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Downed wires close Route 100

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 2015 Peterbilt tractor-trailer combo carrying an oversize load closed a section of Route 100 at Mohr Lane, Upper Macungie Township, for more than 24 hours after taking down several wires around 2:18 p.m. Nov. 8.

According to Upper Macungie Township police, Gary L. Hughes-Oneal, 38, of Morgan, Utah, was driving the permitted oversize load, accompanied by both lead and rear pilot vehicles.

Police say the front pilot car operator reported he saw approximately 1-inch to 2 inches of his height-pole touch a wire across Route 100, near the entrance to the Applewood neighborhood.

State Police Beat

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Storm door window broken

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say a 49-year-old woman from the 9200 Block of Claussville Road, Weisenberg Township, reported to police the bottom window of her front storm door was broken around 2:36 p.m. Nov. 5.

Police say the window was valued at $100.

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say a 28-year-old Alburtis man reported an individual traveling north on Gun Club Road toward Mosserville Road, Lynn Township, disposed of a deflated air mattress and five black trash bags filled with clothes and miscellaneous items sometime between 3:30 a.m. and 4:53 p.m. Oct. 29.

Man charged after attack on teen at Dorney Park

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

An 18-year-old Allentown man was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated assault, one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and two counts of simple assault after he allegedly attacked two individuals around 7:24 p.m. Oct. 19 at Dorney Park, South Whitehall Township.

According to South Whitehall Police Chief Glen Dorney, Jorge Alberto Ortero, allegedly slashed the top of a 14-year-old girl’s left hand with a razor blade.

She sustained a large laceration requiring treatment at St. Luke’s, Allentown.

State police provide ways to report suspicious activity

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Pennsylvania State Police work closely with its local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to investigate and prevent all types of criminal activity.

Tips from the public regularly provide valuable information that helps investigators do their jobs in a more proactive and efficient manner.

Commissioner of State Police Col. Robert Evanchick reminds the public that everyone can do his or her part to keep their communities safe by knowing how to report suspicious activity.

Search warrants served

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

Applications for warrants reveal Albany Twp children found hanging from beam in basement

Pennsylvania State Police search warrant applications obtained from the office of District Judge Kim Bagenstoes, Hamburg, indicate the mother, identified as Lisa R. Snyder, 36, of the two Albany Township children who died Sept. 26 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, reportedly found her 8-year-old son and his 4-year-old sister hanging by a plastic-coated dog line in the basement of their home in the 2400 block of Route 143.

State Police Beat

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Firearms stolen

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say a 69-year-old man from the 6700 block of Walnut St., Washington Township, reported several firearms were stolen between 7:30 a.m. and 1:40 p.m. Aug. 27 from his home. Police say a secured side door was used to make entry.

Anyone with information about this burglary is asked to call state police at 610-861-2026 and refer to incident number PA2019-1129637.

Former Hosfeld’s General Store damaged in car crash on Sept. 29

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

The former Hosfeld’s General store and Stony Run Post Office, 2471 Route 737, Stony Run, Albany Township, was damaged 1:20 a.m. on Sept. 29 when a car crashed into the front of the building, now used as a residence.

State Police Troop L, Hamburg, say Jamen M. Schrock, 41, of Kempton, was driving a 2012 KIA Forte south on Route 737, when he allegedly failed to negotiate a right curve in the roadway.

His car continued straight across the oncoming traffic lane before leaving the roadway and striking the building.

State Police Beat

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Bee leads to car crash

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say a 17-year-old male from Jefferson Court, New Tripoli, was driving a 2007 Chrysler 300 at 7:41 a.m. Sept. 25 near 6879 Loy Road, Lynn Township when a bee flew into his car through an open window.

Police say the teen took his eyes off the road and began swatting at the bee.

As he attempted to remove the bee, his car was still in motion approaching a left curve in the roadway.

Berks County man charged with sexual assault at KidsPeace

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced that a Berks County man was charged with committing institutional sexual assault for an alleged incident at KidsPeace in North Whitehall.

Kharee Javon Greene, 23, of 204. S. Kemp St., Lyons Station, Berks County, a former KidsPeace employee, has been charged with one count of institutional sexual assault, a felony of the third degree.