Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Macungie business owner Tim Romig raised his concerns about a virus on the mayor's computer at Monday night's borough council meeting.
Did a computer virus on the Macungie mayor's home computer put the safety of police officers and borough residents at risk? Macungie business owner Tim Romig thinks so. Romig addressed council at its Monday meeting to raise the issue, with copies of email exchanges between Mayor Rick Hoffman and Macungie Chief of Police Ed Harry in hand. Romig said he obtained the emails after filing a public information act right to know request. The emails, which Romig shared with Patch, date back to January and include at least two exchanges between Harry and Hoffman in which Harry told the mayor that he had received spam email from Hoffman's account. Harry recommended that the mayor do something about the virus. Romig's concern stems from the fact that…
Friday, April 26, 2013
Macungie and Alburtis police will collect outdated and unwanted prescriptions medications on Saturday.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, April 26
The sixth National Take Back Day drug collection will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at locations across Lehigh County including: You can dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications, and liquids. Syringes or Sharps will not be accepted. Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, as has been the case in the last five collections, and no questions will be asked. The amount of unwanted and expired drugs collected during the past Take Back Day events has been staggering. During the last five collection events in 2010, 2011 and 2012, a total of 3,269 pounds of drugs were collected in Lehigh County alone. The event helps keep drugs from getting into the hands of children who want to experiment with them or …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Macungie Police on Friday charged Blake Ryan Bills with burglary, criminal trespass, receiving stolen property and theft by unlawful taking or disposition in conjunction with one of two recent neighborhood incidents.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Linn Walker did not attend the Macungie Council meeting Monday just days after he was charged with open lewdness.
Macungie Council member Linn Walker, who Macungie Police said Saturday would be charged with open lewdness for urinating on a neighbor's porch, did not attend Monday's council meeting at which some expected he would resign. Walker said Saturday that the incident was a "wake up call" not to urinate outside ad that "It's time to step down and get out of the spotlight." He also said he would resign from the borough's planning board. Council President Jean Nagle said she had spoken with Walker, but that she has seen no letter of resignation. Though Walker is a public figure, Nagle said the incident was Walker's personal matter, and that it does not involve or affect council. She added that by law council cannot require Walker to resign since …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Macungie Councilman Linn Walker's announcement came hours after police said he would be charged by summons with public drunkenness.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Macungie Councilman Linn Walker's announcement came hours after police said he would be charged by summons with public drunkenness. Charges do not indicate a conviction.
Updated 3:20 p.m. with comment from Macungie Councilman Linn Walker Macungie Councilman Linn Walker, who police said will be charged with public drunkenness and other offenses for allegedly urinating repeatedly on his neighbors' properties, said Saturday he will resign from office. Walker said he was not drunk or disorderly Friday afternoon when police allege the incident happened, but suffers from a weak bladder. He said his bathroom was occupied, so he went outside Friday afternoon to urinate on a bush. He said he was accustomed to urinating outdoors after years working outdoors. "I admit I've done it before," Walker said. "I got caught, and I'll serve the consequences." He said it was "a wake-up call" not to urinate outdoors anymore. …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Witnesses may call police to assist in solving the crime.
A burglar broke into a Macungie residence recently, taking an estimated $1,000 in electronics, according to borough police. The residence, on N. Church Street, was entered either May 26 or 27, according to Chief Ed Harry. Numerous electronics items were taken. Anyone with information may call police at 610-966-2222.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Police say blood test results show he was more than twice the legal limit for alcohol.
An out-of-town driver took a wrong route recently, landing him on railroad tracks in Macungie, according to borough police. The action also landed the Orefield man in some hot water when police thought they detected that he was drunk. Test results confirmed the notion, according to police, who said his blood-alcohol content was .20. A driver is considered above the legal limit in Pennsylvania at .08. Police said that the vehicle driven by Matthew Partel, 34, of 1115 Grove Drive became stuck on the tracks at Church and Lehigh streets at 3:50 a.m. May 4. There is no crossing at the location, and train traffic was stopped until the vehicle was removed. Partel was charged with driving under the influence after the blood test results were …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Macungie police say assisting department used spike strip to puncture tire, stop fleeing thieves.
A resident's tip, police teamwork and a sharp device combined early Wednesday to deflate the plans of a pair who were stealing valuables from vehicles in Macungie, according to police. The drama began when borough police received a call from a resident about 4:45 a.m. that someone was looking inside of cars at the Brookfield Apartments in the area of Brookfield Drive and Brookfield Circle, borough police said. A Macungie officer was nearby and saw a man duck behind a parked car. Emmaus police were called to help search. When the Emmaus officers arrived, a vehicle with two men was seen fleeing, police said. Officers from both departments took up the chase. Officers sought assistance from South Whitehall Township police as the chase headed …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Police say they find pair while on patrol.
Two boys recently were charged after being found smoking marijuana in the 100 block of Sonoma Way in Macungie, according to borough police. The boys, 14- and 15-year-olds who were not named because they are juveniles, were found at just after 6:30 p.m. April 9 by an officer on patrol, police said. They were charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in Lehigh County Court and released to their parents.