fire department rosters

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Police Log

Fourteen area volunteer fire departments added 31 new firefighters to their ranks when the new firefighters completed a rigorous five-month course and received their certificates of completion on June 8 at a ceremony held at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.

This was the seventh annual Bucks County Fire Academy course held twice a week from January to May at the Allentown Fire Academy, at the Allentown Fire Department Mack Station at 1902 Lehigh St., near the Queen City Airport.

Fire calls

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Goodwill Fire Company, Germansville, responded to the following incidents between June 1 and July 1:

June 1: Overdose/poisoning, 2:59 a.m., Routes 100 an 309, Heidelberg Township.

· Outside fire/controlled burn, 10:36 a.m., Irvin Road, Heidelberg Township.

June 3: Outside fire/controlled burn, 6:12 a.m., Country Spring Road, Lowhill Township.

June 5: Traffic/transportation incident/MVA rescue, into a building, 6:50 p.m., Kistler Valley and Schochary roads, Lynn Township.

June 9: Outside fire/controlled burn, 9 p.m., Saegersville Road, Heidelberg Township.