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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.

Two trucks crash, portion of I-78 in Greenwich Township closed

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A crash involving a 2016 Western Star dump truck and 2017 International Harvester tractor-trailer completely shut down the right lane of I-78 West at 9:35 a.m. Sept. 17 in Greenwich Township, Berks County.

State Police Troop L, Hamburg say Morando Maye, 43, of Baltimore, Md., was driving the dump truck in the left lane of I-78 West and was in the process of overtaking the tractor-trailer driven by Joseph D. Herron, 63, of Fredericksburg, Va., which was in the right lane.

Allentown man in Lowhill crash dies in hospital

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 31-year-old Allentown man died after the vehicle in which he was a passenger was involved in a head-on crash 3:16 p.m. Sept. 3 along Route 100, near Bittners Corner Road, Lowhill Township.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Eric Minnich, Derek T. Brobst, was pronounced dead at 11:12 a.m. Sept. 4 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

The cause of his death was multiple blunt force injuries due to a motor vehicle accident, Minnich said, adding the manner of Brobst’s death as an accident.

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.