Northampton Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Armed robbery reported at Hanover jewelry store

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

STATE POLICE

Pennsylvania State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, is investigating an armed robbery that took place Oct. 10 at Kay Jewelers in Hanover Township, Lehigh County.

According to the report, officers were called to 944 Airport Center Drive just after 10 a.m. A male, described as wearing a black hoodie and ski mask and carrying an orange bag, walked into the store, pointed a handgun at employees and stole about $20,000 worth of jewelry and $140 in cash from the register, police said.

He reportedly fled the area on foot, turning right out of the store.

Coplay: Anniversary closing event set for Oct. 19

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay Borough 150th anniversary closing ceremony will be held noon-10 p.m. Oct. 19 at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

Emil Schanta and his polka band will kick off the celebration 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Frantic Freddy Milander will bring his original oldies and sock hop reunion show 3:30-5:30 p.m. There will be prizes for best dressed, male and female, couples, clothing and hair styles.

Ten-piece dance band Flirtin’ with the Mob, featuring Coplay natives Larry Meixner and Sue Rabenold, will close the event 6:15-9:30 p.m.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 20

A vehicle was damaged in the 400 block of North 14th Street.

In the 200 block of Edward Lane, a dispute between a mother and daughter occurred.

SEPT. 21

Officers responded to an animal complaint in the 200 block of Pine Street. The dog was picked up by Sanctuary at Haafsville. The owner later called.

In the 500 block of Circle Drive, a fraud occurred. The investigation is continuing.

A package was stolen in the 100 block of Walnut Street.

North Catty police

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 22

A burglar alarm in the 1000 block of Howertown Road brought out police.

A report of fraud in the 1300 block of Third Street was investigated.

The department responded to a general complaint in the 1000 block of Front Street.

SEPT. 23

A general complaint in the 1100 block of Front Street was addressed.

SEPT. 24

Officers investigated a report of identity theft in the 1200 block of Second Street.

High-speed chase leads to 2-car crash at MacArthur, Mickley

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall Township

A high-speed chase Oct. 9 in Whitehall resulted in a two-vehicle crash and the apprehension of a driver.

According to the report, at 1:09 a.m., a Whitehall police officer patrolling southbound on MacArthur Road was passed by a vehicle traveling at an excessive speed.

The officer tried to catch the vehicle; however, it crashed with another vehicle near the intersection of MacArthur Road and Mickley Road (south) before the officer could try to stop it.

The driver then fled on foot but was caught shortly after, police said.

Northampton police

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 21

A hit and run occurred at West 21st and Canal streets. The report said a tractor-trailer struck a light post and road sign without stopping.

Officers checked on the welfare of a female in the 1600 block of Laubach Avenue.

Police conducted a traffic stop at West 15th Street and Newport Avenue.

SEPT. 22

In the 1700 block of Main Street, an issue between neighbors occurred.

A domestic dispute between a male and a female took place in the 300 block of East 10th Street.

GUEST VIEW

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Budget blunders and the GOP

For the second consecutive year, Republicans on the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners are saying we don’t need a tax increase. But Lehigh County just borrowed $76 million. We have countless bridges still “waiting” to be fixed. We have no recovery center in a county plagued with addiction. We have employees who are underpaid and a population of seniors and children in need who are underserved.

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Farewell to a Lehigh Township landmark

To the Editor:

The demolition last month of the two-and-a-half-story Cherryville Hotel, built circa 1767, I’m sure, hardly raised an eyebrow. This was a largely forgotten piece of Lehigh Township history.

For most of its life, the Cherryville Hotel served as the social and commercial center of the township.

In the building’s final function, it housed the Betty Seidel Gift Shop (1949-2001), whose clientele included stars of stage and screen to most presidential first ladies from Grace Coolidge to Pat Nixon.