Monday, March 18, 2013
He wrapped both hands around her neck leaving bruises, told her he would kill her and broke through a locked bathroom door to further assault her, troopers report.
A Macungie man recently choked a woman in a Lower Macungie Township home, threatened to kill her and broke open a locked door, striking her in the head with it, according to police. Paul Stephen Voros, 29, was charged with making terroristic threats at 11:13 p.m. Saturday following the violent incident in the home in the 1800 block of Aster Road in the Ancient Oaks development, State Police at Fogelsville said. A verbal argument escalated into Voros striking the woman with a cell phone charger, police said. Voros next choked her with both hands, leaving bruises around her neck, police said. He told her he would kill her, police said. The woman got away and locked herself in a bathroom, police said. However, Voros broke open the door, …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Victim receives more than 25 calls in one day, according to Macungie police.
Charged: John David Serfass, 41, of 1600 Owl Creek Road, Lehighton, with harassment; called a woman at her work place at 175 W. Main St. more than 13 times in an hour March 7 after being told not to contact her; victim received more than 25 calls in one day, police said; Serfass to receive summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Donna Butler of Emmaus. Charged: Raymond Sigler, 33, of 527 Mountaintop Lane, Allentown, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at 9:27 p.m. March 6; small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia found during a traffic stop in the 200 block of Cotton Street, police said; summons to be sent for Sigler to appear before Magisterial District Judge Donna Butler of Emmaus. These Macungie incidents …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Macungie police responded to a domestic disturbance in which a woman was pushed into a wall, officers report.
An alcohol-fueled domestic disturbance inside a Macungie home brought six officers from four departments, a hospital visit and eventually police charges, according to police. Macungie police responded at 9:20 p.m. March 7 to the home at 136 Village Walk Drive, according to a department news release. Resident James Mosher, 44, pushed a woman into a wall. Officers attempted to speak with Mosher, but he became agitated and uncooperative, police said. Additional officers continued to arrive as the situation escalated. Mosher refused to cooperate with police and was told he was under arrest for the physical confrontation with the woman, police said. When his belligerence continued, the six police officers teamed to carry him from the residence …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
His texts and phone calls to Lower Macungie mom threatened to destroy her home if she did not return to the residence with the child, troopers report.
A man threatened to slash the throats of a Lower Macungie Township woman and her child recently, then threatened to destroy her house if she didn't return to the residence with that child, according to court documents. Matthew Christopher Hoffman, 21, whose address police did not know but was shown as Alburtis in court documents, was being held in Lehigh County Prison under $200,000 bail, according to court records. He was charged with making terroristic threats, criminal trespass, harassment and criminal mischief. The Affidavit of Probable Cause in the case related the following events: The unnamed victim told state police at Fogelsville that she received a telephone call from Hoffman that he was on his way to her 7383 Hillcrest Drive …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The woman was working in costume at a Lower Macungie business when two 17-year-olds 'rushed' her, troopers report.
What may have begun as fun -- perhaps just teasing -- didn't turn out that way for anyone involved in a recent alleged altercation in Lower Macungie Township. Two 17-year-old boys began messing with a woman working as a mascot for a business in the complex near Walmart at 1091 Mill Creek Road. Their actions at the Mill Creek Shopping Center turned to groping and police charges, according to state police at Fogelsville. The two teens, whose names were not made available by police because they are juveniles, "rushed" the mascot about 2 p.m. Feb. 23 and began to grope the costume, police said. The female mascot, whose name was given by police but will not be used by Patch because of the nature of the allegations, was not reportedly injured. …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Also, truck bed cover taken from vehicle parked at Texas Roadhouse, police say.
Access device fraud: Reported by Katlyn Elise Molinaro of 5720 Springhaven Lane on Jan. 24; someone used her debit card at Walmart.com to buy $97.40 in merchandise, police said. Charged: Diane Marie Kressley of New Tripoli; at 12:45 p.m. Feb. 12 with retail theft and receiving stolen property after trying to leave Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, without paying for $180.92 in merchandise, police said. Theft from motor vehicle: Reported by Jason Schutz of Macungie; truck bed cover stolen from vehicle between 5:30 and 6:40 p.m. Feb. 13 at Texas Roadhouse, 6268 Hamilton Blvd., police said; no value given. Charged: Nitzo Coraly Norales Velazquez, 19, of Allentown; at 3:48 p.m. Feb. 9 with retail theft after trying to return from money an it that…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Two Emmaus women were harassed by an Upper Macungie man who threatened to stab them in the head and burn down their house, police say.
Two Emmaus women were harassed by an Upper Macungie man who threatened to stab both of them in the head and burn down their home on S. 11th Street, according to court papers. Russell J. Gallagher, 41, was taken into custody by Emmaus Police about 11 p.m. Feb. 9, after one of the women reported that someone had been circling the block around their home and had used the spare key fob for her car to set off the car alarm. She also told police that he had been repeatedly calling her on the phone. Police issued Gallagher a harassment citation and brought him back to his home at 1063 Mosser Road, Breiningsville. He was told not to contact the woman or return to her neighborhood in Emmaus. Police report that soon after being dropped off at home, …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Girl at her Orefield-area school is charged after saying she would have schoolmate shot, troopers report.
An Emmaus girl was the victim of a recent shooting threat at the Orefield-area school that she attends, according to police. The 17-year-old and a 16-year-old girl from Allentown argued at the Lehigh Learning and Adjustment School at 2936 Corporate Court in Weisenberg Township, according to state police at Fogelsville. The Allentown girl about 11:45 a.m. Feb. 12 threatened to have the Emmaus girl shot as a result. The victim and teachers reported the incident to police, troopers said. The Allentown girl was charged with terroristic threats and harassment, police said.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Lower Macungie patron threatens fast-food employee then refuses to leave the restaurant, troopers report.
Apparently, a Lower Macungie Township man didn't get the memo that boldly proclaims the fast-food giant McDonald's slogan "I'm lovin' it." Or, perhaps he simply disagreed with the assessment during a recent visit to the restaurant at 6479 Village Lane in the township. Police didn't say what started an altercation between a McDonald's employee and the patron, but this much is sure: Neither one was lovin' it. State police at Fogelsville only identified the patron as a 50-year-old man from the 1700 block of Pinewind Drive. The 12:56 p.m. Jan. 31 altercation with the 34-year-old McDonald's worker escalated to the point of the customer threatening the employee, police said. The patron next refused to leave. Police did not provide further detail…
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 …