Blake Bills, 23, of Macungie, was arrested for the burglary of a home on Oxford Place 11:30 a.m. Aug. 17. Bills was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking or disposition and receiving stolen property. He was transported to Lehigh County Central Booking for processing and to await arraignment on the charges.
Franklin Collado-Duran, 31, of Bronx, N.Y., was arrested for DUI on Interstate 78 at State Route 222 north, Lower Macungie Township, 3:59 a.m. Aug. 12. Collado-Duran was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol when troopers stopped to assist him. Collado-Duran's BMW 325i was pulled over on the shoulder of the I-78 ramp.
Alexis Werley, of Whitehall, was arrested for DUI on State Route 29 between Pine Street and Lower Macungie Road, Lower Macungie Township, 2:31 a.m. Aug. 8. Werley was stopped for traffic violations and was allegedly under the influence of alcohol with a BAC of .12 percent.
Cristian Pibaque, 22, was arrested for DUI on State Route 222 southbound at Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Township, 12:13 a.m. Aug. 19. Pibaque was stopped for speeding and failing to maintain a lane of travel when he was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.
Temporarily escaping the persistent summer heat, families gathered in small groups around Alburtis pool Aug. 7 for Alburtis Police Department's fifth annual National Night Out.
According to the National Association of Town Watch, a nonprofit, crime prevention organization which works in cooperation with thousands of crime watch groups and law enforcement agencies throughout the country, National Night Out was introduced in 1984. The program was the brainchild of NATW Executive Director Matt A. Peskin.
Kara Mercado, 33, of Emmaus, was arrested for DUI on S. 8th Street, Emmaus, 12:43 a.m. July 28. Mercado was allegedly under the influence during a traffic stop.
Alexander Smith, 23, of Allentown, was arrested for DUI on State Route 222 northbound at Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Township, 2:18 a.m. Aug. 10. Smith was stopped for a traffic violation and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.
Christopher Vogel, of Alburtis, was arrested for DUI on Weilers Road at Walbert Lane, Lower Macungie Township, 7:21 p.m. Aug. 5. Vogel was traveling north on Walbert Lane and was unable to stop for a posted stop sign. His vehicle traveled through the intersection and struck a PPL pole. Vogel allegedly exhibited signs of intoxication when police arrived.