Filomeno Adame-Adame, 42, of Mertztown, was taken into custody after she allegedly attempted to leave Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, without paying for 18 miscellaneous items, with a total value of $288.45, 1:53 p.m. Dec. 22, 2019, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. Adame-Adame was transported to the Lehigh County Central Booking Center, Allentown.
Anthony Gennaro Strain, 31, of Emmaus, was arrested Jan. 7 for alleged possession of a small amount of marijuana and disorderly conduct after an altercation at Volpe’s Sports Bar, 501 Broad St., according to Emmaus police.
Eric Dean Johnson, 18, of Emmaus, was arrested Jan. 12 for alleged possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in the unit block of Ridge Street, according to Emmaus police.
An 58-year-old man was taken into custody for attempted criminal homicide, aggravated assault and terroristic threats after he allegedly stabbed a woman in the abdomen with a knife after hours at a shopping complex in Lower Macungie Township Jan. 8.
Jonathan Rompilla, of Emmaus, was taken into custody by Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville troopers. According to court records, bail for Rompilla was denied Jan. 8.
An Upper Milford Township man was fatally injured in an incident in Lower Milford Township Jan. 8.
The man was identified as James Diefenderfer, 64, of Zionsville, in a media release from the Lehigh County coroner.
Diefenderfer was pronounced dead 1:38 p.m. at a parking lot in the 6300 block of Hoffman Lane.
An autopsy conducted Jan. 12 determined the manner of death to be an accident. The cause of the death was found to be blunt force trauma, according to officials.
An Emmaus man has pleaded guilty to failing to make required disposition of funds received at a well-known area restaurant for more than two years, according to court documents.
Louis T. Belletieri, now 73, was charged with not paying a total of $89,340.87 in sales tax between Sept. 20, 2014 and April 20, 2017, for Louie’s Restaurant, 2071 31st. SW, Salisbury Township, according to court documents.
Belletieri faced 32 counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds.
A 35-year-old male, of Emmaus, was cited for alleged harassment after an incident at Big Woody’s Sports Bar and Restaurant, 3941 Chestnut St., Upper Milford Township, Dec. 19, 2019.
A 42-year-old female, of Allentown, was charged with retail theft after she allegedly removed miscellaneous merchandise valued at $89.55 from Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 4:27 p.m. Dec. 22, 2019. According to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville, the woman under rang the merchandise.
A 20-year-old male, of no known address, was arrested Dec. 31, 2019, after he allegedly removed items from CVS, 702 Chestnut St. He was transported to the Lehigh County Booking Center.
Stephen C. Ritter, 45, of Schnecksville, was arrested Dec. 19, 2019, for alleged simple assault and harassment after a dispute in the 200 block of Ridge Street, according to Emmaus police. Ritter was transported to the Lehigh County Booking Center.
Pennsylvania State Police continue to seek help from the public in an investigation of shots fired, striking a residence, in Lower Macungie Township overnight Dec. 28, 2019.
In a brief phone interview Jan. 2, Trooper Nathan T. Branosky, community service officer, public information officer, Pennsylvania State Police Bethlehem, said the incident remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville barracks at 610-395-1438.
Investigators outlined what happened in a media release:
Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville troopers responded to Lower Macungie Middle School, 6299 Lower Macungie Road, Lower Macungie Township, after a 12-year-old male, of Emmaus, allegedly was found to have brought a knife to school in a backpack 11 a.m. Dec. 19, 2019.
Kelsey Erin Powell, 32, of Bethlehem, was arrested Nov. 9, 2019, for allegedly driving under the influence in the 100 block of Main Street, according to Emmaus Police. Powell was transported to the Lehigh County DUI Center.
Todd L. Carlier, 50, of Emmaus, was arrested Nov. 23, 2019, for allegedly driving under the influence and careless driving in the 300 block of Minor Street, according to Emmaus police. Carlier was transported to the Lehigh County DUI Center.