Emmaus Police Officer Carlos G. Marrero has been a police officer in a far corner of the globe.
The former U.S. Army military police officer served in Afghanistan where he was among those who taught Afghans the ins and outs of law enforcement – everything from handling weapons to conducting foot and mounted patrols.
No matter the skill or lessons, the core principle remained the same – the discipline necessary to be a police officer.
And Officer Marrero knows a lot about discipline.
When he left Puerto Rico in 2005 to join family, Marrero worked in warehouses.
Two men attempted to remove merchandise valued at $782 from Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 9:53 p.m. Jan. 15, according to police. Troopers were dispatched to the store on reports of two men attempting to leave the store without paying for merchandise. When approached by loss prevention personnel both men fled on foot, leaving the merchandise.
Both men are described as 20 to 30 years old. One was wearing a gray sweatshirt, tan pants and a blue hat while the other man was dressed in a pink button down shirt, jeans and a gray hat, according to police.
Blaize Jonathon Cserpnyak, 29, of Emmaus, was arrested Jan. 27 for simple assault and harassment after he allegedly was involved in a domestic dispute in the 300 block of Broad Street, according to police. Cserpnyak was transported to Lehigh County Booking and processed, according to police.
The Emmaus Police Department has been awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to partner with the Alburtis Police Department, the Macungie Police Department and the East Penn School District to reduce underage and dangerous drinking.
The “East Penn Alcohol Initiative” includes:
•An advertisement campaign using an advertisement created by Emmaus High School students.
•The monitoring of alcohol related establishments by the three participating police departments.
Branden Lee David, 23, of Schwenksville, was arrested Jan. 18 for simple assault and harassment after he allegedly was involved in a domestic dispute in the unit block of East Harrison Street, according to police.
Tony T. Smith Sr., 44, of Emmaus, was arrested Jan. 18 for harassment in the 600 block of Walnut Street after he allegedly sent multiple threatening text messages. Smith was transported to Lehigh County Booking Center and processed, according to police.
Pennsylvania State Police troopers responded to an alarm at Nordstrom Rack, 750 N. Krocks Road, Suite 303, Lower Macungie Township, 4:31 a.m. Dec. 29, 2017. The alarm was determined to be the fourth false alarm in a 12-month period.
Pennsylvania State Police troopers responded to an alarm at Nordstrom Rack, 750 N. Krocks Road, Suite 303, Lower Macungie Township, 3:52 a.m. Jan. 1. The alarm was determined to be a false alarm and that the business had four prior false alarms within in a 12-month period.
Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville are looking for witnesses to a robbery at a gas station in Lower Macungie Township in which three females were robbed by an armed man Jan. 17.
A 23-year-old man died Jan. 15 after his vehicle struck a tree in Lower Milford Township.
Brandon Talkach, of Lower Milford Township, was pronounced dead at 10:09 p.m. by Deputy Coroner Cassandra Schiffner, according to a media release from the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office and Forensics Center.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, Talkach was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of death was attributed to multiple blunt force injuries and the manner of the death was determined an accident.
Two students reportedly sustained minor injuries in a school bus accident Jan. 9 that prompted a road closure in Upper Milford Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.
A male actor entered Turkey Hill Minit Market, 602 Chestnut St., stated he had a gun and demanded the clerk remove money from a cash register in an incident Jan. 1, according to police.
A 16-year-year-old male, of Emmaus, was arrested Jan. 5 for robbery and aggravated assault with a weapon after he robbed and assaulted a person Dec. 22, 2017, in the 600 block of Green Street, according to police. The teen was transported to Lehigh County Booking Center and processed.