Monday, May 13, 2013
A woman living in the 3600 block of Kneer Drive in Lower Macungie Township returned home recently to find doors ajar, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
An absent-minded homeowner might run out for a brief errand and forget to close a door. But even the most forgetful of homeowners isn't likely to run out for an hour leaving more than one door ajar. Such was the case for a woman living in the 3600 block of Kneer Drive who reported to police that she returned home on May 7 to find both the door into the residence and her garage door open. There was no sign of forced entry, according to Pennsylvania State police at Fogelsville. Nothing was reported stolen. Police are calling the incident, which happened between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., a burglary.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Someone tried to enter the Lower Macungie Township pharmacy, but was unable to gain entry, troopers report.
Whether a visitor was too late to buy a birthday card, wanted a pack of gum or perhaps was up to something more nefarious, someone tried to force open the doors at a Lower Macungie Township pharmacy, police said. According to state police at Fogelsville, the lock was damaged but did not release to open the front doors at the CVS at 958 S. Krocks Road. The incident is listed as an attempted burglary or perhaps criminal mischief. The activity took place between 9:36 p.m. March 29 and 7:45 a.m. March 30, police said. No value was given for the damaged lock. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-395-1438.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
State police reports also include harassment charges, criminal trespass and alleged theft of a $300 pair of headphones.
Charged: 14- and 13-year-old Lower Macungie boys March 12 with burglary; residence at 8117 Heritage Drive entered and headphones valued at $300 taken belonging to Rebecca Blair, police said. Criminal trespass: Reported by Christopher Squires of the 1000 block of Pine Grove Circle; home entered between 8 a.m. and noon March 10 but nothing taken, police said. Charged: Kelly Marie Golen, 32, of Breinigsville with retail theft at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road; attempted to take $85.03 worth of merchandise without paying on March 16, police said. Retail theft: Reported by Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road; 10 laptop computers reported stolen March 17 from the electronics department, police said; no value given. Charged: Stephen William Palmer, 54, …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Criminal mischief and burglary incidents also reported.
Criminal mischief: Reported by Kay Chrin overnight March 1; an unknown substance was thrown at the front window of Designer Re-Runs at 4887 Hamilton Blvd., police said; no damage estimate provided. Theft: Unknown motorist fueled at the Giant gas station at 7150 Hamilton Blvd. at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 15 but drove off without paying, police said; no description given; $53.75 value. Charged: Sean Joseph Cook of Allentown with retail theft; at 12:35 p.m. March at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road; Cook attempted to return merchandise for credit for which he had not paid, police said; $159 value. Criminal mischief: Reported by James Carl Snyder at N. Hedgerow Drive and Barnside Court between 1:30 and 10:30 a.m. March 3; passenger's side window of …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Lower Macungie burglar enters shed, finds adult magazines and views them in victim's garage at about 1:30 a.m., troopers report.
There's probably only one person who really knows what was going on here. According to a police report, that person is a 5-foot-9 man who was wearing gray sweatpants, black sneakers and a black hooded sweatshirt. For the rest of us, there's a lot of head scratching to be done. The man wearing the sweatshirt about 1:30 a.m. Thursday entered an unattached shed belonging to Joseph W. Woomer of 7582 Quarry Road, according to state police at Fogelsville. There, the prowler found a box of adult magazines. He took that box to the victim's attached garage and placed the container inside on the floor, leaving one magazine open, police said. The man in the sweatshirt fled on foot, last seen headed west toward Sauerkraut Lane. It wasn't clear whether…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Police reports include burglary, forgery, harassment and shoplifting
Harassment: Reported at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 by Cole Russell Hager of 7128 Periwinkle Drive; unnamed suspect sent him threatening text messages, police said; investigation continuing. Charged: Tammy Callahan of Kutztown and Brigitte Andrews of Allentown; at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 3 with retail theft at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road; both made a "no-receipt return" of an item each that they had not paid for but received a gift card as compensation; the two fraudulently purchased items with the gift cards, police said. Forgery: Reported by Scott Alan Gracely of the 6700 block of Riegals Drive; someone cashed a check with the victim's name on it using the victim's bank between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., police said; amount not given. Burglary: Reported by a …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Lower Macungie woman at home likely scared away a burglar who entered through an unlocked door, troopers report.
With all of the attention paid to vehicle break-ins lately in Lower Macungie Township, a reported home burglary reminds us there are other threats out there. According to state police at Fogelsville, someone entered the home of Robin and Robert Paradise at 4910 Briarwood Drive about 8:45 a.m. Jan. 23. Robin Paradise told police that she heard the unlocked back door open and close; however, she did not see anyone. It was unknown whether someone entered the home or just opened the door to see if anyone was at home. Police said that nothing was taken. The incident is being investigated as an incident of criminal trespass, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-395-1438.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Security box contained important papers, but there was no report of additional valuables, troopers say.
Pretty much everyone recommends them: Put those important papers -- such as Wills and life insurance policies -- in a lockbox. It makes perfect sense. Those critical documents would be in a private but central location in your home. Spend a few extra bucks and the lockbox can be fire-proof as well. The only problem would be, what would happen if someone would walk off with your lockbox? That's exactly what happened recently in a Lower Macungie Township burglary, according to state police at Fogelsville. Roberto Guerrero of 1119 Pine Grove Circle reported that someone entered his residence between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 26 and took the box, which contained unspecified identification papers, police said. It is unknown whether someone was …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Holiday present is taken by someone entering vehicles in Lower Macungie, troopers report.
Seems even burglars are celebrating this holiday season. Either that or a recent thief in Lower Macungie Township presumed that a car owner left a wrapped holiday gift as a tip rewarding their efforts. Whoever entered the unlocked vehicle of Kristina Joyce Costa at Highland Court between 1 and 6 a.m. Dec. 22 found a gift bag, according to state police at Fogelsville. That bag wrapped a bottle of vodka. The bottle of vodka was taken; however, the empty bag later was recovered, police said. No other valuables were reported taken from the car. Police ask that anyone with information contact them at 610-395-1438. No description was offered. But if neighbors saw a hiccuping prowler with an unsteady gait, it might be worth reporting.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Burglary is second recent break-in at the Route 100 auction gallery, troopers report.
Persistence may pay off for a bidder in winning an auction item. It also may pay off in getting an auction steal. For someone, persistence may have meant stealing from the auction house. One thing is certain: Someone made off with several items after recently burglarizing Wlazelek Auction Gallery, according to state police at Fogelsville. The burglar forced entry at 2571 Route 100 and took several unspecified items between 1 and 6:40 a.m. Dec. 7. No value was released on the items. State police also reported an attempted burglary at the same location at an unknown time on Nov. 15. On that occasion, someone gained entry by removing a window, but police reported that it appeared that nothing was missing. Anyone with information is asked to …