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Breinigsville toddler killed in North Whitehall Twp crash

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 3-year-old Breinigsville boy was killed when the vehicle he was riding in and another vehicle collided around 11:27 a.m. Dec. 21 in front of 5480 Kernsville Road, North Whitehall Township.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, Micah Gianotti was pronounced dead at 12:21 p.m. the same day at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

An autopsy was performed Dec. 22, Grim said.

He said the cause of death is blunt force head injuries due to a motor vehicle accident.

The manner of his death was ruled an accident, Grim said.

Lowhill Twp man killed when train hits his vehicle

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Police Log

A Lowhill Township man died after his vehicle collided with a train 5:23 a.m. Dec. 14 at the West Penn Avenue railroad crossing in Alburtis.

Marc Tobash, 28, was pronounced dead that day at 6:40 a.m. by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Jason Nicholas, according to Coroner Scott Grim.

Grim said the cause of Tobash’s death was due to multiple traumatic injuries.

The manner of his death was ruled an accident, Grim said.

State Police Beat

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Two skimmers found at Exxon

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say Trooper John P. Marsteller was dispatched 1:20 p.m. Dec. 5 for a report of two skimmers found on fuel pumps at the Exxon, 2298 Golden Key Road, Weisenberg Township.

Police say the skimmers were on the pumps for approximately one month.

A 61-year-old New Tripoli man also reported his information was used to make an unauthorized purchase at a separate location.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call state police at 610-395-1438.

NOVA has roundtable luncheon

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by KRISTIE WILK in Police Log

Northern Valley EMS Inc. recently had its annual roundtable luncheon at their headquarters in Ormrod.

NOVA presents objectives of the organization, community outreach activities, legislative concerns, and financial standings to local community officials and representatives during a lunch prepared by the NOVA Auxiliary volunteers.

In addition to the board of directors, representatives from the offices of state Sen. Pat Brown, R-16th, and state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, and state Rep. Zack Mako, R-183rd, attended.

County coroner awaits toxicology report on pair found dead in motel

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 36-year-old Texas woman and a 56-year-old Tennessee man were found dead Nov. 29 in a motel room at Howard Johnson Inn and Suites, 3220 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Christina Schwartz, last known address San Antonio, Texas, was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Richard Kroon at 12:15 p.m. that day in room 216 of the motel.

Kroon also pronounced Michael Donnelly, last known address in Tennessee, dead at 12:16 p.m. the same day and in the same room.

Nestle Water North America presents check to New Tripoli Fire Company

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

Members and officers of the New Tripoli Fire Company met Nov. 13 to approve moving ahead with a new addition to their building.

The highlight of the meeting was the commitment by Nestle Waters North America to donate $50,000 toward the construction.

The company will pay the total in five year installments of $10,000 per annum.

The new building will be added to the existing building greatly enlarging the apparatus floor as well as additional office space.

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.