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Upper Macungie firefighters respond to warehouse call

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Upper Macungie firefighters responded Nov. 21 to the NFI Distribution Center, 910 Nestle Way, for a report of smoke in a warehouse.

According to Station 56 Fire Chief Leroy Gross, a fork lift tire caught fire but was quickly extinguished by employees.

The resulting smoke triggered the alarm system dispatching the fire departments.

Responding firefighting units included Fogelsville, Trexlertown and Upper Macungie Station 56, along with the Cetronia Ambulance Corps.

No injuries or other mishaps were noted by Gross.

Upper Macungie Twp Police

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Two generators

Upper Macungie Township police say a 62-year-old Germansville man reported two 6,000 watt generators were stolen after thieves unlocked a locked door on a trailer sometime overnight Nov. 7 in the 5500 block of Muth Circle, Upper Macungie.

Police say one of the generators is black and red with wheels. The other is blue and does not have wheels.

Each is valued at approximately $1,200.

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

State Police Beat

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Truck strikes

State Police Troop M Bethlehem say Thomas Mankos reported a Ford truck struck his steel mailbox and post sometime between 7-9 p.m. on Oct. 6 at 9010 N. Loop Road, Washington Township.

According to police, the truck was traveling north on North Loop Road, when the driver lost control of the truck, which left the right side of the road.

Police say the passenger side mirror of the truck struck the mailbox and post located approximately 2 feet from the road, before veering back onto Loop Road.

State Police Beat

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Driver leaves

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say Alexandria A. Haas, 25, of Slatington, was driving a 2012 Subaru Legacy 12:08 a.m. Oct. 1 along Holbens Valley Road, Weisenberg Township, when the car struck a guide rail.

According to police, Haas was eastbound on Holbens Valley Road, just east of Winding Road, when she lost control of the car and it struck the right guide rail with its right side.

After the impact, the car became disabled at Carpet and Holbens Valley roads.

Police say Haas left the car at that location and left the scene, police say.

Drug collection day scheduled for Oct. 28

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

The 14th National Take Back Day drug collection day has been scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28.

Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 11 sites.

Residents can dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications, and liquids.

Syringes or Sharps will not be accepted. Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, and no questions will be asked.

Turnpike Northeast Extension reopens ahead of schedule

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

The Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike reopened ahead of schedule to traffic between the Lehigh Valley Exit (No. 56) and the Mahoning Valley Exit (No. 74) after a bridge replacement.

Crews worked very diligently between Oct. 13 and 16 to reopen the roadway ahead of schedule, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced Oct. 16.

The southbound lanes opened at 1 a.m. The northbound lanes opened at 2 a.m. Oct. 16.

Every construction task involved in the process was accomplished smoothly and ahead of time.

West Virginia driver killed in tractor-trailer crash on I-78

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 48-year-old West Virginia man died from injuries received in a crash around 9:59 p.m. Oct. 4 on I-78, Upper Macungie Township.

Rockwell L. Beam of Great Cacapon, West Va., was pronounced dead at 6:44 p.m. Oct. 5 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, according to the office of Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim.

Beam’s death, attributed to injuries he received in the crash, was ruled an accident, Grim said.

Teacher aide at Parkland High School injured in Lehigh Twp shooting

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Police Log

Melinda “Lyndi” Mullner, an instructional aide for Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21, who works at Parkland High School, was injured on Oct. 4 when John Michael Hann, 61, a cousin of her husband, Joseph F. Mullner, 64, allegedly killed him and shot her.

According to information provided by Parkland’s Director of Community Development and Relations Nicole McGalla, CLIU 21 sent the Flight Team to the high school on Oct. 5 to provide counseling and to handle any grief needs of students and staff.

High School Principal Jim Moniz emailed staff the following statement: