The Emmaus Police Department made 25 vehicle contacts and issued seven seat belt citations during the May/June 2017 “Click It or Ticket” Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization.
The Emmaus Police Department joined with more than 315 other law enforcement agencies in an effort to increase seat belt use and reduce the number of unbelted injuries and deaths.
The Emmaus Police Department recently received a generous donation from the Todd M. Schmoyer Memorial Fund which was used to purchase a new police bicycle from South Mountain Cycle, Emmaus.
The bike shop has outfitted the Emmaus Police with bicycles in the past.
Several medications were removed from a KIA Optima vehicle in the 1700 block of West Minor Street. The theft was reported May 30.
A flashlight and $60 cash were removed from an unlocked vehicle in the 400 block of Ridge Street. The theft was reported May 31.
A woman told police she left her wallet in a booth after dining at a restaurant in the 1000 block of Chestnut Street. When she arrived to retrieve the wallet, $43 cash was discovered missing from the wallet. The theft was reported June 4.
Alex Mackenzie, 24, of Macungie, was charged with alleged use/possession of a controlled substance after police were summoned to a residence for a welfare check April 28. Charges were filed, according to court documents.
A 19-year-old male, of Wescosville, was cited for attempting to purchase alcohol with a false id at Bear Swamp Beverage, 100 W. Main St., April 12.
A 17-year-old male was cited for attempting to purchase alcohol with a false id after an incident April 16 at Bear Swamp Beverage, 100 W. Main St., April 16.
Matthew A. Neetz, 37, of Emmaus, was charged with alleged possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and public drunkenness after police received two calls reporting Neetz allegedly was acting strangely while walking in the neighborhood of the unit block of South Third Street. Neetz was arrested May 17, according to police. Charges were filed, according to court documents.
Brandon John Gushue, 25, of Lower Macungie Township, was charged with alleged aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment after he allegedly struck a state trooper in the mouth and face area at a residence in the 4000 block of Mountain Road, Lower Macungie Township, 1:30 a.m. May 3. State troopers responded to the residence for a check on the welfare of a resident, according to police. Gushue allegedly became agitated and swung a closed fist, striking the trooper. The trooper sustained minor injuries. Charges were filed, accounting to court documents.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced May 10 an Allentown man has been charged in relation to 10 robberies, including one in Emmaus, which occurred between Nov. 26, 2016 and May 1.
Cane Singleton, 23, of 662 Sherman St., Allentown, is charged with 10 counts each of robbery and conspiracy, both felonies of the first degree. Singleton currently is incarcerated in Lehigh County Jail on unrelated charges. He was to be arraigned through Central Booking.
It is alleged Singleton acted as the “getaway driver” in the following robberies:
Julio Cesar Acosta Jr., 38, of Allentown, was charged with simple assault after he allegedly struck a 53-year-old male, of East Texas, when a verbal altercation escalated in the 3800 block of Allen Street, Upper Milford Township, 10 p.m. May 3. According to state police, the 53-year-old male was a passenger in a ride share vehicle Acosta allegedly was driving. As Acosta was driving the 53-year-old male to his residence a verbal altercation ensued inside the vehicle. Acosta pulled his vehicle over and the passenger exited the vehicle.
Jacob Thomas Toney, 21, of Zionsville, was arrested for alleged disorderly conduct May 4 in the 1000 block of Broad Street following a traffic stop. A citation was filed, according to police and court documents.
A 16-year-old female, of Allentown, was arrested for disorderly conduct April 19 after she engaged in a fight at Emmaus High School. A citation was filed, according to police.
The Emmaus Police Department will participate in a national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt initiative through June 4.
The effort will focus largely on nighttime enforcement, between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m., using traffic enforcement zones and roving patrols, according to police. Police will also use traffic enforcement zones, which combine stationary enforcement and checkpoint tactics on roadways with high numbers of unbuckled crashes. Citations will be issued to motorists who are caught unbuckled or transporting unrestrained children.