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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

State Police Beat

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

Truck jackknifes in Lynn Twp

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.


Monday, June 27, 2016 by The Press in Police Log


Reported at 1160 S. Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Township, unknown actors removed a black flat bed dual axle International truck trailer removed between 2 p.m. June 14 and 9 a.m. June 15. The investigation continues.

Reported by a resident in the 1300 block of Shiloh Road, Lower Macungie Township, unknown actors damaged a vehicle between 6 p.m. June 11 and 8 p.m. June 17. Anyone with information on this incident may contact Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville at 610-395-1438.

Upper Milford Township residents arrested near Holland Tunnel

Thursday, June 30, 2016 by APRIL PETERSON in Police Log

Two Upper Milford Township men were arrested June 21 after law enforcement officials from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey allegedly found weapons and other gear during a traffic stop of their vehicle near the Holland Tunnel while the men and a Lehighton woman reportedly were en route to a location in New York.