Sunday, March 17, 2013
The following Lower Macungie Township incidents have been reported by state police. They do not indicate conviction.
Theft from motor vehicle: Reported by Lynnette Marie Schutt at 4615 N. Hedgerow Drive; silver necklace stolen from vehicle sometime March 1-3, police said; no value given. Charged: Joseph Myers, 22, of Allentown with retail theft at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road; employees saw him tuck four DVDs into his pants at 11:09 a.m. March 5 and attempt to leave the store without paying, police said; no value given. Terroristic threats: Reported Feb. 26 by Alfonso Velez, 32, of the 1100 block of Pine Grove Circle; victim was approached by two people who made threatening statements to him on Feb. 26, police said; no further information available. Theft: Reported March 10 by a female resident of Fieldview Drive; victim discovered several pieces of …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Purse and car stereo face plate were more likely the targets of thieves entering cars in Lower Macungie Township.
Almost as fast as you can say Wham-o, one or more thieves made off with some valuables in a Lower Macungie Township neighborhood, including some Frisbees. It's likely that the Frisbees weren't the real target, but several of the flying discs got snatched up in the loot anyway during the most recent incidence of thefts from motor vehicles in the township, police said. True, the Frisbees were of stated competition quality, but it's more likely that they were victims of circumstance, yielding to the more popular woman's handbag and car stereo face plate. A backpack and some other items were taken as well, police said. Vehicles owned by Brandon Mulcahy, 23, of Whitehall and Hannah Griffith, 35, of Lower Macungie were parked in the 3600 block …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The following Lower Macungie Township incidents have been reported by state police at Fogelsville
Charged: Marcus George Dengler, no age provided, at 8:43 p.m. Feb. 23 in the 2700 block of Springhaven Place; found to possess unspecified type and quantity of illegal drugs and paraphernalia, police said. Theft from motor vehicle: Reported by an unspecified 17-year-old at 1473 Dayspring Drive between 9 p.m. Feb. 21 and 8 a.m. Feb. 22; car broken into and money and gift cards taken, police said; no value given. Charged: Adam John Kooker, 21, of Breinigsville with retail theft at Kohl's Department Store, 6900 Hamilton Blvd.; 4:20 p.m. Feb. 17 with retail theft; observed by loss prevention officers conceling several unspecified items that were not paid for, police said; no value given. Criminal mischief: Reported Feb. 16 by Larry Dengler of …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Several Ancient Oaks residents report thefts from unlocked motor vehicles Jan. 24, troopers report.
One or more thieves recently concentrated their efforts on vehicles in a Lower Macungie Township neighborhood and apparently had a bit of success, police said. According to state police at Fogelsville, those responsible checked for open vehicles and helped themselves to money found inside between 10 p.m. Jan. 23 and 8 a.m. Jan. 24. Five victims reported incidents to police. Those reporting incidents were as follows: -- Andrea Miller of Oak Drive; -- Jon Gordon of Oak Drive; -- Gerald Wojciechowski of Catalpa Drive; -- Claude Wilson os Spring Creek Circle; and -- Mamata Shah of Cedar Road. State police have been warning township residents for some time to lock vehicles left outside because of reports of entry into unlocked vehicles, in …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Vehicle thefts highlight rash of break-ins involving unlocked vehicles in the township.
A week after the first such incident, a second vehicle in Lower Macungie Township was stolen this week when someone found the keys inside, according to police. From there, they helped themselves and drove away with the 2002 Isuzu Trooper, police said. The sport-utility vehicle belongs to Craig Steven Nelson of the 1200 block of Butternut Lane, said state police at Fogelsville. The vehicle was taken from outside the residence between 7 p.m. and 7:15 a.m. Police did not specify a break-in, so the vehicle likely was unlocked. A similar incident, in which a vehicle door was unlocked and the keys left inside, was reported Jan. 17 in the 2000 block of Rolling Meadow Drive. A grey 2010 Toyota Camry was taken from that residence. In the most …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Break-ins to locked vehicles are a departure from the norm of thefts from unlocked cars.
