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Bethlehem man charged after vehicle found in pond

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 23-year-old Bethlehem man was charged with false reporting of a theft or conversion of a vehicle after reporting to police at 12:54 a.m. June 30 his vehicle was stolen on June 29 from Hometown Diner, 8732 Hamilton Blvd, Upper Macungie Township.

Upper Macungie police say an investigation revealed Michael P. Connelly was never at the diner.

Police allege Connelly told them he concocted the story of the stolen vehicle so his parents would not know he damaged the vehicle.

State Police Beat

Thursday, July 5, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Men involved in argument

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say Nelson Perez, 51, of Whitehall, and a 30-year-old Neffs man were allegedly involved in an argument about landscaping that turned physical at 3:13 p.m. June 26 at 3439 Weidasville Road, Lowhill.

Police allege Perez took a shovel and struck the Neffs man in the head causing a laceration and unconsciousness.

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say Ryan Allen Yenser, 28, of Emerald, allegedly stole a plant 11 p.m. May 16 from Jennifer Lauren Gerczak’s yard, Main Street, Washington Township.

New Jersey man killed on Route 22, South Whitehall

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Carl Acker II, 49, of Lopatcong, N.J. was struck by a motor vehicle around 2:20 p.m. June 19 on Route 22 eastbound between the Pa. Turnpike on-ramp and Route 309, South Whitehall Township.

Acker was pronounced dead at 4:56 p.m. the same day at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, Grim said.

Grim said an autopsy is scheduled for today, June 20, to determine the cause and manner of his death.

Turning Point expands into Northern Lehigh

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

In an ongoing effort to increase accessibility of domestic violence services throughout the Lehigh Valley, Lori Sywensky, executive director of Turning Point of Lehigh Valley, announces expansion of counseling services into the Northern Lehigh Area.

They have received a municipal commitment from Slatington Borough and are grateful for this partnership, which will make Turning Point easier to access for people in Slatington and the surrounding communities.

This announcement comes on the heels of a recent announcement of new space in the Northampton County Courthouse.

New Jersey woman charged

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced May 17 a New Jersey woman has been charged in relation to an overdose death which occurred in 2016.

Meredith Corbet, 28, of 909 Adrienne Avenue, Greenwich Township, Warren County, N.J., was charged with one count each of drug delivery resulting in death and conspiracy to commit drug delivery resulting in death, both felonies of the first degree.

Firefighters train on RIT

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Cetronia and Greenawalds firefighters trained on Rapid Intervention Team drills April 30 at the Troxell Building, South Whitehall.

The goal of the exercise was to bring Cetronia firefighters up to speed on techniques to rescue fellow firefighters in the event of a structural collapse, flash over or any unexpected occurrence at an active fire scene.

Greenawalds firefighters have been dispatched as RIT responders throughout Lehigh County.

Event offered on May 12

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log


Lehigh County Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Task Force has scheduled a free vehicle identification number etching event 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12 at the Whitehall Township Public Works Building, 3219 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.

The event is open to all vehicle owners in Lehigh County, and there is no limit to the number of vehicles motorists can bring to the event.

VIN etching is the process of chemically etching a vehicle’s unique identification number on all windows and sunroofs.

Safety seat checks May 17

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

S. Whitehall

South Whitehall Township police will be conducting a National Seat Check 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. May 17 at Target, 1600 N Cedar Crest Blvd., in Crest Plaza shopping mall.

Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to check car seats for proper installation and advise parents and caregivers how to choose the right car seats and install them properly in their vehicles.