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Monday, October 17, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

Retail theft

An unidentified male removed two Polo shirts valued at $98.50 each from Bon-Ton, 3300 Lehigh St. 5:06 p.m. Sept. 23. The male placed the two shirts into a Macy’s bag and ran out of the store. Police are investigating.

Belinda Stangherlin, 58, of Allentown, received a summary citation for retail theft after an alleged incident at 1240 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. 10:15 a.m. Sept. 28. She was taken to Central Booking for processing.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by The Press in Police Log


Robert Earl Johnson, 45, of Breinigsville, was arrested for driving under the influence after a traffic stop for allegedly speeding on Interstate 78 west at mile marker 56.0 10:49 p.m. Aug. 31. Charges were filed.

Reported by a 35-year-old man, of Easton, unknown actors in a black Honda CR-V with New York license plates threw what seemed to be loose change from their vehicle, striking the Easton man’s vehicle following a road rage incident along Interstate 78 at mile marker 59 about Aug. 17.

Officer charged

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

A city police officer is charged with indecent exposure following two alleged incidents investigated by state police.

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin’s office released a statement Friday indicating Glenn Curtis Woolard, 35, of Lower Macungie Township, was observed on Sept. 27 and again Oct. 5 in separate locations masturbating in his car.

Both times, in the Lower Macungie Target parking lot and on Hamilton Boulevard respectively, he was seen by a female driver.

Woolard is married and a Army veteran who served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Emmaus priest charged with sexual abuse of children and other charges

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH AND APRIL PETERSON in Police Log

The Lehigh County District Attorney’s office announced Sept. 13 Msgr. John Stephen Mraz, 66, formerly of 415 S. 6th St., Emmaus and now residing at Holy Family Villa for Priests, Bethlehem, has been charged with sexual abuse of children and criminal use of communication facility, both felonies of the third degree; and obscene and other sexual materials and performances, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Lower Macungie woman dies from a gunshot wound

Thursday, September 22, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

The Lehigh County Coroner has identified a woman found shot outside a residence early Sept. 13.

Stephanie Roof, 46, of 6409 Pine Crest Lane, was pronounced dead at 2:05 a.m. in Lehigh Valley Health Network, Cedar Crest campus, Salisbury Township, according to a press release from the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office and Forensics Center Sept. 14.

An autopsy found Roof suffered a gunshot wound to the body.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim ruled the manner of Roof’s death a homicide.

Rings, cash reported stolen Jewelry stolen from home

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

State Police Troop M Bethlehem say a 59-year-old Slatington man reported his electronic floor safe was opened and a tan metal lock box containing five silver rings and $42,000 in cash was stolen between 9 a.m. July 22 and 11:33 a.m. Aug. 6 from his business at 4172 Best Station Road, Washington Township.

According to State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, a 19-year-old Allentown man was charged with felony offenses after a 49-year-old Allentown woman reported several pieces of jewelry were removed from a home in the 5800 block of Miller Road, Lynn Township.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

Indecent exposure

A 25-year-old woman, of Allentown, was charged with indecent exposure, public intoxication and disorderly conduct after an indecent in the Wawa store parking lot, 3321 Willow Lane, Lower Macungie Township, 8:47 p.m. Sept. 2. Police said the woman became belligerent with officers and began shouting profanities in the parking lot. When asked for identification the woman handed the trooper a credit card. Charges were filed.


Tuesday, September 6, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

Injury accident

An 38-year-old woman, of Allentown, was charged with speeding after a one-vehicle accident along Interstate 78, Salisbury Township, Aug. 18. According to police, the woman was westbound on Interstate 78 near mile marker 56.7 around 4:50 a.m. during a heavy rain. The woman lost control of her vehicle, slid out of control and hit a concrete barrier on the right side of the highway. The woman was transported to Lehigh Valley Health Network for treatment of her injuries. A citation for speeding was filed.