At least one prowler of Lower Macungie Township vehicles upped the ante recently by smashing windows to steal valuables inside, according to police. To date, plenty of thefts from motor vehicles have been reported in the township but very few to locked vehicles. However, that trend changed overnight Jan. 14 when an unidentified resident had windows of two vehicles shattered to gain access to valuables, according to state police at Fogelsville. The windows of the two vehicles were broken outside of 5116 Jarrett Farm Road between 11 p.m. Jan. 14 and 6 a.m. Jan. 15, police said. Items taken were a GPS, flashlight, $20, and insurance and registration cards. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 610-395-1438.
Friday, January 18, 2013
2010 Toyota Camry was taken overnight from Lower Macungie Township driveway.
If police were looking for an incident to promote awareness to lock your vehicle to avoid theft, seemingly this would be it. Almost weekly, state police at Fogelsville report one or more thefts from vehicles of loose change, electronics, important papers and more in Lower Macungie Township. But a recent incident was not simply a matter of valuables being taken from an unlocked vehicle. This time, the item taken was, in fact, the vehicle itself, police said. Imagine a prowler's surprise when he found not only the car unlocked but the keys in the ignition. Sometime between 8 p.m. Jan. 16 and 7:15 a.m. Jan. 17, someone made that discovery and drove away with the grey, 2010 Toyota Camry belonging to Derek Richard Tyner, police said. The car …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The following Lower Macungie Township arrest information was supplied by the state police at Fogelsville. It does not indicate a conviction.
Theft from motor vehicle: Reported by Slawomir Krempa of Macungie between 6 and 11:55 p.m. Jan. 3 along Industrial Way; laptop computer, GPS and Cobra CB radio stolen from commercial vehicle, police said; no value given. Charged: Stephen Reyes, 19, at 10 p.m. Jan. 2 with harassment; shoved a 58-year-old woman during an argument at 5489 Princeton Road, police said. Harassment: Reported by a 34-year-old woman at 3284 Sequoia Drive received unwanted text messages between Dec. 30 and Jan. 1, police said. Access device fraud: Reported by Christine Ann Koman of 8078 Hiritage Drive; victim's credit cards were used to make unauthorized purchases Dec. 30 and 31, police said; no value given. Criminal mischief: Reported by four residents in the 8000 …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The following information was supplied by troopers at the barracks in Fogelsville. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Theft: Reported Nov. 6 by Michaels Power of Neenah, Wisc.; spool of aluminum wire taken from their property at 7879 Quarry Road, police said; $500 value. Theft: Reported Nov. 17 in the 1700 block of Riverbend Road; Hilti Te35 hammer drill and drill bits stolen from basement, police said; tools belonged to Dual Temp of Allentown; items taken between Nov. 6 and 17; $700 value. Criminal mischief: Reported Nov. 18 by Vickie Faith Lundquist in the 4600 block of Sauerkraut Lane; rear window of home damaged between Nov. 16 and 18 by bb pellet, police said; no value given. Theft from motor vehicle: Reported Nov. 18 by Derek Hunsinger at 7481 Foxglove Place; unspecified amount of money and Tom-Tom GPS taken from vehicle at residence between 7 p.m. …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The following Lower Macungie incidents were supplied by troopers at the barracks in Fogelsville. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
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- Tad Miller
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Charged: Carmen Diachesyn, 43, of Lehighton, Carbon County, with retail theft; attempted to take $327.97 worth of merchandise Oct. 15 from Kohl's Department Store, 6900 Hamilton Blvd., police said. Found Item: Child's book bag found Oct. 17 at Green and Driver places, police said; call police at 610-395-1438 to claim. Theft from motor vehicle: Reported Oct. 13 by Wanda Valle of Spring Creek Road; GPS, cigarettes and debit card taken from vehicle, police said; 29-year-old Whitehall Township man arrested after attempting to use the debit card in a local grocery store. Criminal mischief: Reported by residents of 7138 Tuscany Drive at 9:50 p.m. Oct. 27; someone took a running jump to kick and dent a garage door at the residence, police said; …