A 15-year-old male, of Emmaus, was charged with retail theft after he was seen by loss prevention personnel allegedly taking a speaker, hiding it in his pocket and exiting Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Upper Macungie Township, 9:16 p.m. June 12. Store personnel held the teenager until police arrived. He was released into the custody of a parent.
A Lower Macungie Township man waived his preliminary hearing in a Nazareth district court on charges he allegedly sexually assaulted a juvenile.
Shawn William Salevsky, 39, of the 1500 block of Kennington Lane, was released on bail, according to the office of District Judge John Capobianco, 03-2-08, 1529 S. Main St., Nazareth. Legal proceedings now move to Northampton County Court. Salevsky waived his preliminary hearing June 19.
Justin Merwarth, 22, of Orefield, was arrested for driving under the influence after a traffic stop for allegedly driving erratically on Main Street in the borough 2:30 a.m. June 14.
Reported at the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Wine and Spirits store in the 1300 block of Chestnut Street, 11:30 a.m. June 12, three young males entered the store and, while two of the males distracted store clerks, one male stole a $45 bottle of Crown Royal Reserve whiskey. The three males were seen fleeing in a late model silver Cadillac.
Patricia Lee Mitchell, 55, of Lower Milford Township, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment after she allegedly fired a handgun at a 61-year-old man while he was sleeping on the living room floor in a residence in the 6700 block of Vera Cruz Road South, 3:05 a.m. June 22. Mitchell then allegedly fled the scene in her vehicle and was later located and charged in District Court 31-1-03.
Theft by deception
Reported by the owners of Bubble Brush Car Wash, 17 S. 12th St., unknown actors accessed the coin dispensing machines to defraud the owners of approximately $800 overnight May 31.
Reported by a resident in the 1100 block of Cold Stream Court who briefly left his car unlocked while moving items to his car about 2:30 p.m. May 31, an unknown actor entered the car and stole a backpack containing a laptop computer, two T-shirts and a shaving kit with a total value of $1,600.
An Emmaus couple was charged with numerous drug offenses resulting from a four-week investigation by the Lehigh County District Attorney's Drug Task Force and the Emmaus Police Department.
Tasha Amanda Salsbury, 36, and her husband, Kevin Christopher Salsbury, 34, both of 625 Walnut St., Apt. 1, in the borough, are charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin and cocaine, possession of controlled substances and conspiracy to deliver controlled substances.
The couple was arraigned June 20 and committed to Lehigh County Prison.
Jason Powell, 37, of Emmaus, was arrested for aggravated assault, simple assault, possession of instruments of crime and corruption of minors; and a 17-year-old juvenile, no address given, was arrested for aggravated assault, simple assault and possession of instruments of crime after police responded to an alleged fight at approximately 11 p.m. June 7 in the 500 block of North Street and found an 18-year-old juvenile and a 17-year-old juvenile who had been hurt. Both were taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for treatment of their injuries.
A former Allentown man already serving a state prison sentence for a 2010 bank robbery in Emmaus has been charged with the gunpoint robbery of another bank in Emmaus in December 2010.
Jesse Weiss, 22, of North Third Street, Emmaus, was charged with theft and receiving stolen property after he allegedly admitted to taking an air conditioner, washer and dryer from the rear of David's Appliance store, 314 Main St., Emmaus, overnight May 24. An employee of the appliance store later spotted the appliances in the back of a parked pickup truck. Weiss, was interviewed by police and allegedly admitted to the theft.