Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Monday, June 4, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Receiving stolen property

Pedro Cruz-Avila, 27, of Brunswick, N.J., was arrested for allegedly receiving stolen property, firearms not to be carried without a license, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after an incident at the Bieber Bus Terminal, Hamilton Boulevard, Lower Macungie Township, 6:25 p.m. May 28. According to a media release from Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville, troopers responded to the bus terminal for a report of a person with a firearm. Cruz-Avila allegedly was visibly intoxicated and allegedly pointed a firearm at a crowd of people at the terminal, threatening to shoot. He was detained at the scene where it was discovered the firearm was stolen. While in custody, Cruz-Avila allegedly made threatening comments to three state troopers. Cruz-Avila was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital and later to Lehigh County Jail, according to police.

A resident of the 4000 block of Lisa Lane, Lower Macungie Township, reported April 30 an actor obtained her credit card information and made $15,000 worth of online purchases. There was no monetary loss to the resident.

A 55-year-old man, of Gilbertsville, was charged with summary harassment after he allegedly left an inappropriate business review for a business in the 5200 block of Hamilton Boulevard, Lower Macungie Township, 3:54 a.m. May 5 after being instructed by law enforcement to have no communication with a person at the business, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

A 54-year-old female, of Macungie, allegedly struck a 62-year-old female in an incident at the Alburtis Rod and Gun Club, 3818 Gun Club Road, Lower Macungie Township, 5:45 p.m. May 20.

A 62-year-old female, of Emmaus, allegedly shoved a 56-year-old female of Long Beach, Miss., in an incident on Chestnut Street, 772 feet south of Buckeye Road, 1:39 p.m. May 13.

A safe containing a large quantity of money and a firearm were removed from a residence in the 8200 block of School House Lane, Lower Milford Township, 8:54 p.m. May 13, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. The money was later recovered on the property.

Unknown actors entered vehicles in the 1700 block of Pinewind Drive, Lower Macungie Township and removed several items overnight April 17. The items were valued at $525.

A registration plate was removed from a vehicle at Enviro-Air Tech Inc., 1000 Natalie Lane, Upper Milford Township, between April 13 and 18. The missing registration is PA XKS 7457, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

An unknown actor removed a laptop and approximately $50 from a residence in the 6500 block of Pioneer Drive, Lower Macungie Township, between April 9 and 11, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

An unknown actor removed two Husqvarna chainsaws from an open shed on the property of a residence in the1500 block of Little Lehigh Drive, Lower Macungie Township, overnight May 3.

Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville conducted a sobriety checkpoint between 10 p.m. May 5 and 3 a.m. May 6 along Buckeye Road, Upper Milford Township. The checkpoint resulted in 122 motorists contacted, six DUI arrests, one drug arrest and six summary traffic citations. The goal of sobriety checkpoints is to reduce the number of alcohol and drug related fatal and serious crashes and reduce the number of intoxicated drivers on state highways.

An unknown actor entered Costco, 791 N. Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Township and removed a laptop computer from its box May 19.

An 18-year-old driver, of Emmaus, was slightly injured when the vehicle he was driving fell onto its side in the 5400 block of Lower Macungie Road, Lower Macungie Township, 2:17 p.m. May 21. According to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville, the driver was eastbound when he attempted to pass a mall delivery truck. Another driver was pulling from a driveway and the Emmaus male attempted to slow his vehicle and lost control. The driver sustained injuries and cuts and was treated at the scene by Macungie EMS. The driver refused further treatment, according to police.

Matthew Charles Mondschein, 29, of Emmaus, was taken into custody for allegedly being in possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop on Lower Macungie Road at Wild Cherry Lane, Lower Macungie Township, 12:44 a.m. May 20, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. Police also learned Mondschein had an active arrest warrant.

A 20-year-old male, of Allentown, was charged with suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance after he was stopped in a sobriety checkpoint conducted along Buckeye and Tank Farm roads, Upper Milford Township, 12:33 a.m. May 6, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

A 43-year-old male, no address given, allegedly took the vehicle of a resident of the 5800 block of West Mill Road, Lower Milford Township, overnight April 27. The man took the vehicle without permission and never returned the vehicle, despite multiple requests for him to do so. A male resident, also of the 5800 block of West Mill Road, Lower Macungie Township, reported to police the suspect used his debit cards in Allentown the same day, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. The vehicle was recovered in Allentown April 29.