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Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in Police Log



State Police Troop M Fogelsville say Walter Pearsall and Elaine Peter reported their mailboxes were damaged and knocked off their bases at 6046 and 5980 Long Court, Lynn Township, sometime between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 7.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact state police at 610-395-1438.

License plate

stolen from vehicle

Tractor-trailer overturns in parking lot at Farmer's Field

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

Traffic on Route 309, just north of the intersection with Route 143, was delayed around noon April 26 when a tractor-trailer carrying compressed plastic bottles overturned in the parking lot of Farmer's Field Antiques and Primatives, New Tripoli.

New Tripoli firefighters and fire police responded to the scene and directed vehicles to one lane of travel until the rig could be righted.

Two seriously injured in Weisenberg Twp. crash

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Two people were injured when the vehicle they were in struck two utility poles at 12:35 a.m. April 27 along New Smithville Road, just east of Spring Road, Weisenberg Township, State Police Troop M Fogelsville say.

Police alleged Kristin L Rowe, 23, of Lehighton was driving a 2001 Dodge Neon northbound in the right lane at a speed that was greater then reasonable and prudent for the roadway, which is posted as a 40 mph zone on both the northbound and southbound lanes.

Five slashed, stabbed at party in Lynn Township home

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Five people were injured 3:05 a.m. April 27 during a party at 8996 Kings Highway, Lynn Township, State Police Troop M Fogelsville say.

Police allege several fights broke out involving a 17-year-old male, a 26-year-old male from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., two 25-year-old males, one from Freemansburg, the other from Bethlehem, a 19-year-old female from Wescos-ville, and an 18- to 21-year-old black male with a thin build and dreadlocks.

During the course of the fights, the black male allegedly slashed or stabbed the four males and one female.

Turn in old drugs on April 27

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

The sixth National Take Back Day drug collection has been scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 27.

Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations in the county to dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications and liquids. Syringes or Sharps will not be accepted.

Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, as has been the case in the last five collections, and no questions will be asked.

State Police

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Rubbish scattered

in Lynn Twp. field

Shirley Ann Rauch, 7645 Springhouse Road, Lynn Township, reported to police a Hess Express bag filled with trash was scattered on her field at 6:30 p.m. April 18, State Police Troop M Fogelsville say.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact state police at 610-395-1438 and reference incident No. M05-1463194.

Sugar placed

in fuel tanks

State Police beat

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Jeep strikes

culvert in Lowhill

Corey R. Edelman, 25, of Allentown, was driving a 2002 Jeep Liberty eastbound on Kernsville Road at Willshire Court, Lowhill Township, around 1:45 a.m. April 14 when he allegedly became distracted and the Jeep veered off the right side of the road and struck a concrete culvert, State Police Troop M Fogelsville say.

The Jeep's right tire was disabled, and police allege Edelman left the scene without contacting them.

Edelman, who police say was wearing a seat belt sustained a minor injury.

Lowhill Township man arrested for wife's death

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A Lowhill Township man has been charged with homicide following the beating death of his wife.

Lehigh County First Deputy Corner Eric Minnich says Carol Margaret Albright, 54, died from blunt force injuries to her neck and torso after allegedly being assaulted in her home at 7109 Herber Road, Lowhill Township.

Minnich said Albright was pronounced dead at 1:11 a.m. April 11 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

The manner of her death was ruled a homicide, Minnich said.

State Police

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Copper piping

stolen from home

State Police Troop M Bethlehem say a 53-year-old man reported 30 feet of copper piping was stolen between March 11 and 25 from a basement at a home in the 7700 block of Center Street, Washington Township.

Minor damage was done to the front door to gain entry.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact state police at 610-861-2026.

Money stolen

from wallet

Citations now filed in Upper Mac fatal crash

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

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced citations were filed March 20 against Christopher Lee, 29, of Whitehall Township, after an investigation into a fatal accident in October in Upper Macungie Township.

Martin announced on March 19 Lee did not engage in any criminal conduct that was a principal factor in causing the death of a Jordan Steinmetz, 14, who was struck by Lee's vehicle as he was trick or treating.

Upper Macungie Township police filed the citations against Lee in the office of District Judge Michael Faulkner on Wednesday.