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STATE POLICE

Thursday, August 4, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

DUI

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.

Couple charged with theft from Ott Consulting

Thursday, August 4, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

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.

SALISBURY POLICE

Thursday, August 4, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

DUI

Jennifer Hernandez-Vazquez, 26, of Allentown, was charged with suspicion of driving under the influence following a report of a disabled vehicle in the 1100 Brook Avenue 10:23 p.m. July 14. She was taken to Central Booking for processing.

Eric Budd, 44, of Bethlehem, was charged with suspicion of driving under the influence following a traffic stop in the 2300 block of Honeysuckle Road, 5:38 p.m. July 18. He was taken to Central Booking for processing.

Major theft

Thursday, August 4, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced in a release July 27 he is filing multiple charges against an Allentown couple for theft from a local company.

Martin says Pamela J. Kern, 43, and Gary W. Kern, 49, of South Sixth Street conspired to steal almost $1.5 million from Pamela’s employer, Emmaus-based Ott Consulting, Inc. She was suspended as the firm’s sole bookkeeper in February.

STATE POLICE

Monday, July 25, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

Simple assault

A 54-year-old woman, of Mertztown, was taken into custody and charged with simple assault after striking a 60-year-old female, of Mertztown, multiple times in the face and torso during an argument in the 8700 block of Mertztown Road, Lower Macungie Township, 2:30 a.m. July 14. The 60-year-old woman lost consciousness and sustained minor injuries, according to police. Charges were filed.

Possession

Thursday, July 21, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

Colonial Regional Police arrested 39-year-old Michael Ryan Simms when he was found sleeping in his vehicle 7 a.m. July 7.

Police said Simms’ Nissan Pathfinder was observed in a parking lot at the Northampton Crossings Mall. When officers asked for his ID he opened his door and a bag of used syringes fell out.

A search of the vehicle allegedly revealed another 20 syringe tips, all unused, and 10 small packages of heroin.

Simms is charged with possessions of narcotics and drug paraphernalia.

Burglary

Thursday, July 21, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

A resident of the 1200 block of Seidersville Road reported a burglary just minutes into July 1.

According to police, someone forced entry into the home while the residents were out shopping - between 10 p.m. and midnight June 30.

A 19-inch flat-screen TV, a tablet device, a 14 carat gold necklace and $3,200 in cash were allegedly stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lower Saucon Police at 610-317-6110.

SALISBURY POLICE

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 by The Press in Police Log

Criminal mischief

A resident in the 2800 block of Edgemont Drive reported 1:44 p.m. June 30 a vehicle on the property was hit with eggs. Police are investigating.

Salisbury police found inappropriate graffiti on the wall of the men’s restroom at Laubach Park 11:45 a.m. July 1.

A resident in the 2900 block of South Pike Avenue reported 2:07 p.m. July 3 a lock was broken on a shed and a grill and miter saw were removed.