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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Man who died in skiing accident identified

Monday, February 18, 2019 by TERRY AHNER in Police Log

Officials have identified a man who died Sunday night in a skiing accident at Blue Mountain Ski Area.

Noel J. Pagan Jr., 21, of Allentown, died around 6 p.m. after he went off a jump on the Yeti Trail, a beginner trail.

Pagan was not wearing a helmet. He was transported to St. Luke’s Palmerton Campus, where he later died.

Carbon County Coroner Robert Miller said the cause of death was blunt-force trauma to the head and neck.

Pagan’s death marked the second death at the resort this season.

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Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police reported numerous man-on-woman incidents Feb 4. leading to harassment charges.

Around 9:40 a.m. police arrested 29-year-old Jose Bermudez of Seventh Street in Freemansburg for allegedly assaulting a woman, leaving unspecified marks on her body. He is also charged with simple assault.

Around 11:50 a.m. police cited Corey Cousins, 22, of Jersey City, N.J. While at an East Fairvew Street residence he allegedly pulled his girlfriend out of bed suddenly enough she struck the floor.

Around 12:20 p.m. a man was cited for pinching the cheek of his wife at Westgate Mall.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police responded to a building alarm around 1:20 a.m. at Broughal MS Jan. 10 and found a broken window on the ground floor.

Once inside, officers were notified of additional alarms being tripped in the building as they searched, and brough in K9 Blaze to assist. They discovered a man, Long Chen of Flushing, NY, and took him into custody.

Chen was remanded to Northampton County Prison on charges of tresspassing and criminal mischief.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police made two drunken driving related arrests Jan. 9.

Patrick Martin, 33, of West Union Boulevard in Allentown, was arrested at Main and Fairview streets around 9 a.m.

Police allege he was driving under the highest rate of intoxication.

Around 4:30 that afternoon, officers responded to a hit and run on Schoenersville Road, and learned the alleged offender was Kaneesha Holmes, 29, of Butler Street in Easton.

Inmate death

Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County Corrections Director announced in a Dec. 30 release the death of 21-year-old Jarett Deemer, a resident of the Lehigh County Community Corrections Center, was found unresponsive in his bed at 3:26 a.m. Corrections officers called 911 and began CPR in an attempt to save his life. Deemer was taken by ambulance to St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill, where he was pronounced dead at 4:10 a.m.

Lehigh County District Attorney’s office and the Lehigh County Coroner’s office are investigating the death. An autopsy was scheduled for Dec. 31.


Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Sale or transfer of a firearm

Mark Donald Mackenzie, 56, of Bath, allegedly attempted to purchase a firearm at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 2:50 p.m. April 12, 2018 and was denied through the Pennsylvania Instant Check System. An investigation by Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville, determined Mackenzie allegedly falsified the sale or transfer of firearm form during the transaction.


Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Missing Wisconsin child

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking help in its investigation of a 13-year-old girl missing from Wisconsin since Oct. 15.

Jayme Closs is considered endangered.

According to a media release from the Philadelphia division of the FBI, a 911 call was received 12:53 a.m. from Barron, Wis. Responding law enforcement officials found two deceased adults and their daughter, Jayme Closs, missing.

Closs is described as about 100 pounds and 5 feet tall with green eyes and blonde or strawberry blonde hair.