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State Police Beat

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Construction trailer stolen

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say Ghassan Youwakim, of Lehighton, reported a white enclosed construction trailer was stolen between 4:30 p.m. Oct. 31 and 7 a.m. Nov. 1 from 5508 Bullhead Road, Heidelberg Township.

Police say the trailer has Pennsylvania license plate XZ42949.

Some $10,000 worth of tools were also stolen, police say.

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say a 28-year-old woman from the 8000 block of Bake Oven Road, Heidelberg Township, reported $300 worth of gift cards were stolen between 1-11 a.m. Nov. 2 from her vehicle.

Kevin Esterly given maximum sentence for fleeing with teen

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Kevin Esterly of Lowhill Township has been sentenced to serve 2-1/2 to 5 years in prison for fleeing to Mexico with Allentown teen Amy Yu, 16.

Esterly, 45, who pleaded guilty Nov. 11 to one count of corruption of a minor, was given the maximum sentence allowed by Judge Maria Dantos on Dec. 10.

Esterly said he went to Mexico with Yu because she was unhappy at home and he wanted to protect her.

Both have denied any intimate relationship.

Yu; her mother, Mui T. Luu; and Esterly’s wife, Stacey; testified at Monday’s sentencing hearing.

Upper Macungie Twp Police

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Thefts from vehicles reported in township

Upper Macungie Township police say a 43-year-old man from Danielsville and 45-year-old woman from Orefield reported items were removed after forcibly entry was made to their vehicle 2:27 p.m. on Nov. 12 while it was parked at Lone Lane Park, Upper Macungie Township.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact police at 484-661-5911.

State Police Beat

Thursday, November 22, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Two involved

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say police were dispatched 2:36 p.m. on Oct. 24 for a disturbance in parking lot D at Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, North Whitehall Township.

Upon arrival, the trooper discovered two 19-year-olds from Lehigh County, were allegedly involved in a verbal argument that escalated.

Police allege one teen grabbed at the other’s neck causing visible red marks.

The latter teen allegedly kicked the first teen’s vehicle causing damage, police say.

Both were cited via non-traffic citations.

Two South Whitehall residents injured in armed robbery

Thursday, November 22, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Two residents from the area of Pierce and Van Buren drives, South Whitehall Township, sustained non-life-threatening injuries when they were assaulted by two individuals with knives 8:47 a.m. Nov. 19.

According to South Whitehall Township police, the residents were entering their vehicle when an altercation ensued between them and the individuals carrying the knives.

The residents fled in their vehicle. The suspects, who took an undetermined amount of cash, were last seen fleeing on foot, police say.

One of the residents is being treated at a local hospital.

More than 20,000 pounds of medication collected

Thursday, November 22, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin recently announced 20,294 pounds of medications have been collected since 2014 at the permanent medication collection sites in Lehigh County.

In December 2013, permanent medication collection boxes were installed at 10 police departments.

Two other departments were added later, and additional boxes have been installed at three Lehigh Valley Hospital locations.

State Police Beat

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Man attempts to avoid arrest

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say troopers were investigating a report of a trespasser 10:45 a.m. Oct. 11 at 8358 Route 873, Washington Township, when they encountered Ted Arling Long, 51, of Walnutport.

He allegedly identified himself as several other individuals in an alleged attempt to avoid being arrested on an active warrant, police say.

Charges were filed against Long with District Judge Tom Creighton, Slatington.

Martin releases local results of drug take back day

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin recently released the local results of the 16th National Take Back Day on Oct. 27.

Martin said county residents disposed of 500.5 pounds of expired and unused over-the-counter and prescription medications during Take Back Day.

The total of drugs collected during all Take Back Day events since 2010 is 12,943.5 pounds.