Chief Deputy Corner Andrew H. Kehm pronounced William McConnell, 47, dead 2:55 p.m. Sept. 1 and Corrinia Rismiller, 44, was pronounced dead 2:57 p.m. Sept. 1 at 1306 Byfield St., Allentown.
Autopsies were performed Sept. 2. The cause and manner of deaths for both are pending toxicological studies.
The Lehigh County Coroner’s office and the Salisbury Township Police Department are conducting the investigation with the assistance of the Pennsylvania State Police, Lehigh County District Attorney’s office and the homicide task force.
An 38-year-old woman, of Allentown, was charged with speeding after a one-vehicle accident long Interstate 78, Salisbury Township, Aug. 18. According to police, the woman was westbound on Intertstate 78 near mile marker 56.7 around 4:50 a.m. during a heavy rain. The woman lost control of her vehicle and slid out of control and hit a concrete barrier on the right side of the highway. The woman was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital Network for treatment of her injuries. A citation was filed.
A 24-year-old man, of Allentown, was taken into custody for simple assault and terroristic threats after police were called to a incident in the 1000 block of Treeline Drive, Lower Macungie Township, 8:40 p.m. Aug. 12. According to police, the accused man was transported to St. Luke’s University Health Network, Allentown, for an evaluation. Charges were filed.
A resident in the 800 block of Nantucket Circle reported 1:16 p.m. Aug. 11 an unknown actor marked/painted a fence on the property red and black. This has happened before.
A resident in the 1400 block of Stafford Street reported 9:18 a.m. Aug. 11 an unknown actor drove into a mailbox and damaged a post.
A resident in the 1700 block of New York Avenue reported 5:10 p.m. Aug. 11 receiving a call from an unknown actor saying they were with the Internal Revenue Service demanding back taxes.
A 38-year-old man, of Allentown, was taken into custody for receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and driving under the influence after state police conducted a traffic stop of a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck along Hamilton Boulevard at Sheppard Hill Drive, Lower Macungie Township, 9:09 p.m. Aug. 9. The truck was reported stolen from Bethlehem Aug. 8. According to police, the operator of the vehicle fled from the scene on foot, prompting a foot pursuit by police. Despite police warnings, the man continued to flee on foot onto Hamilton Boulevard.
A 21-year-old male, of Allentown, was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence after police stopped to help a disabled motorist in the 8700 block of Kings Highway South, Lower Milford Township, 9:53 p.m. July 29. The driver also was found to be driving while suspended. Charges were filed.
Reported by residents in the Ancient Oaks neighborhood, Lower Macungie Township, unknown actors removed approximately 14 mailboxes from posts Aug. 5. Anyone with information regarding this incident may contact Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville at 610-395-1438.
A 57-year-old man, of Allentown, faces charges of speeding after the Freightliner tractor trailer truck he was driving jackknifed and struck a barrier along Interstate 78, Salisbury Township, July 29.
According to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville the man was driving westbound near mile marker 58.7 when the truck started to lose traction.
The driver lost control of the vehicle and the truck jackknifed and struck a barrier on the right shoulder of the road. The driver was not injured.
Theft from vehicle Disturbance Harassment Defiant trespass Identity theft Attempted burglary Theft Fraud
Police were called to a home in the 1400 block of Salisbury Road 11:40 a.m. July 27 for the theft of a cell phone charger from a vehicle on the property. There was no forced entry and no damage to the vehicle.
A wallet was reported removed from a vehicle parked in the 1500 block of East Emmaus Avenue 3:30 p.m. July 27.
A 16-year-old male, of Bethlehem, was charged with entering and removing items from various vehicles in the Salisbury and Fountain Hill areas 4:08 a.m. July 27. He was apprehended at Daisy Hill Market, 1848 E. Susquehanna St.
A New Haven, Conn., woman was taken into custody for driving under the influence and drug possession after a traffic stop on Interstate 78 at mile marker 56.7, Salisbury Township, July 1. According to Pennsylvania State Police at Fogelsville, the woman smoked a marijuana cigarette minutes before being stopped. A passenger, also of New Haven, Conn., had several prescription pill bottles filled with marijuana at the time of the traffic stop, according to police.
District Attorney Jim Martin announced July 27, charges are to be filed against an Allentown couple who allegedly stole over a million dollars from the wife’s employer.
Pamela J. Kern, 43, and Gary W. Kern, 49, of 2522 South Sixth St., Allentown, allegedly conspired to deal in the proceeds of unlawful activities by using electronic ACH Internet transfers to make payments in the amount of $1,436,037 on their credit card accounts between 2006 and February.