East Penn Press

Sunday, November 19, 2017

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.

STATE POLICE

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

Burglary

A resident in the 6000 block of German Road, Upper Milford Township, reported someone entered the basement of the residence and removed a black safe on wheels between June 22 and 24. The resident reported seeing a male on his property who was driving a white truck June 22. Anyone with information about the incident may contact Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville at 610-395-1438.

STATE POLICE

Thursday, July 13, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Police Log

Lower Macungie woman’s death due to a head injury

A Lower Macungie Township woman died from a head injury, according to authorities.

In a media release from the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office and Forensics Center dated July 6, Scott R. Grim, coroner, stated an autopsy revealed the cause of death of Desiree J. Wien, 58, of the 2700 block of Rolling Green Place, Lower Macungie Township, was to be attributed to complications from a head injury. The manner of death was said to be pending additional forensic testing and completion of the investigation.