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Hiker rescued from 80-foot fall

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by TERRY AHNER in Police Log

Crews respond to Blue Mountain near Lehigh Gap Nature Center

A male hiker was injured May 15 after falling about 80 feet off a cliff on the Blue Mountain at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Washington Township.

State Police, Troop M, Bethlehem, say troopers were dispatched around 6:40 p.m. to the area of Mountain Road and Route 873 for a report of an individual who fell into a heavily wooded area.

Upon arrival, they determined an 18-year-old male was hiking and climbing with friends, a 17-year-old from Allentown and a 17-year-old from Schnecksville, in the area known as “Devin’s Point.”

State Police Beat

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Damage done to vehicles

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say Edward Meadowcraft of Audubon, Robert Dupree of Breinigsville, and Fabian Schramel of Slatington reported their vehicles were damaged between 2 p.m. April 27 and 7:30 a.m. the next day while they were parked in the Appalachian Trail lot adjacent to 8832 Route 873, Washington Township.

According to police, the three vehicles — a 2017 Toyota Camry, a 2003 Dodge Chrysler (name change to 2015 Caravan), and a 2005 Saturn Vue, were spray painted with graffiti, had numerous scratch marks and the windows were smashed.

Upper Macungie Twp police investigating hit and run

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police are investigating a hit-and-run in which a pedestrian was struck sometime between 4:40-4:50 a.m. on April 30 across the street from East Penn Self Storage, 8235 Schantz Road.

According to police, Ta’Cory Barr, 29, of Slatington, was walking along the east side of Schantz Road when he was struck by a box truck or tractor trailer/bobtail. Barr suffered an injury to his head, police say.

Police say parts found at the scene were for a passenger side mirror.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps assisted at the scene.

State Police Beat

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Kayak, sprayer

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say a 70-year-old man from Allentown and a 20-year-old man from Northampton reported a yellow Yamaha three-wheeler, an orange 12-foot Sun Dolphin Kayak and a white 25 gallon deluxe sport sprayer were stolen 8:46 a.m. April 19 from a barn at 7769 Blue Mountain House Road, Lynn Township.

According to police, forced entry was made through the main entry door on the east side of the barn.

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.