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State Police Beat

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Wall damaged

in school

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say a 13-year-old boy damaged a classroom wall at 12:56 p.m. March 15 at Lehigh Learning and Adjustment Center, 2936 Corporate Court, Lowhill Township.

In a separate incident, police say a 17-year-old boy punched a window at the center, breaking the window at 10:45 a.m. March 25.

Driver charged

with DUI

State Police Beat

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Police say driver

had seizure

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say Ann P. Gross, 53, of Schnecksville, was driving a 2008 Dodge Avenger north on Route 309, at the intersection of Decatur Street, New Tripoli, 9:06 a.m. March 9 when she failed to negotiate a right curve in the roadway.

Police say the car traveled north, went across the southbound lane of Route 309, over a concrete island, struck a PennDOT traffic sign, across Decatur Street, then across another concrete island.

No charges will be filed in U. Mac Halloween fatality

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced no charges will be filed in connection with an Oct. 26, 2012 fatal accident in which Jordan Steinmetz, 14, was killed.

Steinmetz was walking west near 6429 Schantz Road, Upper Macungie, around 8:20 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle driven west on Schantz Road by a 29-year-old Whitehall Township man.

According to Martin, there are no shoulders or curbs in the area of the crash and the posted speed limit is 35 mph.

State Police Beat

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Vehicle hits

utility pole

Robb K. Tyler, 20, of Slatedale, was driving south in a 2008 Ford Ranger along Old Post Road, north of Church Street, Washington Township during a sudden snowstorm at 1:49 p.m. Feb. 19, when he lost control of the truck on a straight section of road.

The truck spun head-on into a utility pole on the opposite side of the road, State Police Troop M Bethlehem say.

Tyler, who was wearing a seat belt, was uninjured.

The truck was towed from the scene.

Tyler was issued a traffic warning, police say.

Teen charged

Speed monitoring sign vanishes in Upper Macungie

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police are investigating the theft of a digital speed monitoring sign taken from a speed limit sign between Church Street and Creek View Drive, Upper Macungie Township.

Criminal Investigator Adam Miller says the sign was taken sometime between 3:16-3:20 a.m. March 8.

The sign is white in color with a black digital face and may have a "Your Speed" reflective sign attached to the top.

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

Lynn Township man charged with endangering his children

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 27-year-old Lynn Township man who allegedly had his children in his truck when he rammed his wife's vehicle was arrested Feb. 27, according to Trooper Ronald Mercatili of Troop M Fogelsville.

According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge David Harding, Coopersburg, Brandi Renee Billig walked into the barracks to report she had been involved that day in a domestic dispute with her husband, George Billig, at 7737 Brobst Hill Road and 7270 Hoffadeckal Court, Lynn Township.

State Police Beat

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Juvenile cited

for harassment

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say a 15-year-old Allentown boy was involved in a verbal argument 8:41 a.m. Feb. 15 during homeroom at Lehigh Learning and Adjustment Center, 1021 Independence Drive, Lowhill Township.

Police say as a staff member was pulling a 16-year-old Allentown boy away from the 15-year-old, he punched the other teen in the face once with a closed fist.

A non-traffic citation was filed against the teen, police say.

Rims, tires stolen

from Peterbilt