East Penn Press

Friday, August 23, 2019

EMMAUS POLICE

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

DUI

Francis Richard Modrick, 68, of Wescosville, was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in the unit block of South Cedar Crest Boulevard July 13, according to Emmaus police. Modrick was transported to the Lehigh County DUI Center and processed.

On July 30 a fraud was perpetrated by individuals who called an Emmaus resident using spoofed telephone numbers of the Internal Revenue Service as well as the Emmaus Police Department, which allowed the caller ID of the victim to display as the IRS and Emmaus Police, according to Emmaus police.

The resident was told his identity was compromised, several fraudulent bank accounts were opened in his name and he needed to satisfy the debts or he would be arrested. The resident was instructed to purchase gift cards from several stores and to await a call back from the suspects.

The suspects called back, again using spoofed telephone numbers and the resident provided the access numbers to the gift cards. The victim reported the total amount of gift cards he purchased was $17,000, according to Emmaus police.

Spoofing allows a phone number to be changed to a phone number other than the one from which a call is placed.

Anthony Williams, 51, of Allentown was arrested July 23 for allegedly receiving stolen property from a burglary, which occurred Dec. 28, 2018, in the 1000 block of West Minor Street, according to Emmaus police.

Daniel F. Alvarado, 45, of Emmaus, was arrested July 26 for alleged simple assault and harassment after a dispute in the 800 block of Chestnut Street, according to Emmaus police. Alvarado was transported to the Lehigh County Booking Center.

Michael Paul Kerak, 53, of Emmaus, was arrested July 28 for alleged simple assault and harassment after a dispute in the unit block of Harrison Street, according to Emmaus police. Kerak was transported to the Lehigh County Booking Center.

Nicholas A. Yablonski, 36, of Emmaus, was arrested July 20 for alleged simple assault and harassment in the 300 block of Main Street, according to Emmaus police. Yablonski was transported to the Lehigh County Booking Center.

A white BMX Fit bicycle, valued at $376, was removed from Furnace Dam Park, 375 S. 10th St., July 27.

A swing valued at $300 was removed from a porch. The incident was reported July 20 in the 600 block of Walnut Street.

A male removed three electric razors, with a total value of $217, from CVS Pharmacy, 702 Chestnut St. The incident was reported July 29.

A 19-year-old male, of Allentown and a 20-year-old male, of Allentown, were arrested July 18 for alleged possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and underage drinking in the 1100 block of Chestnut Street, according to Emmaus police. They were transported to the Lehigh County Booking Center.

A 22-year-old male, of Allentown, was arrested for alleged possession of a small amount of marijuana in the 500 block of Harrison Street July 24, according to Emmaus police.

An unknown person keyed a Volvo 260, causing $1,000 damage to the left side of the vehicle. The incident was reported July 17 in the 800 block of Walnut Street.

A 55-year-old male, of Chalfont, was arrested July 18 for an alleged violation of a protection from abuse order, according to Emmaus police.

A 63-year-old male, of Palm, was arrested July 26 for an alleged violation of a protection from abuse order, according to Emmaus police.