Northwestern Press

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Skimming devices again found on gas pumps

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, and the U.S. Postal Service are investigating two skimming devices placed on gas pump at the Top Star gas station and convenience store, 5626 Route 145, Laurys Station, North Whitehall Township.

According to police, the skimming devices, which could not be detected from outside the pump or by an individual pumping gas, were found Nov. 15, 2017, inside of the gas pumps.

Police say the devices appeared to be placed on the pumps on or about Oct. 15, 2017, and remained there until November 2017.

Driver killed in I-78 crash

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 68-year-old Delaware County man was killed when his Ford Flex SUV struck aN International tractor with Hyundai trailer at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 7 on I-78 Eastbound between Routes 863 and 100, Upper Macungie Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Fredrick Evans of Norwood, Delaware County, was pronounced dead 1:17 p.m. that day by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Gabrielle Riley.

Grim said the cause of Evans’ death is attributed to multiple blunt force injuries.

He ruled the manner of his death an accident.

Struck by vehicle, man dies in Washington Township

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 54-year-old Washington Township man was killed when he was struck by a motor vehicle in the 7900 Block of Route 873, Washington Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Ibrahim Azar, a pedestrian, was pronounced dead at 8:11 p.m. Jan. 5 at the scene by Deputy Coroner Jackie Seidman.

An autopsy was performed Jan. 6. Azar died from multiple blunt forces injuries, Grim said, adding the manner of his death is pending completion of the investigation.

Driver killed in I-78 crash

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 68-year-old Delaware County man was killed when his Ford Flex SUV struck an International tractor with Hyundai trailer 12:30 p.m. Jan. 7 on I-78 Eastbound between Routes 863 and 100, Upper Macungie Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Fredrick Evans of Norwood, Delaware County, was pronounced dead 1:17 p.m. that day by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Gabrielle Riley.

Grim said the cause of Evans’ death is attributed to multiple blunt force injuries.

He ruled the manner of his death an accident.

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.