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Firefighters battle house fire

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

Volunteer firefighters were called out to a house fire at 5849 Memorial Road, Germansville, on Monday.

Germansville, New Tripoli, Neffs and Weisenberg volunteer fire departments, responded along with Northern Valley Emergency Medical Services.

According to Lehigh County assessment records, the home is owned by Monica M. Miller.

Goodwill Fire Company, Germansville, Chief Jay Scheffler told The Press the fire was contained to a single room, a bedroom, on the west side of the home, although the rest of the structure sustained smoke and water damage.

State Police Beat

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Simple assault charges filed

State Police Troop M Bethlehem say a 28-year-old man and 25-year-old woman, both from Schnecksville, got into a verbal altercation 1:20 p.m. March 11 in the 5600 block of Sell Road, Heidelberg Township.

Police allege during the verbal altercation, the man grabbed the woman by her hair and dragged her across the living room.

He then allegedly punched the woman in the head twice, at which point she attempted to stand up.

According to police, the man allegedly then kicked the woman in her outer left thigh.

State Police Beat

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Driver taken into custody

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say Justin William Ternosky, 36, of New Tripoli, was allegedly driving his vehicle under suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol during a traffic stop 1:05 a.m. March 23 at 8487 Carpet Road, Weisenberg Township.

Police also allege Ternosky was in possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Ternosky was taken into custody, police say.

Charges were filed with District Judge Rod Beck, Slatington.

Kempton teen killed in Lynn Twp crash

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A Kempton teen was killed when her 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 struck a utility pole and rolled over around 5 a.m. March 18 on Route 143, Lynn Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Kaci Mackenzie Kunkel, 18, of 99280 Kistler Valley Road, Kempton, was pronounced dead at 7:15 a.m. at the scene by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Craig Hanzl.

Grim said the cause of her death was multiple blunt force injuries.

He ruled the manner of her death as an accident.

FBI, bomb squad investigate items brought to hospital with injured man

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Salisbury Township Police were called to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township 2:03 a.m. March 16 to take possession of items belonging to a man who was MedEvac’d to the hospital that morning.

The man reportedly was on the Appalachian Trail, near Hawk Mountain, Kempton, when he was injured by an explosion.

Following the explosion which affected his hand and arm, the man was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Police allegedly took possession of drug paraphernalia, six knives, a Smith & Wesson revolver, black gun powder, fuses and other unknown substances.

Lynnport fire chiefs give company reports

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Police Log

Lynnport Fire Chief Clark Mantz told Lynn Township supervisors at their March 9 meeting volunteer firefighters responded to six calls during February for a total of 11 for this year.

Two new firefighters joined the company and will be taking basic training.

Three more Fridays are left for the fire company’s 20-week ticket fundraiser. These include March 10, 17 and, 24, with the drawing on Friday, April 21.

Filling and bacon dressing orders are due by April 7 with pickup April 15.

Upper Macungie Twp Police Beat

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Motel room

Upper Macungie Township police allege Aleko Archili, 36, of Bayonne, N.J., vandalized a room Feb. 19 at the Motel 6 at 681 Blue Barn Road, Upper Macungie Township.

According to police, hotel staff discovered a room rented by Archili had sustained damage sometime during his stay.

Police say the inner pane of a window was broken and a Samsung TV had damage to the screen.

It is estimated there was some $2,500 worth of damage done to the room, police say.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Upper Macungie Police at 484-661-5911.

State Police Beat

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Medsstolen in Heidelberg

State Police Troop M Bethlehem say a 44-year-old female resident of the 6400 block of Peters Road, Heidelberg Township, reported a bottle of medication worth $94.59 was stolen sometime between 9 a.m. Feb. 22 and 6 p.m. the next day from her apartment.

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

State Police Troop M Bethlehem say Barbara A. Kirchner, 73, of Danielsville, was driving a 2004 Toyota RAV 4 when it was struck by a tree 4:15 p.m. Feb. 25 on Main Street, Washington Township.

Upper Macungie Twp Police Beat

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Motel room

Upper Macungie Township police allege Aleko Archili, 36, of Bayonne, N.J., vandalized a room Feb. 19 at the Motel 6 at 681 Blue Barn Road, Upper Macungie Township.

According to police, hotel staff discovered a room rented by Archili had sustained damage sometime during his stay.

Police say the inner pane of a window was broken and a Samsung TV had damage to the screen.

It is estimated there was some $2,500 worth of damage done to the room, police say.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Upper Macungie Police at 484-661-5911.

Remove old drugs from cabinets

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

District Attorney Jim Martin is asking residents to clean out their medicine cabinets this coming weekend when they change their clocks for Daylight Saving Time.

Martin encourages Lehigh County residents to give their medicine cabinets a spring cleaning.

“Lehigh County residents should take this opportunity to identify and dispose of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications, some of which can be both dangerous and addictive,” Martin said. “These drugs need to be removed from homes in a timely manner.