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Kempton man drowns in boating incident

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

An 82-year-old Kempton man was involved in a boating incident at 7:54 a.m. Sept. 30 at Leaser Lake, 8502 Pleasure Court, New Tripoli, Lynn Township.

Lehigh County Chief Deputy Coroner Andrew H. Kehm said Kenneth E. Gorsuch was pronounced dead at 10:12 a.m. the same day in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner Eric Minnich told The Press Oct. 4, the cause of Gorsuch’s death was drowning and it was ruled an accident.

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating.

Police advise residents of scam

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

South Whitehall Township police are advising residents about a recent scam.

A package from Best Buy was purchased with a couple’s credit card and delivered using their information.

The resident contacted Best Buy about the purchase and obtained a return label from them directly and returned the item using UPS.

The resident also closed the credit card which was used to make the purchase.

The next day a FedEx truck arrived with a return label, which was addressed to an individual in New York with the words Best Buy on the label.

State Police Beat

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Vehicle rolls in Lowhill Twp

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say Erasmo A. Gil Gil, 27, of Hazelton, was driving a 1999 Lexus ES300 just before 9 p.m. on Sept. 2 on Route 100, Lowhill Township when the car struck an embankment and rolled over.

According to police, Gil Gil was southbound on Route 100, just south of Hausman Circle, when he apparently lost control of the car.

After striking the embankment, the car rolled over several times before coming to a final rest.

Gil Gil, who police say was wearing his seat belt, was uninjured.

Police say he was cited with driving at an unsafe speed.

State Police Beat

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Juveniles cited for drinking

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, were dispatched 11:59 p.m. Aug. 19 for a report of an alleged disturbance and underage drinking party on Leiby Road, Weisenberg Township.

Police say upon arrival, numerous juveniles allegedly fled into the surrounding wooded area.

Thirteen juveniles who allegedly fled after being instructed to stop were cited for underage drinking and referred to the Impact Project.

Wolf administration announces start of I-78 repair project

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration announced work began Aug. 15 to repair I-78 between the Berks County line to the Northampton County line in Weisenberg, Upper Macungie, Lower Macungie, South Whitehall, Salisbury and Upper Saucon townships, and the City of Allentown.

“I-78 is an important part of the Lehigh Valley’s and Pennsylvania’s transportation network, and making these repairs will benefit tourism, commerce, and the everyday commuter,” Wolf said.

State Police Beat

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Driver asleep in vehicle

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say Shawn Steven Katz, 35, of Kempton, was allegedly found sleeping with the driver’s side door of his vehicle open 12:57 a.m. Aug. 3 at the intersection of Route 309 at Weiss Road, Lynn Township.

Police say Katz allegedly failed the field sobriety tests and was transported to Lehigh County Central Booking Center for a legal blood draw.

Charges for driving under the influence were filed against Katz with District Judge Rod Beck, Slatington.

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.


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.