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Cetronia ambulance involved in 2-vehicle crash in Lynn Twp

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Police Log

According to information provided by Cetronia Ambulance Corps Director of Marketing and Public Relations Jennifer Glose, a Cetronia Ambulance Corps unit was involved in a motor vehicle accident around 2 p.m. Aug. 5.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps Chief Operating Officer Robert Mateff Sr. commented on the crash.

“Our foremost concern is with the wellbeing of those involved in the incident,” Mateff said. “The EMT driver was treated and released from the hospital and the passenger paramedic was checked at the scene and not transported to the hospital.

North Whitehall Twp man found dead at Econo Lodge motel

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office says a 63-year-old Neffs, North Whitehall Township man took his own life Aug. 5 at the Econo Lodge, 1151 Bulldog Lane, South Whitehall Township.

Grim said Galen G. Adams was pronounced dead 1:43 p.m. that day by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Richard Pender at the motel. Grim ruled the manner of Adams’ death a suicide.

According to his obituary, Adams was employed at The Neffs Hotel for many years. Before that, he was a welder.

State Police Beat

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Man charged

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say troopers responded 8:24 p.m. July 21 for a report of a loose German shephard in the 2100 block of Krecks Road, Weisenberg Township.

Police say neighbors complained that the dog approached them and their dogs on their property, which made them feel threatened.

Contact was made with the dog’s owner Sergio Espinoza of Fogelsville, upon its return, police say.

Charges were filed against Espinoza with District Judge Rod Beck, Slatington.

state police beat

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Driver charged with DUI

State police say Elyse Charlotte Suter, 26, of New Tripoli, was involved in a single vehicle crash just before 5 p.m. July 2 at 8040 Holbens Valley Road, Weisenberg Township.

Police say Suter was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence.

She was charged with DUI and related traffic offenses before District Judge Rod Beck, Slatington.

State police conducted a traffic stop for an alleged violation just after 1 a.m. June 20 on Schochary Road at Decatur Street, Lynn Township.

31 added to 14 Lehigh County volunteer fire department rosters

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Police Log

Fourteen area volunteer fire departments added 31 new firefighters to their ranks when the new firefighters completed a rigorous five-month course and received their certificates of completion on June 8 at a ceremony held at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.

This was the seventh annual Bucks County Fire Academy course held twice a week from January to May at the Allentown Fire Academy, at the Allentown Fire Department Mack Station at 1902 Lehigh St., near the Queen City Airport.

Fire calls

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Goodwill Fire Company, Germansville, responded to the following incidents between June 1 and July 1:

June 1: Overdose/poisoning, 2:59 a.m., Routes 100 an 309, Heidelberg Township.

· Outside fire/controlled burn, 10:36 a.m., Irvin Road, Heidelberg Township.

June 3: Outside fire/controlled burn, 6:12 a.m., Country Spring Road, Lowhill Township.

June 5: Traffic/transportation incident/MVA rescue, into a building, 6:50 p.m., Kistler Valley and Schochary roads, Lynn Township.

June 9: Outside fire/controlled burn, 9 p.m., Saegersville Road, Heidelberg Township.

state police beat

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Driver swerves, car hits tree

Police say a 16-year-old male driver from Allentown was driving a 2010 Subaru Impreza east on Poplar Road, Lowhill Township, just before 8 p.m. July 12 when a deer ran out in front of his car.

According to police, the teen braked and swerved his car left into a tree.

The teen, who police say was wearing a lap and shoulder belt, suffered an injury of unknown severity.

Jackknifed big rig closes I-78 in Berks County for five hours

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 57-year-old Newark, N.J., man had to be extricated from his 2016 Volvo VNL tractor after it jackknifed 2:20 a.m. July 7 on I-78, Greenwich Township, Berks County.

State Police Troop L Hamburg say Byung D. An’s tractor trailer traveled off the roadway before striking the guard rail along the right side.

According to police, weather conditions were poor due to rain, and the road surface was wet.

Following the initial impact, the tractor struck a tree on the right side of the road, causing it to jackknife.

Social hall roof collapses at Schnecksville Fire Co.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

The roof covering the main social hall of the Schnecksville Fire Company collapsed 2:05 p.m. July 2.

Schnecksville Fire Chief Ron Stahley, who spoke with The Press July 3, said the building was constructed in 1987.

“It would be premature at this point to speculate on the cause,” Stahley said. “We will bring in whatever professionals we have to.”

Stahley said there were a couple of volunteers in the kitchen but they were not affected and were able to leave the building safely.

State Police Beat

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Vehicle hits deer in Lynn Twp

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say Sean M. Widner, 22, of Waynesville, Mo., was driving a 2017 Nissan NV200 van when it struck a deer 11:54 p.m. June 19 at 9126 Kings Highway, Lynn Township.

According to police, Widner was driving northbound on Kings Highway in the right lane, when a deer traveled from the right shoulder of the roadway directly in front of the van.

Widner was unable to avoid the deer, which was struck by the van’s front bumper.