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Teen Alburtis Councilman Resigns

Kyle Bower tendered his resignation in a letter to Borough Hall on Wednesday.

Kyle Bower, the 19-year-old Alburtis council member who was recently committed to Lehigh County Prison because he violated a parole agreement, has resigned his seat on Alburtis Council, according to a story in The Morning Call.

Bower's most recent legal trouble stems from his Oct. 15 arrest on complaints filed by both Pennsylvania State Police and Alburtis police on charges that include agricultural vandalism, agricultural crop destruction, criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

Late Oct. 3 and early Oct. 4, court documents say, Bower drove a gray Toyota Camry through soybean fields owned by David Jaindl at Smith and Ruth lanes in Lower Macungie Township.

He also gathered political signs along the way from property belonging to Thomas Bickert at 320 Chestnut St., Alburtis, and when he ultimately got stuck on an embankment, the signs were found in the back of his car and two bottles of beer -- one half full -- were found in the car's center console, documents say.

The incident caused $595 in damages to one acre of the field, documents say.

Bower, who will be 20 on Nov. 7, was arraigned Oct. 17 by Magisterial District Judge Jacob E. Hammond of South Whitehall Township and committed to Lehigh County Prison.

Bower was jailed because he violated a probation agreement he commenced earlier this year. That sentence was issued in January after Bower answered charges in Lehigh and Berks counties of stalking and repeatedly committing acts to cause fear after he admitted throwing a brick through an ex-girlfriend's window in July 2011, according to court documents.

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