Monday, May 20, 2013
Someone recently shot a BB gun at the back window of a Lower Macungie Township home, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.
Living near a golf course, one might not be surprised to have the errant golf ball bounce off the siding, or even come crashing through a picture window. However, having your home peppered with BBs might be a bit less expected. At least, it's probably safe to say that the owner a Lower Macungie Township home that recently was the target of BB gun fire was a bit taken aback by the occurrence - enough to report it to the Pennsylvania State Police at any rate. At about 10 p.m. on Saturday, someone near the Shepherd Hills Golf Course shot a BB gun toward a back window of a home on Country Club Road, according to police. Police are calling the incident criminal mischief. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the state police …
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.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Two are charged in the theft, troopers report, but two others on the same day stole and filled Walmart re-usable bags and walked away without paying.
The Walmart in Lower Macungie Township had a tough stretch in April and in March, according to police reports. As reported most recently, two people succeeded April 10 in helping themselves to re-usable Walmart bags for sale on store shelves, filled them and walked out of the store without paying, according to state police at Fogelsville. The pair had not been caught as of April 25. That same day, two people allegedly used a black trash can to conceal merchandise. The pair placed several items in the trash can and walked out of the store at 1091 Mill Creek Road without paying for the goods, police said. Elmer Garbriel Rosado-Gonzalez, 29, of Allentown and a 16-year-old Allentown boy are accused of retail theft in the incident, police said…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
13-year-old was treated at the scene in Lower Macungie Township, troopers report.
A 13-year-old Macungie-area boy was slightly hurt recently when he rode his scooter between vehicles and struck the side of one in Lower Macungie Township, police said. Several vehicles were stopped on Willow Lane between Route 100 and Sequoia Drive, according to state police at Fogelsville. The boy was crossing the travel lanes of Willow Lane at 4:17 p.m. April 15. As the teen worked his way between the stopped vehicles, he ran into the side of the Toyota Carolla driven by Barry Geist, 66, of Macungie, police said. The boy received minor injuries, police said. He was treated at the scene by Macungie Ambulance Corps, but did not require transport to a hospital. No one was cited in the accident.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Her vehicle travels about 100 feet, hits two sets of shrubs and a house railing before being stopped by a tree, troopers report.
A Macungie driver who recently fell asleep and nearly crashed into an Upper Milford home was fortunate only to receive minor injuries, according to police. Dorothy A. Beck, 76, was northbound on Kings Highway S. at 2:11 p.m. April 23 when she nodded off, according to state police at Fogelsville. Her Kia Forte crossed the southbound lane, traveled 15 feet and struck shrubbery, then continued another 36 feet before striking a bannister in front of the home. After that, the car traveled 21 feet before hitting more shrubs, and finally continued on 21 more feet before colliding with a tree. The accident occurred near Lenape Park Road, police said. Beck was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest by Macungie Ambulance Corps and was …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Cars tangle, pushing one vehicle into a utility pole at an Upper Milford intersection, troopers report.
Two Macungie-area residents were injured -- one moderately so -- recently when the driver attempted to avoid another vehicle that had pulled out in front of him in Upper Milford Township, according to police. Paul M. Fenstermaker, 80, of Macungie was headed southbound on Kings Highway N. at 7:45 a.m. April 27, said state police at Fogelsville. A car driven by Garrett A. Horton, 20, also of Macungie, was headed west on E. Macungie Road and was stopped at the intersection with Kings Highway N. Horton stopped for a stop sign and pulled into the intersection, beginning his left-hand turn onto southbound Kings Highway N. Fenstermaker did not have a stop sign and tried to steer to avoid striking Horton's Acura Legend, police said. Fenstermaker's…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Driver of white Chevrolet Corvette sought in crash at Sauerkraut and Willow lanes, troopers report.
The driver of a Chevrolet Corvette is sought in a recent hit-and-run accident in Lower Macungie Township, police said. According to state police at Fogelsville, a green Chevrolet Malibu driven by an unidentified man from the Allentown area was southbound on Willow Lane about 8:40 p.m April 12. That car stopped at the intersection with Sauerkraut Lane. A white Chevy Corvette was turning left from Sauerkraut northbound onto Willow Lane when it lost control and struck the Malibu on the rear driver's side tire, police said. The driver of the Corvette briefly stopped, but then left without exchanging information. No injuries were reported. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-395-1438.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
State police report pair filled two re-usable bags from store shelf and walked out without paying.
They weren't big-ticket items, but the re-usable Walmart bags that two shoplifters recently used to steal merchandise might have added insult to injury. Two people picked up two re-usable Walmart bags from a shelf and put several items inside, according to state police at Fogelsville. The pair then left the 1091 Mill Creek Road store in Lower Macungie Township on April 10 without paying for the merchandise. Police offered no description for the two but said the retail theft took place at about 6:40 p.m. Anyone who witnessed the crime is asked to call police at 610-395-1438.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Alburtis man's car crossed into the path of another when he failed to round a curve, troopers report.
Two area drivers recently escaped a head-on collision without serious injuries in Lower Macungie Township, according to police. Wayne L. Kline, 65, of Alburtis was traveling east on East Texas Road and failed to round a curve about 8:10 a.m. April 12. Kline's Honda Accord crossed the center line and went into the lane of travel of an oncoming car, striking it head on, said state police at Fogelsville. The westbound car was driven by Evangelia L. Koutroulelis, 24, of Topton, police said. Both Koutroulelis' car, a Chevrolet Cobalt, and Kline's car received disabling damage. Both drivers were slightly injured but did not require medical transport, police said. Kline was cited for failing to maintain his lane of travel, police said.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Thief jacked up vehicle overnight and took all four rims valued at $1,600, troopers report.
If the person or persons who recently stole the rims and tires from a car in Lower Macungie Township haven't yet felt remorse, perhaps they will when they read details from the police report. For starters, the victim was an 85-year-old man who lives at 4533 N. Hedgerow Drive, according to state police at Fogelsville. A jack was used to raise the car. All four rims and tires were removed, and the vehicle was left raised and setting on milk crates. Next, one look at the man's license plate should have told any thief that the victim was a World War II veteran, the report duly notes. Finally came circumstances of discovery of the crime, which police estimate took place between 3:15 and 4:45 a.m. April 21. Police note that the victim found his…