Lauren Ickes, 22, of Alburtis, was arrested for DUI on Mountain Road northeast of Lorene Drive, Lower Macungie Township, 1:57 a.m. Nov. 3. Ickes was involved in a single-vehicle accident and allegedly drove off the road while attempting to negotiate a right hand curve. Ickes said she was distracted by the radio and was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence.
Joseph Beck, 44, of Macungie and Allentown, was charged with wire fraud in connection with an alleged investment and loan scam Nov. 26.
According to the office of the U.S. Attorney, Beck and others, both known and unknown to the grand jury, allegedly devised a scheme for inducing people to purchase corporations which had never engaged in business and were only legitimate on paper. Victims were told owning these "shelf corporations" would convince borrowers to grant them higher limits on private loans and credit cards.
District Attorney Jim Martin; Chief Roger MacLean, Allentown Police Department; Chief Daniel Trexler, Coopersburg Police Department; Chief Linda Kulp, Whitehall Police Department; and Chief David Faust, Emmaus Police Department announced the filing of criminal charges against the actor labeled by the media as "The Bicycle Bandit."
Adrian Minaya Gomez, 19, of Allentown, was charged with retail theft at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 5:29 p.m. Nov. 20. Minaya Gomez allegedly attempted to steal three Playstation games and one computer software program with a total value of $134.87.
Kristen Fiorot, 28, of Bethlehem, was charged with retail theft at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 4:45 p.m. Nov. 22. Fiorot allegedly attempted to conceal several bottles of baby formula while leaving the store.
Matthew Uribe, 23, of Bethlehem, was arrested for DUI on Interstate 78 at mile marker 62.8, Upper Saucon Township, 2:01 a.m. Nov. 18. Uribe was stopped for a traffic violation and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.
Matthew Eherts, 20, of Allentown, was arrested for DUI in the Wawa parking lot, 4900 Hamilton Blvd., Wescosville, 4:31 a.m. Nov. 18. Eherts was allegedly under the influence of alcohol while sleeping behind the wheel of his vehicle.
Prohibited offensive weapon
Jonathan Phung Vu, 19, of Macungie, was arrested for DUI on Hamilton Boulevard at Kressler Road, Lower Macungie Township, 3:02 a.m. Nov. 10. Vu was stopped for a routine traffic violation and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.
Rebecca Ziegenfus, of Allentown, was arrested for DUI on Shepherd Hills Avenue at Shepherd Lane, Lower Macungie Township, 2:26 a.m. Nov. 11. Ziegenfus was stopped for a traffic violation and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.
Blair James Miller, 45, of Emmaus, was arrested for DUI at 4th and Jubilee streets, Emmaus, Nov. 2. Miller was allegedly under the influence of alcohol with a .24 percent BAC when he was involved in a minor motorcycle accident.
Annette Lillian Durr, 34, of Emmaus, was arrested for DUI in the 100 block of Society Park Court, Emmaus, Nov. 3. Durr was allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol with a .23 percent BAC.
Rodney Kurtz, of Macungie, was arrested for DUI on Spring Creek Road at Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 11:46 p.m. Oct. 25. Police said they saw Kurtz's vehicle swerve across the double yellow lines four times prompting them to conduct a traffic stop. Kurtz was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.
A fatal accident Nov. 11 has left Buckeye Road, Upper Milford Township, closed indefinitely as crews work to clean up a fuel oil spill.
According to state police, James Heller, 61, of Macungie, was killed in the crash when his vehicle, traveling westbound on Buckeye Road, struck a tanker truck attempting to turn into the eastbound lane of travel from Tank Farm Road.
PennDOT maintenance crews are partnering with environmental consultants and working to discover the effects of 5,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled in the two-vehicle accident which occurred just before 11 p.m.
Chief David A. Faust said the Emmaus Police Department, Public Works Department, Fire and Ambulance Corps responded to varied calls for service as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
Faust said on Oct. 26 prior to the storm, the borough manager held a meeting with all department heads and command staff to discuss preparedness and strategies for the storm.