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State Police Beat

Friday, April 12, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Wheel stolen from vehicle

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say Dawn E. Siewert of Weissport, reported 2:12 p.m. March 25 her passenger-side rear wheel was stolen from her vehicle in a service facility parking lot at 8763 Route 873, Washington Township.

According to police, Siewert was getting her car serviced and left her vehicle in the parking lot, when sometime during the evening hours of March 24 an individual approached her vehicle.

The suspect then placed a car jack stand underneath the rear wheel, before detaching and stealing the wheel.

Slatington man is charged in multivehicle crash

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced a Slatington man was charged in relation to a multivehicle crash which occurred Dec. 2, 2018.

Nicholas Strohl, 32, of Cherry Street, Slatington, was charged with one count each of aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence (of methamphetamine), a felony of the second degree; having an accident involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed, a felony of the third degree; and three counts of recklessly endangering another person, misdemeanors of the second degree.

State Police seek help to solve cold case

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, are seeking the public’s help in solving a pedestrian hit and run, which occurred Nov. 29, 2013, on southbound Route 222, north of the Kressler Road intersection, Lower Macungie Township.

According to police, Michael Mason, who was 36 at the time of the crash, was walking along the west berm, when a southbound vehicle on Route 222 struck him.

Police say the vehicle’s bumper, which was approximately 17 inches from the ground, struck Mason on his left calf.

Mason was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver left before police arrived.

REAL IDs now available for Pennsylvania residents

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

REAL ID-compliant license or ID card is optional

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced optional REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo ID cards are now available for Pennsylvania residents who want one.

A federally-accepted form of identification, such as a Pennsylvania REAL ID driver’s license or ID card, a U.S. Passport or Passport Card, a military ID, etc., must be used as identification to board a commercial flight or visit a secure federal building that requires ID at the door on and after Oct. 1, 2020.

State Police Beat

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

E-cigarettes reported stolen

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say a 42-year-old Orefield man reported that at 3:19 a.m. March 2 three individuals stole an undetermined amount of e-cigarettes after breaking the front door to the convenience store at 6391 Route 309, Heidelberg Township.

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say Cheyenne M. Zirkle, 22, of Palmerton was driving a 1996 Honda Civic eastbound on Kings Highway, near its intersection with Strawberry Court, at 4:42 a.m. March 10, when the car hit a patch of ice and Zirkle lost control of the vehicle.

State Police Beat

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Trucker issued citation

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say Dale A. Hudec, 56, of Atwater, Ohio, was driving a 2014 Freightliner Cascadia northbound along Route 309, just south Decatur Street, Lynn Township, when it overturned on its driver’s side 4:12 p.m. Feb. 4.

Police say the driver apparently failed to negotiate a slight right curve in the roadway and the rig overturned.

The truck came to a final rest, facing north, across the southbound lanes of travel on Route 309, just north of Decatur Street, police say.

Woodlawn fire chief charged with simple assault, harassment

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Woodlawn Fire Chief James Kutz was charged with simple assault and harassment Jan. 11 after allegedly pulling a gun on a Boy Scout who was leaving food-drive fliers on house doorknobs in South Whitehall Township.

According to the affidavit of probable cause and criminal complaint obtained from District Judge Jake Hammond’s office, South Whitehall, police were dispatched 7:24 p.m. Nov. 4, 2018, to a home in the 2400 block of Coolidge St., for a possible attempted burglary.