East Penn Press

Sunday, September 24, 2017

EMMAUS POLICE

Thursday, August 24, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Amber Louise Eisentraut, 26, of Emmaus, was arrested Aug. 5 for alleged possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop on Cedar Crest Boulevard in Emmaus borough. Charges were filed, according to court documents.

A 19-year-old man, of Macungie, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without a license and obedience to traffic control July 5 after he was stopped for a traffic violation in the 300 block of Main Street.

A women’s 10-speed bicycle, valued at $120, was removed from the 100 block of Main Street. The theft was reported Aug. 7.

EMMAUS POLICE

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Retail theft

Sheree Bortz, 29, of Allentown, was arrested July 31 for suspicion of retail theft after she allegedly removed a hairbrush valued at $6.67 from the 7-Eleven convenience store, 1146 Chestnut St. Bortz was transported to Lehigh Booking Center for processing, according to police.

Anneliese Miraglia, 30, of Emmaus, was arrested July 31 for suspicion of simple assault in the 300 block of South 16th Street after an alleged domestic dispute, according to police. Charges were filed, according to court documents.

STATE POLICE

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Accidental shooting

A 49-year-old male, of Emmaus, was injured Aug. 8 when he accidentally discharged his firearm while on his way to the range, according to authorities. Pennsylvania State Police responded to State Route 100, Lower Milford Township, 4:25 p.m., to a call from an individual who indicated he had an accident. The man injured his left leg, according to police. He was transported by Macungie EMS to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for treatment.

EMMAUS POLICE

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Simple assault

Luis Manuel Disla, 41, of Emmaus, was arrested July 17 on charges of suspicion of simple assault and harassment in the 600 block of Furnace Street after a domestic dispute. He was transported to Lehigh County Booking Center for processing. Charges were filed, according to court records.

An unknown actor removed a Jett mountain bicycle from the rear of a residence in the unit block of North Sixth Street. The incident was reported July 26. The bicycle is valued at $900.

STATE POLICE

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

DUI

Matthew D. Ferguson, 35, of Summit Hill, faces charges of suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, suspicion of criminal mischief - damage to property, criminal trespass - breaking into a structure, public drunkenness and similar misconduct, driving without a license and careless driving after an incident July 26 in Lower Macungie Township, according to a public court summary of the charges. Ferguson was unable to post a $25,000 bail at the time and was confined to county jail, according to court documents.

EMMAUS POLICE

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Simple assault

Letitia Nicole Brewer, 47, of Emmaus, was arrested July 15 for alleged simple assault in the unit block of North Fourth Street after a physical altercation. She was transported to Lehigh County Booking Center. Charges were filed, according to court documents.

An actor forced open the front door of a residence in the unit block of East Minor Street and removed a wallet and several pieces of jewelry for a total loss of $2,050. The incident was reported July 11.

STATE POLICE

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

DUI

Aiza Nawaz, 23, of Macungie, was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after an incident in the 1000 block of Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 1:45 a.m. June 25. According to police, Nawaz was in physical control of the vehicle at the time. According to court documents, charges were filed and also include possession of a small amount of marijuana and use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Nawaz later was released.

NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAIL

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Police Log

Train strikes van; one injured

A driver was injured July 5 when his minivan was struck by a Norfolk Southern train in Lower Macungie Township.

In a brief phone interview July 9, a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Jeremy Trooper said the driver, whose name has not yet been released, suffered minor injuries, including bruising and was taken to a hospital for treatment but is now home.

Temple described the minivan as “demolished” by the train. It was struck in the rear as it crossed in front of the train.

The driver was the only occupant of the minivan and no one was injured on the train, Temple said.

STATE POLICE

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Fatal accident

A Montgomery County man died of natural causes in a traffic accident in Upper Milford Township July 14.

In a media release from the Lehigh County Office of the Coroner and Forensic Center, officials announced an autopsy completed July 14 revealed Robert W. Rutty, 55, of Perkiomenville, died of natural causes.

Rutty, according to authorities, was the operator of a tractor trailer which left the roadway and struck a retaining wall in the 4200 block of Chestnut Street, Upper Milford Township, around 6:36 a.m. July 14.

Rutty was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:19 a.m.