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Monday, November 25, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Simple assault

Sherie Lee Datis, 59, of Coopersburg, was taken into custody after she allegedly struck a 16-year-old female during an argument at a residence in the 7700 block of Lone Lane, Lower Milford Township, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. Datis allegedly struck the teenager in the face with a closed fist.

A 36-year-old male, of Allentown, allegedly entered Kohl’s department store, 6900 Hamilton Blvd., Lower Macungie Township, 2:03 p.m. Sept. 11 and swapped the shoes he was wearing for a new pair of white Nike sneakers valued at $75, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. The male was first observed by loss prevention personnel. The male left the store without paying for the sneakers, according to police.

Melissa Kirschman-Yunez, 51, of Macungie, was taken into custody for retail theft after she allegedly removed $536.39 worth of merchandise, including clothing and various household items, from Target, 749 N. Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Township, 7:29 p.m. Oct. 3, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

A 39-year-old driver, of Bethlehem, suffered minor injuries when his vehicle overturned in a one-car accident along Pennsylvania State Route 309, Lower Macungie Township, 4:16 p.m. Oct. 20. According to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville, the driver was southbound, approximately 250 feet north of Interstate 78 eastbound, when he lost control of his vehicle, left the road and struck an embankment, toppling the vehicle. The driver was transported by ambulance to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, according to police.

A 39-year-old male, of Pocono Lake, was not injured when a front tire came off his car in a one vehicle hit-and-run accident in the 4900 block of Kings Highway North, Upper Milford Township, 9:01 p.m. Nov. 2. According to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville, the driver was northbound when his vehicle struck a pothole and damaged his front tire. The tire came off the vehicle and the driver continued to drive until he lost control and left the road. The vehicle struck a ditch and the driver fled. Troopers investigating the scene found an open beer container on the floor of the vehicle. The driver, who was found and interviewed Nov. 3, was cited for numerous offenses including abandoning his vehicle, having an accident involving damage to unattended property and restriction on alcoholic beverages.

Detwiler Towing also responded.

A 61-year-old female, of Fogelsville, reported a wallet was removed from her purse by a male at Panera Bread bakery-café, 6379 Hamilton Blvd., Lower Macungie Township, noon Oct. 25. Anyone with information on this incident may contact Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville at 610-395-1438.

The front windshield of a John Deere 310 C backhoe loader tractor was reported broken Oct. 4.

A discarded black metal grinder with scorpion markings containing marijuana residue was found in Brookfield Park, Lower Macungie Township, Oct. 11.