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Allentown man charged in 2016 Whitehall bank robbery

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced March 28 that an Allentown man has been charged in relation to a bank robbery that occurred in Whitehall in May 2016.

According to the news release from the DA’s office, John Cruz, 41, of 209 N. Fourth St., Allentown, has been charged with one count each of robbery/threat of serious bodily Injury, a felony of the first degree, and robbery/making a demand of an employee of a financial institution, a felony of the second degree.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 6

An attempted theft from a vehicle occurred in the 400 block of Pine Street.

In the 500 block of Second Street, a dispute between a mother and son occurred, police said.

MARCH 7

Suspicious activity in the 600 block of South 14th Street was reported to police. The case was forwarded to the auto theft task force.

In the 600 block of Third Street, police investigated a theft report.

Police sought vehicle repossession information in the 300 block of Walnut Street.

NORTHAMPTON POLICE

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 17

A report of a large group of individuals trespassing brought officers to West 10th Street.

Police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian in the 1200 block of Newport Avenue.

MARCH 18

Officers were called to the 1000 block of Main Street to investigate a report of a man causing a disturbance.

MARCH 20

A report of a suspicious man brought police to the 1500 block of Newport Avenue.

N.Y. man charged with rape of young girl in Hanover Twp.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Police Log

A 33-year-old man has been accused of raping an 11-year-old girl in hotels in Hanover Township, Lehigh County.

According to a Pennsylvania State Police report, Sandro Gustavo Zhinin, of Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, N.Y., has been charged with five felony offenses: the rape of a child, statutory sexual assault, unlawful contract with a minor, corruption of minors and criminal use of a communication facility.

The report said Zhinin and the minor met through the Internet. Zhinin then traveled from New York to Pennsylvania to meet the girl.

WHITEHALL POLICE

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 3

A report of suspicious activity summoned police to Dewey Street.

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

Police investigated a report of a reckless driver on Fifth Street.

A report of a parking complaint brought officers to Mickley Road.

Police were called to MacArthur Road for a report of retail theft.

A sounding alarm summoned officers to Grape Street.

MARCH 4

A report of an unwanted guest brought police to Redbud Drive West.

COPLAY POLICE

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 20

A report of a traffic stop brought officers to the unit block of South Second Street.

Officers responded to a report of a theft of a planter in the unit block of North Fifth Street.

Police were called to Giant Food Stores, 202 Chestnut St., to investigate a report of retail theft.

A parking complaint brought officers to the unit block of North Third Street.

Officers assisted the Northampton Borough Police Department in the unit block of South Fourth Street.

MARCH 21

NORTH CATASAUQUA POLICE

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 19

A report of criminal mischief brought officers to the 700 block of Grove Street.

Police were called to the 500 block of Green Street to assist the fire department.

An alarm summoned officers to Fourth and Chapel streets.

MARCH 20

Police conducted a traffic stop at Front and Second streets.

A report of identify theft brought officers to the 1200 block of Fourth Street.

Police were called to the 1000 block of Fourth Street to investigate a general complaint.

Coplay police

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 13

A parking complaint in the unit block of North Fourth Street was filed with the department.

Police checked on the welfare of a female in the 100 block of South Second Street.

Officers checked on the welfare of a male stumbling around in the area of South Second and Hokendauqua streets.

A report of illegal dumping in the 1100 block of Hokendauqua Street was filed with the department.

MARCH 14

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 5

In the 1000 block of Third Street, police conducted a welfare check.

Criminal mischief in the 400 block of Buttonwood Street was reported to police.

A domestic dispute in the 1000 block of Third Street was reported.

MARCH 6

At Howertown Road and Mulberry Street, officers assisted Catasauqua police.

A civil matter occurred in the 1300 block of Third Street.

An item was reported lost in the 1400 block of Main Street.

MARCH 7

Northampton police

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 1

An unwanted male at Exxon on the Run, 2428 Main St., was reported to police.

A domestic dispute between a male and female occurred in the 1200 block of Main Street, the department said.

MARCH 2

Criminal mischief took place in the 2100 block of Main Street. The report said the front driver-side window of a legally parked vehicle was damaged.