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.
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.
Police report a man was violently robbed around 7:30 p.m. July 24 at East Fourth Street.
According to police, Jose Lucas, 29, of Dearborn Street, grabbed 3/4 of a pound of marijuana from another man.
Lucas is charged with robbery. Also, possession with intent to deliver.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reported by Kinsley Construction, Wyomissing, Berks County, in a parking lot in the 700 block of North Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Township, unknown actors removed work laptop computers from a trailer between June 8 and 9. There were no signs of forced entry.
State Police Troop M Fogelsville say a 2004 Freightliner tractor-trailer combo driven by a woman with the last name, Copeland, became disabled after it jackknifed along Route 309, south of Gun Club Road, Lynn Township.
According to police, the driver told police she was northbound on Route 309 at 3:20 a.m. driving approximately 45 mph when the trailer fishtailed due to wet conditions.
Copeland, police say, said the trailer slid out of control and jackknifed before becoming disabled.