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SPCA seizes 48 animals from Heidelberg Twp farm

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

The Pennsylvania SPCA executed a search warrant May 5 removing eight dogs and puppies, 35 cats and kittens, and five horses from a farm in Heidelberg Township.

According to an affidavit of probable cause from District Judge Rod Beck’s office, Slatington, SPCA Humane Society Police Officer Kelsey Beam spoke with an informant on May 4 regarding a complaint of unsanitary conditions and animals in need of veterinary care at 6587 Central Road.

U. Macungie police seek public’s help to identify suspect

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Upper Macungie police have released the image of a man allegedly involved in several unlocked vehicles being entered and items stolen during the overnight hours of May 3.

Criminal Investigations and Community Services Division Commander Lt. Peter Nickischer said these incidents occurred along Indigo Way, Wild Mint Lane, both in the Kuhnsville area, and Ricky Ridge Trail, Kaybrook/Green Hills area.

According to Nickischer, the image was captured by a resident’s private security cameras.

State Police Beat

Thursday, May 4, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Vehicle stolen in Weisenberg

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say Robert Franklin James of 10451 Old 22, Weisenberg Township, reported his 1998 Chevrolet 2500 4x4 was stolen 2:50 p.m. April 29 from the end of his driveway closest to Old 22.

The pickup is described as a single cab, black in color with a maroon cap, dent in the passenger side door and bearing Pennsylvania registration ZBX5572, police say.

According to police, the pickup was last seen at approximately 8:30 p.m. April 28.

California man found dead in Upper Macungie hotel

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Emmanuel E. Ramirez, 27, of Maywood, California, was found dead April 13 inside a hotel room at the Staybridge Suites Allentown West, 327 Star Road, Upper Macungie Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim said he pronounced Ramirez dead at 12:55 a.m. April 14.

Grim said an autopsy was performed that morning.

The cause of Ramirez’s death is pending toxicology test results, Grim said.

According to Upper Macungie Township Police, preliminary indications are Ramirez died of an apparent drug overdose.

State Police Beat

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

2-vehicle crash in Lynn Twp

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say Rickie L. Todd, 63, of Emmaus, was driving a 2009 Mack truck 9:48 a.m. April 11 along Memorial Road, just east of Route 309, Lynn Township. when the truck backed into a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox driven by James R. Tosh, 67, of Germansville,

According to police, Todd was traveling westbound on Memorial Road, when he put his vehicle in reverse and struck the SUV, which came to a stop in the lane of travel directly behind the Mack truck.

Flames consume house despite valiant efforts of firefighters

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

The Mediterranean-style home built by the Ira Feinour family in the late 1990s no longer sits high on a hill off Route 309, New Tripoli.

The house was destroyed by a wind-fueled, two-alarm fire late April 7.

According to New Tripoli Fire Chief Peter Christ on April 10, firefighters were called to the scene at 10:07 p.m. last Friday night.

Owner Bruce F. Lindenberg purchased the house at 6962 Lochland Road in 2000, according to Lehigh County Assessment records.

Lindenberg, an airline pilot, according to Christ, was not at home when the fire started.

Firefighters battle house fire

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

Volunteer firefighters were called out to a house fire at 5849 Memorial Road, Germansville, on Monday.

Germansville, New Tripoli, Neffs and Weisenberg volunteer fire departments, responded along with Northern Valley Emergency Medical Services.

According to Lehigh County assessment records, the home is owned by Monica M. Miller.

Goodwill Fire Company, Germansville, Chief Jay Scheffler told The Press the fire was contained to a single room, a bedroom, on the west side of the home, although the rest of the structure sustained smoke and water damage.

State Police Beat

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Simple assault charges filed

State Police Troop M Bethlehem say a 28-year-old man and 25-year-old woman, both from Schnecksville, got into a verbal altercation 1:20 p.m. March 11 in the 5600 block of Sell Road, Heidelberg Township.

Police allege during the verbal altercation, the man grabbed the woman by her hair and dragged her across the living room.

He then allegedly punched the woman in the head twice, at which point she attempted to stand up.

According to police, the man allegedly then kicked the woman in her outer left thigh.

State Police Beat

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Driver taken into custody

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say Justin William Ternosky, 36, of New Tripoli, was allegedly driving his vehicle under suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol during a traffic stop 1:05 a.m. March 23 at 8487 Carpet Road, Weisenberg Township.

Police also allege Ternosky was in possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Ternosky was taken into custody, police say.

Charges were filed with District Judge Rod Beck, Slatington.

Kempton teen killed in Lynn Twp crash

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A Kempton teen was killed when her 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 struck a utility pole and rolled over around 5 a.m. March 18 on Route 143, Lynn Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Kaci Mackenzie Kunkel, 18, of 99280 Kistler Valley Road, Kempton, was pronounced dead at 7:15 a.m. at the scene by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Craig Hanzl.

Grim said the cause of her death was multiple blunt force injuries.

He ruled the manner of her death as an accident.