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Friday, January 19, 2018

State police seek public’s help to locate silver, Audi sedan

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

State Police Troop M Fogelsville, are seeking the public’s help to find a silver, Audi four-door sedan, the driver of which fled from police during a pursuit around 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 on I-78 East, Weisenberg Township.

According to Trooper Stephen M. DeAngeles, he was parked, operating a handheld radar gun when he saw the Audi enter the radar’s zone at 82 mph in a properly posted 55 mph zone.

DeAngeles said he pulled his patrol cruiser onto the interstate and began to follow the car.

Disbarred U. Macungie Twp attorney charged with theft

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

District Attorney Jim Martin has announced a disbarred Lehigh County attorney has been charged with theft.

Martin says Glenn D. McGogney, 70, of 6128 Woodledge Drive, Upper Macungie Township, was charged with one count each of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received, theft by deception, and receiving stolen property, all felonies of the third degree.

McGogney was arraigned Feb. 3 at Central Booking by Magisterial District Judge Rod Beck, who set bail at $50,000 unsecured.

Disbarred U. Macungie Twp attorney charged with theft

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

District Attorney Jim Martin has announced a disbarred Lehigh County attorney has been charged with theft.

Martin says Glenn D. McGogney, 70, of 6128 Woodledge Drive, Upper Macungie Township, was charged with one count each of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received, theft by deception, and receiving stolen property, all felonies of the third degree.

McGogney was arraigned Feb. 3 at Central Booking by Magisterial District Judge Rod Beck, who set bail at $50,000 unsecured.

Volunteer training being offered

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Crime Victims

Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley Inc. needs volunteers to help provide support services for victims of sexual assault and other crimes.

The next volunteer training program will be in March.

This 10-session training will be conducted Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Crime Victims Council office, 801 Hamilton St., Allentown.

Topics include child abuse, the emotional aftermath of crime, crisis intervention, the criminal justice system, homicide and counseling skills.

State Police Beat

Thursday, February 2, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Headlight smashed

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say a 65-year-old male resident of the 8700 block of Kings Highway, Lynn Township, reported the front passenger side headlight on his vehicle was smashed sometime between 9:30 p.m. Jan. 22 and 6 a.m. the next day.

Police say the estimated damage is $370.

Police say before stealing the tractor the individual attempted to steal a white 2013 Peterbilt model 388 belonging to Brenntag Northeast, Inc., Reading.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to call state police at 610-395-1438.

State Police Beat

Thursday, January 26, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Bathroom stall damaged

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say a bathroom stall at Northwestern Lehigh High School, 6493 Route 309, Heidelberg Township, was vandalized on Nov. 30, 2016.

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say an ATV and various other items were stolen at 3 a.m. Nov. 15, 2016, from a garage in the 6200 block of Route 309, Heidelberg Township.

According to police a group of four individuals arrived at the home of a 45-year-old man in a Budget rental truck and a dark-color sedan.

They went to the garage, cut a lock and took the items.

Upper Macungie police investigate thefts from vehicles in township

Thursday, January 26, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police are investigating a series of thefts from unlocked vehicles during the overnight hours of Jan. 21-22.

According to Lt. Peter Nickischer, criminal investigations and community services division commander, the thefts occurred at the following locations:

·Two vehicles, 5000 block of Dogwood Lane;

·One vehicle, 300 block of Blue Sage Drive;

·One vehicle, 200 block of Blue Sage Drive;

·One vehicle, 200 block of Milkweed Drive;

·One vehicle, 4000 block of Bellflower Way;

·Three vehicles, 300 block of Sawgrass Drive;

15th Street mini mart robbed

Thursday, January 19, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

South Whitehall Township police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred 12:30 a.m. Jan. 12 at the 15th Street A Plus Mini Mart, 1501 Mauch Chunk Road, South Whitehall.

Police say three masked individuals armed with handguns entered the mini mart, assaulted the store clerk and took cash and various items.

The suspects were dressed in dark clothing and were seen arriving and departing the location on foot, police say.

South Whitehall Township police were assisted by Allentown Police and their K-9.

State Police Beat

Thursday, January 12, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Hydraulic line cut on forklift

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say American Bar Mat, Macungie, reported a hydraulic line on a construction forklift was cut sometime between 11 a.m. Dec. 16, 2016, and 7 a.m. Dec. 19, 2016, at 9606 West Hill Court, Weisenberg Township.

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say Michael A. Sabler, 48, of Allentown was driving a 2015 Buick Lacrosse 6:40 a.m. Dec. 28, 2016, on Golden Key Road, Weisenberg Township, when it was hit by a 2003 Jeep Wrangler driven by Karen L. Kennedy, 53, of New Tripoli.