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Monday, February 27, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Lower Saucon Township police arrested 44-year-old Tarek Elzeneiny of Creek View Road following an allegedly alcohol-induced traffic accident around 2:25 a.m. Feb. 5.

Officers responded to a reported accident on Bingen Road and found Elzeneiny “manifestly under the influence of alcohol,” police said, when he struck a boulder and tree.

Elzeneiny is charged with speeding and DUI.

Drug possession

Monday, February 27, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Colonial Regional Police arrested a 35-year-old man for possession of drugs around 7 p.m. Jan. 24.

Police said members of the Northampton County Drug Task Force working undercover purchased one-quarter ounce of methamphetamine for $550 from Joshua Louis Rivera in a parking lot on Gateway Drive.

Rivera, of Wood Street in Bethlehem, is charged with possession, possession with intent to deliver, and delivery of a controlled substance. He was committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.


Monday, February 20, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

DUI/Simple assault

David James Santmyer Jr., 47, of Wescosville, was taken into custody and charged with suspicion of driving under the influence and alleged simple assault after an argument escalated in the 900 block of South Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Road, 11:30 p.m. Feb. 10. According to police, Santmyer struck another person with a baking sheet pan and a stove top grate during an argument at a residence in the 900 block of South Krocks Road.


Monday, February 13, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Simple assault

Rolland Michael Houle, 37, of Allentown, was arrested for alleged simple assault after an argument escalated in a hotel room at the Wingate Hotel, 4325 Hamilton Blvd., Lower Macungie Township, 9:55 p.m. Jan. 22. According to police, Houle grabbed, slapped and pinned a person down. Charges were filed, according to court records..

Reported by residents in the 6000 block of Garden Alley, Upper Milford Township, unknown actors entered through a window and removed various jewelry items between Nov. 1, 2016 and Feb. 2.


Monday, January 30, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Fatal crash

State Police Fogelsville are seeking help from the public in a hit and run accident in which a Bethlehem man was fatally injured in 2013. According to police, Michael J. Mason, 36, was walking southbound on the west berm of State Route 222 just north of Kressler Road, Lower Macungie Township, 7:50 p.m. Nov. 29 when he was struck by a southbound vehicle. Mason was pronounced dead at the scene. Anyone with information regarding this incident may contact Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville at 610-395-1438.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by The Press in Police Log


Priscilla Ramirez, 27, of Emmaus, was taken into custody for allegedly driving under the influence and other charges after a traffic stop on Lower Macungie Road at South Cedar Crest Boulevard, Lower Macungie Township, 11:56 p.m. Dec. 18, 2016. According to police, Ramirez showed signs of alcohol impairment during field sobriety tests. Charges were filed, according to court records.

Indecent assault

Monday, January 16, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Jan. 11 than a Bethlehem man and St. Luke’s University Hospital nurse is charged following an incident involving a patient.

According to Martin, John Spanogle, 30, of North New Street, made comments of a sexual nature to a female patient while transporting her from radiology to her room, and then while there groped her and exposed himself.

Hospital administration and security cooperated in an ensuing investigation, and Spanogle is charged with misdemeanor indecent assault.