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LEHIGH COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Allentown man faces charges in 10 robberies

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced May 10 an Allentown man has been charged in relation to 10 robberies, including one in Emmaus, which occurred between Nov. 26, 2016 and May 1.

Cane Singleton, 23, of 662 Sherman St., Allentown, is charged with 10 counts each of robbery and conspiracy, both felonies of the first degree. Singleton currently is incarcerated in Lehigh County Jail on unrelated charges. He was to be arraigned through Central Booking.

It is alleged Singleton acted as the “getaway driver” in the following robberies:

Donches announces run for Lehigh County Commissioner, 5th District

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

John Donches, resident of Emmaus and member of the community and citizen advocate, has announced his candidacy for Lehigh County Commissioner, 5th District, which includes: boroughs of Emmaus, Coopersburg and Macungie, the townships of Upper Milford, Lower Milford, Upper Saucon, Salisbury and Allentown’s 12th and 13th ward.

Jerry announces candidacy for Emmaus tax collector

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Bernadette Jerry is asking for your vote as tax collector in the Borough of Emmaus May 16.

Jerry said she brings the following qualifications and experience to the position of tax collector. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics in 1986.

She was the controller of Dynasty Metals in New Jersey for eight years and was the administrator of a $2 million line of credit while managing all aspects of accounting and bookkeeping.

Jerry served local Lehigh Valley business owners as a bookkeeper using either Quickbooks or Peach Tree.

LEHIGH COUNTY DA’S OFFICE

Thursday, April 13, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lower Macungie man charged in 2016 homicide

District Attorney Jim Martin and Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M, announced April 5 a Lower Macungie man has been charged in relation to the 2016 homicide of Stephanie Roof, 46, of 6409 Pinecrest Lane, Lower Macungie Township.

Josef Charles Raszler, 35, of 6412 Pinecrest Lane, Lower Macungie Township, has been charged with criminal homicide. Raszler will be arraigned through Central Booking and committed to Lehigh County Jail. There is no bail on this charge.

DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lower Macungie man charged in 2016 homicide

District Attorney Jim Martin and Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M, announced April 5 a Lower Macungie man has been charged in relation to the 2016 homicide of Stephanie Roof, 46, of 6409 Pinecrest Lane, Lower Macungie Township.

Josef Charles Raszler, 35, of 6412 Pinecrest Lane, Lower Macungie Township, has been charged with criminal homicide. Raszler will be arraigned through Central Booking and committed to Lehigh County Jail. There is no bail on this charge.

Lee Ann Gilbert announces candidacy for Emmaus mayor

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

I have proudly served the borough as a councilperson for the past 18 years. In January 2010, I had the honor of being elected the first female council president in the history of the borough, a position I held for six years. I also served as vice president. During my tenure on council, I have developed an excellent working relationship with the mayor, borough manager, police chief and all department heads. As council president, I have assumed the duties of the mayor when he was unavailable.

Nathan Brown seeks commissioner post

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Nathan Brown filed his nominating petitions, submitting nearly 300 signatures, triple the amount required to appear on the ballot.

Brown is a candidate for Lehigh County Commissioner District 5, which is comprised of the boroughs of Macungie, Emmaus and Coopersburg, the townships of Upper Milford, Lower Milford, Upper Saucon, and Salisbury and Allentown’s 12th and 13th ward.

“I’ve really enjoyed meeting so many new friends and neighbors these past three weeks,” Brown said. “They are the backbone of the community and I appreciate the trust they put in me to represent them.”

KeyBank robbed in Emmaus

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Emmaus Police Department said at 9:20 a.m. Feb. 15, a male entered the KeyBank, 731 Chestnut St. and demanded money while displaying a handgun. The male left with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in a vehicle which was spotted by Emmaus Police on Lehigh Street near 33rd Street, SW.

When police attempted to stop the vehicle, it fled north on Lehigh Street then onto Interstate 78 eastbound and Route 309 southbound.

The pursuit ended in Upper Saucon Township after a State Police Trooper used an intervention technique with his State Police vehicle.