reported the following recent incidents:
Receiving stolen property: Vehicle belonging to Brent Langham, 29, of the 200 block of Tower Road, Mertztown, was recovered on Willow Lane near Village Lane in Lower Macungie at 1:39 a.m. July 2 after a motor vehicle accident, police said; driver fled the scene; vehicle had been reported stolen to Allentown Police Department.
Charged: Surali Joshi, 21, of Orefield: July 16 with retail theft at Wal-Mart, 1091 Millcreek Road; took $117 in merchandise without paying for it, police said.
Scattering rubbish: Reported July 15 by Wawa, 4900 Hamilton Blvd.; on two separate occaions, employees found several vehicle tires discarded and left under brush outside the store, police said.
Theft from motor vehicle: Reported July 15 by an unnamed woman; vehicle entered at 5610 Wood Lane and Lenova T410 laptop, Apple iTouch and documents taken, police said; no value given.
Charged: James Taylor, 36, of Cranbury, N.J.; July 11 with making an unsafe left turn following a motor vehicle accident with Lucille Sassaman, 77, of Allentown, police said; collission occurred when Taylor attempted to turn left from the Route 222 Bypass onto Kressler Road and turned in front of Sassaman; no injuries reported.
Burglary: Reported July 11 by a 42-year-old woman in the 3600 block of Clauss Drive; three windows broken in front door and Nintendo Wii game console taken, police said; no value given.
Charged: Joseph Michael Yoder, 23, of 2742 Rolling Green Place; June 10 with harassment at 2664 Rolling Green Place; Yoder became aggressive when discussing a deteriorating relationship between himself and the resident, police said.
Criminal mischief: Reported July 11 at Farmington Hills Park, 7356 Sauerkraut Lane; exterior door damaged at park restroom, police said; no value given.
Criminal mischief: Reported July 6 at park at Snowberry Drive and Sauerkraut Lane; two boys observed by township employees lighting something on fire in the restroom, police said.