Home improvement contractor Kevin W. Drake, 55, of 3048 Sequoia Drive, Macungie, has been charged with six counts of theft by deception and six counts of home improvement fraud after he was arrested by Upper Macungie police April 5, for allegedly not doing work for which he was paid.
According to police, they received a complaint from a township resident regarding Drake, whom he hired to finish his basement.
The homeowner said he provided advanced payment to Drake, and the work allegedly was never completed.
A white male was observed by loss prevention leaving Walmart, 1091 Millcreek Road, Lower Macungie Township 4:31 p.m. March 13 with merchandise he had not paid for. The accused placed various items of merchandise into a shopping cart and subsequently left the store without paying for the merchandise. The investigation continues.
A 15-year-old female attempted to leave Walmart, 1091 Millcreek Road, Lower Macungie Township, without paying for clothing, makeup and jewelry 4:36 p.m. April 7.
Shane O'Connor, 22, of Pt. Pleasant, N.J., was taken into custody for DUI on Interstate 78 westbound, Salisbury Township, 3:59 a.m. April 4. O'Connor was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.
Judd Schneider, 51, of Slatington, was allegedly under the influence of alcohol during a crash occurring in the 4900 block of Lower Macungie Road, Lower Macungie Township, 10:14 p.m. April 4. Schneider's vehicle struck a tree on the side of the road. He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital for medical treatment.
An employee at Impress Industries, 726 Broad St., reported a Keltec .380 calibur handgun was stolen from his locked vehicle while at work March 15. The firearm has been entered as stolen and the investigation continues.
An employee at Impress Industries, 726 Broad St., reported an ACER laptop valued at $600 was stolen from an office March 20.
Jose Nazario Mendez, 30, of Allentown, has been charged with alleged DUI after a traffic stop March 22.
Shawnquan Davis, 21, of Charlotte, N.C., was arrested for DUI on Interstate 78 westbound at mile marker 61, Upper Saucon Township, 1:16 p.m. March 26. Davis was allegedly under the influence of a controlled substance. Terry Lewis, 22, of Charleston, W.Va., was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with paraphernalia as a result of this traffic stop.
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Andrew Gross, 23, of Slatington, was taken into custody for suspected DUI on Interstate 78 westbound at mile marker 55, Salisbury Township, 10:11 p.m. March 12. Gross was stopped for a traffic violation and allegedly displayed multiple indicators of intoxication from controlled substances and alcohol. Charges are pending the results of a blood test.
The Lehigh Valley Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrator(s) who committed the crimes of four felony counts of terroristic threats and four counts of misdemeanor 2, institutional vandalism.
The Emmaus Police Department continues to investigate numerous bomb threats which occurred Feb. 21, Feb. 26 and March 16 in the East Penn School District, Emmaus.
Gonzalo Chauca, 52, of Allentown, was arrested for DUI on Interstate 78 westbound at mile marker 60.8, Upper Saucon Township, 3:58 a.m. March 9. Chauca was stopped for a traffic violation and allegedly exhibited indicators of intoxication. Charges are pending results of a blood test.
Keith Gorton, 56, of Allentown, was charged with simple assault on Timberknoll Drive, Lower Macungie Township, 5:23 p.m. March 8. Gorton allegedly injured his wife's finger when he went to grab a phone.
The Emmaus Police Department announced March 12 an Emmaus High School ninth grade student has been charged with terroristic threats, a felony of the third degree, for a threat communicated to Emmaus High School Dec. 20, 2012. Charges will be referred to Lehigh County Juvenile Court. EHS received three such threats in the last three months. Police said the investigation is continuing on the other threats.