Northampton Press

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Catasauqua resident charged in alleged theft of gift cards

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

District Attorney Jim Martin recently announced a former City of Allentown employee has been charged in connection with an alleged theft.

Jenny Scala, 48, of 435 St. John St., Catasauqua, has been charged with one count each of theft by unlawful taking or disposition and receiving stolen property, both misdemeanors of the first degree.

Scala turned herself in and was arraigned through Central Booking by Magisterial District Judge Karen Devine and released on unsecured bail.

Fullerton residents shelter in place during police standoff

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Whitehall Township police officers responded to a call March 28 to assist officers from Allentown Police Department with apprehending a suspect believed to be in a residence in the 500 block of Catasauqua Avenue, Fullerton.

According to the news release, the Lehigh County Municipal Emergency Response Team (MERT) responded at approximately 5:30 p.m., assisted by a crisis negotiation team, in an attempt to have the suspect surrender himself.

The suspect, identified as Ayoub J. Tawil, was wanted on felony charges, police said.

VALLEY

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Troop M, Pennsylvania State Police, and several other local agencies have announced that heightened Easter holiday traffic enforcement will begin 1 a.m. March 30 and continue through midnight on the night of April 1.

The Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement Education Program, Selective Traffic Enforcement Against Drunk Driving and Drug Recognition Expert programs will target aggressive drivers or those under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Speeding, reckless driving, seat belt and child safety seat violations will also be targeted.

Northampton police

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 18

A hit-and-run accident occurred in the 1700 block of Main Street. The report said a legally parked vehicle was struck, damaging the driver side. A late-model black Hyundai was seen leaving and continuing south on Main Street.

MARCH 19

Police investigated a theft in the unit block of West 26th Street. The report said two ceramic ducks were taken from the front porch of a residence. They both have a date and the name “JAKE” baked into the bottom.

MARCH 20

Driver dies in crash

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Hanover Twp.

A Hanover Township man died March 22 in a motor vehicle accident in Hanover Township.

Barry Schultz Sr., 65, was pronounced dead 8:08 a.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, according to Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim.

Grim said Schultz was operating a motor vehicle when it struck a snowbank approximately 7:29 a.m. on Catasauqua Road, near Airport Road. According to reports, his pickup truck hit a snowbank, rolled over and caught on fire.

His autopsy was scheduled for March 23 to determine the exact cause of death, Grim said.

Coplay police

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 19

Police were on the scene for a report of a dog bite along the Ironton Rail Trail. The owner of the dog was cited, as well as a male who allowed the dog to walk without a leash when the attack occurred.

Officers performed a welfare check in the 100 block of North Ninth Street.

The department responded to a fire alarm in the unit block of North Front Street.

Police offered assistance with a child car seat in the 1100 block of Center Street.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 18

A missing child in the 1100 block of Railroad Street brought police to the scene.

Officers investigated a hit-and-run accident in the 600 block of Wyandotte Street.

The department assisted a citizen in the 1400 block of Main Street.

A domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Front Street was investigated.

A traffic stop at Howertown Road and Willow Drive was conducted.

Police responded to a disturbance in the 1000 block of Third Street.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 19

Police were on the scene of drug investigations on MacArthur Road, Fuller Street and Maryland Circle.

Officers investigated a report of assault in the 200 block of Mickley Run.

Thefts from vehicles on Delphi Drive and Seventh Street were reported.

The department investigated a suspicious vehicle on Walnut Street.

Harassment reports on Zephyr Boulevard and Maryland Circle were investigated.

A burglary in the 2900 block of MacArthur Road was reported.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 12

Police sought vehicle repossession information in the 500 block of Front Street.

Officers sought information regarding threats in the 300 block of Church Street.

In the 700 block of Second Street, a kitchen fire occurred. The investigation is continuing, the department said.

At Catasauqua Middle School, 850 Pine St., officers sought information regarding a juvenile complaint.

MARCH 13

Whitehall police

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 12

Officers responded to a report of a DUI on MacArthur Road.

A theft in the 700 block of Jordan Parkway brought police to the scene.

A road rage incident in the 3600 block of MacArthur Road was investigated.

The department assisted with a fire in the 100 block of Johnson Court.

An officer injury in the 3700 block of Lehigh Street was investigated.

Criminal mischief in the 700 block of Seventh Street was reported.

MARCH 13